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8th Dec '17 1:41:07 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' movie Creator/DavidNiven gets Vesper on the video ShoePhone while she's getting dressed. She indignantly covers the camera until she hears Niven signing off, only to remove her hand to see Niven looking downwards expectantly.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' movie Creator/DavidNiven gets Sir James Bond calls Vesper on the video ShoePhone while she's getting dressed. She indignantly covers the camera until she hears Niven Bond signing off, only to remove her hand to see Niven Bond looking downwards expectantly.
7th Dec '17 4:42:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' movie DavidNiven gets Vesper on the video ShoePhone while she's getting dressed. She indignantly covers the camera until she hears Niven signing off, only to remove her hand to see Niven looking downwards expectantly.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' movie DavidNiven Creator/DavidNiven gets Vesper on the video ShoePhone while she's getting dressed. She indignantly covers the camera until she hears Niven signing off, only to remove her hand to see Niven looking downwards expectantly.
13th Nov '17 9:12:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' features several Video Phone calls, notably between Alyx and her father. Extra points for touching the screen to emphasize the separation.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' features several Video Phone calls, notably between Alyx and her father. Extra points for touching the screen to emphasize the separation.
1st Jun '17 9:18:40 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973). A video link is set up with the President of the United States so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. As the President spends the entire conversation [[InvisiblePresident sitting with his back to the camera]], one wonders why George Romero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.

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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973). A video link is set up with the President of the United States so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. As the President spends the entire conversation [[InvisiblePresident sitting with his back to the camera]], one wonders why George Romero Creator/GeorgeRomero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.
28th Mar '17 5:53:53 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard has a vidphone in his car, which he uses to call Sebastian's residence, only for his call to be answered by Pris. He also uses a public vidphone at Taffey Lewis' bar to place a call to Rachael, which is hilarious because a) [[TechnologyMarchesOn public telephones barely exist anymore]], let alone vidphones and b) [[RidiculousFutureInflation it costs a ridiculous amount]] for a call that barely lasts one minute.

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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard has a vidphone in his car, which he uses to call Sebastian's residence, only for his call to be answered by Pris. He also uses a public vidphone at Taffey Lewis' bar to place a call to Rachael, which is hilarious because a) [[TechnologyMarchesOn public telephones barely exist anymore]], let alone vidphones and b) [[RidiculousFutureInflation it costs a ridiculous amount]] $1.25]] for a call that barely lasts one minute.
19th Feb '17 10:09:38 AM MCanter89
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[[caption-width-right:324:It's the wave of the future, but it's a shame [[{{Zeerust}} we couldn't find ways to improve those rotary dials or black-and-white cathode ray display.]]]]

->''It was a perennial technology of the future... But then out of nowhere the videophone was suddenly just here."

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[[caption-width-right:324:It's the wave of the future, but it's a shame [[{{Zeerust}} we couldn't find ways to improve those rotary dials or black-and-white cathode ray display.]]]]

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->''"It
was a perennial technology of the future... But then out of nowhere the videophone was suddenly just here." "''



Their main relation to {{Zeerust}} is in a meta reasoning - twenty years ago when somebody wrote the movie, a video-phone even in the future would be considered an impossible pinnacle of technology but in fact has become common in its use.

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Their main relation to {{Zeerust}} is in a meta reasoning - twenty reasoning--twenty years ago when somebody wrote the movie, a video-phone even in the future would be considered an impossible pinnacle of technology but in fact has become common in its use.



'''''Note:''' Given this trope's increased existence in RealLife, please refrain from listing work examples that use existing technologies in contemporary, early 21st century settings. If a work example of a Video Phone is based on an existing consumer product, please only list the product as a RealLife example, if it's not listed there already.''

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'''''Note:''' Given this trope's increased existence in RealLife, please refrain from listing work examples that use existing technologies in contemporary, early 21st century early-21st-century settings. If a work example of a Video Phone is based on an existing consumer product, please only list the product as a RealLife real-life example, if it's not listed there already.''



* ''JohnnyMnemonic'' opens with the main character making a call on a video phone that also doubles as a television and an alarm clock, all of which can be operated by remote control. Another such phone shows up in the back of a future taxi cab, and the Street Preacher has one hidden in his [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] (or whatever Holy Book equivalent he has). Video phone screens are also branded with [[ProductPlacement AT&T's company logo]], AT&T having tried to develop such technology since the 1960's.

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* ''JohnnyMnemonic'' opens with the main character making a call on a video phone that also doubles as a television and an alarm clock, all of which can be operated by remote control. Another such phone shows up in the back of a future taxi cab, and the Street Preacher has one hidden in his [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] (or whatever Holy Book equivalent he has). Video phone screens are also branded with [[ProductPlacement AT&T's company logo]], AT&T having tried to develop such technology since the 1960's.1960s.



* These are used in the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' a lot. In the movie, talking to someone on Mars was as easy as phoning them up on Earth. In fact, Cohaagen (when on Mars) uses his vid phone to call Richter (on Earth) without any technical difficulties. Until Richter pulls the FakeStatic trick, blaming sunspot interference.

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* These are used in the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' ''{{Film/Total Recall|1990}}'' a lot. In the movie, talking to someone on Mars was as easy as phoning them up on Earth. In fact, Cohaagen (when on Mars) uses his vid phone to call Richter (on Earth) without any technical difficulties. Until Richter pulls the FakeStatic trick, blaming sunspot interference.



--> "Hey! Get back to work!"

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--> "Hey! -->"Hey! Get back to work!"



* ''StarWars'' have holo graphic technology that transmit a full body image of who's talking.

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* ''StarWars'' have holo graphic holographic technology that transmit a full body image of who's talking.



* Pretty much every smartphone allows for two people with the phone to engage face-to-face calls, incorporating both the device's camera and speaker phone capabilities. Interoperability, however, is another matter[[note]]Video calling outside of home operators is a hit-or-miss affair, as some operators do not allow video calls to leave their home network. Also, while most cellphones adhere by the ITU 3G video call specification, Apple chose to implement their own Facetime system on the iPhone instead, meaning that an iPhone can ''never'' accept video calls from 3G video-compliant phones, nor can it place direct video calls to 3G video-compliant phones. This is made even worse since 2010 as newer smartphones made since then chose to eschew the ITU 3G video call specification in favor of letting the user choose a video call app, which means that there is technically no interoperability and a user may need to have several video call apps just to contact all of his[=/=]her friends.[[/note]].

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* Pretty much every smartphone allows for two people with the phone to engage face-to-face calls, incorporating both the device's camera and speaker phone speakerphone capabilities. Interoperability, however, is another matter[[note]]Video calling outside of home operators is a hit-or-miss affair, as some operators do not allow video calls to leave their home network. Also, while most cellphones adhere by the ITU 3G video call specification, Apple chose to implement their own Facetime system on the iPhone instead, meaning that an iPhone can ''never'' accept video calls from 3G video-compliant phones, nor can it place direct video calls to 3G video-compliant phones. This is made even worse since 2010 as newer smartphones made since then chose to eschew the ITU 3G video call specification in favor of letting the user choose a video call app, which means that there is technically no interoperability and a user may need to have several video call apps just to contact all of his[=/=]her friends.[[/note]].



27th Jan '17 9:55:39 PM FordPrefect
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* Business video conferencing systems, that record video and sound of an entire meeting room and project it on a big screen to allow people at other locations to join in.

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* Business video conferencing systems, that which record video and sound of an entire meeting room and project it on a big screen to allow people at other locations to join in.
19th Jan '17 5:09:53 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDayTheWorldBroke'', this is your means of contact with Julius and Bud while inside the Earth's core.
8th Jan '17 3:02:47 PM VicGeorge2011
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* A WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comic book story had Donald and Daisy in the late 20th century trying out a video phone invented by Gyro Gearloose. One of the things Donald discovered while using the phone was that [[CovertPervert he could spy on Daisy putting on her makeup and doing her morning exercises without her knowing about it]].

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* A WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comic book story had Donald and Daisy in the late 20th century trying out a video phone invented by Gyro Gearloose. One of the things Donald discovered while using the phone was that [[CovertPervert he could spy on Daisy putting on her makeup and doing her morning exercises without her knowing about it]]. That, and the expense of using such a phone, were among the reasons that Donald and Daisy gave up on using it.
8th Jan '17 11:35:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}'' takes it to the next stage with the holo-phone. The first issue of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099'' opens with Miguel checking his messages:

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* ''Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}'' ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' takes it to the next stage with the holo-phone. The first issue of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099'' opens with Miguel checking his messages:
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