Mobiles in 1928

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  1. rcscwc

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    Mobiles in 1928


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    Chaplin film shows woman using mobile

    London: A Charlie Chaplin film clip showing a woman using a mobile phone has left viewers stumped.





    London: A Charlie Chaplin film clip showing a woman using a mobile phone has left viewers stumped.



    The baffling scene is found in the extras section of Charlie Chaplin`s 1928 movie ‘The Circus’, Daily Mail reported Wednesday. It shows members of the public attending the premiere of the film at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.





    The footage shows an older woman dressed in a coat and hat with her hand held up to the left-hand side of her face as she talks.

    There is no one around for her to be speaking to apart from a suited man who strides on ahead at the beginning of the shot.

    Even her gestures and behaviour as she "talks" will be eerily familiar to modern-day viewers as she appears to stop, mid-sentence, during her apparent conversation.





    The bizarre anachronism was unearthed by film buff George Clark on his Charlie Chaplin box set.





    He says he has shown it to more than 100 people and still no one can come up with a convincing explanation.





    Some viewers have suggested she is listening to a portable radio close to her face, although this would not explain why she appears to be talking.

    Others say she may be displaying signs of schizophrenia and covering her face to hide the fact that she is talking aloud to herself.

    It has also been suggested that she is simply trying to hide her face from the camera so she is not filmed.





    The first device that could be likened to a mobile phone was Motorola`s original `Walkie-Talkie` which was developed in the 1940s, but that was the size of a man`s arm and still came more than a decade after the Chaplin film.





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  3. IBRIS

    IBRIS Senior Member Senior Member

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    Have a look at the video
     
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    A gimmick? A Work of modern video editing tech? :)
     
  5. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    There were practically no shadows on the real guy, and tonnes on the mobile. FAKE!
     
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    If you see it, the shadows are there for both. Its done well actually.
     
  7. Vladimir79

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    Would have been better if they eliminated the shadows. It is lack of attention to detail like that which gives it away. Should have been easy enough to do not to walk under something that would cast it.
     
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    Watch This:

     
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  9. Sridhar

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    For me it looks like she is just protecting her face from sun with a black thing while talking to her husband who is walking in front of her.
     
  10. Daredevil

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    Its fake. Firstly, she looks like she is picking her ear and secondly, logically speaking there was no wireless technology during 1920s and so therefore there is no way that a mobile would have been used in 1928. Its just attention seeking news, nothing else.
     
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    The Husband is walking too far off, i.e if he is the Husband. I think there is some other explanation
     

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