A Great Flowchart to Help You Better Understand Time Travel in Movies

A Great Flowchart to Help You Better Understand Time Travel in Movies

Apr 16, 2013

Here's a fun little chart by Tumblr author "Mr. Dalliard." We're assuming he or she took their moniker from a pseudo-imaginary character in the British comedy series A Bit of Fry & Laurie, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. So, points for that.

The flowchart shows the numerous genres, time-travel theories, and other wackiness surrounding the process of hopping between the past and future. There are spoilers, but they're fragments and not full-on explanations, so it's probably cryptic enough to take a look at these plot twists. Besides, we hope most of you have seen films like Groundhog Day and Terminator by now or we simple can't be friends anymore. 
 
The allure of time-travel films hasn't faded, which is why movies like Looper, Men in Black 3 and even comedies like Safety Not Guaranteed were recently released. If you think this narrative device is only for sci-fi films, think again. Remember, Woody Allen did it in Midnight in Paris
 
Explore Mr. Dalliard's flowchart of time travel in cinema, and let him know what favorites of yours would fit in with his composite via his Tumblr page. [via Neatorama]
 

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