History Film / TheTimeMachine1960

19th Nov '16 3:22:59 PM Mario500
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There are many changes from the novel, with Wells's socialist critique reimagined as an anti-war parable. After the Time-Traveler, called "George" in this version, demonstrates his invention, most of his colleagues criticize him for inventing something which they consider to have no practical value (''it's a fricking time machine, morons!'') and wonder why a man of his genius isn't [[ArmsDealer inventing weapons]] for Britain to use in UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar like a good patriotic citizen should be. Only David Filby shares George's idealism, though he warns him to destroy the time machine before it destroys him.

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There are many changes from the novel, with Wells's socialist critique reimagined as an anti-war parable. After the Time-Traveler, called "George" in this version, demonstrates his invention, most of his colleagues criticize him for inventing something which they consider to have no practical value (''it's a fricking time machine, morons!'') and wonder why a man of his genius isn't [[ArmsDealer inventing weapons]] for Britain to use in UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar like a good patriotic citizen should be. Only David Filby shares George's idealism, though he warns him to destroy the time machine before it destroys him.
4th Aug '16 11:51:12 AM alnair20aug93
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* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: The Eloi women love their '50s hair. Weena, whose attitude and interests are akin to a child, even calls attention to it by asking George how the women of his time wear their hair.

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* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: The Eloi women love their '50s hair.FiftiesHair. Weena, whose attitude and interests are akin to a child, even calls attention to it by asking George how the women of his time wear their hair.
12th Feb '16 9:12:57 AM eroock
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'''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9miqKm0aB0 The Time Machine]]''''' is a 1960 film adaptation by George Pal of Creator/HGWells' science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.

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''[[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=A9miqKm0aB0 The Time Machine]]''''' Machine]]'' is a 1960 film adaptation by George Pal of Creator/HGWells' science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.
21st Sep '15 5:44:34 PM MarkLungo
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There are many changes from the novel, with Wells's socialist critique reimagined as an anti-war parable. After the Time-Traveler, called "George" in this version, demonstrates his invention, most of his colleagues criticize him for inventing something which they consider to have no practical value (''it's a fricking time machine, morons!'') and wonder why a man of his genius isn't [[ArmsDealer inventing weapons]] for Britain to use in the SecondBoerWar like a good patriotic citizen should be. Only David Filby shares George's idealism, though he warns him to destroy the time machine before it destroys him.

George sets off for the future, stopping to see the effects of WorldWarI, the Blitz of WorldWarII, and finally the nuclear holocaust of WorldWarIII. George's arrival in the year 802701 plays out similarly to the original, though with the Eloi [[EternalEnglish speaking English]] and Weena being PromotedToLoveInterest. The BackStory of the Eloi and the Morlocks is altered, with both being the descendants of people who survived in bunkers during World War III. When the war ended after three centuries, some people chose to remain underground, becoming the Morlocks, while others chose to take their chances on the surface, becoming the Eloi. The Morlocks are, of course, portrayed in the typical 1950s monster movie fashion.

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There are many changes from the novel, with Wells's socialist critique reimagined as an anti-war parable. After the Time-Traveler, called "George" in this version, demonstrates his invention, most of his colleagues criticize him for inventing something which they consider to have no practical value (''it's a fricking time machine, morons!'') and wonder why a man of his genius isn't [[ArmsDealer inventing weapons]] for Britain to use in the SecondBoerWar UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar like a good patriotic citizen should be. Only David Filby shares George's idealism, though he warns him to destroy the time machine before it destroys him.

George sets off for the future, stopping to see the effects of WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Blitz of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and finally the nuclear holocaust of WorldWarIII. George's arrival in the year 802701 plays out similarly to the original, though with the Eloi [[EternalEnglish speaking English]] and Weena being PromotedToLoveInterest. The BackStory of the Eloi and the Morlocks is altered, with both being the descendants of people who survived in bunkers during World War III. When the war ended after three centuries, some people chose to remain underground, becoming the Morlocks, while others chose to take their chances on the surface, becoming the Eloi. The Morlocks are, of course, portrayed in the typical 1950s monster movie fashion.



27th Jul '15 5:02:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the movie's universe, it turned hot in 1966. Essentially, the movie's whole message is about the Cold War, which now seems especially dated for a movie that travels so far into the future. It must be said, however, that traveling so far into the future does drive home the movie's point that a global nuclear war is something which humanity would still be paying for thousands of years later.



* WorldWarOne: George learns about it from Filby's son, who thinks he's completely out of it.
* WorldWarTwo: George stops in 1940, after seeing his house destroyed by the Blitz.
17th Jun '15 10:17:07 PM redandready45
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* ApatheticCitizens: The Eloi are this to a T, ignoring one of their own drowning, their cannibalization by the Morlocks. George helps them learn to fight back again.




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* WorldWarOne: George learns about it from Filby's son, who thinks he's completely out of it.
* WorldWarTwo: George stops in 1940, after seeing his house destroyed by the Blitz.
* WorldWarThree: George arrives on the day it begins, in 1966, and barely escapes being burned by lava. It is what creates the world of 802701, with Morlocks being the descendants of those who ended up in air raid shelters, and Eloi being the ones who ended up staying above ground.
20th Apr '15 1:38:38 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: In the movie's universe, it turned hot in 1966. Essentially, the movie's whole message is about the Cold War, which now seems especially dated for a movie that travels so far into the future. It must be said, however, that traveling so far into the future does drive home the movie's point that a global nuclear war is something which humanity would still be paying for thousands of years later.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the movie's universe, it turned hot in 1966. Essentially, the movie's whole message is about the Cold War, which now seems especially dated for a movie that travels so far into the future. It must be said, however, that traveling so far into the future does drive home the movie's point that a global nuclear war is something which humanity would still be paying for thousands of years later.
2nd Feb '15 8:45:47 AM PrimeEvil
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* ActingForTwo: Not only does Creator/AlanYoung play David Filby, but he plays James Filby, both young and old as well.



* CompositeCharacter: In the book, the Time Traveller has a group of friends he tells about the Time Machine, including the unnamed narrator and a young man named Philby. In the film, there's just Filby.

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* CompositeCharacter: In the book, the Time Traveller has a group of friends he tells about the Time Machine, including the unnamed narrator and a young man named Philby. In the film, there's just Filby.
2nd Jan '15 8:20:06 PM Tavernier
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* NothingIsScarier: Until he finds the Eloi bathing in the river, George spends a lot of time wandering around an overgrown wilderness among abandoned relics set to an increasingly shrill soundtrack. The movie also very effectively sells the Morlocks' danger by having him return to his time machine and discover it's been dragged into their temple.
25th Jun '14 12:44:33 AM TrollBrutal
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* IndustrializedEvil: The creepy machinery of the Morlocks underscores their villainous, oppressive society.
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