Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by jimcarney, Mar 8, 2006.
I think I must have fallen asleep ,because I did not have any idea what was going on !
I dozed off a bit too (but only because I was knackered from work):
they get so wound up trying to cover all the variables (which proves impossible) of the guy going to the party with the gun that they become a bit unhinged and end up going back to sabotage themselves building the machines in the first place. Or something.
I loved Primer. Very original to a point. Considering he made the film for $7000, I think it looks great.
It was more a "feel" movie for me. Much the way Mullholland Dr was.
I've only seen it once, but think it will make sense on repeated viewings.
Like Mullholland Dr did for me.
A timeline is here
I watched this last night. It has some very good ideas, and I ma all for a movie which makes you think, but it really could have done with a little more explaniation of events. Its alsmost as if the film makers themselves lost thier way and gave up with the story. I just did not get the end at all.
no one eles seen this movie then?
If you check it out on IMDB there's a good few attempts at trying to explain.....worth a read with some strong coffee...!
I really liked Primer but It did need another viewing to really get it.
there is a really good explanation of the film on Wikipedia here:
Yeah.. a savant.. lol! The guy underestimates us. It's not too hard to follow. It's a good film, and looks believable. Some of the editing appears to carry the story with added complications that needn't be there. Like the opening scene which just drops you into a conversation which you weren't ready for. It's a bit like talking on the phone to somebody, and replying to them without a pause for thought.. so you have a conversation with no breaks in it (not even a pause). That's what it feels like to watch this movie.
Primer is fantastin, I've seen it about five times now, you won't get it first time riund, and probably not second. One fo the few films that tackles time travel and the consequences in an intelligent way, and also one of the few films that does not spare any time for the viewer in so far as to explain it all.
I think the director and and main lead (dark haired fellow) has degrees in engineering and maths.
Have a look at this link
Very interesting. Watching it now - It's on the LoveFilm player for those with a sub.
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