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Old 07-05-2015, 12:48 AM
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It Follows - that compact mirror smartphone

Tell me a thing such as that exists! That is too bizarre a device to NOT be real. How the hell can I get one?
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:41 AM
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I thought it was a bit out of place, almost like an obvious product placement without the name...

SPOILER:
I still watch for people walking directly towards me in crowds. Only watched the movie friday.

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:45 AM
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For some reason, I couldn't place the time the events in the movie occur at all---some things seemed to me to suggest eighties, but clearly, the smartphone completely contradicted that. It's well worth watching, though.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:16 AM
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Haven't seen this movie - explain please?
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:56 AM
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The film was deliberately supposed to include props from various time periods:

http://avclub.com/article/david-...or-film-216215
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:47 PM
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Haven't seen this movie - explain please?
A character in this film is shown several times throughout the course of it holding what looks like a very classic compact mirror, but turns out to be a smartphone / app device. Instead of seeing her reflection, there is text she scrolls through like an iphone or droid.

It put me in mind of the "Gilligan's Island" episode with the dream sequence in which Gilligan is a secret agent and all the other castaways are enemy agents out to get him: Mary Ann is depicted as an office secretary who uses a Dick Tracy style compact mirror/two-way video link to report in to "Blofeld" (Mr. Howell.)

Anyway, I did a bit of research on the film this morning and learned that the film is based off a bunch of nightmares the writer/director once had. That puts a lot of the jarring, anachronistic items into context - the film isn't the real world, but a dream world. The whole film is a nightmare (much like dreams in general use free association symbolism and 'mix & match' elements from different points in your real life.) Unfortunately, it leads me to suspect that alas the compact smartphone isn't a real thing.

But that doesn't mean it CAN"T be! Some smart, enterpriing engineer get on this right away. I want my compact smartphone!

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Old 07-05-2015, 04:12 PM
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But that doesn't mean it CAN"T be! Some smart, enterpriing engineer get on this right away. I want my compact smartphone!
There have been some attempts to produce smartphones in smaller form factors, but they don't seem to have sold very well because I suppose nobody really wants to hold a conversation on something like this:
http://mobile-techspot.blogspot.se/2...-launched.html
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:53 AM
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I just watched this tonight and really liked the visuals and the non-specific time period look. A mixture of present day, cars from the 70's, fashion from the 80's, etc. No cell phones or computers but the "compact mirror" e-reader device. Not a perfect film by any means, but pretty effective in terms of what the director was attempting to achieve.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:59 AM
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Anyway, I did a bit of research on the film this morning and learned that the film is based off a bunch of nightmares the writer/director once had. That puts a lot of the jarring, anachronistic items into context - the film isn't the real world, but a dream world. The whole film is a nightmare (much like dreams in general use free association symbolism and 'mix & match' elements from different points in your real life.) Unfortunately, it leads me to suspect that alas the compact smartphone isn't a real thing.

But that doesn't mean it CAN"T be! Some smart, enterpriing engineer get on this right away. I want my compact smartphone!
Is metrosexual still a thing? 'Cos if your username reflects your gender, and it's not (still a thing), anachronism will be only a minor consideration in deciding to carry one of those around.
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