Personal time in alternative and time travel narrative: the cases of Groundhog Day, Twelve Monkeys and 2001: A Space Odyssey

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dc.contributor.author Pezzotta, Elisa en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-02T15:07:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-02T15:07:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Pezzotta, E. (2011) 'Personal time in alternative and time travel narrative: the cases of Groundhog Day, Twelve Monkeys and 2001: A Space Odyssey', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 2 (Winter 2011). en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 13 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/682
dc.description.abstract In alternative and time travel narratives, our everyday conception of time is often challenged. Similarly, in counterfactual history, various parallel realities exist. In time travel narrative, it is possible to travel in the past or in the future. In all of these cases, there are clues that help viewers to comprehend new ideas of time and, in some cases, the construction of the story time is not sufficient to comprehend the story. In order to solve some of the main logical paradoxes, personal time needs to be considered and discussed. In alternative narrative, the clues are often to be found in the plot and story time, as well as in the mise-en-scène. In some examples of counterfactual history, for example Groundhog Day, and in some time travel narratives, the spectator has to reconstruct the time traveller’s personal time through story and plot time and mise-en-scène, as in Twelve Monkeys, or they have to deduce story time from personal time and mise-en-scène, as is the case in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The relationships between plot, story and personal time can be visualized through graphics which can also help us to draw conclusions about A-series and B-series. en
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dc.publisher Film Studies, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue%202/HTML/ArticlePezzotta.html en
dc.rights © 2011, the Author(s) en
dc.subject Counterfactual history en
dc.subject Time-travel en
dc.subject Fabula en
dc.subject Syuzhet en
dc.subject Groundhog Day en
dc.subject Twelve Monkeys en
dc.subject 2001: A Space Odyssey en
dc.title Personal time in alternative and time travel narrative: the cases of Groundhog Day, Twelve Monkeys and 2001: A Space Odyssey en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Elisa Pezzotta, University of Bergamo en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en


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