Grant McCracken: Film ‘Another Earth’ Is a Metaphor For Life Changes
Brit Marling, writer, producer and star of the film Another Earth, was previously an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Her career change is similar to the ideas reflected in the her film.
The new film, Another Earth, is about the sudden appearance of a new planet, floating in the heavens, not very far away (as pictured).
It is, apparently, a second earth that duplicates our own. They call it Earth 2.
“Who is your other you?” the film asks.
Once more, popular culture, drawing from string theory, among other things, contemplates transformational options and multiple selves.
But it is not just popular culture that cares about the theme. It turns out the writer, star, and producer, Brit Marling, began her professional life as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.