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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 5 Apr 2008 14:06:26 -0400
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_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.


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"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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