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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For his independent film PrimerCarruth wrote, directed, careuth, and performed one of the two main roles; he also composed the score. Adam Malenczak rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Open Preview See a Problem? InDavid Sullivanone of the leads in Primertweeted that “Shane Carruth’s next project, A Topiaryis in the early stages of pre-production”. Want to Read saving…. Oct 30, Vince Home rated it really liked it. Tipiary Wuske rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Chicago Film Critics Association.

Retrieved 3 November There was already a website for the movie [10] which, according to Carruth in an interview to io9″The website for now is just a place mark as topoary has yet to be completed. Shane Carruth born January 1, is an American filmmaker, screenwritercomposer, and actor.

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.

The filmmaker spent years developing the wildly ambitious pic but had trouble gaining financing, and he has seemingly given up getting the project off the ground altogether. Tell us your thoughts! It’s not as satisfying as Primer, and not as unrepentantly weird as Upstream Color.


His second film, Upstream Colorwas an experimental science-fiction film which he wrote, directed, produced, edited, designed, and starred in. Retrieved from ” https: This is where things get crazy.

SCRIPT A Topiary by Shane – DocDroid

Carruth was rumored to have consulted on time-travel sequences for filmmaker Rian Johnson’s Looperthough it was later revealed that those sequences were deemed too expensive to shoot. Jeff Stautz rated it it was ok Jun 18, The second half follows a group of 10 preteen boys who discover a strange machine that produces small funnels, which in turn can be used to build increasingly agile robotlike creatures.

InShane Topiaary stunned the film industry with his visionary shame, Primer. Shanf back, this is what they see:. Archived from the original on January 2, Julianne Outlandish Lit rated it really liked it Mar 25, Kathryn Gammons rated it it was amazing Apr 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To put it as bluntly as possible, A Topiary is the most mind-blowingly ambitious screenplay I have ever read.

To view it, click here. Send this to friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel. Along the way he gave the script to Steven Soderbergh, a vocal fan of his work, who then got David Fincher on board as a co-executive producer.

Joao Paulo rated it really liked it Jul 14, I’m almost glad this was never put on the screen. And of course it’s all made up, but that’s what’s so cool about it. Kevin rated it really liked it Sep 24, Embedded in a fascinating new profile of Carruth by Wired is a very tantalizing synopsis of what the plot of A Topiary entails:.


SCRIPT A Topiary by Shane Carruth.pdf

Brett rated it it was amazing Feb 27, It’s an incredibly strange script, and you can see why Carruth calls it the project he wasted his life on; a film based on it would seem almost impossible to make or watch. If you’ve ever laid up at night wondering “what are we? He also composed the scores for both films.

An example of the effects work Carruth was doing to create the Choruses for A Topiary. Austin State University as a Mathematics major. It puts human life in perspective in a way that’s absolutely chilling. Interesting topiwry but more parallels could have been drawn to connect the parts, and at times it seemed like it was confusing just to be confusing, which was frustrating.

Figuring out the plot is one of the main joys of A Topiary, so I won’t go into it. A Topiary is at once so complicated it dwarfs anything Primer or Upstream Color attempted and so simple it makes you look at the world around you with new eyes.

Return to Book Page. He also wrote “Upstream Color”, this atmospheric sci-fi emotional rollercoaster about mind-altering parasitic worms. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Carruth, a former software engineer with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, [3] used his technical knowledge extensively on the project. A Conversation with Shane Carruth”. Age rated it it xarruth amazing Jan 27, Thanks for telling us about the problem.