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Offline andre_janew

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #825 on: July 06, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »
As far as phones having the wrong ringtone is concerned, there is this thing called dubbing.  They dub in the ringing of a WE 500 for a lot of phones because that is what they have on hand.  Most people wouldn't notice the difference because most aren't phone experts like some of the member of this forum.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #826 on: August 11, 2019, 10:32:56 AM »
Randomly spotted this, a clip from Thames Television, apparently first broadcast 15th May 1986 (I wasn't even a year old yet!!!), showcasing what was on offer at the now defunct (swallowed up by Currys-PC World) electronics chain store Dixons, which at about 0:21 has a brief shot of a display of the then new telephones you could actually buy outright for use on BT lines...  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmy4RscESUg

And just incase it's been geo-blocked, this is a screenshot of the telephones:

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #827 on: August 11, 2019, 12:29:06 PM »
It shows fine.  I remember around the same time, I bought my leased phone from AT&T, after it's first breakup.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #828 on: October 09, 2019, 03:17:14 AM »
pink panther movie

Has this scene from "Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982) with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau been dignified yet? It's hilarious, although the poor wall phone has to take some attacks. The cordage of the french material seems to be made to last.

Youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DyUupkQwuo
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Offline paul-f

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #829 on: October 24, 2019, 07:43:52 PM »
The creators of Toy Story 4 must have had a Mickey Mouse phone!

At about 51 minutes in, Woody needs to hide in plain sight in an antique store...
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Offline ma_xyz

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #830 on: October 27, 2019, 11:55:54 AM »
Found this by coincidence hinted by an old post on a German telephone forum:

https://youtu.be/hKLaTTmmzJM?t=258

a) a continuity error only spotted by phone nerds, do you see it? :-)
b) embedded in the film a guide on how to disassemble the ZBSA19 :-) (disassembly part only starts here: https://youtu.be/hKLaTTmmzJM?t=330)

Wikipedia page regarding this movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_in_the_Moon

Offline MaximRecoil

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #831 on: November 25, 2019, 03:07:52 PM »
This phone was in the movie Cube Zero (2004). Does anyone know what it is exactly?


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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #832 on: November 25, 2019, 03:33:35 PM »
http://www.matilo.eu/3-the-phones/1945-1960-late-bakelietperiode/heemaf-1955/?lang=en
It has a special variety of push button dialling not compatible with touch tone systems.

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« Reply #833 on: November 25, 2019, 03:43:22 PM »
That's an easily recognizable insignia in the center of the touch pad.  Philips, isn't it?
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #834 on: November 25, 2019, 04:21:11 PM »
Having just seen a thread on the late James Garner,  It made me think of another private eye that used an answering machine.  Jim's stacked with the phone on the desk.  For Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker), call the builders!  Big difference between 1956 and 1974!



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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #835 on: November 25, 2019, 05:33:48 PM »
http://www.matilo.eu/3-the-phones/1945-1960-late-bakelietperiode/heemaf-1955/?lang=en
It has a special variety of push button dialling not compatible with touch tone systems.

That's interesting. Thanks for the link.

Offline david@london

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #836 on: December 30, 2019, 08:08:42 PM »
Bell, Book and Candle (1958), with James Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon features some nice 500 sets, including a moss green set with straight grey handset cord, and what looks like a rose beige:

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« Reply #837 on: January 25, 2020, 07:08:22 AM »
( This followed from a topic started in 2012 about a rotary phone on "Bones" S06E03 at this link:
     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=312.msg84400#msg84400
The phone gift is shown at 43:40 into the episode has been attached below. )

Seen this on the TV show Bones went like this
Fromm Bones “The Maggots in the Meathead
Hannah: I was thinking I wanted to get him something when I moved in; a present, and since you know him so well —
Brennan: A telephone! Get him a telephone!
Hannah: I was thinking something a little more personal.
Brennan: A vintage rotary phone. Booth loves them and hasn’t been able to find the right one.
Hannah: Really?
Brennan: Yes! He’s been looking. Booth says that’s what a phone is supposed to be: indestructible and heavy enough to knock someone out.
Hannah: [laughs] Yeah, that sounds like Seeley.
Brennan: His grandfather kept his rotary phone until it fell apart. Booth loved the feel of the bakelite, the tick-tick-tick of the dial as it turned. He says the mechanics make it human.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #838 on: March 15, 2020, 03:25:18 PM »
Spotted this on Columbo ‘How to Dial a Murder’:
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'
...and a Duck!
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Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble
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Offline david@london

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #839 on: March 18, 2020, 07:18:43 AM »
FabPhones,

I remember that episode. Columbo is a great show for phones.

Land Of The Giants in the 60s was a favourite of mine as a wee boy, though I don't remember seeing that many.
I definitely remember its giant telephones though......