The Friday Afternoon Movie: The Anachronism

Brevity is the word of the day both in regards to this post and the film it features. Matthew Gordon Long’s The Anachronism tells the story of Katie and Sebastian, two Victorian era, aspiring naturalists who while on expedition one summer day discover a mechanical squid on a rocky beach. What secrets does this mysterious cephalopod hold?

The Anachronism wears its steampunk aesthetic on its sleeve, from the squid’s nod to Jules Verne’ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Katie’s parasol and Sebastian’s pith helmet and butterfly net. It’s a nice, well told little tale, with a surprisingly sinister ending. What it really comes down to is this: mechanical squid. Like you’re going to pass that by.

7 Responses to “The Friday Afternoon Movie: The Anachronism”

  1. maggie Says:

    I do love the shot of the girl lying motionlessly in that blue bathtub.


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  3. Adam Says:

    This had me wondering – who’s the Anachronism? The Japanese girl from the future who somehow reached victorian england or canada,
    or the victorian children, secreted away on a remote island, unaware that their mother is hiding the real world from them.

  4. Vivacious_G Says:

    Aw, I want there to be more.

  5. Nick Says:

    Utterly fantastic.

  6. The Culturepin Says:

    I absolutely love that this was posted on my birthday. I have been a fan of Steampunk since Steve Jackson coined the phrase. Loved watching this film, thanks for drawing attention to it.

  7. Evangeline R. Says:

    I am entirely confused, is Katie dead at the end?