Tag Archives: cinema

Screenshots

A couple of more interesting elements were introduced in ‘Waking the Dead’ episode, in one episode (S6) a character is assulted in a phone box with a psychedelic compound made with woad and another (S5) where a man is murdered while making a call…

And in ‘Upload’, the design for the digitial after life still includes a phone booth…

Face the Music

Face the Music

‘Bill and Ted: Face the Music’ opened recently and the phone booth still plays a vital role as a time machine, in the quest to save the universe. (An updated time machine, now in the shape of a cocoon, is utilised by daughters, Thea and Billie.)

Screenshots: Covid 19 viewing

More screen time is ahead of me in the coming months. I’m normally don’t sit in front of the TV for too long but as I’m trying to do my civic duty and not leave the house, this will be difficult. Here’s a few to start the next phase with:

I like that in Supergirl we see a photo of a couple on someones phone with the indication that the photo was taken in the UK, thanks to the iconic, red phone box in the background.

Screenshots: Rewatching a favourite

With a new Wes Anderson movie coming out*, The French Dispatch, I thought I’d re-watch a favourite, The Royal Tenenbaums. There are quite of few scenes with telephones:

* Written Feb 2020, before Covid 19 ravaged the globe. And I thought I was about to see ‘The French Dispatch’. It still hasn’t come out (Oct 2020) although I did see a short for it at the cinema a week or so ago. It looks fabulous and I want to see it now!

Recent viewing

Back to the Future

Entertainment

On the plane over to Australia I watched ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ again. One of my favourite films:

Other recent viewing includes: Dirk Gently (S2), Ordeal by Innocence , SS-GB , Blacklist (S5) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (LOVE this show):

Square Eyes

Arrested Development (2013)

Breathless (1960)

Hard Sun (2017)

Hard Sun (2017)

Man in High Castle (2016)

Man in High Castle (2016)

Modern Family – Normandy Phone Booth magic trick (2017)

The Flash (2017)

Twin Peaks (2017)

Warehouse 13 (2011)

World on a Wire (1973)

 

 

TV, film and theatre

TV

American Gods

American Gods

Brokenwood Mysteries (New Zealand)

Legion

Timeless

Timeless

Blacklist: Redemption

Blacklist

Blacklist

Waking the Dead

FILM

Imposter (2012)

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

(The woman above wears a jacket just like one I remember my Mum had.)

Fire Walk With Me

THEATRE

An Inspector Calls (London Playhouse Theatre 2017)

More on tv…

the-arrow-comp

This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?

the-code-2-comp

From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…

the-apartment

and a classic movie –  ‘The Apartment’.