History Film / TimeChanger

7th Mar '16 2:29:46 PM GothicProphet
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* DeusExMachina (perhaps literally)

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* DeusExMachina (perhaps literally)DeusExMachina: Perhaps literally.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Russell's original manuscript was actually rather progressive ([[TheFundamentalist for him]]), as it advocated being a good person and doing good deeds because it's the morally right thing to do, rather than doing so because of your religious faith. In the end, he's convinced by the "evil" future where people actually follow this and have become more non-secular as a result, that you can ''only'' be a good person if you accept the Lord.



* InsistentTerminology[=/=]SingleIssueWonk: the reason Russell's book couldn't get unanimous approval was that it advocated good morality but didn't insist that Jesus Christ be connected to it. To Anderson, this is worse than nothing because Jesus is the authority behind the moral code.
* MadScientist -- he's mad by the time we meet him, anyway.
* {{Masquerade}} -- Russell Carlisle is told not to let anyone know when he's from.
* MoralDissonance: this is a film about, among other things, the evil of films and TV in general.

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* InsistentTerminology[=/=]SingleIssueWonk: the The reason Russell's book couldn't get unanimous approval was that it advocated good morality but didn't insist that Jesus Christ be connected to it. To Anderson, this is worse than nothing because Jesus is the authority behind the moral code.
* MadScientist -- he's MadScientist: He's mad by the time we meet him, anyway.
* {{Masquerade}} -- {{Masquerade}}: Russell Carlisle is told not to let anyone know when he's from.
* MoralDissonance: this This is a film about, among other things, the evil of films and TV in general.



* MundaneFantastic: it's a time travel film, but the time travel is the only SciFi element there.

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* MundaneFantastic: it's It's a time travel film, but the time travel is the only SciFi element there.



* SchizoTech (solar-powered time machine)

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* SchizoTech (solar-powered SchizoTech: Solar-powered time machine)machine.



* TakeOurWordForIt: if it is evil and it can be shown entirely visually, it will ''not'' be shown -- even when that requires creative filming.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: if If it is evil and it can be shown entirely visually, it will ''not'' be shown -- even when that requires creative filming.



* YearX When Russell Carlisle came in the future and looked at the newspaper, the last two years of 20xx were obscured and when he yelled the date out loud the 20xx was cut off by a car honk. Also, at [[{{stinger}} end]] of the movie, they are attempting to send a bible in the future but it will not go if the end of the world already happened by then, so he keeps on changing the date earlier to see when the end of the world takes place, and the movie cuts off somewhere in the 2000s.

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* YearX YearX: When Russell Carlisle came in the future and looked at the newspaper, the last two years of 20xx were obscured and when he yelled the date out loud the 20xx was cut off by a car honk. Also, at [[{{stinger}} end]] of the movie, they are attempting to send a bible in the future but it will not go if the end of the world already happened by then, so he keeps on changing the date earlier to see when the end of the world takes place, and the movie cuts off somewhere in the 2000s.
19th Jan '16 9:54:57 PM jamespolk
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jennifer O'Neill from ''RioLobo'' and ''SummerOf42'' as a 21st century librarian.
** [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow Gavin]] [[TheLoveBoat MacLeod]] as Norris Anderson.
** [[Series/BarneyMiller Hal Linden]] as the dean.
*** Producer Rich Christiano apparently likes casting [=MacLeod=] opposite another late-1970s Creator/{{ABC}} star. In his most recent film, ''TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry'', [=MacLeod=] is teamed with [[Series/{{Soap}} Robert]] [[Series/SportsNight Guillaume]].
1st Jan '16 11:00:29 PM nombretomado
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*** Producer Rich Christiano apparently likes casting [=MacLeod=] opposite another late-1970s Creator/{{ABC}} star. In his most recent film, ''TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry'', [=MacLeod=] is teamed with [[{{Soap}} Robert]] [[SportsNight Guillaume]].

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*** Producer Rich Christiano apparently likes casting [=MacLeod=] opposite another late-1970s Creator/{{ABC}} star. In his most recent film, ''TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry'', [=MacLeod=] is teamed with [[{{Soap}} [[Series/{{Soap}} Robert]] [[SportsNight [[Series/SportsNight Guillaume]].
19th Dec '15 11:02:39 PM lefton4ya
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So our protagonist is sent forward to NextSundayAD, figuratively speaking--specifically, 1999. He deals well enough with most of the technology, but the culture throws him--[[FridgeBrilliance he's isolated even relative to his own culture, remember!]] Dress codes, the lack of respect for elders, and films and TV throw him. Even the Christians of his era find him a bit kooky...

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So our protagonist is sent forward to NextSundayAD, figuratively speaking--specifically, 1999.[[YearX 200X]]. He deals well enough with most of the technology, but the culture throws him--[[FridgeBrilliance he's isolated even relative to his own culture, remember!]] Dress codes, the lack of respect for elders, and films and TV throw him. Even the Christians of his era find him a bit kooky...


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* YearX When Russell Carlisle came in the future and looked at the newspaper, the last two years of 20xx were obscured and when he yelled the date out loud the 20xx was cut off by a car honk. Also, at [[{{stinger}} end]] of the movie, they are attempting to send a bible in the future but it will not go if the end of the world already happened by then, so he keeps on changing the date earlier to see when the end of the world takes place, and the movie cuts off somewhere in the 2000s.
16th Sep '13 11:46:33 AM MasoTey
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* BrokenAesop: Russell's original manuscript was actually rather progressive ([[TheFundamentalist for him]]), as it advocated being a good person and doing good deeds because it's the morally right thing to do, rather than doing so because of your religious faith. In the end, he's convinced by the "evil" future where people actually follow this and have become more non-secular as a result, that you can ''only'' be a good person if you accept the Lord.


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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Russell's original manuscript was actually rather progressive ([[TheFundamentalist for him]]), as it advocated being a good person and doing good deeds because it's the morally right thing to do, rather than doing so because of your religious faith. In the end, he's convinced by the "evil" future where people actually follow this and have become more non-secular as a result, that you can ''only'' be a good person if you accept the Lord.
14th Sep '13 5:58:48 PM Sifr1889
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Added DiffLines:

* BrokenAesop: Russell's original manuscript was actually rather progressive ([[TheFundamentalist for him]]), as it advocated being a good person and doing good deeds because it's the morally right thing to do, rather than doing so because of your religious faith. In the end, he's convinced by the "evil" future where people actually follow this and have become more non-secular as a result, that you can ''only'' be a good person if you accept the Lord.


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* TheFundamentalist: The protagonist often comes across as one.
14th Sep '13 5:51:19 PM Sifr1889
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* AnachronismStew, unless the character was so cloistered that he didn't know anything about his own society, such as the ubiquitousness of prostitution or the starving children on every street corner. It's implied that's actually the case, granted...

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* AnachronismStew, unless AnachronismStew: Unless the main character was so cloistered that he [[CultureBlind didn't know anything anything]] about his own society, such as (which is implied to be the case), his comments about the ubiquitousness of prostitution or the starving children on every street corner. It's implied that's actually corner in the case, granted...future ring false, since in his time they were ''worse''.



* CultureBlind: The protagonist appears to be blissfully unaware of how society really works in both in the past and the future.



* TheThemeParkVersion: because a fundamentalist Christian film ''can't'' show the full reality of modern (im)morality.

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* TheThemeParkVersion: because Because a fundamentalist Christian film ''can't'' show the full reality of modern (im)morality.
25th Aug '13 2:56:08 PM MasoTey
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* CharacterFilibuster: Frequently. At least some of them are sermons.

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* CharacterFilibuster: Frequently. At least some of them are literal sermons.
24th Jun '13 4:53:03 PM MarkLungo
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* NewMediaAreEvil: the decline of civilization is blamed on the HaysCode in films, because it made films seem okay when they weren't.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: the The decline of civilization is blamed on the HaysCode UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode in films, because it made films seem okay when they weren't.
14th Mar '13 3:59:12 PM MarkLungo
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*** Producer Rich Christiano apparently likes casting [=MacLeod=] opposite another late-1970s Creator/{{ABC}} star. In his most recent film, TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry, [=MacLeod=] is teamed with [[{{Soap}} Robert]] [[SportsNight Guillaume]].
* InsistentTerminology / SingleIssueWonk: the reason Russell's book couldn't get unanimous approval was that it advocated good morality but didn't insist that Jesus Christ be connected to it. To Anderson, this is worse than nothing because Jesus is the authority behind the moral code.

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*** Producer Rich Christiano apparently likes casting [=MacLeod=] opposite another late-1970s Creator/{{ABC}} star. In his most recent film, TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry, ''TheSecretsOfJonathanSperry'', [=MacLeod=] is teamed with [[{{Soap}} Robert]] [[SportsNight Guillaume]].
* InsistentTerminology / SingleIssueWonk: InsistentTerminology[=/=]SingleIssueWonk: the reason Russell's book couldn't get unanimous approval was that it advocated good morality but didn't insist that Jesus Christ be connected to it. To Anderson, this is worse than nothing because Jesus is the authority behind the moral code.
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