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Film and tv

I hadn’t realised that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) involved using a phone box as a time machine. Cool dude.

More recent tv has a phone being used as … a phone, in True Detective:

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Tilbury Fort, Essex

We visited Tilbury Fort this afternoon, located across from Gravesend on the other side of the Thames. It’s described as one of the finest surviving 17th century forts in England. There is a small museum display in the Officers’ barracks which includes a phone set from WWII (I think)…

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Manchester

I visited Manchester yesterday…

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and here is a photo of street art that recently? appeared in Manchester, in the Northern Quarter. I think it was titled ‘Wonder woman’:

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Classic tv

The scene itself might not be classic but the series certainly is. Here is one scene from ‘The X Files’, an episode from season 2 called ‘F.Emasculata’:

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(must try to get with Scully…)

Otford, Kent

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Spot the box…

Phone box in film and ficton

Just saw ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. Fabulous movie by one of my favourite directors. I really do love Wes Anderson’s way of looking at the world. Anyway there is a lovely shot of a telephone box on stilts, pained with black and yellow zig-zags, in the middle of a snow covered field.

I am currently reading Morrissey’s ‘Autobiogrpahy’ and enjoying it. He has a very descriptive, evocative prose style. p. 179 says…”The realities of each northern day at the turn of the 1980s played out against a hardened backdrop in late repentance, because the north is a separate country - one of wild night landscapes of affectionate affliction. There are no known technological links apart from the telephone box on the corner, and this can always be relied upon to be out of order.”

Murder in a phone box

Spoiler alert if you have seen ‘Stoker’. (The second shot starts the great Jackie Weaver.)

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Updating Eastern Europe

Here are some oldies that hadn’t made it onto the site yet. (Suzette stars in Budapest and it’s me in the middle box in Krakow.)

Hungary, Budapest (1997?)

Hungary, Budapest (1997?)

Poland, Krakow (1997?)

Poland, Krakow (1997?)

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Slovenia, Stanjel

Slovenia, Stanjel

France

We visited Normandy in November last year and here are some of the phones we came across…

Bayeux

Bayeux

Falaise

Falaise

Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel

St Malo

St Malo

Normandy bus stop

Normandy bus stop

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TV

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Here is one from the third series of Mad Men 3 - we are a little behind in watching our box sets…