Chronos sickness: digital reality in Duncan Jones’s Source Code

Marcia Tiemy Morita Kawamoto


The advent of the digital technologies unquestionably affected the cinema. The indexical relation and realistic effect with the photographed world much praised by André Bazin and Roland Barthes is just one of the affected aspects. This article discusses cinema in light of the new digital possibilities, reflecting on Steven Shaviro’s consideration of “how a nonindexical realism might be possible” (63) and how in fact a new kind of reality, a digital one, might emerge in the science fiction film Source Code (2013) by Duncan Jones.  


Science Fiction Film; Post-postmodernism; Source Code; Digital Cinema

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