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Perspectives and time (1)

by Sluzier
For my sweet Rachel. Which films explore the issues of perspective and time? How do they do it? I have created categories and an order to more fully explore this concept. 1. The sins of the past (1-11) 2. Feelings overwhelming time (12-29) 3. The tricks and chaos of time (30-48) 4. Time destroys everything (49-66) 5. To find peace (67-84) 6. An uncertain future (85-94) 7. A brave new era (95-100) The whole list is in order. One to seven is roughly chronological, from the past to the future, with both uncertainty and calm in the middle. Categories blur into one another, the closer a film to the next category the more it’s themes are… Read more

For my sweet Rachel.

Which films explore the issues of perspective and time? How do they do it? I have created categories and an order to more fully explore this concept.

1. The sins of the past (1-11)
2. Feelings overwhelming time (12-29)
3. The tricks and chaos of time (30-48)
4. Time destroys everything (49-66)
5. To find peace (67-84)
6. An uncertain future (85-94)
7. A brave new era (95-100)

The whole list is in order. One to seven is roughly chronological, from the past to the future, with both uncertainty and calm in the middle. Categories blur into one another, the closer a film to the next category the more it’s themes are shared. So, for example, early entries in the ‘Sins of the past’ are stories free from the trouble of feeling and redemption, whereas those nearer to ‘Feelings overwhelming time’ are more personal and optimistic. Likewise, in the ‘To find peace category’, such peace is more exhausted when closer to ‘Time destroys everything’, and more up in the air when closer to ‘An uncertain future’. Overlap is inevitable and encouraged. Obviously such schema is imperfect.

I’ve also tried to place films appropriately next to one another where possible.

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