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Find my movie

A movie named find that movie
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About a guy who spends his later years (aged 60 in the 1990's) searching for a (fictional) movie he saw many years before. He finds it, (actually, his grandson finds it for him) sees it again, and decides to write a screenplay about himself and his search, with the help of his grandson who is studying cinematology. His grandson discusses the idea with him and shows him that there is no real plot, and no reason to make a movie like this, but that discussion itself is uploaded to the web in parts.

The grandson also shows him an automatic website that will find his movie according to keywords. He is seen searching again for the movie and finding it immiately. We never see the actual screen, so we have no idea what the original movie's name was. But he mentions the short time it took for him to find it. 47 seconds.

He then goes on in life. In the last scene, he is in his 90s, talking to his visiting great granddaughter and searching for the movie again, even trying to find his old searches. This time we see the screen but all that comes up are the scenes called "find that movie" (or find my movie which is an alias to the same never-made movie), with some unimportant scenes describing his attempts to find the unfound movie 20 years earlier.

pashute, Feb 20 2020


       Sounds like Tristram Shandy...
8th of 7, Feb 20 2020

       I want to see the 'making of' documentary of this.
hippo, Feb 20 2020

       Interesting premise. Kind of like people who searched for "Shangri La" (or that sort of place); their journey becomes the "thing", rather than the finding.
I wonder if it is actually becoming a problem in Google; not so much archived searches, but reviews and things instead of the actual product/movie/whatever...
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 20 2020

       Only if you expect the search engine to do all the work.   

       Suitable application of modifiers, exclusions, and other "advanced" options will give a startling improvement in hits on the first pass, even before you search within results.   

       The problem you describe only applies to _lusers, who deserve everything they get. Or don't, as the case may be ...
8th of 7, Feb 20 2020

       In time, a lot less time than many would imagine, people will be served wholly original movies designed to entertain and edify them: each individual person who is so served.
Voice, Feb 20 2020

       You're describing a holodeck, [Voice].
8th of 7, Feb 20 2020


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