Timecode is the 2000 experimental drama that sought to and succeeded in pushing the boundaries of conventional narrative storytelling. With Timecode, the medium basically is the message. If viewers pay attention to what's going on, there's a pretty simple Hollywood plot: There's a lesbian couple (Selma Hayek ' Desperado, From Dusk Til Dawn, Frida - and Jeanne Tripplehorn, Basic Instinct), a Hollywood producer (Stellan Skarsgard), his girlfriend (Saffron Burrows), and a variety of hangers on. There are four earthquakes and any number of emotional revelations and if audiences are watching everything that's going on, they're probably missing what's really going on with the film. Timecode is about the experiment. It's about director Mike Figgis shooting on digital video and shooting four different actions, nonstop, for 93 minutes. The cameras follow the characters, intertwine, swoop, and swivel, but they never cut away. It's all real time. The dialogue was apparently largely improvised out of extensive rehearsal.