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White Noise (2005)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  7 January 2005 (USA)
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An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

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The car of successful author Anna Rivers is found disabled next to the river, the thought being that she accidentally fell into the river while trying to change a flat tire. Her dead body is found upstream several weeks later, consistent with the accidental death theory. Based on incidents around him, her grieving husband, architect Jonathan Rivers, decides several months later to visit with Raymond Price, who approached John prior to Anna's body being found with news that she was trying to contact him from beyond. At that time, John was skeptical of Raymond's claims of electronic voice phenomena (EVP): that he is contacted from the beyond through electronic means - radio, television - which he is able to record. Along with Sarah Tate, another of Raymond's "clients" whose fiancé passed away, John becomes obsessed with EVP as he gets more and more audio and video messages, however fuzzy, from Anna from beyond. That obsession takes a slight change in focus when John believes that Anna ... Written by Huggo

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river | obsession | architect | voice | grave | See more »

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There are nearly 7 billion audio and video recording devices in homes around the world. Everyone of them is a portal. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,569 (South Africa) (29 April 2005)

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$158,714 (South Africa) (29 April 2005)
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Approximately one second before the WHITE NOISE title card appears [00:01:35 in], there is a split-second subliminal "flash" image of a skeletal figure. Immediately after the final blackout at the end of the film there is another "flash" image, this time (presumably) of Michael Keaton, which fades into the static. See more »

Goofs

When John is at Carol Black's funeral, he stops to Carol Black's husband. A bald man with dark rimmed glasses walks past them to exit the church, and takes an obvious look at Carol Black's husband. The camera then focuses on John for a couple seconds. When the camera again focuses on Carol Black's husband, the same bald man with dark rimmed glasses walks past them to exit the church. See more »

Quotes

Susie Tomlinson: It's almost like she didn't die. Two days ago I get a call from my father, and then you show up?
Jonathan Rivers: I don't understand. I've been getting messages from your grandmother for a week now.
Susie Tomlinson: No, that's not possible, she just passed away two days ago.
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provocative
3 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

some interesting themes and concepts explored within this film. Entirely possible? .... Many researchers think so. But apart from the films plausibility and accreditation amongst the Para-scientific community it does seem to inspire a certain believable element. Whether from a scientific, artistic, atheist or religious background, most people will have experienced something that they can relate to this film....not always talked about, perhaps deliberately avoided in conversation but i'm sure many will draw inexplicable parallels with this film. Enjoy as an interesting piece of entertainment if you must, but if possible, explore the possibilities.


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