Southland Tales

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Southland Tales is a 2006 thriller and comedy-drama film and the second film of Richard Kelly. The title refers to the Southland, a name used by locals to refer to Southern California and Greater Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Kelly
Initial release: May 21, 2006 
Running time: 160 minutes 
Initial DVD release: March 18, 2008 
MPAA rating: R


Most of this wiki contains MASSIVE spoilers. I highly recommend you see the movie and read the prequels before going further. 

Southland Tales SynopsisEdit

El Paso and Abilene, Texas have fallen victim to twin nuclear attacks on July 4, 2005—a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions which has sent America into World War III. The PATRIOT Act has extended authority to a new agency known as US-IDent, which keeps constant tabs on citizens—even to the extent of censoring the Internet and using fingerprints in order to access computers and bank accounts. In order to be able to respond to a newfound fuel shortage in the wake of global warfare, the German company Treer designs a generator of inexhaustible energy which is propelled by ocean currents, called "Fluid Karma". Unbeknownst to anyone but its inventor Baron von Westphalen and his closest associates, the generators alter the currents and cause the Earth to slow its rotation, and the transmission of the energy to portable receivers (via quantum entanglement) is ripping holes in the fabric of space and time.

In Los Angeles, a city on the brink of chaos overshadowed by the growth of the underground neo-Marxist movement, the film follows the criss-crossed destinies of Boxer Santaros, an action film actor stricken with amnesia; Krysta Now, ex-porn star in the midst of creating a reality TV show; and twin brothers Roland and Ronald Taverner, whose destinies, in three days—become intertwined with that of all mankind. 

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I got really tired of there not being one, group, centralized place on the internet to collate all of the analysis, theories, information, spoilers, and general bits and bobs about Southland Tales on the internet. Please help me compile, analyze, and detail out all of the far flung info. A lot of the initial material will be sourced (with credit and linkback) from various locations, so we can establish a base of info to refer to. I am trying to contact everyone I sourced from for permission as I go along, but if you find something you wrote here and do not want it as part of this collection, please drop me an email at dis at gruntle dot org and I will remove it. 

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