History Film / TimeAfterTime

26th Nov '16 5:05:16 AM lalalei2001
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* NerdsAreSexy: Creator/HGWells, at least as perceived by Amy

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* NerdsAreSexy: Creator/HGWells, at least as perceived by AmyAmy.
* OminousMusicBoxTune: Stevenson has a pocket watch that plays music. He uses it to relax his victims and cover up the sounds of his murders.



* RealityEnsues: A double-whammy. Wells eventually has to accept that his pacifism can't prevent Stevenson from killing more women, and he buys a pistol to stop him and protect Amy. Unfortunately, he also finds out that if the police already suspect you of being the murderer and want you for questioning, it's a pretty damn bad time for them to catch you with a gun in your pocket.

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* RealityEnsues: A double-whammy. Wells eventually has to accept that his pacifism can't prevent Stevenson from killing more women, and he buys a pistol to stop him and protect Amy. Unfortunately, he also finds out that if the police already suspect you of being the murderer and want you for questioning, it's a pretty damn bad time for them to catch you with a gun in your pocket.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Wells and his friend John Stevenson, establishing that Stevenson is an intellectual as well.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Wells and his friend John Stevenson, Stevenson play chess, establishing that Stevenson is an intellectual as well.



* TakingTheHeat: When the cops [[PoliceAreUseless refuse to listen]] to Wells's Jack-the-Ripper story, he gets so desperate that he confesses to the killings in an attempt to get them to check Amy's apartment and make sure she's safe.

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* TakingTheHeat: When the cops [[PoliceAreUseless refuse to listen]] to Wells's Jack-the-Ripper Jack the Ripper story, he gets so desperate that he confesses to the killings in an attempt to get them to check Amy's apartment and make sure she's safe.
26th Nov '16 4:59:22 AM lalalei2001
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* RedHerring:
** Stevenson is hit by a car after a chase scene and Wells, upon hearing of an unidentified man who died from a car, believes him to be dead. He's not.
** Amy sees a newspaper report of [[spoiler:her own death]], but only learns after the fact that [[spoiler:Stevenson killed her friend Carol, not her]].
26th Nov '16 4:42:31 AM lalalei2001
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* DisneyAcidTripSequence: The machine traveling through time is ''very'' trippy, especially the end.

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* DisneyAcidTripSequence: DisneyAcidSequence: The machine traveling through time is ''very'' trippy, especially the end.
26th Nov '16 4:42:04 AM lalalei2001
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Aside from Victorian-era prejudice, prejudices of 1979 are also seen, showing that Earth still has a ways to go.



* DisneyAcidTripSequence: The machine traveling through time is ''very'' trippy, especially the end.



* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Wells finds that the future isn't the utopia he'd thought. There are also many gags, like his utter terror the first time he rides in a car.

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Wells finds that the future isn't the utopia he'd thought. There are also This leads to many gags, like his utter terror the first time he rides in a car.



* GetItOverWith: Stevenson, having seen that Wells has the infinity key, and knowing that he is now screwed, merely nods to Wells, who yanks it out.

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* GetItOverWith: Stevenson, having seen that Wells has hold of the infinity key, and knowing that he is now screwed, merely nods to Wells, who yanks it out.



* ImMrFuturePopCultureReference: Inverted and subverted; to blend in, Wells, adopts the name of a period fictional character he's sure will be forgotten ninety years later. Unfortunately, this fictional character happens to be Literature/SherlockHolmes.

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* ImMrFuturePopCultureReference: Inverted and subverted; to subverted. To blend in, Wells, Wells adopts the name of a period fictional character he's sure will be forgotten ninety years later. Unfortunately, this fictional character happens to be Literature/SherlockHolmes.



* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Unlike Wells, Stevenson has no problem blending in with 1979, adopting contemporary dress, hunting for victims in discos.
22nd Nov '16 1:02:30 PM lalalei2001
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* StealthPun: Herbert misremembers the name of that "Scottish restaurant" as [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds MacDougals.]]. No doubt that the audience was waiting for him to make a total dork of himself. But it would have made him seem too odd to Amy too early in the film. Especially when she was already willing to overlook the fact that he didn't pick up immediately on [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar which war]] an American girl of her generation would have been protesting, something that's common knowledge in 1979.

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* StealthPun: Herbert misremembers the name of that "Scottish restaurant" as [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds MacDougals.]]. No doubt that the audience was waiting for him to make a total dork of himself. But it would have made him seem too odd to Amy too early in the film. Especially when she was already willing to overlook the fact that he didn't pick up immediately on [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar which war]] an American girl of her generation would have been protesting, something that's common knowledge in 1979. MacDougals]].
22nd Nov '16 7:44:26 AM lalalei2001
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''Time AFter Time'' is a 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen. The film was shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. It has nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).

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''Time AFter After Time'' is a 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen. The film was shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. It has nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).
22nd Nov '16 1:55:26 AM lalalei2001
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1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen. The film was shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. It has nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).

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''Time AFter Time'' is a 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen. The film was shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. It has nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).



The book and movie were later reimagined as an ABC TV series, ''Series/TimeAfterTime2017''.

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The book and movie were later reimagined as an ABC TV series, ''Series/TimeAfterTime2017''.
''Series/TimeAfterTime2017''. Its trailer can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN4C4Ar5BLo here]].
22nd Nov '16 1:18:23 AM lalalei2001
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1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen.

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1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie directed by Creator/NicholasMeyer (which, while based on the book, was made before it was published) starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/MarySteenburgen.
Creator/MarySteenburgen. The film was shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. It has nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).



Appalled at the thought of having unleashed a monster onto the social utopia he believes the future will be, he decides to follow Stevenson into the future and bring him back to face justice. Arriving in San Francisco in 1979, Wells finds that the future is not everything he thought or hoped, befriends an attractive, feminist bank clerk called Amy (Steenburgen) and discovers that Stevenson is up to his old tricks -- and that Amy may be his next victim...

Shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. Nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the movie apparently inspired the song's title).

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Appalled at the thought of having unleashed a monster onto the social utopia he believes the future will be, he decides to follow Stevenson into the future and bring him back to face justice. Arriving in San Francisco in 1979, Wells finds that the future is not everything he thought or hoped, befriends an attractive, feminist bank clerk called Amy (Steenburgen) and discovers that Stevenson is up to his old tricks -- and that Amy may be his next victim...

Shot on location in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, showing off the cable cars, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, the exterior of the Exploratorium, etc. Nothing to do with the song by Music/CyndiLauper (except that the
victim.

The book and
movie apparently inspired the song's title).
were later reimagined as an ABC TV series, ''Series/TimeAfterTime2017''.
14th Nov '16 9:58:09 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RealityEnsues: A double-whammy. Wells eventually has to accept that his pacifism can't prevent Stevenson from killing more women, and he buys a pistol to stop him and protect Amy. Unfortunately, he also finds out that if the police already suspect you of being the murderer and want you for questioning, it's a pretty damn bad time for them to catch you with a gun in your pocket.
23rd Jun '16 8:35:23 PM nombretomado
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In 1893, aspiring writer and inventor Creator/HGWells ([=McDowell=]) invites some friends over to dinner, where he shows them one of his latest inventions -- [[TheTimeMachine a device he claims can travel through time]]. Despite the general mockery he receives, one of them -- a surgeon called John Leslie Stevenson (Warner) -- takes particular interest in his claims, and not for no reason; moments after, the police intrude into Wells' home, claiming to have traced none other than UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper to the premises. When a search reveals that Stevenson has disappeared, Wells realises that not only is Stevenson the Ripper, but that he has used Wells' time machine to escape into the future and evade justice.

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In 1893, aspiring writer and inventor Creator/HGWells ([=McDowell=]) invites some friends over to dinner, where he shows them one of his latest inventions -- [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine a device he claims can travel through time]]. Despite the general mockery he receives, one of them -- a surgeon called John Leslie Stevenson (Warner) -- takes particular interest in his claims, and not for no reason; moments after, the police intrude into Wells' home, claiming to have traced none other than UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper to the premises. When a search reveals that Stevenson has disappeared, Wells realises that not only is Stevenson the Ripper, but that he has used Wells' time machine to escape into the future and evade justice.
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