In old movies, things seem less frantic. Sure, people go about their business, but it seems like there is enough time for business. There is time for a break. Meals are enjoyed, people go to the theater or meet with others. No one is on a Blackberry.
I feel the press of modern life, which is a vintage sentiment. That is, 50 years ago they reminisced longingly about Victorian times. The Victorians thought life was too hectic for them. But with the time change and the sun setting later, it does seem like there may be enough time in the day to play with the kids, eat a nice dinner, and pet the dog. It's ever so less frantic.