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I've posted this scene description on several movie trivia sites as well as old movie forums and such and no one has been able to offer any information. I have an old childhood memory about a movie in which super 8 camera commercials were lampooned. I remember seeing images of this impressive looking super 8 camera that was called something like the "Hamshika Super 8". It was an impressive looking camera, kind of like a Bolex 160, if memory serves, but you saw people shooting with it and a low,husky , sexy female voice whispered the word "Capture!" all the way through the spoof commercial. The final shot in the spoof commercial scene was a crowd of people dropping their cameras en masse in a huge dumpster.

 

I'll have to go back and look at it, but it may be a scene out of an old obscure comedy-sci fi called The Monitors, but I'm not sure. The era would be right, 1966-70 or so. Might be a British comedy, but not sure.

 

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

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Hi,

 

I never heard of "Hamshika". Hence I would assume that it was either Yashica or Fujica. As Fuji never produced any Super8-cameras, this would reduce it to "Yashica Super 8".

http://super8wiki.com/index.php/Category:Yashica

http://super8data.com/database/cameras_list/cameras_yashica/cameras_yashica.htm

At least Yashica used women in their ads: http://www.retrothing.com/2012/03/the-image-of-women-in-photo-ads.html?ModPagespeed=noscript

 

Jörg

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Joerg, I don't think he is looking for a real commercial? He mentioned Hamshika would be the spoof name of the camera, likely using Yashika as it's target.

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That's right,Chris. I was NOT looking for a real ad. I was looking for a movie that featured a spoof ad,probably lampooning Yashcia as "Hamshika" or something similar.

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