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Time Machine, The (1960, 1978, 2002) [original and re-adaptations]

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Old Jan 2, 2002, 02:32 PM   #16
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I've read the book and seen both movies. (Does anyone still remember the TV movie?) In any case, I liked them both and didn't try to compare the two. I love scifi and especially the concept of time travel. For it's day, the film was ahead of its time (no pun intended) along with the likes of Forbidden Planet and War of the Worlds. Let's face it, Hollywood had to put its own twists to the plot to get something they thought would make a buck. Let's just hope the new version opening later this year capture the imagination as well. If you want to read what I consider the best book on time travel, read Asimov's "End of Eternity"
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Old Jan 18, 2002, 05:20 PM   #17
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I've read the book and seen both movies. (Does anyone still remember the TV movie?) In any case, I liked them both and didn't try to compare the two. I love scifi and especially the concept of time travel. For it's day, the film was ahead of its time (no pun intended) along with the likes of Forbidden Planet and War of the Worlds. Let's face it, Hollywood had to put its own twists to the plot to get something they thought would make a buck. Let's just hope the new version opening later this year capture the imagination as well. If you want to read what I consider the best book on time travel, read Asimov's "End of Eternity"
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Old Mar 4, 2002, 03:16 PM   #18
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Hannah, you are strange.
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Old Mar 9, 2002, 05:04 PM   #19
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I'm guessing this is about the old one?

Wasn't sure at first. There needs to be a Forum for the new Time Machine movie which I saw yesterday. I liked it. I only saw parts of the old one a while ago. Can't remember anything from it.
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Old Aug 7, 2002, 11:23 PM   #20
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Hannah,

One last thing Hannah. You say that the movie is to slow in the beginning, right? Well, if you were to read the first third of the book, you would find that it is just as slow as the beginning half of the movie. I will admit that the novel is better, but that is no reason to discredit the movie! I am somewhat of a scientist myself, I major in quantum physics, and I should give you some some advice. Get your equations right and enjoy the movie.

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P.S. sorry about the word problems on the first reply, I was a bit "angry"

You sure are smart!
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Old Aug 8, 2002, 06:04 PM   #21
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 10:13 PM   #22
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Um... Are they talking about the original or the remake?
The original had alot happening once he gets the time machine activated... If you mean fichts and action then no... but its certainly not dull. The whole process of watching the world unfold around him was great and the progression of his friend, the sone and the final encounter before the dramatic leap forward...
Great stuff and great effects.

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Old Dec 21, 2004, 11:00 AM   #23
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Scifi movies are a product of the there times. I think your more inclinded to appreaciate them if you were there. There were scifi movies made in the 30's and 40's. I don't remember any. Having been born in the 50's, there were many ground breaking films. I thing George Pal's Time Machine was one of them.
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 06:20 PM   #24
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the original TM was a classic. Even as a kid I loved every moment. It had the correct formula of thrills, spils, amazement, vision, pace and excitement.

I stll have the same affection for it after all these years: yes there are certain parts that are slow, a bit wooden and perhaps even "cheesy". But hey we're talking about a 40 odd year old film and the sfx of its time. and the good thing is, unlike its 2002 remake, this film will stand the test of time in years to come because it doesn't necessarily pander to viewers with attention spans of goldfish
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