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Timecode -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Mike Figgis (story)
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Release Date:
28 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Four cameras. One take. No edits. Real time. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(27 articles)
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 (From Thompson on Hollywood. 23 April 2014, 12:28 PM, PDT)

The top 25 underappreciated films of 2000
 (From Den of Geek. 27 November 2013, 7:48 AM, PST)

Suspension of Disbelief – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 July 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Too many degrees of freedom See more (142 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Xander Berkeley ... Evan Wantz

Golden Brooks ... Onyx Richardson

Saffron Burrows ... Emma

Viveka Davis ... Victoria Cohen

Richard Edson ... Lester Moore

Aimee Graham ... Sikh Nurse

Salma Hayek ... Rose

Glenne Headly ... Therapist
Andrew Heckler ... Auditioning Actor

Holly Hunter ... Executive

Danny Huston ... Randy
Daphna Kastner ... Auditioning Actor
Patrick Kearney ... Drug House Owner
Elizabeth Low ... Penny - Evan's Assistant

Kyle MacLachlan ... Bunny Drysdale

Mía Maestro ... Ana Pauls

Leslie Mann ... Cherine

Suzy Nakamura ... Connie Ling

Alessandro Nivola ... Joey Z

Zuleikha Robinson ... Lester Moore's Assistant

Julian Sands ... Quentin

Stellan Skarsgård ... Alex Green

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lauren Hathaway

Steven Weber ... Darren Fetzer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Holly Houston ... Renee - Take 1 (scenes deleted)

Laurie Metcalf ... Dava Adair - Take 1 (scenes deleted)

Colette Divine ... Auditioning Actress (uncredited)

David Schatanoff Jr. ... Man at Sidewalk Cafe (uncredited)

Patty Tobin ... Executive Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Figgis 
 
Writing credits
Mike Figgis (story)

Produced by
Dustin Bernard .... co-producer
Mike Figgis .... producer
Gary Marcus .... co-producer (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Annie Stewart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Figgis 
Anthony Marinelli 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Alexander Stewart (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Charlotte Malmlöf 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer M. Gentile  (as Jennifer Gentile)
 
Costume Design by
Donna Casey 
 
Production Management
Dustin Bernard .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Dupont .... second assistant director (as Philippe Dupont)
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Jonathan Watson .... first assistant director (as Jonathan M. Watson)
Greg Zekowski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Todd Ellis .... property master
Steve Halterman .... leadman
Michael Stone .... assistant art director (as Michael C. Stone)
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Eric Corley .... assistant sound effects editor
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor (as Paul M. Curtis)
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Francesca Dodd .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Tom Fox .... utility sound
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Scott Reed .... sound general manager
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
George W. Scott .... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Janiger .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian A. Lettieri .... video effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Blauvelt .... assistant chief lighting technician
Seth Clark .... assistant video assist operator
Tony Cucchiari .... camera operator
Ron Ervin .... second grip
Mike Figgis .... camera operator
Paul Hazard .... electrician
Barbara Kallir .... chief lighting technician
David Macdonald .... key grip
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
John Monsour .... video engineer
James O'Keeffe .... camera operator
Kathina Szeto .... first assistant camera
Christopher Taylor .... first assistant camera
Andrew B. Andersen .... cinematographer: title sequence (uncredited)
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tricia Cruikshank .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist
 
Music Department
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer
Louise Hammar .... music supervisor
Elyse Hoyt .... music coordinator
Anthony Marinelli .... music producer
Anthony Marinelli .... musician: keyboards
Mark Tucker .... music score recording engineer
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
James Nordberg .... transportation
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Don Tardino .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Benjamin Adams .... production accountant
Samuel F. Arroyo .... craft service (as Sam Arroyo)
Mary Brunner .... production assistant
Unjoo Lee Byars .... title producer
Seth Clark .... production assistant
Jennifer Clymer .... production assistant
Paul Codiga .... production assistant
Erin Engman .... assistant production coordinator
James Fregia .... production assistant
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... production assistant (as Tami Hodges)
Scott Horwitz .... production assistant
Karis Jagger .... key production assistant
David Krudis .... first assistant accountant
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Michael McIntyre .... creative director: main titles
Edgar Pablos .... assistant: Mr. Figgis (as Edgar B. Pablos)
B.J. Smith .... medical advisor
Doug Van Doren .... assistant: Ms. Stewart
Lois Walker .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Frank Lomento .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug use, sexuality, language and a scene of violence
Runtime:
97 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | France:U | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (#37352)

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Trivia:
The film was shot 15 times, over two weeks, one continuous take each time.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Darren:Did you look at Tower Records, cause they just re-released ABBA's greatest hits.See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Too many degrees of freedom, 25 November 2002
Author: Euphorbia from Oregon

There is a rule in science that for an experiment to be meaningful, all the variables must be controlled but one. That rule could be applied to experimental cinema, too; at least it should have been applied to this film.

Time Code combines two experiments, one that has promise, and one that is doomed. The promising experiment involves multiple screens following different parts of the story in "real" time. The doomed experiment involves requiring actors to script and direct themselves.

In addition, this movie was shot in four simultaneous uninterrupted takes. Maybe this was an experiment, too, but it is comparable to live theater, which is not exactly a novelty. It is neither a good thing nor a bad thing -- and should be a matter of complete indifference to the audience, as long it works. Instead of cutting from scene to scene, our attention shifts from screen to screen.

The four-screen experiment did work reasonably well here, especially on DVD, where one can instantly back up to catch bits one missed. The multi-view device might even have been truly excellent in this film, had it not been for the other experiment -- the Absentee Director.

A feature movie is not an improv sketch. There is a reason that an army has one general, and that a movie has one director. Although each of these endeavors requires the effort and cooperation of many talented people, both a military campaign and a feature film must be focused on one person's vision and goals.

Time Code has the same fatal flaw as Dancing at the Blue Iguana. Each actor was instructed to invent his own character, and then to direct himself. In Time Code each performer was evidently told to make of his character a recognizable Hollywood stereotype. The result: eight variations on "coke-snorting pretentious but sycophantic loser," who all walk stiffly through their parts like zombies trying to perform soap opera. I cannot imagine how desperate a viewer would have to be, in order to care about any of them.

I suppose this should not reflect badly on the performers, although it cannot have helped their careers. I have seen most of them in other films, and they are all capable actors. It does reflect dismally on the director. Where was he hiding while the four cameras were running? Maybe he was busy watching four tumble dryers at the laundromat up the street.

Time Code might be worth a peek on dollar-day at the video store -- which is how I found it. Otherwise, forget it. 3/10.

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