December 29, 2006

The Movie Timeline. Can't separate what was film and what was reality? Never fear! It's all true! A timeline through history, which recognizes that all events presented in film are in fact, fact. (Site finally gives due appreciation to the historical influences of Alien vs. Predator, and Highlander).

e.g.: 1912 Saturday 13th April: Jack Dawson dines with Rose Dewitt Bukater (Titanic) Sunday 14th April: Titanic hits the iceberg (Titanic) Monday 15th April: Titanic sinks (A Night to Remember) Monday 15th April: Time-travelling dwarves appear on the intact Titanic, briefly (Time Bandits) or, for 2006 (which is odd, because I don't remember any of this being in the paper): Friday 4th August: James Bond tries to retrieve $150 million, and Vesper Lynd, from a collapsing house in Venice (Venice - Casino Royale) Friday 11th August: May McGorvey dies in hospital; Brad Adamson and Sarah Pierce nearly elope (Little Children) Wednesday 27th September: Superman saves space shuttle from destruction (Superman Returns) October: One day before Dante is due to leave Jersey with his fiance for a new life in Florida, he discovers he has impregnated his boss, loses his fiance, witnesses a donkey show and gets arrested (New Jersey - Clerks 2)

  • Sadly, I know adults who already do treat most movies as fact. Sites like this just encourage them. But it is fun suggesting that they go and look out for superheroes.
  • What I wanna know is, who is going to take this timeline and begin the Grand Timeline Movie Mash-up? I wanna *see* the time-travelling dwarves appearing briefly on the sinking Titanic next to Jack and Rose!
  • I was hoping that this timeline might help to explain Memento to me. Alas, it did not. It did, however, help to explain the juggling dog and cigar-smoking kitten that I watched cross the street last evening. No doubt they are from a movie which has yet to be made.
  • 1984: Saturday 24th March: John Bender, Claire Standish, Allison Reynolds, Brian Johnson and Andrew Clark become friends after a day in detention (The Breakfast Club) Wednesday 4th April: Winston Smith begins keeping a diary, charting his rebellion against Big Brother (1984) Saturday 12th May: Winston Smith writes in his diary: "Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows." (1984) And then he wrote "Eat my shorts." So when were the snakes on that plane, anyway.
  • Too bad they limit it to movies, because otherwise they could get all those cool timelines from ""In The Year 2525".
  • WHAT?! They did NOT condemn Charles I to death in 1645. It was January 30, 1648/49. (The year actually began on March 25 at the time, so it would have been written January 1648, but it was the month after December 1648). Actually, the film that this "fact" comes from (To Kill a King) sounds like anti-historical tripe anyways. (Cromwell as a psychopath? ridiculous. A strong willed man, but also one of conscience. Kept dismissing Parliament because they wouldn't be religiously tolerant).
  • > Cromwell as a psychopath? ridiculous. A strong willed man, but also one of conscience. Irish Catholics have long regarded Cromwell as a psychopath. He didn't accept much responsibility for the acts carried out in his name (save perhaps the massacres at Drogheda and Wexford), but he left a very bitter legacy (mass evictions, killings, deplacements, deportations as slaves, and religious persecution).
  • What's the name of the genre that combines everything ever written? Like LXG, which combined The Picture of Dorian Grey with The Invisible Man and yadayadayada. All universes exist together. (I think I've asked this here before, actually, the last time it came up)
  • Pangenericism?