Watching “The Telephone” is an interesting prospect, making clever use of minimal dialogue and tense music the film manages to keep you on edge. The film noir feel of the project keeps you watching and waiting as the tension builds and the story unfolds.
Notably, the music is what gives this film its terse teeth on edge feel, relying on the sounds and cinematography to draw you in (a successful tactic), each word adds a new level of anticipation. Cleverly structured it has echoes of Hitchcock and film noir in a modern setting that make it an interesting watch.
When Richard arrives in a small town, following the receipt of a letter and glassfish sent to his newspaper office, he is unaware of what he is about to become embroiled in. Intrigued by the story of a mysterious disappearance of a young woman Jane. Richard takes a room in the pub, the last place Jane was known to be alive. Awakened one night by an old telephone that seems to ring endlessly and then a chance encounter with the spectral image of a young woman, Richard decides to question the owner. Max an abstract artist denies ever seeing or putting up the woman in question. Richard is told ‘The Telephone’ must be in his imagination. Richard’s instincts tell him there is more to the story. Is the ghostly figure seen late at night, that of Jane? Could the telephone ringing truly just be in his head? If you heard the ringing, would you be prepared to answer what lies at the end of the phone?
The film was shot by George Peck.
Music by Jordan Frater.
Production Design by Jennifer Whitmore
Written and Directed by Stuart Wheeldon.
The film was shot on location in Wirksworth, Derbyshire
The film has appeared at over thirty film festivals around the world, claiming over 20 awards.
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