Monday, January 29, 2007

Lessons learned from... Babel

If your car reaches 88mph, you can go back in time.

4 comments:

Huw said...

Hadn't Marty McFly already taught us that?

Will said...

Yes. But Gael Garcia Bernal confirms it.

* (asterisk) said...

Why do I get the feeling you're just joking here?

Will said...

Okay, this post was a bit obscure, but not totally arbitrary. There's a moment in the film when Gael Garcia Bernal's character starts racing away from the border police at high speed. The camera goes to the car's speedometer, and you see it creeping from 86mph to 87mph, about to hit 88mph - a clear Back to the Future reference.

The 'going back in time' part was referring to Iñárritu's trademark plot editing, which sends the audience back and forward in time. Yes!