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Name that Sci Fi Story
December 30, 2012 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Name that science fiction story / movie: Two people in love with each other are trapped in a box. The box is possibly in some alternative dimension with a Panopticon-type God person. I think the story was written by a famous sci fi author.

So, the above is basically all I remember. I know I saw the story adapted into a movie (maybe just a television movie?) where two people were trapped in a translucent box. The idea was, if I remember correctly, that their new reality consisted of living this life in this isolated universe forever, overseen by this God-type figure. All this may be central to the plot, or completely incidental.

If you can produce a movie still, that'd be great, because it's most likely to jog my memory.
posted by Apropos of Something to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
It sounds like Slaughterhouse Five, which has a sequence where the main character is put in a zoo with a woman.
posted by restless_nomad at 3:07 PM on December 30, 2012


Could it be from the short story Kill Me with Kindness by Richard Wilson?
posted by moonmilk at 3:12 PM on December 30, 2012


restless_nomad: "It sounds like Slaughterhouse Five, which has a sequence where the main character is put in a zoo with a woman."

Yes! Thank you.
posted by Apropos of Something at 3:14 PM on December 30, 2012


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