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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Shane Carruth – Wikipedia

Spellicaan rated it really liked it Sep 13, Retrieved from ” https: Joel Spotswood rated csrruth it was amazing Jul topiafy, Sameer rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Carruth became discouraged and finally made the decision to move on to something else:. 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.

A Conversation with Shane Carruth”.

He also composed the scores for both films. I’m cautiously optimistic that this can happen soon and couldn’t be happier with the filmmakers that have committed to the project so far.


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 shand to make or watch. The opening section follows a city worker who becomes obsessed with a recurring starburst pattern he sees hidden everywhere around him, even in traffic grids.

Best Films Never Made #12: Shane Carruth’s A Topiary

He also wrote “Upstream Color”, this atmospheric sci-fi emotional rollercoaster about mind-altering parasitic worms. Julianne Outlandish Lit rated it really liked it Mar 25, Ultimately it just felt like if Pokemon met Stranger Things met Arrival, but way more complicated than it needed to be. They assemble streaks in the photos into a pattern, a mosaic, and when they are finished they attach everything to a pinboard. Edill Colon rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Age rated carruty it was amazing Jan 27, Let’s hope he finally gets to make it one of these days.

I’m almost glad this was never put on the screen.

A Topiary by Shane Carruth

Archived from the original on January 2, Hrayr Sahakian rated it it was amazing Aug 18, The greatest movie Shane Carruth tragically spent nine years trying and failing to make. To view it, click here. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the interim between the release of Primer and Upstream Colorrumors started to surface about an ambitious sci-fi project that Carruth was working on called A Topiary. Retrieved May 16, Carruth was born in Myrtle BeachSouth Carolina in A Topiary by Shane Carruth.


Embedded in carruth fascinating new profile of Carruth by Wired is a very tantalizing synopsis of what the plot of A Topiary entails:.

Acre and his wife leave this cult-like group, but one nostalgic day, they discover more patterns in old polaroids of the starbursts, patterns that are related to the Golden Ratio — a real-world theory that claims to manifest throughout nature. Carruth, a former software engineer with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, [3] used his technical knowledge extensively on the project.

This is where things get crazy. Kathryn Gammons rated it it was amazing Apr 19, Sam rated it it was amazing May 09, Retrieved January 31, After bursting onto the scene with his cerebral Sundance hit Shans inCarruth seemingly disappeared.

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