An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a classic film based on the book ‘An Occurrence at Own Creek Bridge’ by Ambrose Bierce. The film is directed by Robert Enrico. The story talks about a who is to be hung by the neck, by the military. As the rope is tightened around his neck, the man begins to panic. Luckily for him, the rope breaks as he falls and he escapes his fate and returns back to his family. However, as soon he reaches home and embraces his wife, he screams in pain and his neck snaps. The camera then pans back to the bridge where his lifeless body hangs by the rope confirming the visions were a figment of his imagination before the kiss of death.

The concept of time in this film is a little complicated due to the fact that the man floats back in his memories which are blended by the fiction of him breaking free from the noose and returning to his family. The speed of time keeps on fluctuating. The man loses his life within a matter of seconds, though his fantasies run for a comparatively longer time. It is wise to accept that everyone and everything will eventually run out time. With time in control and as a scale, it can neither be changed nor manipulated and any attempt to control it is futile.


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