Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A-series or B-series

After reading chapter 8, which deals with A-series and B-series, I was immediately reminded of the scene in Spaceballs where Lord Helmet and Colonel Sandurz are watching the actual movie. This seems to me to have both A-series and B-series and I was wondering what you guys think. I have provided the movie lines.

The movie stops at the exact same thing that is actually happening now. HELMET looks at the camera, then he turns back to the monitor. SANDURZ looks at the camera when HELMET looks back at the monitor, then he looks back at the monitor. HELMET looks at the camera when SANDURZ looks back at the monitor. When HELMET turns back, he waves his hand. He turns back to the camera.

HELMET What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?

SANDURZ Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.

HELMET What happened to then?

SANDURZ We passed then?

HELMET When?

SANDURZ Just now. We're at now, now.

HELMET Go back to then.

SANDURZ When?

HELMET Now.

SANDURZ Now?

HELMET Now.

SANDURZ I can't.

HELMET Why?

SANDURZ We missed it.

HELMET When?

SANDURZ Just now.

HELMET When will then be now?

CORPORAL rewinds the tape. He stops at the point when LONE STARR, BARF, VESPA, and DOT are walking through the desert.

SANDURZ Soon.

HELMET How soon?

1 Comments:

Blogger ewolf335 said...

sorry i've never seen the movie, lol. however, from the example your provided, it seems to be that there is both an A seires and B-series going on here. but coming back to reality, is it possible? for both series to happen at the same time? i think not...

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