#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primitive localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organization which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing these groups of survivors. Great reconstruction takes place over the next few decades and society is once again great and strong. The world’s population is now living in underground cities. In the year 2035, on the eve of man’s first flight to the moon, a popular uprising against progress (which some people claim has caused the wars of the past) gains support and becomes violent.
Plot: The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
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The Future through the perspective of 1936.
Things to Come is a look into the future from the perspective of the people of 1936. By today’s standards and with hindsight, it seems a little corny but to the people of that time, the movie showed what could have been a real possibility. This sci-fi movie shows the horrors of war and the price of progress predicted by a film made in 1936 by eyes that were looking at a world on the brink of World War II. It’s a movie that shows what they thought the world would be like if a major war broke out. One good reason for viewing this film is because it shows this perspective, and because it was one of the early serious attempts of a science fiction film that takes a look into the future. For those interested in the history of early sci-fi in the cinema, Things To Come is a must see.
Things to Come
I assumed that this film would be about space, astronauts or aliens because of the image I saw from the film, I didn’t think to read any description besides the mention in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, so I was looking forward to watching it, from writer H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine). Basically set in the fictional British city of Everytown in 1940, successful businessman John Cabal (Raymond Massey) was sure a war would happen, and so was Dr. Harding (Maurice Braddell), only optimistic Passworthy (Edward Chapman) was convinced it wouldn’t happen, and if it did it would only help the need for technology, but soon enough global war occurred after bombings began. Later some enemy bombers are taken down, and an enemy airman (John Clements) was pulled from the wreckage, and for some time poisonous gas drifted through the air, the war continued for decades that the survivors forgot why it began in the first place, and as a result a Dark Age has taken over humanity. There is little technology besides the firearms by the year 1966, and a “wandering sickness” has infected many vulnerable people, including Mary Gordon (Ann Todd), the daughter of Dr. Harding, and they find it hard to find a cure, and in 1970 we see The Boss (Ralph Richardson), a local warlord rise to power in the south of England with the newfound fuel supply. May that same year a strange aeroplane from a near future design lands outside of Everytown, the single pilot John Cabal (also Massey) comes out claiming to be from a civilisation called Wings Over the World, and he is the one of band of surviving engineers and mechanics based in Barsa, Iraq who have put aside the war. The Boss gets his hands on Cabal and put him with aeroplane repair mechanic Richard Gordon (Derrick De Marney) and forced to work, and a little later the city is attacked with gigantic aeroplanes with sleeping gas bombs by Wings Over the World, The Boss tries to organise a counter attack that can’t be completed, and he is killed while the people of the city awaken with the airmen having taken over. Technological progress builds throughout the city as the Wings Over the World carry out global consolidation over the coming decades, and by the year 2036 Everytown and many other places in the world have become modernised underground cities with mankind trying to adapt. Theotocopulos (Cedric Hardwicke) the sculptor however believes that the technology in progress has caused a threat to mankind, there is even the plan to have the first manned spacecraft travel around the Moon, the people called the Luddites want to bring down the governing council headed by Oswald Cabal (Massey again) with his grandson John Cabal. The Moon mission have Cabal’s daughter Catherine (Pearl Argyle) and her boyfriend Horrie Passworthy (Pickles Livingston) volunteering, but a large mob rush to the launching sight of the spacecraft, only for Cabal to launch it ahead of schedule to stop destruction, and the final scene sees him deliver a speech about how humanity will always be exploring the quest for knowledge and trying to achieve technological breakthroughs, inventions and discoveries, but a choice must be made as to whether life will be changed for the better or worse with these future happenings. Also starring Edward Chapman as Pippa Passworthy / Raymond Passworthy, Margaretta Scott as Roxana / Rowena, Maurice Braddell as Dr. Harding, Sophie Stewart as Mrs. Cabal, George Sanders as Pilot and Terry-Thomas as a Man of the Future. The story of a city and a world spanning one hundred years of advancing technology is really clever when you consider the modern day now full of great inventions and growing cities, the war element obviously plays a realistic part considering the time it was made, and it has interesting visions of a coming future, I can see the comparison to Metropolis, it is a fantastic science-fiction epic. Very good!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (UK), 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (video) (Canada), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (premiere cut) (UK), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (original) (UK), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (cut) (USA), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (DVD) (Spain)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Director William Cameron Menzies
Writer H.G. Wells
Actors Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,090 m (7 reels) (re-edited version) (re-release), 3,000 m (10 reels) (UK)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm