Primer (Shane Carruth, 2004)

28 Apr

“Re-Membering The Time-Travel Film” is an essay that, as its subtitle indicates, moves “from La Jetee to Primer.” There are several other good resources and essays available online for coming to terms with what actually happens in the film, but here are two diagrams: one that explains how time travel works in the film and another that sketches out a timeline of events.

The film’s rather prosaic style is misleading, making the film almost seem boring when something absolutely momentous is actually taking place. You may want to compare more commercial approaches to this kind of nested storytelling like Inception.

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