Cellphones Didn’t Ruin Movies
R.L. Stine on cell phones “ruining” movies (via parislemon):
You know, cell phones have ruined everything. They’ve ruined every plot, seriously. You used to have this plot where the girl is getting these frightening phone calls and she’s trying to figure out who’s calling her. You can’t do that story anymore [because the name is] right there on the phone.
This is bullshit.
The Departed is a great example where the entire plot exists because of cellphones.