Soc1 HongLaiHenryChan Movie Analysis 2

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Sociology 1 Prof. John Fox Hong Lai Henry Chan 11 th March 2013 Movie Analysis In Time (2011) In this movie analysis paper, I have chosen In Time for my reviewing film. In Time is dystopian science fiction action film, which was released in 2011. The whole story takes place in a future where there is no more “money” existing in this world. In replace, “time” has become the only and dominant currency. People no longer use money to buy things, instead they exchange their own lifetime for what they have consumed. Besides, in this future, people are genetically modified to grow up until they reach 25, and afterwards they will never grow older again. You may think that they become immortal, but that isn’t the truth. The day when they reached 25, there will be a clock triggered on their arms. A clock that only contains one year of time, and people has to get extra time through working or borrowing money from financial institution. When the clock gets down to zero, that person will die. So in order to survive, people will seek their way to obtain more time, and there will be gamble and crime. Taking into a big picture, the society is divided into different time zones, in which they show the wealth status of its population. In this film, it focuses on two times zones, Dayton and New Greenwich, the poorest and the wealthiest zone respectively that exist in this world. A repulsive truth lie behinds everything that in wealthy zone-New Greenwich, the financial corporation extracted the time from the poor by increase their cost of living. So they can continue their immortal life. The main character Will was born in Dayton, and he works normally like others do in order to survive. But one day, a man called Hamilton from New Greenwich reveals this truth to Will and gave him 100 years of all his time, and told him that he is tired
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of living. Will use this 100 years of time to fight against the wealth and to destroy this unfair system along with his partner he met in the journey. Perhaps, this is one of favorite movies of all time. I used this film for my movie analysis, because it shows the social structure of a society in a different way. There is still socialization, inequality, poverty, and deviance in this world of time. So this movie perfectly fit to the idea we have gone through in class. So to start off my movie analysis, I would like to discuss the system presented in the film. The time-zone system can be allied well with several theories in my view.
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  • Summer '13
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  • Sociology, Immanuel Wallerstein, Time zone, Dayton, New Greenwich

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