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At 11:39 AM -0800 3/17/98, John Eno wrote:
>Over the weekend I watched Lost Highway, The Game, 12 Monkeys, Dark
>City, and Brazil. I'm really curious as to what other films have been
>made that use the idea of the main character (and therefore the
>audience) not know who he/she is or whether or not events occurring in
>"reality" (ie, the narrative of the film) are actually happening to them
>or are symptoms of insanity, brainwashing, etc. Does anyone know of any
>other films that fall anywhere near these guidelines?
 
 
You might want to consider "Last Year at Marienbad/L'Année Dernière à
Marienbad" and "Je T'Aime, JeT'Aime," both by Alain Resnais.  The latter
deals with a time travel experiment in which the human subject (and a white
mouse) becomes detached from time and keeps revisiting certain significant
moments in his life.
 
--Richard J. Leskosky
 
 
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