1984. Stefan is developing a computer game based on the book 'Bandersnatch', a novel where you get to make choices and this determines the story. He has an opportunity to take his game to Tuckersoft, a software company, and have them release it. However, the more he works on the game the more his life emulates the game, with choices being made that are out of his control. Stefan appears to be going insane.Written by
The actor portraying Jerome F. Davies is Jeff Minter, who himself is actually a famous 8-bit video game designer and programmer who created several successful games in the 1980s for the ZX Spectrum (among others), which is a computer prominently featured in the movie. See more »
When Stefan plays a Tangerine Dream album on the turntable, the LP had a single track that takes up the whole album side. "Phaedra", which he purchases earlier and is used elsewhere throughout the movie is indeed an album-side long, but track that starts playing is "The Dream Is Always the Same" from the Risky Business soundtrack, which is about four minutes long and one of five tracks on that side. See more »
The past is immutable, Stefan. No matter how painful it is, we can't change things. We can't choose differently with hindsight. We all have to learn to accept that.
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There is no single narrative or version. There are five different endings, each with multiple pathways to them. See more »
I think some here are completely missing the point
It's very clever and very dark (but then Black Mirror always is). I do agree it's a bit prententious in places. Having now watched all of the 5 endings, and not without some exasperation, and yes repetition, the penny dropped that Bandersnatch is all about choices and the choices you think are under your control. The outcome is pretty bad no matter how you choose because the ultimate destiny is not in your hands. Choices in life are not always good versus bad. It asks more questions than it answers and while that might not be satisfactory to some, that's the whole point.
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