Sunday, November 14, 2010
Things to Come (1936)
A science fiction directed by William Cameron Menzies, written by H. G. Wells.
After a long war starting in 1940, society reverts to a medieval state until a group of pilots and social engineers changes how things are run. After that point, technological advancement becomes unstoppable.
In the beginning of the film, just before the war starts, the children all get war toys for Christmas. In this scene, I couldn't help but think of the predictive programming featured in The Holy Mountain. I also found it entertaining that the feudal leader in the middle of the film was the same actor that played the anti-advancement speaker at the end. Also, the pilot from the middle of the film wears a ridiculous phallus outfit that is pictured here. Overall, it was mildly entertaining and filled a blank year on my blog. I'm rating it o.k.