(Salah satu tulisan yang pada akhirnya gue selesaikan juga….)
If you think it’s just a feeling, go back… and look again…
That’s closing words I’ve got from Déjà vu trailer movie (directed by Tony Scott… one of my favorite director.. fufu… :-P) I saw last month when my Apple send me an email about that movie.
If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth..
That’s the tagline of that movie stated on the poster.
Are both of those sentences disturbing you?? Honestly, I am! That the reason why I saw that movie in the theater a week ago. Not because of Denzel Washington, not because of the trailer or the poster I saw (except of Tony Scott, that’s my guilty pleasure by the way.. hehehe *grin*)… but because of those two sentences!!!
The movie are about Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is an ATF agent who is called in to recover evidence in the investigation of a New Orleans ferry bombing. After finding evidence that shows it was terrorism, Doug finds the body of Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton), staged to look as if she too died in the bombing. Investigating the possible lead, Doug heads to her house to gather evidence. While there, he discovers bloody gauze and towels, a message on her refrigerator saying "U CAN SAVE HER," and that, for whatever reason, she called his office shortly before the bombing. Confused, he helps the FBI with the ferry investigation and finds out his partner was also killed in the bombing. FBI Agent Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer) recruits him to participate in a special task force, in the process revealing a futuristic device that allows one to observe anywhere four days and six hours in the past. According to the investigative team’s explanation, the device (which is supposedly a composite of satellite images and other surveillance) cannot be fast-forwarded or rewound due to the immense volumes of data being streamed. In other words, the team has a single opportunity to look into the past before the data is lost. Pryzwarra’s team asks Doug to show them where to look in order to catch the culprit responsible for the ferry bombing. As they wait for the four days to happen so they can see the ferry bombing, Doug has them watch Claire and discovers how she came to be involved; the bomber wanted to buy her car to use for the bombing. Doug grows suspicious of the device when the observed Claire begins to exhibit paranoia and notes that she feels as if "someone is watching" her. Suspecting that the device is more than a surveillance tool, he shines a laser pointer into the screen. Claire notices the beam just before the entire device crashes and is forced to reboot. Doug confronts the team, and demands an explanation for the machine, which he has realized is far more than a computer composite. The team admits that the machine is actually a tool capable of bending or folding time and space. In essence, they direct the flow of time back upon itself, enabling them to view past events through a wormhole. Doug immediately begins to question the possibility of them affecting the past either through a direct transportation, or through the communication of some sort of note or message. The team is initially skeptical but it quickly becomes apparent that there is no concrete theory on how they might influence the past or what they are capable of achieving. Doug persuades them to send a note through the device to the past version of himself, hoping that the ‘anonymous tip’ will lead his previous self to prevent the bombing. Unfortunately, the note reaches his partner in the past (who had been thought killed in the ferry bombing). The team proceeds to watch the chilling scene of the partner attempting to apprehend the suspect, but instead being killed in the process. An argument erupts over whether tampering with the past has just killed a federal agent, but cooler heads argue that he was already pre-destined to die on the ferry. Nonetheless, the evidence the team gathers eventually allows them to identify and catch the bomber. Doug questions the bomber in order to get a taped confession, engaging in lengthy dialog that delves into the bomber’s philosophy and mindset.
Naaaaahh… I won’t tell you the ending… U better watch that yourself fellas, coz I recommended it. Kind of my favorite movie since I can’t guess the ending till the movie’s finish, and successfully make me comment “aaaaah.. that’s the answer…"
Thanks to Della who company me to watch this movie…
Oke, lets talk about déjà vu… in recent years, déjà vu has been subjected to serious psychological and neurophysiological research. The most likely explanation of déjà vu is that it is not an act of "precognition" or "prophecy", but rather an anomaly of memory; it is the impression, that an experience is "being recalled", this is false. This explanation is substantiated by the fact that the sense of "recollection" at the time is strong in most cases, but that the circumstances of the "previous" experience (when, where and how the earlier experience occurred) are quite uncertain. Likewise, as time passes, subjects can exhibit a strong recollection of having the "unsettling" experience of déjà vu itself, but little to no recollection of the specifics of the event(s) or circumstance(s) they were "remembering" when they had the déjà vu experience. In particular, this may result from an overlap between the neurological systems responsible for short-term memory (events which are perceived as being in the present) and those responsible for long-term memory (events which are perceived as being in the past). Many theorists believe that the memory anomaly occurs when one’s conscious mind has a slight delay in receiving perceptive input. In other words, the unconscious mind perceives current surroundings before the conscious mind does. This causes one’s conscious self to perceive something that is already in one’s memory, even though it was in one’s memory only a split second before it was perceived.
So, do u believe in déjà vu guys…?? Or do you ever believe in déjà vu??
I think it’s quite nice to let an unanswered question still left unanswered, then let our heart and our voice within guide our way to seek the truth…
My favorite line in this movie :
:: “What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?”
:: “I’d try.”
My favorite scene :
When Doug Carlin trying to catch Carroll Oerstadt with the Hummer H1. That was so cooooool….!!
…ini loooh adegan yang keren banget itu…
And still disturbing me : can we really change our past???? (hehehehehehehehe…)