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Have you considered Orlando, both Virginia Woolf's novel and its 1992  
adaptation by Sally Potter with Tilda Swinton? There is no movement  
backward in time however, but a movement forward as the character  
changes gender. The consciousness of having been male remains even  
after the change, which might be where you find this example  
interesting. Best,
Anne Dotter

On Apr 5, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Scott Andrew Hutchins wrote:

> _The Cold Room_ (James Dearden, 1984) springs immediately to mind.   
> Unfortunately, it's only available as a Digiview Double Feature with  
> no chapter breaks.  Amanda Pays plays a character who visits East  
> Germany with her father (played by George Segal), and travels back in  
> time, becoming another girl who gets raped by her father and leaves a  
> meesage on the wall of a cold room in the same place where she is  
> staying in the present.
> The film is probably best known for featuring Michael Nyman's second  
> feature film score, and a very low-key one at that.
> Scott
> --
> Scott Andrew Hutchins
> scottandrewh/ [archive site; not currently active]
> "Those who had been successful adapted themselves to the world around  
> them, had bent their greater mental powers into the pattern of  
> acceptable action.  And this dulled their usefulness, limited their  
> capacity, hedged their ability with restrictions set up to fit less  
> extraordinary people."  -- Clifford D. Simak, "Census" (1944)
> ---- Joshua Hirsch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I am looking for stories that, like the 2 mentioned above, involve a
>> character who travels backwards in time and becomes another  
>> character, then
>> returns to the present and his or her original identity.  While I am
>> particularly interested in stories with other elements in common with  
>> these
>> 2 (i.e. in the past, the character endures historical trauma), I  
>> welcome any
>> and all examples.  All media (film/TV/literature...) are welcome.
>> Thank you.
>> Joshua Hirsch
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