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Bradbury and Butterflies

I like time travel movies, though not the kind in which characters hang out in the past, wear ‘funny’ clothes or commune with either their parents or dudes named So-crates. I see film as essentially a kind of time travel experiment: it interests me for the way we can mess with time in the movies, slowing it down, compressing it, creating parallel worlds, and literally rerunning time to see how history unfolds in various ways. That last scenario beguiles historians–how can we determine what is most important in the past in order to explain significance to the present? And as Read more