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Back To The Future - Clock Tower's Minute Hands Moves Twice Within Seconds
Near the end of Back to the future, Doc is hanging from the clock tower, he looks down the street and sees the delorian's headlights, shortly afterward the minute hand behind Doc, moves ahead. A second later Doc looks up, and a close-up shot of the clock is on the screen. The minute hand moves ahead again even though only a second or two has passed, not a full minute.
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Contributed By: Josh Combs on 05-29-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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BOMIS writes:
You know, in movies, there is a thing called "time depression" or something like that. In movies, sometimes we see several minutes go by in a matter of seconds or even several days go by in minutes. This is what happened. It was skipping ahead, the time between those two particular minutes wasn't important enough to keep showing, so they changed minutes to raise suspense and get on with the movie.
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The Haz writes:
It obviously just showed the same moment from two different angles.
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lennono writes:
It would seem to me, that given that Doc is hanging on for dear life, and that the hands were not designed to hold a 150+ man. It is altogether likely, that the movements are more due to the strain of the weight, then to "Time depression." Of course, as I am writing this, I suddenly realize that I don't recall which way the hand moved... so I could be 100% wrong.
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Josh Combs writes:
Well if you actually view the scene you would see that the minute hand moves into the same position twice. So, if you use your theory, then you will have to believe that an entire 24 hours passed by in that one second.
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