Tag Archives: cinema

TV, film and theatre

TV

American Gods

American Gods

Brokenwood Mysteries (New Zealand)

Legion

Timeless

Timeless

Blacklist: Redemption

Waking the Dead

FILM

Imposter (2012)

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

(The woman above wears a top just like one I remember my Mum had. My Mum’s was in brown.)

THEATRE

An Inspector Calls (London Playhouse Theatre 2017)

More on tv…

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

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

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and a classic movie –  ‘The Apartment’.

A couple more viewings

Man in High Castle (2)

A second from ‘The Man in the High Castle’

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A third from ‘Man in the High Castle’

Predestination

Predestination

 

Mojave Phone Booth

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I listen to a podcast called ‘99% Invisible’. It’s an American series I have been onto for a couple of years – although I only listen in spasmodically.  Podcast no. 202 is title ‘Mojave Phone Booth’ . Cool.

It has led me to a movie I didn’t know about ‘Mojave Phone Booth’ (2006) and the Wikipedia page on the artefact itself – you guessed it, a phone box in the Mojave desert.

This goes a long way to proving that I am not alone in my fascination for phone boxes.

 

Recent viewing

I don’t actually know this programme but couldn’t ignore the ad, for obvious reasons;

Better call saul

This shot is from the penultimate episode of ‘Humans‘:

Humans penultimate episode

From the recent adaptation of  Jekyl and Hyde:

Jeykll and Hyde

The iconic red box even turns up on a US highway in ‘Austin Powers: the spy who shagged me’.

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Children of Men

In the refugee camp at Bexhill (Children of Men):

Children of Men

Nightime viewing

Here  I like the use of the phone to reflect the woman making the call

Apocalyptic scene

Here is a scene from ‘The day after tomorrow‘ (2004) with a phone in the New York Library being in use to its very end…

Day after tomorrow

Bad movie

Just watched (well sort of) ‘As above , so below‘- very bad movie with far too much screaming and no real plot. There was one thing of interest – a phone in the Parisian catacombs (apologies for the poor photo).

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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