Shakespeare & Mr.Robot & 12 Monkeys & Stephen Hawking.



The above is an extract of the Tv series Mr.Robot.

It is the episode “eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc” the scene displays a conversation in a room filled with ticking clocks, between a Fbi agent and a Chinese minister (B.D. Wong )


“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more.”



The above  is an extract of:

Shakespeare, William, John Dover Wilson, and Bruce Rogers. Macbeth. 1st ed. Cambridge [England]: University Press, 1947. Print.


This specific scene of the TV series played a significant role defining the outcome of our project.I found the concept of time and the use of clocks as portrayed in this episode of MR. Robot incredibly inspiring. My idea of employing time and a clock as the main themes of our movie was enthusiastically welcomed by the teammates and subsequently applied to the project.

Our video displays a man who is constantly checking the time, persistently on the run trying to be on time for work, an appointment or an event.

(“eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc”.Mr.Robot.Sam Esmail.NBCUniversal Television Distribution,24.June.2015.Television)

12 Monkeys is a special movie for me as it is probably the first I have ever seen in a cinema. As a child, I was fascinated by the special effects and the plot which at that time made my imagination run wild.Our project does not illustrate a  plague that will annihilate the human race However the time travel concept has inspired me to employ the same scene for both beginning and end of the movie so that it may evocate a sense of loop/ routine.

(12 Monkeys. Baltimore: Terry Gilliam, 1995. film.)
The following are a few inspirational quotes extracted from the above publication disclosing the concept of time
“Only time(whatever that may be) will tell.”
“The rate of progress is so rapid that what one learns at school or university is always a bit out of date. Only a few people can keep up with the rapidly advancing frontier of knowledge, and they have to devote their whole time to it and specialise in a small area. The rest of the population has little idea of the advances that are being made or the excitement they are generating.”


“As we shall see, the concept of time has no meaning before the beginning of the universe. This was first pointed out by St. Augustine. When asked: “What did God do before he created the universe?” Augustine didn’t reply: “He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions.”

(Hawking, Stephen and Leonard Mlodinow. A Briefer History Of Time. 1st ed. New York: Bantam Books, 2005. Print.)

The above movies are among my favourites, both of the are related to the concept of time and somehow have inspired me to gather ideas for my project.

(Donnie Darko. U.S.A.: Richard Kelly, 2001. film.),
(The Butterfly Effect. U.S.A.: Eric Bress J, Mackye Gruber, 2004. film.)


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