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Name the five best uses of flashback/non-linear storytelling.

1. The Butterfly Effect
2. The Prestige
3. The Usual Suspects
4. Kill Bill
5. Memento Revised as per remembered via [livejournal.com profile] bloodyscuffle: The Time Traveler's Wife

Not sure why all the best examples I can think of are movies.

Date: 2009-07-24 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodyscuffle.livejournal.com
OMG YOU FORGOT Poland -- I mean, The Time Traveler's Wife!!!

Date: 2009-07-25 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
Haha, I just revised this and then saw your comment.

Date: 2009-07-25 08:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodyscuffle.livejournal.com
You liked Kill Bill?? Really? That film held no appeal for me.

I think that makes 6 movies we fundamentally disagree on?

Date: 2009-07-25 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
I did! I didn't like it the first time I saw it, and I still don't particularly like the first one, but Kill Bill II really grew on me. It's not one of my favorite movies or anything, but I do think it's a strong example of non-linear storytelling. Of course, the non-linear storytelling was one of the reasons I didn't like it at first, but that's a whole other story.

So we're up to 6? Wow. Still not v many though. Remind me, I couldn't come up with the full list for Chris... Moulin Rouge, Requiem for a Dream, No Country for Old Men... and um... what are the others? I can't remember.

Also: Poland. I LOL'd.

Date: 2009-07-25 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodyscuffle.livejournal.com
Buffy ... what's the last one? (I actually feel like there are 2 more.) I think one is a disturbing movie that I liked and you didn't. Oh, is it The Talented Mr. Ripley?

Date: 2009-07-26 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
Ah right, Buffy! I never saw The Talented Mr. Ripley though.
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Date: 2009-07-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
Oh man, I really want to see that, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Date: 2009-07-26 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermione-vader.livejournal.com
I love The Prestige! So does my mother---that was the first movie she watched in a long time without falling asleep. Did you have to watch it a second time to make sense of it? I did, and I caught a lot of things I'd missed before.

Date: 2009-07-28 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
That movie is amazing. I am pretty sure we (my sister, my mom and myself) did watch it a second time, like right after the first viewing. Not to make sense of it, cause my sister had seen it and was around to confirm our suspicions and banish my mom's sense of whaaaaaa?, but just to re-experience it knowing the big twists. Totally awesome movie. It's actually one of my favorites, I think.



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