History Film / InTime

7th Jan '16 4:37:06 AM WillBGood
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It shares quite a few elements from "Time is Money", a short story by [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Lee Falk]] first published in ''{{Playboy}}'' in 1975. Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn on the basis that it was an unauthorized adaptation of his story "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman", but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
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It shares quite a few elements from "Time is Money", a short story by [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Lee Falk]] first published in ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' in 1975. Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn on the basis that it was an unauthorized adaptation of his story "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman", but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
7th Jan '16 4:36:45 AM WillBGood
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It shares quite a few elements from ''Time is Money'', a short story by [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Lee Falk]] first published in {{Playboy}} in 1975. Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn, but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
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It shares quite a few elements from ''Time "Time is Money'', Money", a short story by [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Lee Falk]] first published in {{Playboy}} ''{{Playboy}}'' in 1975. Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn, withdrawn on the basis that it was an unauthorized adaptation of his story "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman", but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
2nd Jan '16 2:19:25 AM DragonQuestZ
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* HighClassGloves: Sylvia's party dress includes a matching pair of long gloves.

* OperaGloves: Sylvia's outfit includes a pair.
4th Oct '15 7:59:04 PM mkmckoy
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* CallBack: At the beginning of the movie, Will’s mom runs into his arm in need of time, but dies just before reaching him. At the end, Sylvia does the same thing, but reaches him just in time.

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* FollowTheLeader: A future dystopia in which society is divided into twelve districts—I mean, “time zones”—based on wealth, a young person from the poorest time zone leads a revolt against the system, and the elderly (in actual years) representative of the ruling class coldly explains why such brutality is necessary for his zone’s survival and prosperity. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sound]] [[TheHungerGames familiar]]?

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* {{Handwave}}: The movie opens with one to avoid explaining why and how the time system was set up. -->'''Will''' (voiceover): “[[MST3KMantra I don’t have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is]]. We’re genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. Trouble is we only live one more year … unless we can get more time.”
27th Aug '15 3:28:31 AM Aquillion
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This isn't a trope that can be justified; if their math makes sense in the context of the story, then it's not an example.
* WritersCannotDoMath: Overlaps with RidiculousFutureInflation. Suffice it to say that the (relative) prices given for various items can border on the absurd. ** Possibly somewhat justified, in that it's implied that the economy is rigidly controlled and prices are set by the government or some central cartel under them based on the need to keep life spans under control, not based on actual value or supply and demand. That leaves them open to problems of command economies, such as shortages, not that the rich would care as they'd still have what they want/need, with first crack at everything.
27th Aug '15 3:08:41 AM Aquillion
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The purpose of the system is to kill people. This is the whole point and is explicitly stated. It was never intended to serve any other economic purpose.
* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: Perhaps deliberately invoked. If the system operated on any kind of supply/demand process, then it would require a constant stream of new births to prevent deflation. If it was meant to prevent overpopulation, the cost of living would be based on population concentration. Instead wages are decreased and prices are increased by fiat (especially once Will and Sylvia begin their time theft spree), meaning the purpose of the system is to ''[[KillThePoor Work the Poor to Death]]'' at a controllable rate.

* CapitalismIsBad: This film connects capitalism with social darwinism in an {{anvilicious}} way. Wages are decreased and prices are increased by fiat, meaning the purpose of the system is to ''[[KillThePoor Work The Poor To Death]]'' at a controllable rate. Note that the film seems to massively [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics fail at economics]].
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* CapitalismIsBad: This film connects capitalism with social darwinism in an {{anvilicious}} way. Wages are decreased and prices are increased by fiat, meaning the purpose of the system is to ''[[KillThePoor Work The Poor To Death]]'' at a controllable rate. Note that the film seems to massively [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics fail at economics]].
14th Aug '15 7:12:43 PM mkmckoy
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->''"For a few to be immortal, many must die."''
10th Jul '15 3:47:08 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn, but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
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It shares quite a few elements from ''Time is Money'', a short story by [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Lee Falk]] first published in {{Playboy}} in 1975. Is strongly reminiscent of both ''Film/LogansRun'' and ''Film/TheFugitive'', though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''. Creator/HarlanEllison[[note]][[TradeSnark © 2005 Harlan Ellison]][[/note]] sued to try to get it withdrawn, but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for ''Film/TheTerminator'' (i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
4th Jun '15 5:26:42 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: The rich indulge in this with their time. Will wins 1000 years thanks to it. ** It is notable that Will placed a bet of all the time he had remaining; while merely an expensive hand to the other players, it was literally life and death for him.
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: The rich indulge in this with their time. Will wins 1000 years thanks to it. ** it. It is notable that Will placed a bet of all the time he had remaining; while merely an expensive hand to the other players, it was literally life and death for him.

** Aging is not caused by an "aging gene," but rather through damage sustained to DNA due to repeated splitting and copying necessary for cellular division. *** Broadly understood, "aging" is a very multifaceted biological process. The skin becoming thinner and wrinkled with age is mainly due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation, there's joints wearing out simply due to use over time, and so on.
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** Aging is not caused by an "aging gene," but rather through damage a number of factors. Damage is sustained to DNA due to repeated splitting and copying necessary for cellular division. *** Broadly understood, "aging" is a very multifaceted biological process. The division, the skin becoming becomes thinner and wrinkled with age is mainly due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation, there's joints wearing out simply due to use over time, and so on.

* TheBeautifulElite: And not just the elite. Not only is everyone in this world 25 or younger, they all happen to be able to pass for supermodels. ** A notable exception would be the fat guy behind the food counter.
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* TheBeautifulElite: And not just the elite. Not only is everyone in this world 25 or younger, they all happen to be able to pass for supermodels. ** supermodels. A notable exception would be the fat guy behind the food counter.

* CastFromLifespan: [[UpToEleven This has actually replaced money.]] Everything is paid for in time, salary is paid out in time, and running out of time is instant death. The wealthy have centuries, or even millennia, to spare, while the lower class live day to day.
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* CastFromLifespan: [[UpToEleven This has actually replaced money.]] Everything is paid for in time, salary is paid out in time, and running out of time is instant death. The wealthy have centuries, centuries -- or even millennia, millennia -- to spare, while the lower class live day to day.

* CastFromLifespan: [[UpToEleven This has actually replaced money.]] Everything is paid for in time, salary is paid out in time, CrapsaccharineWorld: The beautiful and running out serene domains of the rich, where you spend your time is instant death. The wealthy have centuries, or even millennia, to spare, worrying about accidents and assassinations while making sure to be as publicly lazy as possible and trying very hard to avoid thinking about what you are doing to the lower class live day to day.rest of mankind.

** CrapsaccharineWorld: The beautiful and serene domains of the rich, where you spend your time worrying about accidents and assassinations while making sure to be as publicly lazy as possible and trying very hard to avoid thinking about what you are doing to the rest of mankind.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Daughter of a wealthy family gets kidnapped and assists in a series of bank robberies. Patty Hearst, anyone?
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ** Daughter of a wealthy family gets kidnapped and assists in a series of bank robberies. Patty Hearst, anyone?

** Raymond, being a Timekeeper, habitually lets his clock run low so as to avoid being a target for thieves. However, he puts off a top-up with only 45 minutes of time left, just so that he can chase after Will, in his car. [[spoiler:Like Will's mother, his complete lack of foresight/planning ends up killing him.]]
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** Raymond, being a Timekeeper, habitually lets his clock run low so as to avoid being a target for thieves. However, he puts off a top-up with only 45 minutes of time left, just so that he can chase after Will, even though he's in his car.car and could refill mid-chase. [[spoiler:Like Will's mother, his complete lack of foresight/planning ends up killing him.]]

* IdleRich: The rich can actually have time to waste, thus spend all their days doing things very slowly.
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* IdleRich: The rich can actually have time to waste, and thus spend all their days doing things very slowly.

* InternalizedCategorism: Welcome to a system where the poor are taught to hate themselves while the rich spend their time frantically trying to avoid seeing what kind of world they are building... failing at that, they are likely to commit suicide.
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* InternalizedCategorism: Welcome to a system where the poor are taught to hate themselves while the rich spend their time frantically trying to avoid seeing what kind of world they are building... failing at that, they are likely to commit suicide.

* LeonineContract: A way of life when bankruptcy kills you and everyone can see how much time you have to live if you refuse the deal. Pawn shops will fleece customers if they think they can get away with it (can't afford to wait a day until we open again, sucks to be you) while the biggest mogul in the country runs payday lending facilities with interested rates that are implied to be staggering (despite being similar to real-life credit card rates, and a fraction of pay-day loan companies' interest rates).
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* LeonineContract: A way of life when bankruptcy kills you and everyone can see how much time you have to live if you refuse the deal. Pawn shops will fleece customers if they think they can get away with it (can't afford to wait a day until we open again, sucks to be you) while the biggest mogul in the country runs payday lending facilities with interested interest rates that are implied to be staggering (despite being similar to real-life credit card rates, and a fraction of pay-day loan companies' interest rates).

* Really700YearsOld: The cast to varying degrees, considering all humans are genetically engineered to not age after 25. Weis's states that he's "25 for the 85th time," which either means he's ''much'' older than his wife, or that his mother-in-law is actually at least 150 years old, which makes her the oldest person in the film.
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* Really700YearsOld: The cast to varying degrees, considering all humans are genetically engineered to not age after 25. Weis's Weis states that he's "25 for the 85th time," which either means he's ''much'' older than his wife, or that his mother-in-law is actually at least 150 years old, which makes her the oldest person in the film.

* TooDumbToLive: Leon actually does this twice ([[spoiler:and the second time actually costs him]]): he's so obsessed with catching Will that he neglects to get his daily time allotment, leaving him with too little time to survive. [[spoiler:The first time, Will gives him several hours so he'll survive, since Will is stealing his car and thus access to his allotment. Leon doesn't have that luxury the second time, and Will ends up taking his allotment once Leon times out.]]
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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive: ** Leon actually does this twice ([[spoiler:and the second time actually costs him]]): he's so obsessed with catching Will that he neglects to get his daily time allotment, leaving him with too little time to survive. [[spoiler:The first time, Will gives him several hours so he'll survive, since Will is stealing his car and thus access to his allotment. Leon doesn't have that luxury the second time, and Will ends up taking his allotment once Leon times out.]]

5th May '15 1:08:12 AM Adept
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* HonorBeforeReason: A weird example with Fortis, who's a murderous gangster but "doesn't like to kill a man in cold blood." Instead, when he has Will at gunpoint, he challenges him to a battle to the death instead of [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing him]]. ** Fortis is actually a subversion. He says he doesn't like to kill in cold blood, but he complains loudly about the literal waste of time when he shoots a man in the back. If you die from trauma, whatever time you still have is rendered useless, as shown when Borel died with 9 whole years on his clock. Fortis has a very good reason to not just go around shooting people.
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* HonorBeforeReason: A weird example with Fortis, who's a murderous gangster but "doesn't like to kill a man in cold blood." Instead, when he has Will at gunpoint, he challenges him to a battle to the death instead of [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing him]]. HonorBeforeReason: ** Fortis is actually a subversion. He says that he doesn't like to "doesn't kill in a man cold blood, but he complains loudly blood" despite being a murderous gangster, and challenges Will for a time fight instead of just killing him. However, his motivation behind this action is less about the literal waste of honor and more because he cannot take away someone's time when he shoots a man in the back. If you if they die from trauma, whatever time you still have is rendered useless, as shown when Borel died with 9 whole years on his clock.trauma. Fortis has a very good reason to not just go around shooting people.
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