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Added by Hexenkult on 25 Jul 2012 02:08
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It Came From The Cathode-Ray-Tube

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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
The Brain (1988)
Dir: Ed Hunt - Canada/USA

"Dr. Blake wouldn't be on TV
if he wasn't good!"





People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Brainstorm (1983)
Dir: Douglas Trumbull - USA

"I'm more than I was. "




People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
Demons 2 (1986)
Dir: Lamberto Bava - Italy

"The Nightmare Returns"...
and is unleashed through a
television set this time





Dir: Joshua White - USA

"Quick, change it before the
commercial..."




People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7
Distortion (2009)
Dir: Richard Diaz - USA

"Evil Comes Out Of The
Shadows"




People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
Evilspeak (1981)
Dir: Eric Weston - USA

"Data incomplete...
Human blood required. Thus
spake the computer."





People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dir: Elia Kazan - USA

"I could take chicken fertilizer
and sell it to them as caviar.
I could make them eat dog
food and think it was steak.
Sure, I got 'em like this...
You know what the public's
like? A cage of Guinea Pigs."






People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Dir: Ken Shapiro - USA

"...it's very important that
you make sure the big people
leave the room during 'make
belief time', because, if you
don't do that the
management will catch on to
what we're doing, and we'll
have to go off the air..."

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Dir: Tommy Lee Wallace - USA

"It's time. It's time. Time for
the big giveaway. Halloween
has come. All you lucky kids
with Silver Shamrock masks,
gather 'round your TV set,
put on your masks and watch.
All witches, all skeletons, all
Jack-O-Lanterns, gather
'round and watch. Watch the
magic pumpkin. Watch.."







People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 7
Dir: Annabel Jankel/Rocky Morton - USA
TV Movie

"You're looking at the future, Mr.
Grossman: people translated as data."

People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Max Headroom (1987)
USA
TV Series

"What happened to the old
religions?"
"I don't know. Television
killed it. We have better
miracles."



Dir: Clifford Sanforth - USA

"I thought that television
should be something more
than just another form of
amusement."





People who added this item 1140 Average listal rating (739 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Dir: Sidney Lumet - USA

"We're all you know. You're
beginning to believe the
illusions we're spinning here.
You're beginning to think
that the tube is reality, and
that your own lives are
unreal...Television is not the
truth! Television is a God-
damned amusement park!"




People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5
Night Vision (1987)
Dir: Michael Krueger - USA

"Tune into the nightmare
channel and fast-forward to
hell"


Dir: Chuck Russell - USA

"This is it, Jennifer: your big
break in TV...Welcome to
prime time, bitch!"















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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
1984 (1956)
Dir: Michael Anderson - UK

"Big Brother is watching!"






People who added this item 865 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
1984 (1984)
Dir: Michael Radford - UK

"Power is tearing human
minds apart and putting
them back together in new
shapes of your own choosing."





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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
Dir: Pieter Kuijpers - Netherlands/Belgium

"Lesson 1: Fear sells best.
Create scared people and
they buy whatever you want."



People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Created by: David Lynch & Mark Frost - USA
TV Mini-series

"The future of our entire
Network is riding on this show!"







People who added this item 1856 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pleasantville (1998)
Dir: Gary Ross - USA

"Listen, uh, why don't you
take this remote instead?
It's got a little more oomph
in it."
"Oomph?"
"Sure! Big beautiful set like
that? You want something'll
put you right in the show."





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People who added this item 1975 Average listal rating (1265 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
Dir: Tobe Hooper - USA

"...do you remember last
night when you woke up,
and you said 'They're here.'?"
"Uh-huh."
"Well, who did you mean?"
"The TV People."





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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Dir: Jeff Lieberman - USA

“You can’t control yourself!”






People who added this item 1074 Average listal rating (625 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Ring (1998)
Dir: Hideo Nakata - Japan

"This kind of thing... it
doesn't start by one person
telling a story. It's more like
everyone's fear just takes
on a life of its own...Or
maybe it isn't our fear,
maybe it's what we secretly
hope is true."





People who added this item 4278 Average listal rating (2901 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Ring (2002)
Dir: Gore Verbinski - USA

"You start to play it and it's
like somebody's nightmare.
And then this woman comes
on, smiling at you, right?
Seeing you... through the
screen."











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People who added this item 1093 Average listal rating (759 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Dir: Paul Michael Glaser - USA

"This is television, that's all
it is. It has nothing to do
with people, it's to do with
ratings!"





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People who added this item 971 Average listal rating (658 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Scrooged (1988)
Dir: Richard Donner - USA

"Sometimes you have to
*slap* them in the face just
to get their attention!"







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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.5
Shocker (1989)
Dir: Wes Craven - USA

"Don't ever turn the TV on,
boy! I'll be there! I'll be
there waitin' for ya! I'll look
over your shoulder, you
little bastard!"



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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Stay Tuned (1992)
Dir: Peter Hyams - USA

"Let me get this straight.
We've been sucked into
some kind of TV world? Are
you saying that that
salesman was..."
"Mr. Spike - Mephistopheles
of the cathode ray, big
brother to the ungrateful
dead."




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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dir: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador - Spain
TV Movie


People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Dir: Zale Dalen - Canada

"You're already dead, Alex.
It says so on TV. All we need
now are pictures of the
corpses."



People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
TerrorVision (1986)
Dir: Ted Nicolaou - USA

"People of Earth, you must
heed my warning. Destroy
your satellite receivers,
dismantle your
communications systems,
render your TV sets
inoperable for the next 200
Earth years."





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People who added this item 1017 Average listal rating (727 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)
Dir: John Carpenter - USA

"Outside the limit of our
sight, feeding off us, perched
on top of us, from birth to
death, are our owners! Our
owners! They have us. They
control us! They are our
masters! Wake up! They're
all about you! All around you!"





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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
13B (2009)
Dir: Vikram K. Kumar - India

"What happens when
instead of showing you the
facts, the TV, begins to show
you what it wants you to see?"







Dir: Del Lord - USA

"Science flashes into action...
thunders out of the
laboratories with the
underworld's newest foe!"





People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Dir: Charles Martin Smith - USA

"These evil people have just
got to be stopped!"








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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.1
Tunnel Vision (1976)
Dir: Michael Mislove & Neal Israel - USA

"Tunnelvision... the
no-bullshit network!"



People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dir: Tex Avery - USA
animated short

"Your-Town, USA. Only
'yesterday': peaceful, quiet,
serene - a picture of
complete tranquility; and
then, overnight it happened...
TELEVISION!"




People who added this item 986 Average listal rating (692 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Dir: Richard L. Bare - USA
TV Series
Episode: "What's in the Box"

"Portrait of a TV fan. Name:
Joe Britt. Occupation: cab
driver. Tonight, Mr. Britt is
going to watch 'a really big
show,' something special for
the cabbie who's seen
everything. Joe Britt doesn't
know it, but his flag is down
and his meter's running and
he's in high gear - on his
way to the Twilight Zone."




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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
UHF (1989)
Dir: Jay Levey - USA

"...there is one good thing
about broadcasting to a
town full of mindless sheep.
I always know I have them
exactly where I want them.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"





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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.1
Dir: Robert Scott - USA

"They are very real, and very
dangerous...Take the TV,
and lock it in the basement..."



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People who added this item 1387 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Videodrome (1983)
Dir: David Cronenberg - Canada

"The television screen is the
retina of the mind's eye.
Therefore, the television
screen is part of the physical
structure of the brain.
Therefore, whatever appears
on the television screen
emerges as raw experience
for those who watch it.
Therefore, television is
reality, and reality is less
than television."

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 4.2
Dir: Eddie Beverly Jr. - USA
People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Vizontele (2001)
Dir: Yilmaz Erdogan & Ömer Faruk Sorak - Turkey

"What is this, vizontele?"
"Radio with pictures. You
listen Zeki Müren in the radio,
right? Now, you'll be able to
see him as well!"
"Will Zeki Müren see us too?"




This is a list of films where the television set itself plays a key role. Ever since the TV set was introduced its popularity quickly propelled it to the most important item in the household (for better or worse). It has power...literally, of course, but also figuratively speaking. It has the power to draw families together socially or to separate them. Some people trust it to babysit or "watch" there children, so to speak, for hours on end. Through it's looking glass we see people, places, and even worlds that we will never be able to visit in person. But it's also a tool for manipulation. Some use it to manipulate certain other people to buy their product or to try and sway their political opinion to vote for a certain candidate or to not vote for another. Through its medium the supposedly unbiased media is able to reach the people and tell them what they "need" to know, and what they should be doing, and what they should be wearing, and what they should be thinking. The medium of television has become the opiate of the masses and through its screen we get our ocular fix which rides the optic nerve straight to the brain on a daily basis.
Filmmakers sometimes tap into these ideas and give us movies about the horrors of corporate manipulation through television (Network), as well as the horrors of corporeal manipulation through television (Videodrome), or actual creatures and beings coming through the television to attack us (The Ring, Demons 2, The Video Dead etc.), or the trusted television-as-babysitter actually pulling children into it (Poltergeist). These films work because they touch on a thought, or even fear, that everyone who watches television has had at some point, whether consciously or subconsciously...are we watching it or is it watching us. So turn on, tune in, zone out!



















































































































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