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Friday, September 26, 2014

Moon Memories: Telephone Armageddon

I have a distinct memory from my early childhood of watching a portion of a movie on television. I only recall one scene and a few extraneous details:

The film took place in a large city, and everyone was on edge, as they were being terrorized by a madman. The scene that I recall occurred within a highrise apartment complex. There was a lengthy silence, interrupted by the loud and shrill sound of the telephone. The woman who lived in this apartment hesitated to answer it, because...and this is where it gets weird...the madman has declared that he will blow up the world if anybody answers their telephone.

Weirder still, she answered it, though I don't recall the world ending.

That's it. That's all that I remember. 

The fact that I can't figure out what this movie was drives me crazy a few times a year. What drives me even crazier is that, in all likelihood, I will never figure it out. I mean, a terrorist who will destroy the world if ANYONE answers their phone? That doesn't even make any sense. I obviously misunderstood what was going on as a child, and I have carried that misunderstanding with me throughout the years.

Still...I want to watch it again to figure out what was actually going on.

And then I want somebody to make a movie where a madman will blow up the world if anyone answers their phone.  Because I still think it would be pretty cool.


1 comment:

  1. you need to consult:
    if you have never been, you must... they are film solvers.