Saturday, August 27, 2011

Girls


No I am not going to venture out on that tight-rope and comment on the opposite sex, instead I want to highlight the alt rock band 'Girls'. Although I can tell you nothing about their first album, I can say that I stumbled upon this second accomplishment (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) when reading the favourable review in Spin Magazine. It doesn't happen for me that often, but in this case I was immediately drawn to this on its first listen. There are a couple of repetitive slightly annoying tunes but on the whole I was hearing something quite interesting. Other reviewers compared it to Elvis Costello, however I couldn't shake the impression that I was listening to a recent Wilco album. His voice is eerily close to Jeff Tweedy's. Check out this video of theirs for the song Vomit.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Source Code


Ok, this was an excellent movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes alternate reality movies and the science of time manipulation (like in Inception). This movie is not as visually spectacular as Inception but might have dealt with the science part of its plot with more affect.

I am now going into my theory of the story line and encourage the debate, so please comment. If however you have not already seen this movie I am asking that you quit reading and instead watch the movie and check back to comment. ...............................

My theory is a rather straight forward one. Colter Stevens did in fact die (as evident in Christina's revelation to him from her web query, and Colter's subsequent conversation with his father (who was voiced over by Scott Bakula, also with his own Quantum Leap abilities)). The last 8 minutes of his memory is kept alive and is being tapped into by the source code scientists to try and solve or prevent this terrorist bombing incident. Each time Colter leapt into this past reality he was creating a new reality or timeline. Each of these timelines ended when the bomb went off. In the last timeline (the one in which Colter finally was able to eliminate both bombing threats) we do not have the 8 minutes sequence ending explosions to worry about and as Goodwin turned off the machine there was no comatose reality for him to return to. Instead he lives on in this alternate reality or timeline as Sean Fentress. Yes, I am suggesting that there are multiple timelines going on here. A separate timeline exists with Sean, Christina, Goodwin and a comatose Colter. All other timelines ceased to exist with each explosion.

As for the email that Colter sends Goodwin. This comes to her in a reality where the source code had not been tested yet and the bombings have been averted, with a comatose Colter waiting for his first mission. Watch that part of the movie again and you will notice not only Goodwin's surprise but her struggle to figure the message out. You will also hear the doctor concede that the will have to find another threat to test the source code out on.

What do you think?