The Time Machine (1960)

“When I speak of time, gentlemen, I’m referring to the fourth dimension.” – George

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An inventor in 1899 creates a machine that allows him to travel into the future.

My Take on it – Such an enjoyable time travel film that gets so much right along the way.

The fact that this is based on perhaps the very first source about traveling through time is amazing to think about.

They do a wonderful job dealing with continuity issues and keep things as simple and as stationary as possible as the story unfolds.

The film is able to deal with a great message about the way that the world stays the same over time and how history can constantly repeat itself.

The way that this character adapts himself to each new part of time that he discovers is great because the viewer gets to learn about things along with him.

The story has some clever twists to it that help keep things quite fascinating throughout.

Love the fact that even in a film made over 60 years ago, they chose to leave the ending open for some kind of continuation of this character’s journey through time.

This is the film that most time travel films and TV shows are based on and there is so much to learn from here which is superb.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Yvette Mimieux was actually underage when shooting began (she turned 18 during the shoot) and was not legally supposed to work a full shooting schedule, but did. She was inexperienced, but as she worked on this film she kept getting better and better, so that by the end of the shoot the producers went back and re-shot some of her earliest scenes. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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