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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.
finds it, (actually, his grandson finds it for him) sees it again,
and decides to write a screenplay about himself and his
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
for the movie and finding it immiately. We never see the
screen, so we have no idea what the original movie's name
But he mentions the short time it took for him to find it. 47
He then goes on in life. In the last scene, he is in his 90s,
talking to his visiting great granddaughter and searching for
movie again, even trying to find his old searches. This time
see the screen but all that comes up are the scenes called
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.
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||Sounds like Tristram Shandy...
||I want to see the 'making of' documentary of this.
||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...
||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 ...
||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.
||You're describing a holodeck, [Voice].