If the ultimate goal of life is to age and become useless for society… why should we be mortified by sacrifices and renunciations during our lives?
You have to live fully, live the best every day.
When I hold them in my hands and browse the pages, it seems to me that the past is looking into my eyes.
The fonts, printed on paper, changing their thickness, the crumbling paper, the pages that are secede remind the ancient craftsmanship, the ink designs inside are manual photographs of a civilization that is moving away from us, which we run every day, without memory, behind the technology.
I do not think e-books can one day replace the books in paper, for the paper with the written stories has a magic that we can never do without.
Their pages, with the touch, convey the weight and importance of the years, the smells they have absorbed from the hands that have flipped them: they are witness to history in all its material and three-dimensional shakes. It’s not just written words, but lived-in events, time captured in their lives.
They are messengers of time and it is as if all the signs that people with their actions have left over, become testament to their lives and make them alive and non-inanimate objects.
Paper books are goblets of past existence and I like to think of them as a sort of Holy Grail of Time.
And if time is just a series of suspension dots between one thought and the other?
The wealth of a time was measured with gold; Today wealth is measured with time, a precious asset in a civilization where existential survival mechanisms are built to steal everyday life to people.
We spend the whole day running to perform tasks, jobs, commissions, things to do, things to do.
We have come to the point that we no longer have the time to generate memories: every event is lightning.
Where is intelligence in such a robot attitude?
Aaron Perilo, Alex Pettyfer, Amanda Seyfried, Andrew Niccol, banks, Bella Heathcote, Christoph Sanders, Cillian Murphy, Collins Pennie, DeVaughn Nixon, Elena Satine, Emma Fitzpatrick, Ethan Peck, finance, In Time, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Johnny Galecki, Justin Timberlake, Korrina Rico, Loans, Matthew Bomer, Medusa, Melissa Ordway, Olivia Wilde, poor people, Rachel Roberts, Rich People, Thriller, time, Toby Hemingway, Trever O'Brien, USA 2011, Vincent Kartheiser, Yaya DaCosta
Said by the finance magnate protagonist of the film:
“For a few immortals to continue to live, the mortals must die.”
The rise in prices, which in the movie pays in time, or minutes, days, years, is a precise maneuver of the financial system to bring the poor to death when it is necessary for the well-being of the rich: the people on whose watch tattooed on the arm, end their gained time thath they erned working or stealing in the ghettos they live in, they die.
Zero time means zero life, as in our world zero money means zero life.
This film is a sharp metaphor of our social system that continues to make people live in hunger, poverty, and hope to live better one day before they die.
poetry & prose by Tim Miller
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