De Niro, Brooklyn, India on last Kodachrome roll

Steve McCurry take aim at the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Fatal and a few person icons, also. Paul Simon, the crooner identical with the fabled film's richly soaked colors, shied away. But Robert De Niro stood in for the world of filmmaking.

After that McCurry headed from his base in New York City to southern Asia, where in 1984 he shot a well-known representation of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl that complete the cover of National Geographic. In India, he snapped a tribe whose itinerant way of life is disappearing — just as Kodachrome is.

The world's primary commercially successful color film, inscribed since the Great Depression for its unevenness, archival strength and vibrant yet realistic hues, "makes you think," as Simon sings, "all the world's a sunny day."

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