Photographers who do not exist but should..by Ace Preston
Photographers Who Do Not Exist
"Apocalypse Now" is a 1979 American film set during the Vietnam War which features Dennis Hopper as a crazed freelance photographer. Though the film is fictional, Dennis Hopper's character is suppose to be real life photojournalist, Sean Flynn, who went missing when he ventured into Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Sean Flynn was the biological son of Errol Flynn from the film "My Favorite Year" played by another, Peter O'Toole.
In the film "Under Fire" 1983 Nick Nolte plays Russell Price, a photojournalist covering the revolution set during the last days of the Somoza regime in 1979 Nicaragua. The story turns out to be fictional inspired by actual events, although the photographer called Russell Price, no relationship to Vincent Price, never existed.
"Salvador" is a 1986 film by Oliver Stone which tells the story of American journalists in El Salvador covering the Salvadoran civil war.
While trying to get footage, James Woods, becomes entangled with both leftist guerrillas, the right wing military, and tic tack. It stars John Savage as the legendary, John Cassady, photo-journalist. Problem is the character John Cassady is fictional. He never existed and tic tack is 50 cents a bottle.
However, Keizaburo Shimamoto, did exist, but he died in a helicopter crash in Laos along with photojournalists, Larry Burrows, Henri Huet, and Kent Potter.