Call Into Question
Friday, September 12, 2008
Telephones have always figured prominently in film, as a plot device, a prop, a way to generate suspense or a way to reach out and touch someone. But now that we’re all reachable all the time, screenwriters have to contrive ways of using our phones in symbolic or surprising ways, and figure out how to take them away from us altogether. Freelance journalist Zachary Pincus-Roth wrote about the effect that cell phones are having on movie plots in this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times.