1. Wybrem's Avatar
    I wonder, with a 0.3% market share, why is everybody in pretty much every movie using a BlackBerry? --Love it though.
    03-14-16 10:03 PM
  2. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    You're experiencing Confirmation Bias. You're interested in BB's, so you notice them more. If you were interested in Samsungs, you'd start seeing them everywhere too.

    Some shows intentionally use BB phones because they are (or were) the phones likely to be used by the characters. For example, House Of Cards was written based on the state of the world about 5 years ago, and government workers would have carried a BBOS phone, so that's what they carry. A few other shows do the same.

    Regardless, they're just props. Sometimes they're specifically written in, and sometimes a prop guy goes to the shelf, sticks his hand in a box marked "phones", and pulls something out and hands it to an actor - and occasionally that will be a BB phone.
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    03-14-16 11:08 PM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    Because they're fiction?
    JeepBB, jas1978, Wybrem and 3 others like this.
    03-14-16 11:34 PM
  4. khlover520's Avatar
    The movie about Benghazi called 13 hours also shad BlackBerry all over it, specifically the Classic.

    Posted via CB10
    03-15-16 02:29 AM
  5. early2bed's Avatar
    There's an actual reason for this you're not gonna like it :-)

    Using highly recognizable modern smartphones in a film can distractingly "date" it. Do you know what model iPhones were available in the Middle East during the Benghazi events? If it's too old, some people are going to be like "The ambassador is using a first generation iPhone?" If it's a model that wasn't even released that year, some geeks will actually stand up and go "That's ridiculous, the iPhone 5s was not even available until nine months after Bengazhi!" Either way, it's distracting and takes the viewer out of the story.

    Like it or not, someone using a BlackBerry can exist practically be anytime in the past 10 years. They all look the same to most people.

    Wasn't a BlackBerry Classic actually released in late 2014 - 2 years after Benghazi? I guarantee nobody will notice.
    Last edited by early2bed; 03-15-16 at 05:25 AM.
    03-15-16 05:14 AM
  6. utomo uinktyo's Avatar
    You're experiencing Confirmation Bias. You're interested in BB's, so you notice them more. If you were interested in Samsungs, you'd start seeing them everywhere too.

    Some shows intentionally use BB phones because they are (or were) the phones likely to be used by the characters. For example, House Of Cards was written based on the state of the world about 5 years ago, and government workers would have carried a BBOS phone, so that's what they carry. A few other shows do the same.

    Regardless, they're just props. Sometimes they're specifically written in, and sometimes a prop guy goes to the shelf, sticks his hand in a box marked "phones", and pulls something out and hands it to an actor - and occasionally that will be a BB phone.
    How about Kim K? :P

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    03-15-16 05:18 AM
  7. donnation's Avatar
    Which movies are you watching? I don't ever see them.
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    03-15-16 05:22 AM
  8. khlover520's Avatar
    There's an actual reason for this you're not gonna like it :-)

    Using highly recognizable modern smartphones in a film can distractingly "date" it. Do you know what model iPhones were available in the Middle East during the Benghazi events? If it's too old, some people are going to be like "The ambassador is using a first generation iPhone?" If it's a model that wasn't even released that year, some geeks will actually stand up and go "That's ridiculous, the iPhone 5s was not even available until nine months after Bengazhi!" Either way, it's distracting and takes the viewer out of the story.

    Like it or not, someone using a BlackBerry can exist practically be anytime in the past 10 years. They all look the same to most people.

    Wasn't a BlackBerry Classic actually released in late 2014 - 2 years after Benghazi? I guarantee nobody will notice.
    The movie was made around that time and wasn't released till end of 2015, so I'm sure it had to be a Classic!
    03-15-16 05:32 AM
  9. khlover520's Avatar
    Which movies are you watching? I don't ever see them.
    13 Hours shows the BlackBerry Classic and the amazing BBM video messaging. It's very clear that BlackBerry paid good money to advertise their phone because there were some really good angle shots of the phone and BB10 in that movie lol
    03-15-16 05:34 AM
  10. donnation's Avatar
    13 Hours shows the BlackBerry Classic and the amazing BBM video messaging. It's very clear that BlackBerry paid good money to advertise their phone because there were some really good angle shots of the phone and BB10 in that movie lol
    That's great but I wouldn't classify one movie showing a BB10 phone (the only movie I've EVER heard of showing a BB10 phone) as all movies having a BlackBerry in it.
    03-15-16 05:36 AM
  11. early2bed's Avatar
    The movie was made around that time and wasn't released till end of 2015, so I'm sure it had to be a Classic!
    But the events depicted in the movie occurred in 2012 so it's technically a blooper. It does it matter though because it's a BlackBerry and nobody cares what model they are using :-)
    03-15-16 05:38 AM
  12. TomatoPaste's Avatar
    Because it's a reminder. Reminding you. That. BlackBerry doesn't exist anymore. Except. In films.

    Posted via CB10
    03-15-16 09:36 AM
  13. early2bed's Avatar
    Cell phones do establish time periods in movies. One of the establishing shots in Wall Street Money Never Sleeps (sequel) is of Gordon Gekko getting released from jail and getting this phone back in his belongings. His cell phone emphasizes how long he has been in prison.

    Why do so many actors have BlackBerry's in the movies?-el-famoso-motorola-ladrillo-series-990-en-perfecto-estado_mla-o-140927431_7873.jpg
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    03-15-16 09:45 AM
  14. Wybrem's Avatar
    Very interesting all, thanks, and can someone explain this hybrid:
    Why do so many actors have BlackBerry's in the movies?-253317d1394146824t-what-sort-os-justifieds-q10-screen-shot-2014-03-06-11.54.41-pm.png
    I mean I don't know but my BBOS 10 Classic doesn't look like this software. (i know it's a Q10)

    And WHAT is this supposed to be?:
    Why do so many actors have BlackBerry's in the movies?-blackberry-house-cards.jpg
    Did I miss the BBOS 10 update for my Bold's?
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    03-15-16 10:07 AM
  15. Wybrem's Avatar
    Which movies are you watching? I don't ever see them.
    I see them pretty much always in action / government / thriller movies.
    03-15-16 10:09 AM
  16. Bobert_123's Avatar
    Did you guys see house of Cards season 4? I'm pretty sure frank is using a classic.

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    03-15-16 11:26 AM
  17. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Very interesting all, thanks, and can someone explain this hybrid:
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    I mean I don't know but my BBOS 10 Classic doesn't look like this software. (i know it's a Q10)

    And WHAT is this supposed to be?:
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    Did I miss the BBOS 10 update for my Bold's?
    Most of the time, when a phone is used in a movie or on TV, you aren't seeing the real screen - you're either seeing a still photo displayed on the screen or an animation cooked up by the prop guys. Sometimes they aren't even real phones - they're props with lights or maybe a transparency, like the fake Privs shown off last year - and sometimes they'll put a green or blue pic on the phone and then replace the graphics digitally in post-production. It's really the exception to see a "real" computer screen in a movie.

    I remember Office Space (the movie) had PC-type computers with a Mac-clone GUI that would exit out to a character-mode C:\> prompt - which tells you that the graphics guys who created the GUI animations did so on Macs, but played back those animations as video files (in full screen) on a DOS computer.

    NCIS: Los Angeles is actually notable in that they actually use(d?) real Perceptive Pixel touch-screen computers live - as in, the actors are actually manipulating the computer screen themselves, live - which is incredibly unusual. But it turned out that those machines were so good and so powerful and so easy to use that it was easier (read: faster and cheaper) to train the actors to use the real thing and run them live during film takes than it was to set up fake screens or replace the graphics in post. Everything you see in the original NCIS show, for example, is all created in advance and keyed to simple controls like a PowerPoint presentation.
    03-15-16 06:26 PM
  18. ClassicKeyboardRules's Avatar
    Taylor Kinney actor from Chicago Fire still uses a Blackberry. He doesn't like all these fancy phones. "Blackberry never breaks does what I need it to do"

    Posted via CB10
    03-15-16 06:53 PM
  19. kvndoom's Avatar
    The movie about Benghazi called 13 hours also shad BlackBerry all over it, specifically the Classic.

    Posted via CB10
    Amazing, since that took place almost 6 months before BB10 was even released!
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    03-16-16 09:14 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Very interesting all, thanks, and can someone explain this hybrid:
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    I mean I don't know but my BBOS 10 Classic doesn't look like this software. (i know it's a Q10)

    And WHAT is this supposed to be?:
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    Did I miss the BBOS 10 update for my Bold's?
    It's a movie. Movies are pretend.
    03-16-16 09:34 AM
  21. hobgoblin1961's Avatar
    they use Blackberry devices because they are unique in style and design, same reason they use Zippo lighter in movies to torch up pure people houses, just because this sort of devices are iconic, like a raw figure for all.

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    03-16-16 10:46 AM
  22. kvndoom's Avatar
    they use Blackberry devices because they are unique in style and design, same reason they use Zippo lighter in movies to torch up pure people houses, just because this sort of devices are iconic, like a raw figure for all.

    Posted either via -Passport SQW100-1 or -Classic SQC100-1 / 10.3.++
    They are more associated with "business" and "government" than any other phone. And up until 2007, that wasn't a bad thing.

    BlackBerry Classic non-camera, Cricket Wireless
    03-16-16 05:03 PM

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