Category Archives: Media

More of the same

Yes more phone boxes on tv. This first one is America’s Game…The Wheel of Fortune. We’ve just started watching this and there was no explanation of the set. I’m not sure if it’s a regular thing but on this episode they appear to being trying to set an English scene. There is naturally a phone box but what’s this about the word ‘Metro’ being imposed on an Underground logo? A little reserach on the topic wouldn’t go amiss 🙂

Lots more viewing

Exactly this

Brokenwood

Vivian Maier

Yesterday I watched a facinating documentary on the photographer Vivian Mair. I love what I saw of her work. As an archivist the whole story is also intriguing. Here is one of her pieces. Look closely at the gentleman on the phone. From what the documentary shows, Maier wasn’t afraid of showing aspects of the human condition that others turn away from.

Finding Vivian Maier

Toast of Tinseltown

Love Toast and there is a new series on BBC Two. (Everyone needs more comedy in these dark times.) The intro features a great piece of phone box artwork and this gets a bit more of an explantion in one of the episodes:

Screenshots continued

Escape Room (2), seen recently at the cinema
Archive

Screenshots

The Changeling
Utopia

Real crime

We’ve started watching ‘Mindhunter’, set in the USA in the 1970s. There was mention of a serial killer who, when expecting to be hunted by police and finding he was not, rang in from a phone booth to confess. Here’s a screen shot from Wikipedia:

Lockdown viewing

Part of my Lockdown viewing has included all the repeats of ‘Agatha Christie’s Marple‘ and other Christie versions.

Crooked House

Then I moved onto Poirot and in the image below we have a murder IN the phone box:

The Clocks

Then there’s all the other TV I’ve watched, including:

The Irishman

Posting these I realise how bleak my viewing has been, so here’s something a little brighter:

Your Honor

We just started watching ‘Your Honor‘ and this shot appears in the first 10 minutes or so. I love the way it’s constructed, with balance and form and colour.