Number stations in the movies
February 27, 2006 9:13 PM Subscribe
I recently found this site
which is one guy's chronicling of various "numbers stations" throughout a period of several years. On the site, he mentions the movie "Vanilla Sky."
posted by Brittanie to media & arts (22 answers total)
The film is also mentioned in a wikipedia article about numbers stations, and though I have seen "Vanilla Sky" once, I swear I have seen another film in which these stations are mentioned. I didn't particiluarly like "Vanilla Sky" but for some reason this scene is playing very clearly in my head, which makes me think there is another film that references this.
A secondary character is listening to the stations and talking about them. The numbers are being read out in English, and the character is explaining that he doesn't know what they mean, and that they come on and off sporadically throughout the dial.
For some reason, I also think maybe the scene takes place in the past, as the people are wearing 1940s or '50s style clothing.
For all I know, it could have been the original version, "Abre los ojos" but I'm pretty sure that wasn't it either. Ring any bells?