Tag Archives: cinema

Nightime viewing

HereĀ  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).

As above so below comp

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

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)

More viewing

From the movie ‘No’, set in 1980’s Chile…


And tv show ‘Girls’


From Homeland



As in the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe… There are a few telephone calls made in this film and here are three, including a phone on a boat.




Some of our recent viewings

Headhunters (2011)

Headhunters (2011)

Utopia (2014)

Utopia (2014)

A single man (2009)

A single man (2009)

Journalists and Spies

A couple from ‘All the President’s Men’ (1976) staring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman…



And again with ‘Person of Interest’ (season 2, episode 22, 2014) – where even in today’s world of mobile phones the pay phone plays an integral part in the plot (and pay phones in Manhattan are guarded by g-men)…




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:


An old one from the X-files (‘Pusher’, Season 2):