091 – In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

spacetime coordinates: 1892–1973 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 

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In the Realms of the Unreal is a 2004 documentary film directed by Jessica Yu about American outsider artist Henry Darger.

An obscure janitor during his life, Darger is known for the posthumous discovery of his elaborate 15,145-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story.

The film’s style is atypical of a documentary. Because there are only three known photographs of Darger, and because of his reclusive lifestyle, the film is mostly a narrated biographical account, accompanied by animated versions of events from his magnum opus, which is also surveyed in detail. Interviews with his few neighbors and other acquaintances are included.

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In the last entry in his diary, he wrote: “January 1, 1971. I had a very poor nothing like Christmas. Never had a good Christmas all my life, nor a good new year, and now… I am very bitter but fortunately not revengeful, though I feel should be how I am…”

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053 – eXistenZ (1999)

Existenz (stylized as eXistenZ) is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law.

As in Videodrome, Cronenberg gives his psychological statement about how humans react and interact with the technologies that surround them, in this case, the world of video games.

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organic virtual reality game consoles known as “game pods” have replaced electronic ones. The pods are attached to “bio-ports”, outlets inserted at players’ spines, through biotechnological umbilical cords. Two game companies, Antenna Research and Cortical Systematics, compete against each other. In addition, a group of “realists” fights both companies to prevent the “deforming” of reality.  wiki

012 – donnie darko 2001

spacetime coordinate:  2 > 31 october, 1988, Middlesex, Virginia (filmed entirely around Los Angeles)

Donnie Darko is a 2001 science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film follows the adventures of the troubled title character as he seeks the meaning behind his Doomsday-related visions.

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– Ah, a wormhole with an Einstein-Rosen bridge, which is, theoretically,
a wormhole in space…
controlled by man.
So, according to Hawking, a wormhole may be able to provide a shortcut…
forjumping between two distant regions of space-time.
So in order to travel back in time, you have to have…
– A big spaceship or something that can travel faster than the speed of light?
– Theoretically.
– And be able to find one of these wormholes?
– The basic principles of time travel are there. You’ve got your vessel
and your portal, and your vessel could be just about anything,
most likely a spacecraft.
– Like a Delorean?
– Metal craft of any kind.
– You know, I love that movie, the way they shot it.
It’s so, um, like, futuristic, you know?
– Listen, um, don’t tell anybody that I gave you this.

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roberta sparrow

philosophy of time travel

about love fear and looking beyond the mirror

http://www.rudolfsteineraudio.com/cosmosophyvol11921/cosmosophyone1921.html

http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA207/English/AP1985/Cosmo1_index.html

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