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  Internet Archive: Details: Things to Come
Things to Come opens with a near-future forecast of Christmas 1940 in the metropolis of Everytown (obviously London), a city threatened by world war.
The section showing the sky full of aircraft coming to bomb 'Everytown' proved to be prophetic to the exact year as 4 years after the film was made, the sky over the UK was full of thousands of German aircraft coming to cause as much damage and loss of life as possible.
Things To Come was the absolute 1st sci-fi movie I had ever seen on TV waaaayback,and got me into the genre,without I don't know.
www.archive.org /details/ThingstoCome   (991 words)

 Things to Come - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Things to Come is a 1936 British science fiction film, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies.
Wells and is a loose adaptation of his own 1933 novel The Shape of Things to Come.
Wells' The Shape of Things to Come, a Canadian science fiction film from 1979 which was also (extremely loosely) based upon Wells' novel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Things_to_Come   (1094 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Things To Come [1936]: Video: Raymond Massey,Edward Chapman,William Cameron Menzies,Ralph ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Things to Come traces a generational saga that begins, presciently, with a global war that outlives its own political purpose, unravelling society to a Balkanised world of isolated communities.
Things to Come, released in 1936, takes up these ideas - some of them, anyway, as some of the more controversial aspects of the novel The Shape of Things to Come were ignored in the emphasis on the horrors of war.
Cabal actually comes across here as slightly mad in his final "Which will it be?" moral speech, daring to dream of conquering the entire universe in the name of science, resulting in a sense of ambivalence toward science I found a little confusing.
www.amazon.co.uk /Things-Come-Raymond-Massey/dp/B00004CK5N   (1497 words)

 Dizzy Gillespie Alumni :Things to Come
Things to Come was recorded live at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, PA, during four nights of performances in September 2001.
Gillespie's frantic "Things to Come" is representative of the approach he took to his bebop big band from 1946-1950.
Certainly releases such as Things to Come demonstrate the high standards of both the Guild and Telarc Records, and both are to be commended for releasing this tribute to the influence of Dizzy Gillespie on the future of jazz music.
www.jazzitude.com /bldizzy_thingstocome.htm   (820 words)

 THINGS TO COME treatment by H. G. Wells
THINGS TO COME A Film Treatment By H. Wells PART I Before the Second World War This is a brief display of contemporary humanity.
He's shutting off--he's coming down." The eye of the crowd follows the plane and indicates it is circling down to a descent.
She comes close up to him and holds out her hands as if disposed to clutch his arms.
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 Things To Come (1936) - The Bad Movie Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There's a lot of things we were promised by 2001, and damned few of them have appeared; flying cars, jet packs, affordable robot servants.
Things To Come comprises three story arcs: The Great War, The Boss, and The Space Gun, and it is significant that in the bookending first and final arcs, Cabal finds himself opposed by revisionists.
It is necessary to view Things To Come in the context of its time, and many performances that seem trite and wooden by today's standards are the norm in any number of contemporary productions.
www.stomptokyo.com /badmoviereport/reviews/T/things2come.html   (3138 words)

 Attack of the 50 Foot DVD: Things to Come (1936)
Things To Come remains a pretty impressive piece of work, given it's age.
The sound is a bit muffled at the low and high ends, but any confusion as to lines comes from the variety of English accents on display failing to register on my Yank ears.
Things to Come is not going be everyone's cup of tea.
www.50footdvd.com /movies/t/things-to-come.html   (671 words)

 Amazon.com: Things to Come: Video: William Cameron Menzies,Raymond Massey,Edward Chapman,Ralph Richardson,Margaretta ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Things to Come traces a generational saga that begins, presciently, with a global war that outlives its own political purpose, unraveling society to a Balkanized world of isolated communities.
Things to Come is a fascinating look into the future from the perspective of 1936 and the imagination of H. Wells.
That Things to Come was a financial disaster upon its release is irrelevant to its achievement (although central to the failure to preserve its original negatives).
www.amazon.com /Things-Come-William-Cameron-Menzies/dp/6300159043   (3247 words)

 Things to Come (1936)
Together they adapted Wells' 1933 book, The Shape of Things to Come, into a movie that was to serve as a cautionary tale, an anti-war plea, and a platform where Wells' beliefs and fears could be realized and understood by vast audiences.
Things to Come spans an entire Apocalyptic century and three generations of story time, ending in 2036 with a rocket to the moon.
Image's DVD edition of Things to Come is touted as a "pristine new film-to-video transfer from original source materials" and "beautifully restored from the original 35mm studio masters." In that regard this is indeed the best print of Things to Come I've ever seen.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/t/thingstocome.shtml   (1963 words)

Based upon the novel The Shape Of Things To Come by H.G. Wells, THINGS TO COME ($25) is truly one of most visionary science fiction movies of the first half of the twentieth century.
The performances in THINGS TO COME are all strong, although I do admit that some of the dialogue is a bit leaden, which the cast does manage to overcome.
THINGS TO COME is a science fiction classic that has come to DVD in a good-looking presentation.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_reviews/things-to-come-dvd.htm   (594 words)

 Air Force Magazine
Lasers, he remarked, have not yet been used as weapons per se—the Airborne Laser is still in development—but have yielded huge advances as target designators, in communications, in laser gyros for navigation, and in their application as optical readers.
Visionaries have suggested swarms of tiny robots the size of bees searching a landscape for enemies or mines, but a more near-term application will be very small actuators that can cut weight on an aircraft, or airfoils that can adapt their shape at the touch of a button.
When it comes to replacing humans with uninhabited vehicles and other machines, the real question is going to be “where will the man in the loop be, and how many systems will [he] operate,” Martin predicted.
www.afa.org /magazine/Nov2004/1104things.asp   (3929 words)

 Things to Come (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The story H.G. Wells Things to Come centres on the careers of two men: John Cabal, leader of the, technocrats who set up the world state, and his grandson Oswald Cabal, who has to deal with a reactionary backlash.
The war drags on until 1966 and in its wake comes the plague - the Wandering Sickness - and the collapse of civilisation.
A child, being given a history lesson by her grandfather, declares happily: ‘keep on inventing things and making life lovelier and lovelier.' The latest invention is the space gun, which will launch a projectile to begin the exploration of the universe.
www.britmovie.co.uk /genres/fiction/filmography/006.html   (840 words)

 Things to Come - The Gutlohn Print
Comparison with other contemporary films shows that their quoted running times are recorded correctly, so there are no grounds to uniquely doubt the accuracy of the Things to Come entry, and the logical conclusion that at least 24m 31s are missing.
It is significant that while there are other scenes absent from the 92m version that appear in the Stover script, but are still missing from the Gutlohn print, this is the first example of material that does not also appear in the Film Story, suggesting that it was a very late addition to the narrative.
Because 820 and 825 are essentially the same view of the Little Girl, their loss is visually as well as narratively jarring, so it seems likely that this is the result of damage to the "original" source print, from which all the others are descended.
www.625.org.uk /ttc/gutlohn.htm   (2070 words)

 Things To Come
The saddest thing is that many Christians who are blind to the need to maintain Protestantism regard these dear folks as nutters and extremists.God has even shown me that some modern day believers will take the view that Protestants deserve to be interned for their extremism!
And they have their pet escape doctrine to fall back on, which says they are going to get bailed out before the jackboots come marching down their street.
Now, if you think God is happy with that, you don't know Him.And don't tell me I am exaggerating things or even inventing this; I have heard the sheer contempt of people in both camps toward the other, to say nothing of the back catalogue of tapes, books etc by people sniping at each other.
www.ensignmessage.com /archives/Thingstocome.html   (1859 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Shape of Things to Come: Books: H.G. Wells   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
I really enjoyed The Shape of Things to Come and it should be read in conjunction with Wells' 1927 equally prophetic but lesser known, A Story of the Days to Come, set in London.
If you enjoyed The Shape of Things to Come, you'll equally enjoy A Story of the Days to Come as while the theme is similar, the story is very different.
The Shape of Things to Come is often overlooked when appraisals of the work of H.G. Wells are conducted.
www.amazon.co.uk /Shape-Things-Come-H-G-Wells/dp/0460873512   (965 words)

 Things to come (parts 1-4) | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
Bartlett noted, "The time will come when you will not be able to eat the pig that ate the corn, because there is at least 10 times as much energy in the corn that the pig ate as you are going to get out of the pig by eating him.
Careers, as we know them, will be a thing of the past, but so will boredom; most people will be in the same boat, swapping services and skills and not knowing what tomorrow may bring.
If the government responds to the coming changes by attempting to remain a superpower no matter what, there is no way to underestimate the harm.
www.energybulletin.net /13200.html   (6380 words)

 Things to Come - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Synopsis: Filmed on an epic scale, producer Alexander Korda's Things to Come was adapted by H.G. Wells from his own prognosticative 1933 essay The Shape of...
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 AKMA’s Random Thoughts
I always thought one of the things that made us Anglican/Episcopalians more catholic is that our unity is based in what we do together -- the BCP -- rather than a confessional document that says what we agree to think.
I know it is far to great a thing for you to recognize your baptististness (not a word, and poor prose) but we wait in hope.
The only thing that binds them together is their mutual recognition of having the same faith.
akma.disseminary.org /archives/2005/04/things_to_come.html   (5504 words)

 things to come
Into this warlike atmosphere comes John Cabal in a sleek, futuristic plane--a striking contrast to the pathetic old crates the Boss has been attempting to activate for his war against the Hill Basra who have banded together to preserve and rebuild civilisation.
As for a look into the future Things to Come is not remarkable, except for its war prediction, but even then the real thing mercifully lasted for a much shorter duration than predicted.
Korda spent 350,000 pounds to make the film, probably the most ambitious project ever undertaken by a British film unit, but it was a financial failure only in retrospect can we see it as a flawed but brilliant milestone in the history of the Sci-Fi film.
users.chariot.net.au /~klaatu/things.html   (1033 words)

 Things to Come (1936)
What many readers who come to H.G. Wells through his science-fiction do not realize is that after around 1905, Wells fairly much abandoned the scientific romances that made his name and are his most popular works.
[Wells is uncannily predictive of the coming of WWII, seeing it as starting in Christmas 1940 (whereas the real one began in September 3, 1939), although is slightly less accurate in saying that it would last 66 years].
The concept that worried Lang and von Harbou of there having to be a necessary unskilled working class to build the shining city of the future is something that never ever dawns upon the horizon of Wells's conception, in his society there are apparently no labour classes.
www.moria.co.nz /sf/thingstocome.htm   (1804 words)

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The figures of Cabal and Passworthy come walking across the foreground of this scene.
He walks talking with Cabal for some paces, with the city scene passing panorama fashion behind, and then the two come to a stop, leaning against a parapet looking down on the city and talking earnestly.
All the same, I shall let her go...when the time comes." PASSWORTHY: "Where are they now?" CABAL: "She is away at the Athletic Club in the hills--in training.
www.scifiscripts.com /scripts/thingstocome.txt   (18225 words)

 Philologos | Things to Come
We know from Hebrews 12:22 that "we are come to Mount Zion, the city of the Living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem," in the sense of access, enjoyment, and communion.
But to have access to the city is one thing; to be the city is quite another thing.
We are also said to come "to the innumerable company of angels," and yet we are not angels.
philologos.org /things/1898/sept/church.htm   (1232 words)

 GreenCine | product main - Things to Come (1936)
Filmed on an epic scale, producer Alexander Korda's Things to Come was adapted by H.G. Wells from his own prognosticative 1933 essay The Shape of Things to Come.
Which shall it be?" Though its special effects and production design are undeniably impressive, Things to Come seldom involves us emotionally.
Despite its air of detachment, Things to Come is a monumental film achievement, enhanced beyond measure by Arthur Bliss' grandiose music score.
www.greencine.com /webCatalog?id=2431   (483 words)

 The End of All Things to Come - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The End Of All Things To Come is Mudvayne's second full length album, released in 2002 through Epic Records.
The CD was produced by David Bottrill who has produced albums for Tool in the past.
Unknown to most people, "The End Of All Things To Come" is a concept album.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_End_of_All_Things_to_Come   (303 words)

 things to come records - The New Direction - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Film producers invade the Things to Come studio to interview Oliver Chesler for the upcoming movie about NY DJ Frankie Bones.
Things to Come Records is running ads in several German magazines.
Things to Come Songs appear on some new compilations including "SEX TOY"...
www.thingstocome.com   (2694 words)

 Top Nine: McElhatton's Choice
Ninth Art's prognosticator-in-chief, Things To Come author Greg McElhatton, reveals his personal Story So Far - from ELFQUEST to JLA via manga, McKean and McKeever.
He eventually laid anchor at a different harbour, replacing Chris Ekman as the writer on Things to Come, Ninth Art's monthly exploration of the Diamond Previews solicitations.
The author grants permission for its reproduction and redistribution by private individuals on condition that the author and source of the article are clearly shown, no charge is made, and the whole article is reproduced intact, including this notice.
www.ninthart.com /tocome   (1620 words)

 Things to Come (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: Near the end of the film, we hear the helicopter's rotor slowing almost to a stop while it's still descending at constant speed.
The styling may be futuristic, but the thing is still clearly meant to be a helicopter as known in the 20th century, so that's impossible.
The picture is an adaptation of the novel:¨The shape of things to come¨by H.G.Wells.The film narrates as after a lengthly war among nations and continuing with plagues,rampages and starvation the world is destroyed.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0028358   (523 words)

 SermonAudio.com - Things to Come
Unfortunately they often do not consider the context which is the key to understanding what Christ taught regarding things to come.
Things to Come - Part II - 10/12/2003
If you were blessed by this message, feel free to email the broadcaster for their encouragement and please add your own public comment...
www.sermonaudio.com /sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=1050315011   (353 words)

 Things To Come   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The objection concerning the apostles’ apprehensions of the second coming of the Christ answered.
The Apostle Paul told the Thessalonians not to be alarmed by anyone saying that the day of Christ had come.
That day will not come, he explained, until certain things happen.
www.thingstocome.org   (345 words)

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