History Film / ThingsToCome

8th Jan '17 7:26:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A [[AdamAndEvePlot young man and woman are sent to start life on a new world]]; the [[FreudWasRight seed of mankind]] shot into space from a [[NotCompensatingForAnything huge gun]]. Ummm...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A [[AdamAndEvePlot young man and woman are sent to start life on a new world]]; the [[FreudWasRight seed of mankind]] mankind shot into space from a [[NotCompensatingForAnything huge gun]]. Ummm...
5th Dec '16 11:41:35 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* RidiculousFutureInflation: An appallingly set single-sheet newspaper is shown costing £4 in 1966.

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* RidiculousFutureInflation: An appallingly set single-sheet newspaper is shown costing £4 in 1966.1966 (an average weeks wage in the 30's).
5th Dec '16 8:47:37 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* DeathByIrony: Harding, after he crashes his plane during a bombing raid, [[WouldNotHurtAChild gives his mask to a little girl fleeing from his own gas bombs]].
-->'''Harding''': I dropped the gas on her. Maybe I've killed her father and mother. Maybe I've killed her whole family... *[[IncurableCoughOfDeath cough]]* ...and then I go and give up my mask to save her. [[GallowsHumour That's funny! That's a joke!]]



** Played straight when a crippled Harding gives his gas mask to a girl whom he'd just dropped gas bombs on.
* LeaveBehindAPistol: Cabal leaves his service revolver to a stricken friend who is mortally wounded and stuck in a field of poison gas.
* LostTechnology: Almost everything during the war. There are no spare parts to repair machines and oil is extremely rare.



* PuttingOnTheReich: The Chief makes a stab at this with what he has available to him.



* ZombieGait: While they're not technically dead, the shambling, cadaverous victims of the walking sickness definitely look like zombies. One could say Wells unintentionally invented the modern zombie

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* ZombieGait: While they're not technically dead, the shambling, cadaverous victims of the walking sickness definitely look like zombies. One could say Wells unintentionally invented the modern zombiezombie.
3rd Dec '16 7:07:51 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas:

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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Everytown in the future.
3rd Dec '16 6:50:26 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas:
3rd Dec '16 6:46:06 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* ForeverWar: The war starts in 1940 and continues until 1970 when no-one can remember why it started in the first place. It's ruinous enough that society collapses almost entirely.



* ThePlague: The so-called "wandering sickness".

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* ThePlague: The so-called "wandering sickness".sickness", implied to be some form of biological warfare.



* ScavengerWorld

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* ScavengerWorldRidiculousFutureInflation: An appallingly set single-sheet newspaper is shown costing £4 in 1966.
* ScavengerWorld: The setting during the war; probably the earliest example in cinema.
4th Aug '16 10:17:51 PM R.G.
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Wells had intended the film to be a response to Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the '70s. For example, Creator/GeneRoddenberry's [[Franchise/StarTrek Federation]] and Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}} are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.

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Wells had intended the film to be a response [[SpiritualAntithesis response]] to Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the '70s. For example, Creator/GeneRoddenberry's [[Franchise/StarTrek Federation]] and Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}} are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.
8th Jan '16 10:40:43 AM Greenygal
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Wells had intended the film to be a response to Fritz Lang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the 70s. For example, Gene Roddenberry's Federation and Isaac Asimov's Foundation are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.

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Wells had intended the film to be a response to Fritz Lang's Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the 70s. '70s. For example, Gene Roddenberry's Federation Creator/GeneRoddenberry's [[Franchise/StarTrek Federation]] and Isaac Asimov's Foundation Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}} are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.



* ThePhilosopherKing: The finale shows a world governed entirely on principles of scientific progress

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* ThePhilosopherKing: The finale shows a world governed entirely on principles of scientific progress progress.
8th Jan '16 10:37:23 AM Greenygal
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Wells had intended the film to be a response to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the 70s. For example, Gene Roddenberry's Federation and Isaac Asimov's Foundation are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.

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Wells had intended the film to be a response to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and he hoped to do everything he felt Lang had gotten wrong in envisioning the future. To that extent, the whole thing can basically be looked at as an extended author filibuster, with characters who are little more than two dimensional ciphers who don't do anything but talk earnestly about how self destructive and brutal the world is and how great the world would be if only it were governed rationally along socialist/modernist lines. Because, y'know, progress! Unfortunately for Wells, the movie bombed, and a lot of the ideas that informed his vision turned out to have severe defects that make the movie look really dated, and not just for aesthetic and historical reasons. But on the other hand, there's tons of SceneryPorn and the cinematography is pretty well done. It's also impossible to overstate how influential the movie was. Its ideas and general feel influenced Science Fiction writers well into the 70s. For example, Gene Roddenberry's Federation and Isaac Asimov's Foundation are more or less expanded versions of Wells' future.
4th Sep '15 6:16:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Another [[{{Montages}} montage]] carries us farther into the future, showing mankind [[HardWorkMontage rebuilding his society]] into a [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas shiny plastic]] underground city. Now, in 2036, John Cabal's equally visionary great-grandson Oswald is spearheading mankind's [[HistoryMarchesOn first expedition to the Moon]]. However, a radical dissident opposes the expedition on the basis that human technology and knowledge are advancing too fast [[GoodOldWays (or something to that effect)]]. The dissident's plot to stop the launch fails, and Cabal [[PatrickStewartSpeech waxes on about mankind's eternal quest for knowledge]]. The End.

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Another [[{{Montages}} montage]] carries us farther into the future, showing mankind [[HardWorkMontage rebuilding his society]] into a [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas shiny plastic]] underground city. Now, in 2036, John Cabal's equally visionary great-grandson Oswald is spearheading mankind's [[HistoryMarchesOn [[FailedFutureForecast first expedition to the Moon]]. However, a radical dissident opposes the expedition on the basis that human technology and knowledge are advancing too fast [[GoodOldWays (or something to that effect)]]. The dissident's plot to stop the launch fails, and Cabal [[PatrickStewartSpeech waxes on about mankind's eternal quest for knowledge]]. The End.



* HistoryMarchesOn: As with the novel, double-subverted: the film predicts the onset of WorldWarII, which proceeds to go on for a couple decades.

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* HistoryMarchesOn: TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: As with the novel, double-subverted: the film predicts the onset of WorldWarII, which proceeds to go on for a couple decades.
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