“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubborn, persistent illusion”
If time does not exist, there is only now and now and now, and all these instants create the illusion of time, just like the succeeding images of a film can create the illusion of movement. Not one single image of a film contains movement, not one single moment contains time.
In the short film “Ferment” by Tim MacMillan, the pioneer of Timeslice Film, a Now is explored through a city.
Watch it here: http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/1999_2001/ferment
Still from “Gödel” (Igor Kramer, 2007):
Watch it here: http://vimeo.com/7091945
In the Czech comedy “Happy End” the moments in the life of a condemned murderer are reversed.
A list of films that explore in some way the strange and possibly illusionary nature of time.
Recommended book: “The End of Time” by Julian Barbour.Read less