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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician ... See full summary »

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Philip L. Clarke ...
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Bob Ruggiero ...
French Soldiers
Roy Edmonds ...
French Soldiers
Ray Chubb ...
French Soldiers
Richard Butler ...
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Howard Ackerman ...
Brass Adams ...
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Terry Clotiaux ...
Nostradamus' Father
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The Friar
Bob Bigelow ...
The Dinner Host
Marji Martin ...
The Maid
Thor Nielsen ...
The Cook
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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon and Hitler, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? And are there prophecies that have yet to come true? Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Demand for this film escalated after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States due to a prophecy presented in the film. Nostradamus supposedly predicted an attack on New York City by a Muslim fundamentalist. See more »

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The movie opens with a text that refers to "the preceding film" which should be at the end. See more »

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Presenter: [about the predictions of the future] But before continuing, let me warn you now that these predictions of the future are not at all comforting - and I might go on to add that these visions of the past, these warnings of the future, are not the opinions of the producers of this film. They're certainly not my opinions.
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Interesting but totally hollywoodized
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Skeptics are quick to call Nostrodamus a fraud due to his vague "quatrains", although there is much accuracy in his visions which has made his name so famous. If you have actually researched Nostrodamus, as I have, you will realize that at the time Nostrodamus lived, witchcraft was highly feared and punished by death. In order to protect himself and yet still document his visions, he was forced to code them by using multiple languages and adding some jibber-jabber. I watched this film many many years ago and have also read Nostrodamus' notes. Certain quatrains were represented differently in the film then what has actually happened. The talks about the nuclear detonation in NYC at the end, or "future" part of the film have clearly been misrepresented. After 9/11 we can now distinctly see what was being discussed. Also, a 25 year war is mentioned in the film. When I first saw this many years ago It was hard for me to understand a war lasting that long. but now, it can be seen logically that the "War on Terror" could possibly last 25 years because it is unlike any other war ever fought in the past. Lastly, it was said in the movie that this war will be preceded by a number of catastrophic natural disasters unlike any EVER seen in history. If you have been watching the world news in the past few years, well...remember the devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999 that killed thousands, the great Indonesian tsunami of 2004, and more recently hurricane Katrina...dwell on that and do as much research as possible before drawing conclusions, and keep in mind this film was made in 1981.


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