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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’.

New viewing

Adam Curtis has released a new documentary called ‘HyperNormalisation‘. I highly recommend it. Here is a screen shot of a phone box in Russia – not in working order but I love the architecture around it.

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More TV

A couple of other shows we’ve finished watching:

Agent Carter

Agent Carter

Colony

Colony

Colony

Colony

More phone viewing

I really do watch too much tv…

Here are a couple from the classic ‘Twin Peaks’ :

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A recent show set back in the 1960s – ‘11.22.63‘. Here we see the phone box seconds before it gets demolished in a car crash…

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And yet another from ‘Person of Interest’ . This show has been great in presenting new ways to use the phone. This one gets bricked up behind a wall and still manages to work years later…

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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

 

Current TV favourite

I’ve become very fond of Father Brown. He’s a follow up to Miss Marple so what’s not to love. This scene cracked me up – another fab use for a phone box. Make a phone call to a cross-dressing club and when you give the right code phrase the door in the wall behind the phone box will open and let you into the club.

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The second Fargo TV series (wonderful) showed us a few phone shots and one box in particular got a lot of use:

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Recent viewing

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

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

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From the recent adaptation of  Jekyl and Hyde:

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

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Man in the High Castle again

Finally the second episode of this fabulous programme has appeared on my Amazon watchlist. In an earlier blog I posted a shot of a bubble covered phone but in this scene it’s something more traditional:

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Last night’s ‘Dr Who’

This from the latest episode of ‘Dr Who’:

Before the Flood

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On a remote army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord called the Fisher King sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

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