Wednesday, August 12, 2009

THINGS TO COME / British - 1936 / Music by Arthur Bliss

Tonight Dungeon bring you British gem donut from 1936! Story AND screenplay by the awesome Mr. H. G. Wells!!.. Then you have William Cameron Menzies who also direct THE SPIDER (1931), THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, INVADERS FROM MARS and THE MAZE!! Also, star Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott and Cedric Hardwicke. A few uncredited actor are George Sanders, Terry-Thomas and Pickles Livingston!!

Music is by Arthur Bliss, he only have seven composing credit and end up doing Brit TV. Two other project he work on... CONQUEST OF THE AIR and WAR IN THE AIR!

Tabonga' pet tarantula Ralphie studying German so want tonight soundclip title auf Deutsch, zooooo, hier ist.. DINGEN ZU KOMEN! In glorious b/w!

Oh, an' they misspell title card... 'THINCS' TO COME?!

H. G. fairly observant dude!

Whoa, look, Cyclotram tank!!!

War leave countryside wif' big black eye!

Then, invaded by Martians!!.. Oh, err... Wrong flick!

Parachute dude from future freakin' rules!!

GER... RON... NA... MO!!

Working in coal mine, going down down!

Super-science is super-impressive... Bottom pic show giant machine that can put big wall up on high-rise building!

Hmmm, look very similiar to Krell undergorund power plant!!

Morlock move to underground where nice an'... Wait, no, wrong flick again... So, science dude make big underground super-mall!

Eegah!!.. 1936!!!

Brumm.. Brumm! Eeee!.. Whummmm.. Whummmmmmmmm... Honk, honk!.. Dude, where you learn how to drive?!

Lock 'n' load!

Fashion conscious guy have best job in future! (Letraset on clear lucite)

Angry masses try to stop space shot, but too late and giant gun fire! Raymond Massey watch as rocket fly into unknown void of space in name of science and mankind!!

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Christopher said...

.."ding dong ding dong"Bombs are falling,Avon calling.....I've seen this film at least a dozen times or more and never seem to make it all the way thru..I know its good and all..but.."Yez!.I imagine they'll come a bombing alright!.."

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Tabonga and I were just discussing that very fact! Great movies like this can sometimes be better appreciated in small doses, hence a batch of awesome pictures and about 3 minutes of sound is all you need to literally, 'get the picture!'

Prof. Grewbeard said...

i'll have to watch this one again, i don't hardly remember none of this stuff!...

Christopher said...

you really get confused if you doze off during it..what with all its time warps and all

Greg Goodsell said...

I'll never forget the science-fiction film class I had in college. After they showed this, the entire class gave the professor a massive dirty look after he sarcastically asked, "So, how did you like it?" BORING AS HELL, with nonstop humanistic speeches .....

buzz said...

This has been re-released on DVD in a colorized version which actually looks pretty good. They gave it a color palette like the old sci-fi pulps.

This is a great movie. The times and 'tudes may have changed, but this is still a tremendous accomplishment.

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