Time Is A Flat Circle…

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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in “Surfer, Dude” (2008) and “True Detective” (2014)

Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again—forever.
–Rust Cohle, “True Detective”

It all comes back around: re-cycles, closed-loops, spirals, call-backs, remixes. Such as the case in these examples from pop-culture:

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Leonard Nimoy’s “I Am Not Spock” (1975) and “I Am Spock” (1995)
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Winona Ryder in “Beetlejuice” (1988) and “Stranger Things” (2016)
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Bill Murray plays Peter Venkman in “Ghostbusters” (1984), and then Lorenzo Music provides the voice of Venkman in “The Real Ghostbusters” (1986)…
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…Lorenzo Music provides the voice for Garfield in animated cartoons starting in 1982, and then in 2004 it is Bill Murray (after Music’s passing) who voices the character in “Garfield: The Movie”…
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…and as a coda, Murray (playing himself) mentions Garfield again in “Zombieland” (2009)
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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson: eternal buddies? The pair in “True Detective” (2014), “Surfer, Dude” (2008), and EDtv (1999)
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Heath Ledger & Christian Bale in “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “I’m Not There” (2007)
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Robert Downey Jr. & James Spader, who co-starred in “Tuff Turf” (1985) and “Less Than Zero” (1987), would 30 years later reunite as Iron Man and Ultron for “Avengers: The Age Of Ultron”…
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was the graffiti in this scene from “Tuff Turf” telling a young Spader about his own future?
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The synchronicities between the actors (and posters) of “The Crow” (1994), “The Dark Knight” (2008), and “The Lone Ranger” (2013) are many.
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The Monopoly Man-inspired fsociety mascot takes on Wall Street baddies in “Mr. Robot” (2015), and the “real” Monopoly Man photobombs the 2017 Senate Equifax hearings.
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Ben Affleck plays a washed up “Superman” in “Hollywoodland” (2006), and ten years later fights Superman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”

More to read about on Butterfly Language:
Re-Cyling: Why Things In Your Life Seem To Repeat Themselves
Murray, Music, and Destiny
Heath Ledger: A Journey In Synchronicity