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"What If You Could Reach Back In Time? What If You Could Change
Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
The story. Frequency tells the story of Frank Sullivan
and his son John. Frank is a firefighter in the late sixties who spends his
evenings talking to people over his HAM radio. Thirty years later, his son
John, hooks up the old radio. A radio link is established between father and
son that spans three decades. As the two talk, history changes in unpredictable
This movie is one of the mbest illustrations of the nature of history. Our past
is not a line drawn with a permanent marker on the map of possible events.
Events in the past can change, and that change instantly affects the present.
For the grown up John, these shifts in the past cause momentary dizziness.
When his father escapes the fire, his helmet and the glass John was holding
both crash to the ground in a symbolic parallel. When Frank burns words into
the wooden table, they 'magically' appear 30 years later as he and John talk.
It is these kinds of small but significant details that make Frequency