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Primer explained

Just watched 2004′s Primer again last night and slept on it. A classic mindfuck. The film’s gained a cult following, and a few people have made some admirable attempts to deconstruct its complicated time-travel-related plot.

First, an excellent diagram via Wikipedia. Click image for larger version. Try not to hurt yourself:

primer diagram

Here’s a dude who’s taken some of these available breakdowns and produced a watchable half-hour demonstration on YouTube:

Primer Movie Explained, 1/3:

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2/3:

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3/3:

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The entire movie is now available on YouTube. Check it out here, along with a 2005 discussion I had with Andreas.

NOTABLE: Software engineer turned Primer‘s writer/director/producer/actor Shane Carruth has reportedly written another progressive sci-fi screenplay for a film called A Topiary. Looking forward to that.

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