So, in fine OCD form, I’m officially researching films and books that are related to time travel, parallel universes, the butterfly affect, etc, etc.
Oh, and I suppose this is as good a time as any to tell you that I have to have a bit of surgery in the very near future (official date still to be determined). And if there’s any good news about having to go under the knife, well, I’ll certainly have some time for time traveling. See, silver lining.
With my OCD kicked into warp speed, my pro-active, pre-surgery preparational plan had me raiding the Cleveland Public Library for nearly every book they had on quantum physics. Oh, and greedy girl couldn’t stop at the books, oh, nooo. I did a little hop, skip and jump down the film aisle too. And anyone that knows me, or barely knows me at all, knows that films flip my time machine switch. I was thrilled when I found a long, lost love just waiting for me to check out; quite literally: Blind Chance.
So, while I’m waiting patiently for those quantum physics book to come in, I’ve compiled a list of quantum-like films I’m going to see:
Donny Darko (what a fucking classic )
David Lynch (this list alone will take me a minute or so to get through)
Surveillance (never seen this. virgin viewing experience)
Sliding Doors (a classic, but clearly a Blind Chance remake)
Blind Chance (mentioned and seen multiple times, but worth the extra trip)
The Machinist (never seen this one either. Oh my, another virgin viewing experience)
TimeCrimes (see previous post)
Primer (this is next on the viewing list)
The Butterfly Affect (really dumb movie, but I’m going back to read between the wings this time)
Have you seen any of these films I’ve mentioned above? Did I miss a film about time travel that simply shouldn’t be missed? Oh, and yes, I’ve seen The Time Machine many times. I loved it as a kid, but that’s not the kind of time traveling experience I’m looking to research now. Think dark. Think darker. Yep, you know what I like.
Neve Black’s Time Machine