Zupponn wrote:Gladiator is from 2000. I guess I didn't realize that that's fairly recent.
Maybe not if you're a yung'un. Anyway, a year later, 9/11 happened, and we're still fighting the same war in Afghanistan. So yeah, part of our current Millennial era. Heck, The Matrix
came out in '99, and no one is calling that film "old".
It's not an "oldie" by any measure. You notice I didn't reference "Cleopatra
" or "Ben Hur
Human perception of time speeds up with age. For example, the fall of communism and the collapse of the USSR (1991)
is still "not that long ago" in my memory, because I was there, living in Russia at the time.
It really makes sense when you think about it both mathematically and in terms of anecdotal evidence. When you were little (and for all I know, you still are), summer seemed to last forever
, and time-outs or grounding felt like a prison sentence. As you get older, you start to notice that it seems like you just don't have as much time as you used to. And then you hear old people talk about decades going by as if they were weekends.
When you're 20 years old, a year is 1/20th of your life. When you turn 40, that same year is now only 1/40th of your life.
Anyway, "recentness" is relative to age, and we're digressing way off topic.