999 – The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

timespace coordinates: late 1990s / 1937 / 2024 Los Angeles13th floorThe Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 neo-noir science fiction crime thriller film written and directed by Josef Rusnak, and produced by Roland Emmerich. It is loosely based upon Simulacron-3 (1964), a novel by Daniel F. Galouye (one of the first literary descriptions of virtual reality), and a remake of the German film World on a Wire (1973). The film stars Craig BierkoGretchen MolArmin Mueller-StahlVincent D’Onofrio, and Dennis Haysbert. (wiki)

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998 – Se7en (1995)

timespace coordinates: 1990’s Los Angeles, CaliforniaSe7en - minimal movie poster - Edward Julian Moran IISeven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth PaltrowJohn C. McGinleyR. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. It tells the story of David Mills (Pitt), a detective who partners with the retiring William Somerset (Freeman) to track down a serial killer (Spacey) who uses the seven deadly sins as a motif in his murders. (wiki)

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997 – Fargo (1996)

timespace coordinates: winter of 1987, Minnesota / FargoNorth Dakota

Fargo is a 1996 black comedy-crime film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan CoenFrances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell). the score to Fargo is by Carter Burwell

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a 2014 American drama film co-written and directed by David Zellner. The film stars Rinko KikuchiNobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Kanako Higashi. The story is based on the urban legend surrounding Takako Konishi in search of the fictional ransom money seen buried in the snow from the 1996 film Fargo. (wiki)

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996 – Fargo (TV Series 2014– )

Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley. The series premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX, and follows an anthology format, with each season set in a different era, and with a different story and mostly new characters and cast, although there is minor overlap. Each season shares a common chronology with the original film. (wiki)

(season 1)

timespace coordinates:  2006 –  Bemidji, Minnesota /  Duluth

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(season 2)

timespace coordinates: Upper Midwest in March 1979 (Dakota Territory / Luverne,_Minnesota)

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(season 3)

timespace coordinates: December 2010 and March 2011, in three Minnesota towns: St. CloudEden Valley, and Eden Prairie,

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(season 4)


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995 – Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

timespace coordinates: 18th century France (1730s – 1760s)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 2006 German period psychological crime thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Ben WhishawAlan RickmanRachel Hurd-Wood, and Dustin Hoffman. Tykwer, with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, also composed the music. The screenplay by Tykwer, Andrew Birkin, and Bernd Eichinger is based on Patrick Süskind‘s 1985 novel Perfume. Set in 18th century France, the film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Whishaw), an olfactory genius, and his homicidal quest for the perfect scent. (wiki)

During pre-production, Tom Tykwer, Director of Photography Frank Griebe, Production Designer Uli Hanisch, and Costume Designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud studied the complete works of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Joseph Wright, in order to ensure the film’s aesthetic correctly captured eighteenth century France.

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