Fine, I’ll do it!

5 Mar

I have this strange desire to take photos of movies with my iPhone. There, I said it. And for over 2 years now I have had this annoying voice in my mind that keeps telling me I need to take photos of people talking on/using the telephone in movies. I watch a heck of a lot of movies, most of them pre-1970. I am also somewhat obsessed with telephones. I used to be a switchboard operator, in fact. What a fantastic job for someone who loves everything about telephones! My best friend, Christie and I used to spend all day at elementary school together, then immediately call one another on the telephone after school and seriously sit there and watch TV together. Over the phone. In almost complete silence. Yeah.

I think it’s time I start listening to my inner voices (more than I already do). Here’s what I have so far as far as iPhone photos of people in movies using telephones. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, though I’m not sure what that says about either of us. Ha!



These are both from the film, “State Fair.” If you’ve never seen it, you really ought to give it a try. And I’m not just saying that because I’m from Iowa and I get excited about the fair every year, even if I don’t want to go because it’s too hot and I hate crowds. The fair is magical and romantic and this movie captures both those aspects, and more. Besides, one of my super secret desires is to be an old woman who wears crazy hats and enters jams, pickles, and pies into contests at fairs. I want a blue ribbon!

Expect to see more photos of people using telephones in films soon. I may make a tumblr account just for this…weird…purpose. Have a great week everyone!


4 Responses to “Fine, I’ll do it!”

  1. Sparks In Shadow March 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    I don’t share your obsession with phones. Most of the time, talking on the phone aggravates me and the sound of it ringing, or the notion of having to answer it, makes me cringe. If someone I care about is on the line, I breathe a sigh of relief. I don’t hate phones, I just hate intrusion and saying the wrong thing because I’m flustered.

    That being said, my favorite telephone scene is in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the one where George realizes that he loves Mary. I cry with Mary every time.

    • Ashley Noelle March 9, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      That scene is amazing. My fiancee once told me that I was the only girl as sweet as Donna Reed (Mary) that he could find, so he had to marry me. Hehe! So sweet. After that, we’ve had a bit of an “It’s a Wonderful Life” obsession. I have a framed poster for the film above the fireplace looking down at me as I type.
      Thanks for your comment! I enjoyed reading it and being reminded of such a great film.

  2. fivereflections March 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    listening to your inner voice is a great idea! if you are a writer, keep a journal – i’d rather listen to my inner voice than most people!

    i hope your inner voice will tell you to write a Haiku!

    David in Maine USA

    • Ashley Noelle March 9, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Why, thank you so much! 😀 I have written haiku in the past and tanka, too. Inner voices are a great thing, I fully agree. Mine have gotten me everything I have today. Hehe!
      Thanks for reading and commenting! I need to catch up on my blog reading/commenting since we’ve been traveling so much.

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