What Does Bagel Mean for Everything Everywhere?

What Does Bagel Mean for Everything Everywhere? ...

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Everything Everywhere All at Once is a film that opens a minute with several suggestions. Some of them are profound; some are just as ridicule; and some of them are all three of these things, existing in a nebulous five-dimensional space. One of the best features of the film is the Everything Bagel.

This existential enigma, first shaped by Stephanie Hsus Jobu Tupaki persona, is an object whose ripples are felt throughout the film long before we learn what it is. From the movies very first scene, the black circle motif recurs and recurs again. It''s a black ring of marker pen drawn around a figure on a receipt; and its effects on Jobu Tupaki''s zealot followers by placing a black ring on their foreheads.

The first glance at the Alphaverse shows an armored van waving through a forest of wrecked automobiles, and the only hint as to what happened is a discarded cardboard sign that says Hail Bagel. Later when Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) and Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) find food, it''s, for the first time, a selection of bagels.

Even if we learn what Bagel is, the motif is always present in food, in background art, and everywhere. What does it mean?

Make Me One With Everything

The bagel itself is revealed to us just an hour into the film. It''s, as the name employs, a bagel with everything.

All my dreams and dreams, according to Jobu Tupaki. Every breed of dog, every last personal ad on Craigslist, sesame, poppy seed, salt, and everything went in on itself, because you realize when you really put everything on a bagel, it becomes this. The truth. Nothing matters.

The answer to these are, at best, a medium-level pun. It is also a MacGuffin, which is a term Alfred Hitchcock used to describe any object that exists purely to your characters to chase after it. It also aided both Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan in addressing some of the plot issues in the film.

We spent a while researching the religion of the bagel followers. Many things did not stick. She is a nihilist; should there be dogma? If so, Scheinert advised Vulture. What should their practices be as a religion? The bagel became such a useful, simple symbol that we might point to as filmmakers. It isn''t quite an obligation to explain it far beyond the joke.

The Theory of Everything (on a Bagel)

Despite its initial appearance as a gag name for a plot device, the Bagel with Everything On It has actually some quite substantial theoretical physics.

It''s possible to do a scientific calculation for any object in the universe, called a Schwarzschild radius, an object that when you compress it down to that radius becomes a black hole. It becomes a singularity and its hypothetical. But the idea is, anything will become a black hole, according to Kwan. Wouldn''t it be funny if she did that to an everything bagel? Because this film is about everything.

So the appearance of the bagel itself, a large, sinister-looking black bagel, that sucks everything in.

The physics of this idea is quite different: Your Schwarzschild radius is smaller than the nucleus of an atom. So, if all the matter in your body (or in that of a bagel) was compressed down to a size smaller than an atom, the density of that matter in one place might cause it to collapse in itself.

The only benefit is that a bagel-sized black hole, which is to say a bagel that had been narrowed below its Schwarzschild radius, would not suck in anything in its surroundings. It is just a consequence of how much mass an object has, and while a black hole is still a bagels worth of matter. Despite their gravity, supermassive black holes, usually referred to as galactic plugholes.

Jobu Tupaki puts everything on the bagel, and everything is in the universe, each of which is divided into a square that, even a particularly large bagel, would have a gravitational pull that would make it hazardous to any nearby object. After all, an infinite mass in a finite space is always going to be within its Schwarschild radius.

The beauty of Everything Bagel transcends even this bit of theoretical physics.

A Bagel Universe

Physicists looking at the background radiation of the universe have found evidence that spacetime, the headache-inducing medium whose curvature is responsible for gravity and whose expansion is our evidence for the Big Bang, is not the completely flat, rubber sheet we had always imagined. There is an overall curvature to the universes topology. There are many theories and models, but one another is that it might be a torus shape, like a donut or bagel.

A bagel with everything on it.

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It''s a theory with some surprising implications. It posits a universe in which, if you took your spaceship and flew off in a straight line, you would eventually return to where you came from, just as a round Earth means that if you started off in one direction you would end up returning to where you came from.

The Everything Bagel is the ultimate expression of Jobu Tupakis nihilism. Much like universe-hopping figures like Rick Sanchez in Rick and Morty, the existence of an unending and infinite reality persuades her that ultimately nothing matters. So it ironic that a bagel-shaped universe is a rare model of the universe that might go on forever, but simple geometry also states that if you can measure somethings curvature, you can measure it.

You can determine how long it would take you to make a round trip, which in turn would be shown how big the universe is. Some scientists believe it might be only three or four times the length of the observable universe (the area of the universe whose light has had time to reach Earth between now and the Big Bang).

These are the most recent and most profound statements and theories. The real thing Bagel is still far from being a confirmed reality. Although, the bagel shape does seem to be an appealing and constantly recurring idea.

If the theory is correct, it shows us the what, but not the why, and one omnipotent youngster with mother issues finding out to put everything on a bagel is as effective as any.