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1%%˛%%˛%% Administrivia.ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.˛%%˛%%˛[[quoteright:263:]]˛Filmed to promote a vague new age philosophy based on a very, very broad interpretation of quantum physics, the movie was funded by J. Z. Knight and heavily features commentary from 'Ramtha', an ancient Atlantian general who is apparently speaking through Knight. The movie features other proclaimed scientists who either have unrelated degrees or claim to have been taken out of context.˛˛It follows a vague documentary format, switching between commentators talking about: the implications of Quantum physics and consciousness altering reality [seemingly in radical and pretty much straight up magical ways]; a deaf photographer with anxiety issues named Amanda, who starts to experience reality through other perspectives while living with her rather [[CloudCuckoolander out-there]] sister; as well as some experts in the field going over their experiments and findings.˛˛It emphasizes different perceptions of reality and how our perception of reality can alter it, claiming that bad things happen to us because we choose to play the victim and Amanda's anxiety disorder seems magically cured after she finished destroying an image of herself in the mirror and starts thinking positive.˛˛!!Tropes˛%%* AchievementsInIgnorance˛* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie claims that the Native Americans couldn't see Christopher Columbus' ships until their shaman explained what they were, because the ships were so far outside the Natives' experience. By all historical accounts, they could see the ships perfectly fine.˛* AuthorTract: The movie was effectively made to promote the Ramtha cult.˛* CensoredTitle: According to the creators, the "bleep" in the title is supposed to be [[PrecisionFStrike "fuck"]].˛* DownTheRabbitHole: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:˛--> "How far down the rabbit hole do you wanna go?"˛* TheEmpath: Amanda, as part of her quantum adventure. She starts experiencing life from other points of view besides her own.˛%%* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum˛* LuckyCharmsTitle: The film is stylized as ''What tнē #$*! D̄ө ωΣ (k)πow!?'' on its promotional poster and DVD cover art.˛* ManipulativeEditing: The interviews with real physicists were often chopped up and taken out of context, often to the extent of presenting the ''exact opposite'' of what the physicists meant. ˛* {{Narrator}}: Ramtha, a mighty warrior-spirit from Atlantis (or Lemuria, not so sure) serves as our narrator.˛* NewAge: Apparently, the film was very well regarded by the NewAge community, which isn't surprising, as it's obviously made to defend their ideals. ˛* NoMedicationForMe: Amanda tosses her anxiety medication in the trash the moment she starts feeling good about herself.˛%%* NobleSavage: The Natives mentioned above.˛* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ramtha. JZ Knight, while "channeling" him, often slips back into her normal voice.[[note]]This is evidence to skeptics that she's faking it, and former employees of hers say that she indeed practices the accent while not "channeling".[[/note]]˛* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything: For the record, [[ wave function collapse]] is due to the measuring ''equipment'' interfering with the process being observed, not the consciousness of the observer. ˛* ReadingLips: Amanda's way to understand other people, besides HandSignals.˛* RoboCam: One sequence features some guys viewing a party in this way, seeking "foxes who put out" and categorize women in terms of "foxes who don't put out, dogs, and cows." An overweight elderly woman who doesn't put out causes a system crash.˛%%* SchmuckBait˛* ShamelessSelfPromoter: The whole thing was produced as a giant promo for J.Z. Knight's Ramtha cult; fittingly, it was produced by some students of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment.˛* UnexplainedAccent: Ramtha, although maybe that's the Lemurian/Atlantian accent.˛˛%%* WordPureeTitle


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