Sliding doors moment

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The term a sliding doors moment became a term popularised in the late 20th-century meaning seemingly inconsequential moments that nonetheless alter the trajectory of future events.[1]

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Although the term originated from the 1998 film Sliding Doors, written and directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow,[2] the concept was explored earlier by J. B. Priestley in his 1932 play Dangerous Corner.

Examples of 'Sliding Doors moments' being used (with varying appropriateness) in modern vernacular include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fetters, Ashley. "I Think About This a Lot: The Sliding Doors in Sliding Doors". Thecut.com. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ "The Almosts and What-ifs of 'Sliding Doors'". Theringer.com. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Princess Diana's sliding doors moment". News.com.au. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ Murphy, Katharine (28 July 2018). "It's a sliding doors moment for Labor as curtains fall on byelection circus – Katharine Murphy". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  5. ^ Holiga, Aleksandar (13 July 2018). "Croatia's sliding-door moment – the day Finland scored late against them – Aleksandar Holiga". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  6. ^ Tynan, Jacinta (14 July 2018). "My relationship sliding door moment". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Sliding Doors: The Origin of Roxy Music". Everyrecordtellsastory.com. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  8. ^ "A Sliding Doors moment for the NHS? - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  9. ^ FM, Player. "SPM 101: What If...? Set Piece Menu Football podcast". player.fm.
  10. ^ "'Book of Basketball 2.0': Dirk Nowitzki and the Pyramid (With Marc Stein)". TheRinger.com (Podcast). Dec 3, 2019. Event occurs at Event occurs at 01:05:58. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Joy of Six: sporting 'sliding doors' moments | Nick Miller". the Guardian. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2021-11-19.