March 22, 2020

Metaphysics in Movies: Flatland (2007)

Part of the series in which I recommend movies that force us to consider aspects of reality beyond the physical.

Flatland (2007)

Key Theme: Examines the world of dimensions through the perspective of geometric shapes.

Section: Entire film

Why is it Notable: 

Demonstrates the difficulty in conceiving a reality beyond one's everyday world even when that reality promises much more than the present (or perhaps because it promises much more).

About This Film

Written by a schoolmaster in 1884, Flatland, the novel, remained largely unknown until Einstein's theory of relativity proved the existence of a fourth dimension (time). Note, there are two animated Flatland films produced in 2007. One is called Flatland: The Movie, a 33 minute animated short film with voice over by known Hollywood names (recommended and available on torrent), and the other is a longer, full length film that is available on YouTube.


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