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[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (14 children)

The Man from Earth https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

Only this is a woman, and it's real.

[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (13 children)

I didn't know they already made a movie about this! Too bad cuz I added it here thinking -- this would make a great movie lol

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (12 children)

Well in the movie the man still has pain, but no scars and lived kinda forever (since the first human till today).

[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

ok so more of a sci fi take than a "this really happened .... " take

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Yes, though it's a movie in which the people only talk (and some stuff happens), he just tells his story to some friends. It's filmed as a good of friends in a Cabin getting together before 'the dude' has to leave due to a new job.

[–]portcity[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

oh so they filmed the story the cheap way :)

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

Yes, Like a podcast with video, though very well acted, was a good form for this story, leaves a lot to the imagination while having a good narration.

Like, I can't Imagine a good rendering of the story with the history flashbacks being played out, too much ehm, disbelieve even with super-high-budget.

[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Oh so like a filmed play almost? Super good format for a low budget, esp since this almost has the quality of a campfire tale.

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Yes, it would be easy to translate into a play, 2 stages (outside and inside the cabin) it's all it needs. It begins outside, then a whole lot inside and ends outside again.

[–]portcity[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

See, now you're thinking like a dramatist! This is all it takes. REmember when we were talking about Shakespeare? This is the kind of thinking his plays involve ... like "how cinematic is this play?" "how much is this play like a movie?"