Which Three Books Would You Take To The Future To Rebuild Civilization?

Three Is A Magic Number

Marc Barham
Counter Arts

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The Time Machine (1960) (Wikipedia)

I think I understand. Look! See the imprint? This is where the time machine originally stood. But the Morlocks moved it. They dragged it across the lawn right into the sphinx… right here. And Weena was standing there when he last saw her… the same space — in a different time. So he moved back his heavy machine from here, across the room, scratching this floor. So that he can appear outside the sphinx again and help the Eloi build a new world… and a new world of his own.”

— Filby, The Time Machine (1960)

The 1960 film adaptation by George Pal of The Time Machine (1895) by H.G. Wells is a classic. It is a faithful adaptation that does the imaginative genius of Wells due homage. There is one addition to the story in the film that Wells did not include in his original 1895 novella. And it is in itself a most intriguing mystery.

It is near the end of this brilliant film and the Time Traveller has returned and told his amazing story, the truth for him and us, and a story for those he has invited to dinner. His guests are somewhat incredulous as to his reports of future lands and future times. His guests leave, but his friend Filby is concerned for him and we sense he is not that dissuaded as to the veracity of…

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Marc Barham
Counter Arts

Column @ timetravelnexus.com on iconic books, TV shows/films: Time Travel Peregrinations. Reviewed all episodes of ‘Dark’ @ site. https://linktr.ee/marcbarham64