On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells - George to his friends - arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine's purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia.Written by
When the question arose about which three books George took, it is interesting to note that most of the books in the bookcase have been rearranged sometime between the beginning of the movie (when George was writing the dinner note) and the time when Filby asked which three books. See more »
At the beginning, when the group of friends is waiting for George to show up for the dinner appointment, Filby is sitting in front of a clock that reads about four minutes to 8 pm. Suddenly all the other clocks in the room, which read 8pm, start to clang and gong. When the camera comes back to Filby (only a moment later in move time), the clock behind him reads 8pm, too. See more »
David, I've got to tell it now. While I still remember it!
Relax, try to relax. You've all the time in the world.
You're right David, that's exactly what I have. All the time in the world.
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One of those Sci-Fi films that's made just right to be watched over and over again and never gets old. The special effects were ahead of their time but the film is not bogged down with them and the actors are allowed to ply their trade. Rod Taylor puts in a solid performance as George the time traveler. George Pal did a great job with this picture. A remake would probably be flashier with the FX but would be hard to beat this classic.
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