The Shape of Things to Come

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 9, 2006 in Cinema |

This is one of my favorite classic science fiction movies, it’s not quite as cool as Metropolis but on the plus side H.G. Wells did the script and the soundtrack and special effects are very well done:

The Shape of Things to Come

“Things to Come is a 1936 British science fiction film, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. The screenplay was written by H. G. Wells and is a loose adaptation of his own 1933 novel The Shape of Things to Come. The film stars Raymond Massey.

Plot: On the Christmas Eve of 1940, war begins as the city of Everytown is bombed. The war lasts 66 years, during which time civilization falls into anarchy. Eventually the warlord who calls himself The Boss emerges to establish brutish control over the chaos. But then a scientific group called Wings Over the World emerges and is able to quash the regime of The Boss using a peace gas. The scientists then set about building a shining white new scientific Utopia on the ruins of the old civilization. In the year 2036, the culmination of the new society’s scientific vision is the launching of the first Moon shot.”

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