What happens when Billy sees the movie going backwards?

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The movie begins with the explosion of the bomb.  But as the movie plays backward, Billy sees the bomb coming back together, reentering the plane, returning the factory where it was made lovingly, and returning to its natural state.  The whole scene makes Billy think of Adam and Eve.  In other words, the movie ends with creation instead of destruction, birth rather than death, purity rather than corruption.

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