Analysis Of Andrew Niccol 's ' The Great Gatsby '

875 Words Jul 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Imagine a world where time is money, or better yet a world where your body stops aging at twenty-five. Andrew Niccol has created this world in his movie, In Time. Throughout In Time, time has become the universal currency; which is used to pay for day-to-day expenses and can be transferred between people or capsules. In an interview about In Time, Justin Timberlake explains, “You can make time, you can borrow time, you can steal time, and it’s all kind of transmitted through your pulse” (Talk In Time). Justin plays Will Salas, a poor man, “[…] who wakes up everyday with twenty-three hours on his clock, so he has less than a day to live, and so he’s almost like a rat in a maze, constantly running the wheel so to speak” (Talk In Time). In a twisted sense, this actually makes sense. It is not so much future based as it is on current events. In a world where the rich live longer, our society has an abundance of greed, income inequality, and overpopulation much like In Time. Since ancient times people have tried to institutionalize moral values. Nevertheless, mankind being flawed can never quite achieve perfection. Of all the vices humans possess, greed is the most significant. In Time is a precise example of how science fiction, by shifting us from our current situations, can make room for us to talk more openly about them. It is striking to see what people are capable of saying when the word money is replaced with time. “In Time, on the other hand, presents us with a…
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