October 10th, 2010 / 11:33 pm

The movie about the murderous trolley from the future.

Above image from the enticing visual/literary production blog of Looper, a movie forthcoming from Rian Johnson (director of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, etc.) What I know about the movie so far: time travel & corporate sponsored murder & an excellent cast. Favorite time travel, in fiction or film?

Mark Leidner goes vocal in an excellent episode of Apostrophe Cast. I think he is locating a presence in the warped examination & worshipping of cinema in his words. Pretty and strong.

The Trolley Problem. Heard of it? Push the fat man, touch the switch, pivot the disc, kill the people. I think gestures and the power of certain images have more to do with the decision than ethics.

Douglas Coupland lays out 45 reasons to stay inside, or go outside, or move. If you have best guesses for the next 10 years, please posit them here.

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  1. Daniel Bailey

      good job, mark leidner.

  2. jereme_dean

      when has time travel ever WORKED in a movie?

  3. jereme_dean

      other than “time bandits.”

  4. Guest

      la jetee?

  5. jereme_dean

      sadly, i haven’t seen it david.

  6. deadgod

      “I don’t read the news because the news is always the same shit.”

      Figured It All Out? Safely Neutralized?

      figured it all out = safely neutralized ??

      scrumptious lotus

  7. Jeff