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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 York City, USA

In New York we went to the Intrepid Museum which has a submarine on site. There are loads of phones scattered throughout the sub and they had an example of a sonar phone. So not phone boxes as such but still…

Sonar phone

Sonar phone

Growler sub

Growler sub

Growler sub

Growler sub

Other NYC phones:

Frick Collection house phone

Frick Collection house phone

New York street

New York street

 

More TV

A couple of other shows we’ve finished watching:

Agent Carter

Agent Carter

Colony

Colony

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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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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.

 

Fargo 2

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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Holiday viewing

We finished off the 2nd series of Extant on holiday in Cyprus. There was a scene with a decrepit phone box that was part of a high tech security system:

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Post-apocalyptic phone box

Even after the zombie hoards have taken over the phone box continues to be relevant – as seen in this episode of Z Nation

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