Tag Archives: cinema

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 (not all that recent) to start the next phase with:

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, here are just a couple:

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…

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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.