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Chronicle of a Camera – The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972 - University Press of Mississippi
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Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Norris Pope


This book provides a history of the most consequential 35mm motion picture camera introduced in North America in the quarter century following the Second World War: the Arriflex 35. It traces the North American history of this camera from 1945 through 1972—when the first lightweight, self-blimped 35mm cameras became available. The book emphasizes theatrical film production, documenting the Arriflex’s increasingly important role in expanding the range of production choices, styles, and even content of American motion pictures in this period. Its exploration culminates most strikingly in example ... More

Keywords: motion picture camera, Arriflex 35, 35mm cameras, theatrical film production, production choices, American motion pictures, feature films, Hollywood New Wave, location shooting, cinematographers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037412
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norris Pope, author