Tag Archives: cinema

More film

From a 2009 film Mr Nobody.

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Film

Here is a film from 2013.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

And another…

A good day to die hard (2013)

A good day to die hard (2013)

Film and TV

From a strange but lovely film from 2003 called ‘The Big Empty’.

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The IT Crowd finale (2013)…

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Film

How could I forget The Matrix (1999), where the phone line is a conduit to the true reality…

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Film & TV

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This is from the 1984 film The Philadelphia Experiment.

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What is a spy story without a phone box? Here’s a scene from a recent tv movie version, set pre-WWI, of ‘The 39 Steps’.

New TV, Old film

The Americans, S1E1

The Americans: S1 E1, set in the 1980s.

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The Americans: S1 E4. Spies and phones go together. This is just one of a number of examples in the series.

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

The Boys from Brazil: 1978.

Film

Marathon Man (1976)

Marathon Man: 1976.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 2011 remake.

Film

This one is from a short film (1990) called ‘12.01pm’. It was the precursor to ‘Groundhog Day’, but with a bleaker ending. I like the bubble-like design of this public phone.

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The following is from a movie called Jeff, who lives at home, (2011):

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Film

Another one from cinema. This still is taken from the horror movie Creep, which is set in the London Underground. Of course it’s horror so the phone doesn’t work…

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Film & TV

The phone box plays a part in our culture that is expressed in film and television. With this in mind I thought of recognising moments in phone box screen history. Here are a couple of classic scenes from Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963):

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