Plot[ edit ] On January 5,four friends arrive for a dinner at the London home of their inventor friend George, but he is not there. Suddenly, he arrives, bedraggled and exhausted, and begins to describe the strange experiences he has had since the group last met.
Plot[ edit ] On January 5,four friends arrive for a dinner at the London home of their inventor friend George, but he is not there. He arrives suddenly, bedraggled and exhausted, and begins describing the strange experiences he has had since they last met.
At their earlier dinner on New Year's Eve, George said that time was "the fourth dimension". He shows David Filby, Dr. Philip Hillyer, Anthony Bridewell, and Walter Kemp a small model time machine and asks one of them to press a tiny lever.
The device disappears, validating his claim, but his friends remain unconvinced; their reactions vary from curiosity to frank dismissal. George bids his guests a good evening, then heads downstairs where his full-size time machine awaits.
He presses a lever and moves forward through time 17 years into the future to September 15, He meets Filby's son, James, who tells him of Filby's death in a war.
Saddened, he resumes his journey, stopping on June 19, during The Blitzfinding himself in the midst of "a new war "; George resumes his journey and his house is hit by a bomb and is destroyed. George stops in August 20, finding his neighborhood now part of a futuristic metropolis.
People hurry into a nearby fallout shelter amid the blare of air raid sirens. An elderly James Filby urges George to immediately take cover. Moments later, a nuclear explosion destroys London, causing a volcanic eruption around him.
George narrowly makes it back to his machine and continues his journey forward as the lava rapidly rises, cools, and hardens, trapping him inside. He travels much farther into the future until the lava erodes away, revealing a lush, green, unspoiled landscape.
When George stops again, it is October 12,and he is near the base of a towering sphinx. He goes exploring and finds a group of delicate young men and women with simple clothing gathered at a stream.
One woman, carried off by the current, screams for help, but none of her companions show any concern. George rescues her and is surprised when, revived, she walks away without a word; George eats with them, trying and failing to get information.
One of them takes George to a bookshelf and when he tries to read one of the books, it crumbles into dust.
Later, the same woman George rescued seeks him out and gives him a flower.
She says her name is Weena and tells George her people are called the Eloi ; they do not operate machines, work, or read, and know little of mankind's history.
That night, George discovers that his machine has been taken into the sphinx. Weena follows, telling him " Morlocks ", who only come out at night, have moved it.
From behind bushes, a Morlock jumps out and tries to drag her away, but its light-sensitive eyes are blinded by George's fire torch. Weena has never seen fire before and nearly burns herself trying to touch the flame.
The next day, Weena shows George domed structures that dot the landscape: She takes him to an ancient museum where "talking rings" tell of a war in the distant past which lasted years.
A reduced population fought for survival on a poisoned Earth; many decided to live underground in permanent settlements, while some returned to the surface. George realizes this was the beginning of speciation for the Morlocks and the Eloi.The book The Time Machine and Hollywood's version of H.G.
Wells classic are two very different views of the same topic. The book shows how well an author writes, while the 's movie shows how badly Hollywood can twist a time tested story. Sep 28, · Wells and Amy have a crush on each other, while John threatens them, trying to get the key of the time machine.
"Time After Time" is a classic, and one of my favorite sci-fi movies. The first time I saw it was in , in the movie theater, then I have watched it at least three times on VHS, and now it was my debut on DVD/10(K). “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow.
Wait for the common sense of the morning.” ― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine. The “Time Machine” by the author HG Wells is a science fiction novella that takes place in London in the year of , In the “Time machine” the main characters are Weena, the Eloi, and the protagonist is the Time Traveler and the antagonists are the Morlocks.
Sep 28, · "Time after Time" is a clever battle of wits between Jack the Ripper, who has used H.G. Wells' time machine to escape to the year , and H.G. Wells, who steps into the machine to get to too, and chase after the Ripper/10(K).
Sep 02, · On January 5, , a disheveled looking H.G. Wells - George to his friends - arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew.
They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work/10(K).