The End of Time

The End of Time

DVD - 2013
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A cinematic experience that explores our perception of time. Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, filmmaker Peter Mettler takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again turns his camera to filming the unfilmmable. From the particle accelerator in Switzerland, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to lava flows in Hawaii which have overwhelmed all but one home on the south side of Big Island; from the disintegration of inner city Detroit, to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha's enlightenment, Mettler explores our perception of time. He dares to dream the movie of the future while also immersing us in the wonder of the everyday.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, c2013
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: END
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col

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aleenstone
May 02, 2017

i agree with "casem" but must say that I found it had very fine photogaphy which is quite beautiful and varied but couldn't see much other purpose for the film..It should be a good one for an insomniac to fall asleep with as it is a quiet and visually pleasing experience yet disturbing to see deserted areas appearing to be like a "modern ghost town".

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casem
Jul 22, 2016

Visually pleasing but while linking time to our perception of motion (fast or slow) perhaps linking time in particle physics with geological time, I felt no closer to understanding what time might be. A bit more from what philosophers currently believe would have helped.

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Adelheid
Dec 02, 2015

I loved it,

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JackPurcell
May 23, 2015

Slow moving but with a lot of fantastic footage: a man skydiving from a balloon at 102,000 feet, lava flowing from a volcano, plenty of other diverse vignettes intended to get non-thinkers to think about the phenomenon of time, what it is, how it manifests itself.

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