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Handwriting of Aaron and Abe

There's no absolute answer in the movie, but Aaron gives us a hint as to what's happening in this scene (later in the movie): I can see the letters. I know what they should look like. I just can't ...
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Critical plot hole in Primer?

The narrator himself (Aaron2) is an Aaron who encountered a future Aaron (Aaron3) who looped back to do the party a second time. Aaron2 himself has been convinced by Aaron3 to not do the party, ...
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Why does Abe want to stop the originals from building the box?

At the end of the film Abe considers both himself and Aaron to be hopelessly corrupted by what they have done. There is no trust between them and they cannot plausibly return to their previous lives. ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

I don't have much to add to these interesting speculations. But the director's commentary on the DVD indicates that he was asked this very question at a tech conference. Carruth explained that he ...
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Handwriting of Aaron and Abe

Spoilers everywhere. (Note that this answer will not make any sense at all to someone who has not seen the film yet.) Aaron and Abe never definitively answer the question in the film. But there's a ...
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Critical plot hole in Primer?

There is a rather crude way to get this done. We know that Aaron and Abe are both capable of drugging their alternate selves unconscious. One of them could use two boxes and repeat this dark ritual ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

How and why Thomas Granger came back was deliberately made vague in the film. As per an interview with Shane Carruth (Primer writer and director, and also the actor who played Aaron) (emphasis mine): ...
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Primer question to better understand the movie

My future-self comes back and from my point of view it is just that: my future-self that knows what the lottery number are going to be that day etc. Not necessarily! You might see no one emerge from ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

Abe and Aaron (A&A) attempted to keep symmetry where possible throughout their travels, and failing that to 'have a reset,' albeit a double-inducing reset, via the failsafes. What I find ...
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