Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Time Machine (1960)

The Time Machine is a 1960 science fiction film based on the book with the same name by H. G. Wells. Directed by George Pal (When Worlds Collide, War of the Worlds), it stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young, Sebastian Cabot and Whit Bissell. It won an Academy Award for best visual effects.

It's at youtube in 11 parts, which should autoplay from here:

SFSignal found it in one piece at The Cinemated Man:

I remember how disappointed I was the first time I saw this movie. I was expecting more of the book to be there.

Moria calls it
one of the finest films to emerge from George Pal, who was the single most important contributor to science-fiction in the 1950s

1000 Misspent Hours says the movie,
is a perfectly serviceable movie, and it’s obvious that a lot of thought went into the details of the story.
The Time Machine is also well handled from a technical perspective.
I can see why The Time Machine gets the respect it does today, even if the message it sends is almost exactly the opposite of the one its creators seem to have intended.

The New York Times has a reviewhere.

DVDJournal's review likes it and calls it
a Boy's Own adventure complete with handsome square-jawed inventor undertaking a journey through the Fourth Dimension to a new world complete with monsters, fisticuffs, rescues, escapes, and a keen awareness of our protagonist's superiority to the poor benighted heathens in his midst.

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