Thursday, January 25, 2007


Things to Come

(via) I've been obsessed with the film version of HG Wells's Things to Come for years, ever since I saw stills of it in a book on SF films when I was a kid. It was years before I finally saw it, but it was worth the wait. I've got it on DVD, and pop it in every few years. It seems like the product of some alternate reality, for some reason, some irreal quality that gets inside my head and takes root. Maybe it's something to do with having been made between the World Wars, and measuring Wells's vision of the future from that vantage with how things actually turned out, and seeing how much better, and how much worse, it actually was.

And hey, scientists with giant bubble helmets in future-planes. Who doesn't love that?

Now look. Someone has gone and put the whole dang thing on the internet!

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