Making movies actually can be a pleasure, and you don't have to create your own personal deficit crisis--say hello to the LomoKino 35mm Film Camera from Lomography. The low-tech, high-fun LomoKino camera uses 35mm film to produce short films (using actual film, not video).
The LomoKino is a hand-crank-driven camera, so you control the frame rate, up to 3-5 frames per second. If you turn the crank very, very slowly, you’ll get a jagged, stop-motion effect; turn it fast and you’ll get a smoother, more fluid-looking movie. Each 36-frame roll of 35mm film gives you 144 movie frames (exposure area: 24mm x 8.5mm), with volume display to tell you how much film you have left. The focal length of the lens is 25mm--you don't have to focus the camera if your subject is more than 3.28' away. If it's closer than that, you can use the close-up button to focus as close as 2'.
There's a hot shoe on the LomoKino, so you can use flash (not included) for stop-action movies, and the standard 1/4" tripod mount screw means you can mount the LomoKino to a tripod (not included) for rock-solid images when you want them. The continuous aperture gives you flexibility to adjust your exposure precisely between f/5.6 and f/11. With LomoKino, making a unique, analog film is just as much fun as watching one.
LomoKino 35mm Film Camera