Some movies have a telly as an important driver of plot.
A few faves…
“Ermo”, “Urga” (Close to Eden), “Pleasantville”
And, Videodrome of course.
For video games: Persona 4 wins
For movies, other than the obvious ones people already mentioned the only one coming to me is that crappy John Ritter movie where they get trapped inside a TV trying to murder them. ‘Stay Tuned’ I think it was. I guess I did kind of enjoy that one when I was ten.
I guess all Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptations have a television.
Does A Clockwork Orange count?
This movie is television!
@Drunken Father Figure of Old
My all-time favorite Cronenberg flick: VIDEODROME!!!!! ;)
Jirin said: “Does A Clockwork Orange count?”
Maybe I’m gettin old, but I don’t remember a TV in ACO at all.
not exactly an “important driver of plot”, but that television scene from Farenheit 451 kind of freaked me out when I was a kid
THE SHINING doesn’t.
First time I saw Videodrome it was on late night cable…
Freaked me the fuck out.
VIDEODROME is Cronenberg’s creepiest cult masterpiece, and who there doesn’t like VIDEODROME as much as anybody else does besides PolarisDiB and I?
Fahrenheit 451 ‘s “video units” predicted every one of our new t.v.’s hanging on all of our walls right now
20 minutes into the future:
Janie Crane: “An off switch?”
Metrocop: “She’ll get years for that. Off switches are illegal!”
@ Chris: Very true, but I was referring more to the weird, “imagined” relationship that Linda has with it
Now we can watch Jackie Gleason while we eat!
The future is upon us.
^ Not pivotal plot points, I know.
Oh, right, in a Clockwork Orange the crazy images were projected, not shown on a TV.
Demolition Man – the scene where Stallone beats Snipes down with a TV and says “You’re on TV!”, lol, but seriously though, didn’t Gilliam blow up piles of TV’s in both Brazil and Time Bandits. I now Brazil for sure. I remember something about the family in TB glued to the TV.
@Nathan M… I’m mad as hell because you posted that picture and I’m not going to take it anymore!
Peter Sellers watching TV in Being There.
“Fire Walk With Me” opens with a TV being smashed to shit. Really fucking pivotal to the film.
Whitehead’s The Fall.
i know it was already mentioned, but…
LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!!!
I don’t think it was an important plot point, but all those tvs were memorable!
Yeah, I’m gonna go with Videodrome as well.
But damn, that scene in All That Heaven Allows almost had me bawling.