V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PHONE BOOTH

V' 10

PHONE BOOTH

Joel Schumacher
USA, 2002
Fiction, 81min, OF

PHONE BOOTH

Joel Schumacher
USA, 2002
Fiction, 81min, OF

Actors: 
Colin Farrell
Stu Shepard
Kiefer Sutherland
Sniper
Forest Whitaker
Captain Ed Ramey
Radha Mitchell
Kelly Shepard
Katie Holmes
Pamela McFadden
Screenplay: 
Larry Cohen
Sound: 
Laura Macias
Sean Rowe
Camera: 
Matthew Libatique
Editor: 
Mark Stevens
Composer: 
Harry Gregson-Williams
Decoration: 
Andrew Laws
Costume: 
Daniel Orlandi

Production: 
Fox 2000 Pictures Zucker & Netter Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Absurdly set in some pre-cell-phone universe, ]]>Phone Booth]]> is best appreciated as hilarious pulp metaphor, which, not coincidentally, happens to be one of the screenwriter’s specialties. Could Camus or Sartre have imagined a scenario in which the antihero is acting – under threat of death – according to the enigmatic instructions of a voice that only he can hear even while a convenient display window filled with television sets broadcasts his plight to the world? Still, it’s a pity that Larry Cohen, whose topical tabloid worldview makes him one of America’s last abstract sensationalists, didn’t direct his own script. (Jim Hoberman)

]]>Phone Booth]]> will be screened together with The Telephone Book.

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