In the essay titled, “The Tyranny of the Clock” by George Woodcock and the film, “ Nick of Time” demonstrates how the movement of the clock sets the tempo of the lives of people. People become the servants of time, always hurrying through meals, rushing to catch busses or trains, all contribute as examples of our regular routines in life. The clock influences the habits of people by making them do things that ruin their health and shorten their life because they are so overwhelmed to do a specific type of job that they let themselves be manipulated by a man-made machine. Woodcock theory believes that the only way a person can live a well balanced and healthy life is by no longer being dominated by time.
The film, “Nick of Time”, portrays the concept of time by telling a s story about a young public attendant named Gene Watson who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his six year old daughter named Lynn. He is approached by two pretending cops named Mr. Smith and Ms, Jones who kidnaps Lynn and is given a choice to either kill the governor in 90 minutes or Lynn will die. He is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag that will give him access throughout the whole hotel. Watson deliberately attempts to tell authorities but realizes that most of the securities are also behind the plot. He is conflicted by such impossible task, yet he only had a certain amount of time to complete his task. Throughout most of the movie Watson undergoes through some changes. For instance, in one scene the actor Gene Watson had to go to the restroom because he was filling sick and tired. He was so petrified about his daughters death, that he began to feel sick. He began to puke and sweat like a pig. During the whole entire film Watson was pushed to the point where he himself had become a murderer. Time is integral to the plot of the movie because the only way Gene Watson were to save his daughter was by trying to beat time and murdering...
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