Time Travel

I’m a science fiction fan. Not really a nut, per se, like conventions and such…but a fan. My favorite type of sci-fi is time travel.

My favorite series in this vein is Back to the Future. Anyone that knows me knows what a fan I am; hell, I dressed as Marty (circa 1985) for Halloween last year. I have three model DeLoreans on a shelf in my living room, one version for each movie. Whenever I see a new film advertised that deals with time travel or something similar, I’m filled with an equal amount of dread and excitement. It can go so wrong…like with Timeline. Or, it can go well…like with the film I watched this evening, Frequency.

Frequency is one of my faves. It’s not a true time travel movie, as a person doesn’t travel to a different time period but through a ham radio an adult son talks to his father thirty years in the past. What starts as a good intention sets some things in motion that turns a father/son reuniter piece into a crime drama and suspense thriller. It plays with some conventions and ends up being a great little movie.

I’ve long sustained that Dennis Quaid is a better actor than he gets credit for and this was the first movie I saw Jim Caviezel in. I love the way the film wraps around itself and the
“dual real time” changes that occur and affect both time periods. I’m also a bit of a sucker for period pieces from the 60s and 70s (Zodiac was amazing.) so that doesn’t hurt either.

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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One Response to Time Travel

  1. Nikki says:

    omg. Frequency is such an amazing film. I haven’t seen it in ages. Do you own it? If so we should make you sit through a second viewing.I, like you, am a sucker for time travel movies. The whole subject is fascinating. I think the one time travel movie that really stuck with me was Butterfly Effect. Though I hate Astin Kutcher (or however you spell it) I liked the way they portrayed how little differences in the past will have enormous effects in the future.

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