Between Primer and Upstream Color, Shane Carruth had his biggest idea to date in the pipeline. What happened to A Topiary, and would it. Has anyone read the entire screenplay and wants to talk about it? I am so curious about other people’s perspectives of the script, and would. It’s taken nearly a decade, but “Primer” writer/director Shane Carruth has returned this year with another acclaimed head-scratcher, “Upstream.

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In the interim between the release of Primer and Upstream Color topiagy, rumors started to surface about an ambitious sci-fi project that Carruth was working on called A Topiary.

It’s not as satisfying as Primer, and not as unrepentantly weird as Upstream Color. Sam rated it it was amazing May 09, They assemble streaks in the photos into a pattern, a mosaic, and when they are finished they attach everything to a pinboard.

It’s too carrtuh a vision for anything less than an imagination to animate.

Best Films Never Made #12: Shane Carruth’s A Topiary

Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Oct 16, vi macdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: The screenplay ends with a thrillingly tense battle against a group of rival adults with their own creations where we lapse briefly into suggestions of time carrith, before the truly jaw-dropping twist. David Zurbuchen rated it really liked it Oct 12, Along the way he gave the script to Steven Soderbergh, a vocal fan of his work, who then got Xhane Fincher on board as a co-executive producer.


Refresh and try again. It’s a story so huge it literally fills the universe by the time the tale is told, but you’ve got to work to get this payoff.

It’s magnificent, and only Shane Carruth could have written it. Home Features Behind The Curtain. Crruth Films Never Made It sort of just broke my heart. For carrut independent film PrimerCarruth wrote, directed, produced, and performed one of the two main roles; he also composed the score.

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Acre and his wife leave this cult-like group, but one nostalgic day, they discover more patterns in old polaroids of the starbursts, patterns that are related to the Golden Ratio — a real-world theory that claims to manifest throughout nature. I wish this dude was more prolific, because I could read stuff like this all day. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Reviews Movie Clips Interviews.

InDavid Sullivanone of the leads in Primertweeted that “Shane Carruth’s next project, A Topiaryis in the early stages of pre-production”. Retrieved September 16, Working my way through its pages I found myself shaking my head in disbelief every few minutes at the staggering vision on display. The greatest movie Shane Carruth tragically spent nine years trying and failing to make. A Conversation with Shane Carruth”. In broad strokes, it’s about a series of characters – a group of adults, and later a group of children – who start noticing an underlying pattern to the world that has never been observed.

Sep 27, Andy rated it it was amazing. Facebook Messenger Click the button below and wait for a message from our Facebook bot in Messenger!

Pinpointing the ideal location in the middle of a busy junction, he is filled with an insatiable curiosity and marks the direction of all the accidents on this spot with spray paint, forming a pattern.


First of all, Shane Carruth wrote Primer, that crazy, impenetrable time travel movie. Nov 11, James Belcher rated it really liked it. Joao Paulo rated it really liked it Jul 14, Send this to friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel.

It begins with a surveyor, Acre Stowe, tasked with finding a location closest to an accident topuary so his bosses can build an emergency fast-response unit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Retrieved 3 November Open Preview See a Problem? Jeff Stautz rated it it was ok Jun 18, Dogs, horses, apes and eventually a dragon are all built to serve as the boys become involved in petty power struggles driven by their desire to discover and create. His second film, Upstream Colorwas an carrutj science-fiction film which he wrote, directed, produced, edited, designed, and starred in.

The latter is definitely true but that lies in the details: Lists with This Book. The ending really is exciting though, and well worth all the painful buildup.

I guess ideas this enormous take time to gestate, so I’ll take what I can get. He also wrote “Upstream Color”, this atmospheric sci-fi emotional rollercoaster about mind-altering parasitic worms. This sjane has been hidden because it contains spoilers.