Man's Telephone Has Lost Its Color Function, And Is Now Black-And-White Only, Like 'Rumble Fish' (1983)

Written by Monkey Woods

Monday, 13 May 2019

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The film and the phone earlier

A telephone that has lost its color function, so that everything that appears on its screen is in black-and-white only, reminded its owner of one of his all-time favorite films, the Francis Ford Coppola-produced 'Rumble Fish' (1983).

The telephone, a Nokia 6300, was put securely in the left trouser pocket of one Moys Kenwood, 55, shortly before 8:00am on Friday morning, in its normal 'colorful' state, but when he looked at it again not thirty minutes later, it was rather less colorful.

He tinkered with it for ten minutes, trying to restore the color, but failed. Whilst trying, however, he remembered the aforementioned film starring Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke as two brothers, and Dennis Hopper as their alcoholic father. The film was adapted from a novel by S. E. Hinton.

Rourke plays The Motorcycle Boy, a former gang leader who Rusty James (Dillon) wishes to imitate. The Motorcycle Boy, who is colorblind, has retired from violence, though, and appears to want to live a quieter lifestyle. Continually taunted by a cop who hates him, however, The Motorcycle Boy, along with Rusty James, breaks into the pet shop, where he is fascinated by the Siamese Fighting Fish, and starts releasing all of the animals.

The film is shot almost entirely in black-and-white, with the only things in color being the fish in the pet shop, but even this is more color than what is available on Kenwood's Nokia 6300.

When he took it to a phone repair shop earlier, the bloke stifled a guffaw.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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