Communicator (communicator) wrote,

"Why, this is hell, nor are we out of it"

Matthew Graham is one of the writers of Life on Mars. He answers questions on the BBC site.

Q: 'Is the show based on the film Jacob's Ladder?'
A: 'Jacob's Ladder is a really scary film and funnily enough I am drawing inspiration from it for Series 2'

Ooh, intriguing. In Jacob's Ladder Tim Robbins is in a dream world which might be an alternative timeline, it might be a coma-dream, it might be the result of experimental hallucinogens, and it might be purgatory. Like 'Lost' it might be the bardo.

In Jacob's Ladder half the people he encounters are demons. But as the wise chiropractor Louis says:

'if you're frightened of dying and... you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But ... the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth. "
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