Cell phone in Charlie Chaplin movie explained (VIDEO)
Time travelers? Cell phones in 1928? Or simply a great marketing hoax for a Charlie Chaplin movie? Chaplin may have been further ahead of his time than we thought.
The story first surfaced in a YouTube video that includes film footage showing the 1928 premiere of the Charlie Chaplin film "The Circus" at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Irish filmmaker George Clarke points out a woman in the old footage holding what he describes as a cell phone against her ear. The shape implies the woman is a time traveler using a modern mobile device rather than an ear trumpet, Clarke said.
19th-century resonator hearing aids such as ear trumpets were still made in large numbers well into the first decades of the 20th century, Philip Skroska, an archivist at the Bernard Becker Medical Library of Washington University in St. Louis explained to the Christian Science Monitor, and the basic designs didn't change much aside from incorporating newer, plastic-like materials.
"Besides, I would expect this woman to be over 50 years old, so using a late 19th century design in 1928 would not be a stretch I think," Skroska said.
Electronic hearing aids also existed before World War II, but in fewer numbers.
"Now, I can't really explain why the woman appears to be talking (other than yelling at the man who quickened his pace ahead of her)," Skroska said in an e-mail.
According to Clarke, the footage of the walking, apparently talking woman was found in the special-features section on a DVD release of Chaplin's The Circus. E Online reports one YouTuber suggested the shot could be the result of a post-production worker having some fun.
Time travel expert, physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discussed the possibility of time travel with Time magazine, saying, "There is a loophole in Einstein's equation that even Einstein realized was there. In Einstein's equation, time is a river. It speeds up, meanders, and slows down. The new wrinkle, is that it can have whirlpools and fork into two rivers. So, if the river of time can be bent into a pretzel, create whirlpools and fork into two rivers, then time travel cannot be ruled out."
Clarke claims the footage has not been tampered with in any way and seems convinced this is evidence of time travel.
Telegraph.co.uk says other explanations range from the woman holding a block of ice to take away the pain of a dental appointment, to the clip itself being a fake — detractors point out that fade transitions had not been developed in the 1920s.
No word back yet from Warner Home Video as to whether the footage, as presented in the YouTube clip, appears undoctored.
We don't have the answers. But in a related story, it's the 25th anniversary of "Back to the Future" this week.
Komentar Saya :
Video Charlie Chaplin Cell Phone yang dibuat tahun 1928 menuai banyak kontroversi. Hal ini disebabkan oleh adanya seorang wanita yang berjalan membawa alat seperti telfon seluler, padahal di tahun 1928 saat video dibuat, belum ada teknologi secanggih telfon seluler. Banyak sekali pendapat mengemukakan wanita itu adalah time traveler. Akan tetapi jika itu benar telepon sellular,sangat tidak berguna pada tahun 1928. Saya setuju dengan pendapat yang mengatakan itu adalah alat bantu pendengaran yang sudah ada saat itu.