Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?
November 13, 2012 1:13 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene
from Me and You and Everyone We Know
in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship.
posted by oulipian to media & arts (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My meager collection of examples:
- The scene in Vertigo
where Madeleine uses the cut tree cross-section to show her past life (this scene is referenced in La Jette and 12 Monkeys, as shown here
- Picnicface's Growing Boy
- Jason Rohrer's game Passage
(walking represents the passage of time).