The History of Almost Everything
March 26, 2006 1:19 PM   Subscribe

"The Movie Timeline is the history of everything, taken from one simple premise - that everything you see in the movies is true..." For example, "November 6, 2012: The United States elects a female president (Back To The Future Part II)" [via]
posted by feelinglistless (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
804 October 10: Bouvet Island, Antarctica - Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans (Alien vs Predator)
there was one of those every 10 years...it got really obnoxious
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 1:24 PM on March 26, 2006


I'm sure the xenomorphs and humans didn't enjoy it much, either.
posted by mmcg at 1:29 PM on March 26, 2006


See also Wikipedia's Timeline of Fictional Future Events.
posted by rmannion at 1:30 PM on March 26, 2006


August 4, 1997 yo.
posted by bardic at 1:56 PM on March 26, 2006


Actually the predator thing is every 100 years, and they seem to forget it in 1904 for some reason.

Anyway, these people have terrible taste in movies. Almost everything listed is B-movie science fiction, and everything else is quite uncreative. "2004 Napoleon Dynamite" Really? That's one for the history books.

Oh, and this bugged me: "And lucky Al Capone - he was sent to Alcatraz by Eliot Ness just in time to miss King Kong rampaging around New York..." The Untouchables was Chicago, you doofi.
posted by fungible at 2:22 PM on March 26, 2006


Oh God, and this: "October 14: CBS Studios - Fred Friendly and Edward R Murrow begin to question Senator McCarthy's methods (Good Night, and Good Luck)"

It's a true story, you moron.
posted by fungible at 2:26 PM on March 26, 2006


"2006 Unicron reformats Megatron into Galvatron after a battle of Autobot City"

Can't wait for the real life footage of this to start rolling in.
posted by dopamine at 2:53 PM on March 26, 2006


A true story, sure, but still a movie.
posted by graventy at 2:57 PM on March 26, 2006


This would be a lot cooler if you could turn off and on movies (or categories of movies). If I could see only action movies, or gangster movies, or something, that would be sweet.
posted by graventy at 3:00 PM on March 26, 2006


" The Movie Timeline is the history of everything, taken from one simple premise - that everything you see in the movies is true..."

What a charming and fun idea! I love this FPP feelinglistless. Thank you.

Oscar Wilde's dictum that life and nature imitate art seems particularly apt when it comes to movies, had Hollywood existed during Wilde's life. I've been in situations here in NYC when one or another event took place and people kept saying that "It was like a movie, just like a movie!", as if real life and movies were hard to separate or an event being 'like a movie' made it more real. Or that real life seemed unreal because it was like a movie. Movies do create a kind of parallel history, some with dates and events based on actual events either in part or more fully.

It's a true story, you moron.

There are lots of movies on The Movie Timeline based on true events, actual historic figures or weaving actual events into the story, such as Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Henry VIII, Explorer John Smith, the Seven Years War, the Bastille falling, Gen Lee surrendering to Gen Ulysses S Grant...etc. etc. The point of the Movie Timeline is that it's history based on the movie version of history, not necessarily all fictional or all fact but history as seen in the movies.
posted by nickyskye at 3:31 PM on March 26, 2006


fungible: from the page: It can be a real event (eg. the sinking of the Titanic) ...
posted by WCityMike at 4:17 PM on March 26, 2006


Done rather more comprehensively here.
posted by EarBucket at 4:55 PM on March 26, 2006


Anyway, these people have terrible taste in movies. Almost everything listed is B-movie science fiction

These two sentences are contradictory.

At least I think so.
posted by brundlefly at 5:25 PM on March 26, 2006


Done rather more comprehensively here.
posted by EarBucket at 7:55 PM EST on March 26 [!]


Wow. Everything from Babylon 5 to Snidely Whiplash. That is awesome.
posted by unreason at 5:25 PM on March 26, 2006


Seriously, this is primitive compared to the Tommy Westphall Multiverse [mefi].
posted by dhartung at 8:09 PM on March 26, 2006


I love this stuff. I once had a dream where everything that had even been thought of existed, in an epic struggle of Good and Evil. President Bartlett lead a team of X-Men into Sauron's lair, which was guarded by orcs, ninjas, paparazzi reporters, and McDonald's employees. My subconscious has a sense of humour, it seems.
posted by Orange Goblin at 2:47 AM on March 27, 2006


President Bartlett lead a team of X-Men into Sauron's lair, which was guarded by orcs, ninjas, paparazzi reporters, and McDonald's employees.

I scarcely ever go to the movies anymore, but I would pay good money to see this.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 2:58 AM on March 27, 2006


Some please make a movie out of Orange Goblin's dreams.
posted by dabitch at 3:50 AM on March 27, 2006


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