Primer Timeline

If you’ve ever seen Shane Carruth’s 2004 sci fi mindfuck Primer, about two scientists who build a time machine in their garage, then you’ve no doubt spent some portion of your time, immediately following the movie, trying to figure out its labyrinthine plot. 


I’ve seen the movie a few times, have pondered its timeline several times, but it wasn’t until stumbling onto this visual representation of that timeline that the movie absolutely clicked. I now have a good reason to revisit this awesome little movie. 

If you’ve never seen the movie, the rent it, read the timeline, and then watch it again.  Or just move along, as I realize that looking at the timeline might be a bit daunting. 

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  • jamesfurbush July 10, 2009, 12:38 pm

    Such a great flick. I can't believe I didn't catch March Madness in September on the timeline. That's a huge flaw.

  • Kyle July 10, 2009, 4:14 am

    One of my favorite movies and a great Timeline. But there is a fatal flaw to the Timeline… March Madness isn't played in September!