Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Balázs Kovács, who shares the following radio sightings and notes:
The Priest’s rig from the last episode of “The Walking Dead“
A Yaesu in “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom“
Some emergency/weather radios in the “The Darkest Minds“
The Last Ship S05E01
After a cyber attack a backup comm solution for the US Navy.
Night of the Living Dead (1968/1990)
In the original a radio broadcast was the first information source, in the remake only a small one was used at the end.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
In a remote shack.
+1: The “Álmodozások kora” (Age of Illusions (US) / The Age of Daydreaming (Int)) was the first (Hungarian) feature film of the director István Szabó (winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981 (Mephisto), English language films: Meeting Venus (1991), Sunshine (1999), Taking Sides (2001), the Oscar nominated Being Julia (2004) and The Door (2012)) in 1965 about a group of young electrical engineers. Two scenes from it about the radios, unfortunately I found the hungarian speaking version only online, but I think maybe it can be still interesting: https://ok.ru/video/
- 33:58-35: A custom rig receiving 4 european stations (Paris, London, Rome, Prague) on different speakers at the same time
- 1:05:43-1:07:20: “How radio works” animation
- (and there was a short scene also where they talk about the The Pioneer Railway and how they learned the morse code there)
I found another (splited) version of the movie now with english subtitles, the new links and timings:
33:58-35:28: A custom rig receiving 4 European stations (Paris, London, Rome, Prague) on different speakers at the same time
20:00-21:39 “How radio works” animation
The same actor (András Bálint) 13 years later have a short ham radio scene (new year greetings in english) in another movie (BUÉK, 1978). I checked the callsign from the wall (HA5FA) and probably it was already a real one, belongs to Jen? Matzon, active member of the radio amateur community (DXCC Honor Roll, etc.) now a Silent Key.
Wow! Many thanks for sharing all of these radio spots, Balazs! Funny thing is I remember so well those shots from Night of the Living Dead even though I likely watched it 40 years ago! I guess I never forget a Zenith!
Of course, I’ll add this post to our ever growing archive of radios in film!