看吧!植入身體內的電子儀器就是不放過我!繼上上周的Total Recall後,小編我歪頭一想,腦中立即又浮出了「In Time」這部意義深遠的科幻片。不過當初吸引我買票入場的真的不是皮膚裡的時鐘,而是氣質很優的女主角亞曼達塞佛瑞

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故事的中心思想大概是這樣....

 

In the near future, humans have been genetically modified so that they stop aging at the age of 25. After 25, an internal clock starts in them and time becomes the onlycurrency. A person could practically live forever if he earns time.

在不久的未來,由於基因的改造,人類將在25歲時停止老化。25歲後,體內的時鐘啟動,時間變成了貨幣。一個人事實上是可以永生的,假如他可以賺取到時間。

 

賈斯汀扮演的男主角說了以下的話,讓我們重新審視了時間的重要性以及貧富階級的現實。

I don't have time. 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. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.

我沒有時間。我沒有時間去擔心事情怎麼發生的。是怎麼樣就是怎樣樣。我們被基因改造,在25歲停止老化。麻煩的是,我們只能夠多活一年,除非我們可以得到更多的時間。現在,時間就是貨幣。(時間就是金錢) 我們賺取它(時間),也花費它。有錢的人可以永遠存活。那我們這些剩下的人呢?我只想要每天醒來,在我手上有比小時還要多的時間。

 

"For a few to be immortal, many must die", a line from the film, can be replaced with: for a few to be insanely rich, many must be made poor. When we look around, that is exactly the state of our world today as Niccol points out.

片中一句台詞,「為了少數人可以永生,一些人必須要死亡(死亡在此表犧牲)」也可以替換成「為了少數人可以瘋狂的有錢,大部分的人必須要貧窮」!導演Niccol指出,看看我們的四周,這正是我們今日世界的狀況!

 

其他時間的慣用語:  

1.     make time for something or someone

        Definition: create a period of time especially for a thing or person

        I need to make some extra time for reading.

        I'll make time for you on Saturday.

 

2.     at all times

        Definition: always

        Make sure to keep your seat belts on at all times.

        Students need to pay attention at all times.

 

3.     behind the times

        Definition: not fashionable, not up on current fashions

        My Dad is so behind the times!

        She dresses like it was the 70s she's behind the times!

 

4.     out of time

        Definition: not have any more time available

        I'm afraid we're out of time for today.

        You're out of time for that competition.

 

Question:

If you only have one day to live, how would you spend it?

 

 

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