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Father Ted (S1, E1)

Father Ted (S1, E1)

Classic film

I am happy to add one of the most iconic films of all time to my blog. I hadn’t realised there was a phone box in the games room of the Overlook Hotel.

The Shining

The Shining

False history

So this phone box never existed but in another reality (thanks to Phillip K. Dick and ‘The Man in the High Castle’)…

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The Man in the High Castle (Episode 1)

New uses for a phone box

I like the creativity that phone boxes can bring out in scriptwriters.

In Person of Interest (Season 3 Episode 1) we find a new use for the phone box – ring a specific number and the back panels opens to become the door to a dodgy strip joint, frequented by sailors and cops…

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Then in Episode 5 a phone box is being used to stash some cassettes…

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Battle

We took a trip to Battle today (think Norman Conquest 1066AD) and came across a phone box tucked into history:

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Vienna

We took a short trip to Vienna recently. I love the 1970’s style of box found out at the cemetery and in one of the museums. There was even a nod to the iconic London red box.

Central Cemetery

Central Cemetery

Wien Museum

Wien Museum

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Iconic London

This shot was used to set the scene in London, in an episode of ‘Bones’ from season 4:

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More phones on the screen

Cold Weather (2010)

Cold Weather (2010)

The Blacklist

The Blacklist

Spooks (season 1)

Spooks (season 1)

Seven days in May (1964)

Seven days in May (1964)

Mumbai airport, India

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New use for old style

Need juice? Mobile-charging phone boxes planned across London

This week’s best city stories from around the web explore an initiative to transform phone boxes into free mobile-charging hubs across the UK capital, critique New York’s proposed ferry network, celebrate sidewalk gardening in LA and discover the world’s first artificially-cooled outdoor plaza…

(story from The Guardian online)