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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    So what movie has these elements?:

    1. A sentient supercomputer bent on destruction of the human race
    2. A robot sent back in time from the future
    3. The phrase "I'll be back"

    It's obviously "The Terminator" right?

    Well in this case it isn't. It's the 1957 farcical sci-fi movie "The Invisible Boy" featuring no other than Robby the robot:

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    If you look close there are various FP desk sets (and a bottle of ketchup) in the scene. In another shot there are what appear to be some Morriset desk sets:

    Robby2.jpg

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Robby!! But Robby can't hold a pen...can he(it)? Check out his extensive filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    And look, now we know Dr. Who's Dalecks are a rip-off!



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    This one is from the 1973 spy thriller "Scorpio" with Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon. In this scene a top Soviet spy is subject to surveillance near a Montblanc store in Vienna.

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    If you look on top of the Montblanc sign you will see a gold color pen. Maybe a MB 82 or 84?

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    From the 1993 film "Schindler's list": a Pelikan 100 is used to forge some work papers:

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    In Peter Rabbit, the young Mr. MacGregor is using a fountain pen for birding... In the city.



    I mentioned this awhile ago but I don't think I posted a screenshot. Or maybe I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    In the movie "The Last Witch Hunter", the character Vin Diesel plays gifts Michael Caine's character with a Sterling Silver Waterman 402, in what I believe they call the "snail pattern".
    Finally got to see this movie. The pen is an important prop during the movie as it is presented (Spoiler alert) as a parting gift, a writing instrument, evidence of a crime, hiding place for an evil magic bug and a welcome back gift.

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    In the beginning of the movie the pen is object of an interesting conversation between the character played by Vin Diesel (Kaulder) and the character played by Michael Caine (Dolan the 36th):

    Dolan 36: "This is a Waterman 402"
    Kaulder: "I had your name engraved on it"
    Dolan 36: "It's very rare"
    Kaulder: "Probably lowered the value quite a bit"
    Dolan 36: "Not to me"

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    In the TV documentary series: "CIA Declassified", episode 4 "The Real Argo", a CIA agent forges identity papers using a fountain penů

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    ... that turns out to be a Manuscript calligraphy set:
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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Here is Netflix's new series Traitors, season 1, episode 2 at 18.5 minutes, where an amoral American spy is forging a letter from a murdered US soldier to the latter's British lover. Note the unusual chasing down the entire length of the black hard rubber, including the section, which should be familiar to a collector of British pens.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Is that an old Onoto?

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Mabie Todd Blackbird?

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    We have a BBC TV show called "The Sheriffs are Coming" and on Tuesday I spotted a quick glimpse of this pen.

    Does anyone know what it is? Sorry for the picture quality but it's a grabbed screen shot.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    Mabie Todd Blackbird?
    The knurling is similar and the lever looks correct. The section seems too long and flares in a different way to the Blackbird. I have just compared it with one of mine, and on mine the section steps close to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Here is Netflix's new series Traitors, season 1, episode 2....
    and at 21 minutes, there's another pen that the protagonist is using to address an envelope to a suspected spy. This pen will be harder to identify, I bet:

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Parker Duofold?

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    In the movie "Hollow Man 2" (2006) there is a scene with a FP on a desk that I first thought was a Jinhao:

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    However, after the character Colonel Bishop uses it to defend himself, the pen falls to the ground and is revealed to be a Waterman Phileas (note the tell-tale golden "cigar band" at one end).

    HollowmanTwo2.jpg

    After Colonel Bishop uses the pen to attack the invisible Christian Slater ("Hollow Man") the latter screams:

    "A pen? You stabbed me with a goddamn pen?"




    PS. This movie is truly awful... Two thumbs down.

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    A modern Cross pen used a out halfway through last night's SNL skit:

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Watched Mission Impossible (1996) for the third time since I saw it on the big screen and discovered that a mysterious arms dealer had a silver MB146 desk set...

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    ... which seems to be the same set at CIA headquarters:

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    Meanwhile a rogue agent is limited to using a Pelikan K200 ballpoint:

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    During the 2017 movie Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman (who plays Winston Churchill) uses a fountain pen in various scenes:

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    It's difficult to identify the pens used but in the last picture the nib appears to have a "750" inscription so I very much doubt it is a period appropriate pen.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Some pen-adjacent character names in the first episode of The Class, a short-lived Doctor Who spinoff.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens in Movies and TV

    Buster Keaton or a hand double uses a dip pen in The Playhouse (1921).

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    The whole movie (writing part starts around 8:29):


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