Perhaps piqued by the awesome Back to the Future reunion, the internet has been buzzing about video footage that appears to show a woman talking on a cellphone…in 1928. The footage is from the premiere of Charlie Chaplin‘s film The Circus and was spotted by Belfast filmmaker George Clarke. It shows a woman walking by the camera, talking with her hand to her ear, seemingly holding something to it. Was she just wasn’t happy with the movie’s DVD restoration and felt the need to transcend time to see it on the big screen? It’s hard to say.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say that this isn’t real – what with time travel being declared impossible by most physicists and also the whole lack of cell towers in 1928 but, hey, I’m a skeptic. Still, like the time traveling hipster photo that was making the rounds a few months ago, it’s fun to believe. However, do we really want time travel to be a reality? Obviously, such important speculative fiction as Timecop have already shown the inherent dangers. And, besides, if Lea Thompson can still look hot 25 years later, maybe we don’t even need it.
Check out the video below. The footage starts around 2:40:
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