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Reverse Time

Reverse Time

(Project 365 Day 185)

Tonight I went to see Merrily We Roll Along, a musical. The gimmick in this musical is that each scene takes place progressively earlier in time. So at the very first scene, you know the ending, that the main character is a composer who's "sold out" and miserable in middle age. Then each scene tells you a bit of his history, and of those around him, until you get to the wide-eyed days of his youth, when he was still optimistic and full of wonder.

It was so twisted! I mean, it gets happier and happier, but that actually means that their lives got sadder and sadder! Also, the production values were really good, and the acting was great, too, so if anyone who reads this lives in the Silicon Valley, I'd recommend that you consider taking a look.

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The exact same technique is used in the French film Irreversible. Check it out!

I have heard of that. I'll put it in my queue. :)

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