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Things to come / a London Film production ; produced by Alexander Korda ; directed by William Cameron Menzies.

Things to come

Korda, Alexander, Sir, 1893-1956 film producer. (Added Author).
Menzies, William Cameron, 1896-1957 film director. (Added Author).
Massey, Raymond, actor. (Added Author).
Chapman, Edward, 1901-1977 actor. (Added Author).
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983 actor. (Added Author).
Scott, Margaretta, actor. (Added Author).
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964 actor. (Added Author).
Braddell, Maurice, actor. (Added Author).
Stewart, Sophie, 1909-1977 actor. (Added Author).
De Marney, Derrick, 1906-1978 actor. (Added Author).
Todd, Ann, 1909-1993 actor. (Added Author).
Argyle, Pearl, 1910-1947 actor. (Added Author).
Villiers, Kenneth, 1912-1992 actor. (Added Author).
Brandt, Ivan, 1903-1972 actor. (Added Author).
McLaren, Anne, actor. (Added Author).
Hilliard, Patricia, 1916-2001 actor. (Added Author).
Carson, Charles, 1885-1977 actor. (Added Author).
Korda, Vincent, 1896-1979 set designer. (Added Author).
P©♭rinal, Georges, 1897-1965 director of photography. (Added Author).
Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975 composer (expression) (Added Author).
Mathieson, Muir, musical director. (Added Author).
Armstrong, John, 1893-1973 costume designer. (Added Author).
Hubert, Rene, 1895-1976 costume designer. (Added Author).
Mann, Cathleen, 1896-1959 costume designer. (Added Author).
Crichton, Charles, 1910-1999 editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Lyon, Francis D., 1905-1996 editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Kalat, David, 1970- commentator. (Added Author).
Frayling, Christopher, interviewee (expression) (Added Author).
Eder, Bruce, interviewee (expression) (Added Author).
Moholy-Nagy, L©Łszl©đ, 1895-1946 artist. (Added Author).
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- author. (Added Author).
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Things to come. (Added Author).
Janus Films. (Added Author).
ITV Studios. (Added Author).
London Film Productions. (Added Author).
Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author).
Settings designed by Vincent Korda ; photography by Georges Perinal ; music specially composed by Arthur Bliss ; musical director, Muir Mathieson ; costumes designed by John Armstrong, Rene Hubert and the Marchioness of Queensberry [Cathleen Mann] ; film editors, Charles Crichton & Francis Lyon. (Cast).

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  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Things (Text) 31307021677705 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604657357
  • ISBN: 1604657359
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed., fullscreen.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.
Special features: New high-definiton digital film restoration; Audio commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat; Christopher Frayling on the design (interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling); Bruce Eder on the score (film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss's musical score); L©Łszl©đ Moholy-Nagy (unused footage by special effects artist Moholy-Nagy); The wandering sickness (audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H.G. Wells's writing).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Settings designed by Vincent Korda ; photography by Georges Perinal ; music specially composed by Arthur Bliss ; musical director, Muir Mathieson ; costumes designed by John Armstrong, Rene Hubert and the Marchioness of Queensberry [Cathleen Mann] ; film editors, Charles Crichton & Francis Lyon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Derrick DeMarney, Ann Todd, Pearl Argyle, Kenneth Villiers, Ivan Brandt, Anne McLaren, Patricia Hilliard, Charles Carson.
Summary, etc.:
"Skipping through time, Things to come bears witness to world war, disease, dictatorship and finally utopia. Conceived, written and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work."
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; PCM mono; 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 > Film adaptations.
War > Drama.
Interplanetary voyages > Drama.
Dystopian films.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
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