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The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation

Started by HobieSport, November 23, 2008, 01:45:19 AM

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About 5 minutes latter, the Moss Green shows up in another home - prop switch. But, after another 10 minutes, Tippi Hedren is seen talking on a WE Light Grey 500. The photo does not show the light gray color as well as seen on the TV screen.

The whole movie has a basic color scheme or palette of earthy pastels, green brown and gray. The light, neutral earth colors made it easy for Hitch to accent the important stuff in the dramatic scenes. The phones in those colors are just part of the background.

19and41

I couldn't help but notice the lighter next to the lady's smokes.  I always thought that design so cool.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

FABphones

A screenshot from tv sleuth programme 'Father Brown' showing this sedated police sergeant at his counter in the village police station after a visit from a naughty bounder. Notice the U43 on his desk, as commonly found in every British police station. Ermmm...  :o
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19and41

Just was watching an episode of the Science Channel's series, Mysteries Of The Abandoned and it had a segment on a hardened bunker in Florida that was a part of the AUTOVON system.  If any of you should subscribe to Discovery+, it is there.  search the series title and it's season 6, episode 5.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

markosjal

Quote from: Key2871 on May 10, 2020, 01:50:07 PM
Well yea I knew that had to be blown up special effects because there are no phones that size, especially modular.

What you never watched land of the giants?
Phat Phantom's phreaking phone phettish

david@london

Fawlty Towers, episode 3 - The Wedding Party....

TelePlay

In the high tech science fiction movie "Them" made in 1954 and nominated for one Oscar for "Best Effects, Special Effects" in 1955, at 1 hour and 9 minutes into the movie there seems to be a B1/E1 phone sitting on the desk. A bit old for 1954 especially when a minute or two later, several 302's can be seen sitting on another desk (second image). Nice looking B1/E1.

19and41

Sci-fi was pretty good when the studios and their best talent got behind it. 
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

19and41

That mad me think about another good one, The Thing From Another World

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

Key2871

Those are both great catches, and just another point that the prop master didn't pay attention to details.
And it's still happens in today's movies and shows.
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SUnset2

There is currently an Expedia commercial running somewhat frequently that, though set in the present day, features a yellow AE 80 prominently.  I'm guessing that she is calling on it to complain about how small her hotel room is. 

TelePlay

This movie is not old (was made in 1968 or 54 years ago and won 1 Oscar for best special affects) but about 28 minutes into the movie this appeared. The sign on the wall says "Bell System."

19and41

They tried to incorporate as many corporate names and logos into that film as possible.  Wonder how much the businesses paid for that product placement.   It didn't insure their viability in the next century either.  Pan Am croaked and the Bell System broke up.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

TelePlay

The one and only phone seen in the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" shows up just a minute or two before the movie ends. Looks like another B1/E1 rotary phone, might even be the same one seen in "Them" made in 1954. Hard to miss this one.

FABphones

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