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Timecode (2000)

Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.

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Onyx Richardson
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Victoria Cohen
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Lester Moore
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Sikh Nurse
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Rose
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Therapist
Andrew Heckler ...
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Renee Fishbine
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Randy
Daphna Kastner ...
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Patrick Kearney ...
Drug House Owner
Elizabeth Low ...
Penny - Evan's Assistant
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Bunny Drysdale
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Storyline

The primary story with this movie is that it is shown in four simultaneously filmed ninety-three minute single shot takes (in other words, shown in four quadrants), with the actual plot secondary. The four cameras follow the players involved, with two or more of the four cameras sometimes filming the exact same scene from different angles and thus different perspectives. The audio on each of the four quadrants is turned up and down based on which quadrant(s) the viewer should pay most attention to at any given time. The actual plot, which takes place in Hollywood, involves the pre-production by Red Mullet Productions for the movie "Bitch from Louisiana". The production team is in an executive meeting to discuss several aspects of the movie, including problems with one of their own, Alex Green, who has been missing in action from much of the production and this meeting. Alex's problems stem from his substance abuse and philandering, his wife Emma who is contemplating leaving him, of ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for drug use, sexuality, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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28 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,148 (USA) (28 April 2000)

Gross:

$945,041 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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Trivia

There was a golden rule. Mike Figgis told the actors to never wear exactly the same outfit every day over the two-week shooting period. This way there could never ever be the possibility of stealing a scene from another day's shoot and cheating it in the edit. See more »

Goofs

When Laura is standing outside the offices during the first earthquake, she calls out "Salma!" instead of the character's name, "Rose". See more »

Quotes

Rose: I've been looking for somebody all my life who would discover me.
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Connections

References Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour (1948) See more »

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Future Strings
Written by Arlen Figgis and Richard Johnson
Performed by Arlen Figgis
Courtesy of Sativa Sound
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31 December 2000 | by (MN) – See all my reviews

The purpose of this movie was not to entertain with an extremely dramatic plot full of twists. It was just to show that it is possible to film four separate quadrants and make them work together. THIS film did not even have a real script or anything, and it didn't take much time to complete. In the future, a major production could be created. The only problem is that because the viewer sees everything at once, the film would have to be shorter (Timecode did get boring because it is 90 mins x 4).


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