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Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on February 07, 2005, 08:00 AM:
I remember see a thread long time ago about Elmos beING seen in movies like "Strange Brew" with the McKenzie brothers here is another one I was going through some of my old videos this weekend and found a Mr. Bill special from Saturday night live he was showing home movies and he was using a Elmo ST1200 any others you have seen?
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on February 08, 2005, 07:30 AM:
One of Sade's early music videos, either "Sweetest Taboo" or "Smooth Operator" shows an Elmo (I think its an ST1200) in several scenes.

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 08, 2005, 07:39 AM:
I've never seen the film, but was that an Elmo that Nicholas Cage used in "8mm"? It's hard to tell from the stills.

Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on February 08, 2005, 07:12 PM:
There was an ad for "Growing up Gotti" with the lady in question holding a Beaulieu 4008zm camera. This was in Vanity Fair I think. Just this month in fact!
Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on February 09, 2005, 12:44 PM:
I don't know about Elmos but there was a film I saw several years ago that used a very ancient 8mm projector for a significant scene.

The projector was one of those that had to be positioned on the edge of the table so that there was room for the take up reel, which hung out to the front and below the projector.

Funny thing is that this, obviously antiquated machine was showing a seemingly endless film of this young lads 'hippy' and sadly deceased mother singing a sixties Guthrie style flower-power song. The image was superb and the sound [singing and guitar]were all present and clear despite this obviously being a silent projector with a modest lens and light output.

Is that what's called an anachronism? [Wink]

Mike [Cool]

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