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#1 seeindoubles

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

I have seen the Questar 3.5 in at least two Hollywood films. "The Mechanic" starring Charles Bronson had the Questar 3.5 featured in at least two different scenes where he was surveilling a mark and later when he was using it to photograph drug dealers making a drop. It was also used in "Body Double" where it was set up in a unique house on stilts where the main character uses it to spy on the lady in the apartment across from the house.

Any of you know of other Questar in films appearances? :cool:
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

"Into The Wild", a Sean Penn film from 2007. Main character gives his father, played by William Hurt I think, a Questar for his birthday.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

I will have to check that one out. It would be interesting to see anyway as I have heard it wasn't a half bad movie.

I myself have a used Questar Standard waiting for pickup at the post office first thing Monday. I can hardly wait!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

There's an old (1966) Jerry Lewis movie "Way... Way out" where a Questar is used as a bludgeon. It's about minute 1 into this link: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pgh5kHqTjh0

As mentioned earlier, there's "The Mechanic" with Charles Bronson (1972). It's a little over 1 minute into this link: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=mdmRcgjN1m0

Also mentioned earlier, is the (1984) movie "Body Double", and the last 4 minutes of this link (although its a dubbed language): http://www.youtube.c...h?v=kpuxKu6s4OA
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:00 AM

Jerry Lewis movie?! What a low for the Q.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 03:42 PM

There's an old (1966) Jerry Lewis movie "Way... Way out" where a Questar is used as a bludgeon. It's about minute 1 into this link: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pgh5kHqTjh0

As mentioned earlier, there's "The Mechanic" with Charles Bronson (1972). It's a little over 1 minute into this link: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=mdmRcgjN1m0

Also mentioned earlier, is the (1984) movie "Body Double", and the last 4 minutes of this link (although its a dubbed language): http://www.youtube.c...h?v=kpuxKu6s4OA

The Jerry Lewis movie makes me cringe. Why deface such beautiful optics?



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:34 PM

It didn't appear in a film, but when Francis Ford Coppola was producing the film Rumble Fish in Tulsa in 1983, he bought a 3.5" from us to give to his cinematographer, Stephen Burum, as a birthday present. I guess he knew his cinematographer would appreciate great optics.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:14 AM

I vaguely remember that film. Mickey Rourke's character was colour blind.  There was a great scene near the end kind of playing on that fact. I wonder if the cinematographer used his Questar much??

 

What a great present.




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