In the Movies, Phone Booths Were Dangerous Places

Slate's Culture Blog
May 30 2013 12:52 PM

In the Movies, at Least, Phone Booths Were Dangerous Places

Phone booths are on the way out, for the most part, thanks to cell phones, and perhaps the right response to that is: good riddance. At least that is the conclusion this great supercut from Slacktory—which, it’s worth noting, includes some mildly gory scenes—leads one to draw. The clips put together by One Minute Galactica prove that a phone booth in a movie is likely to be a death trap. Unless it’s a class cage of emotion. Or you’re Superman.

One can only wonder what future generations will think of these claustrophobic, deadly devices from the past.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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