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Old 08-12-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Ever notice that in some new movies, people are still using traditional answering machines?
They come home and check their messages on a machine. It seems everyone has cell phones nowadays so it's always kind of comical when I see people using machines. I realize though that sometimes a message left on a machine is integral to the storyline.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I still have one and check it every evening when I get home from work.

However, no one has ever tried breaking into my house in order to delete a message they left in a drunken rant the night before and didn't want me to hear it. Or maybe they have and I just didn't know. Hmm...
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The script writers need the dramatic device of a message on a machine, so they create a landline in the house of someone who probably would not have a land line.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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I still have an answering machine. There are all kinds of benefits. For one thing, it's mine, and not subject to the whims of a corporation.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:27 AM
 
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I still use a machine. Sorry if I'm a 39-year-old old fashioned foagie...I also use non-satellite radios and compact discs.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I still have an answering machine. There are all kinds of benefits. For one thing, it's mine, and not subject to the whims of a corporation.
Yes, but the point of the thread is that people in movies are "beautiful people", and "beautiful people" don't use land lines and answering machines. Unless a plot device requires them to walk into their house with an armload of purchases and drop things because there is an urgent and plot-thickening message on the phone. They also have perfect nails, their car is a Volvo, and there is never any clutter on their kitchen counters or table.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Or there's a make up message from a jilted lover
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Yes, but the point of the thread is that people in movies are "beautiful people", and "beautiful people" don't use land lines and answering machines. Unless a plot device requires them to walk into their house with an armload of purchases and drop things because there is an urgent and plot-thickening message on the phone. They also have perfect nails, their car is a Volvo, and there is never any clutter on their kitchen counters or table.

You forgot the perfect teeth.....
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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Yes, but the point of the thread is that people in movies are "beautiful people", and "beautiful people" don't use land lines and answering machines. Unless a plot device requires them to walk into their house with an armload of purchases and drop things because there is an urgent and plot-thickening message on the phone. They also have perfect nails, their car is a Volvo, and there is never any clutter on their kitchen counters or table.
People rarely have a cold in movies. Ever notice that?
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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I notice the ugly guy or dorky guy always gets the super hot chick. Transformers 3 anyone?
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