From the premise that everything you see in movies is true…


(via Boingboing)

This is just too funny. The author of this page, along with visitors who choose to contribute, has put together a history of everything as told in film. Anything from a movie can get on to the site, provided the date can be narrowed at least to a year.

It can be a real event (eg. the sinking of the Titanic) or a far-from-real event (eg. Marty McFly attending his parents’ school dance) – so long as it’s found in a film. It must be a verifiable date – whether a year subtitled at the start (“1941, France…”), a visible clue in the film (character picks up a newspaper), or some historical backdrop (From Hell’s Jack The Ripper). If you know what year a movie is set in, let me know.

And some history from the page:

2897BC October 10: Bouvet Island, Antarctica – Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans (Alien vs Predator)
2797BC October 10: Bouvet Island, Antarctica – Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans (Alien vs Predator)
2697BC October 10: Bouvet Island, Antarctica – Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans (Alien vs Predator)
. . .

1959 – In one timeline, Biff Tannen named ‘The Luckiest Man on Earth’ (Back To The Future Part II)
. . .

1995 Peter Sarsgaard’s lover’s death becomes the subject of a film (The Dying Gaul)
Four kids, Evan, Kayleigh, Tommy and Lenny, go off the rails, or on the rails, depending on the timeline (The Butterfly Effect)
Nick Leeson causes a financial meltdown (Rogue Trader)
Eminem raps his way to victory (8 Mile)
Judy and Peter join the ‘Jumanji’ board-game started 26 years earlier by Alan Parrish and Sarah Whittle (Jumanji)
T-1000 arrives from the future to kill John Connor, now protected by a reprogrammed T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

So much going on. Who knew the world was so hard to figure out.

[tags]Movie timelines[/tags]

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