The Time Machine

In 1899 London, George (Rod Taylor), an idealistic scientist, arrives disheveled, surprising dinner friends with his story of time travel. Told in flash back, he presents a time machine model to his group a week prior. Afterward, his friend Filby (Allan Young) expresses concern, but George leaves 1899 & travels briefly to 1940 & 1966, seeing world war. In 802,701 AD, he realizes humanity has split into the very simple Eloi, above ground dwellers, & the cannibalistic, underground Morlocks. He rescues an Eloi named Weena (Yvette Mimieux), & teaches the pacifist Eloi to fight for themselves. George returns to 1899 with his story, but his friends don't believe him. He leaves again, but with 'three books '. Filby, not knowing when George will return, realizes his friend has ' all the time in the world '.

Factual error: When Philby and Alexander are talking about Albert Einstein, Alexander mentions that Einstein is a patent clerk. The beginning of this movie takes place in the year 1899. Einstein was still in school and didn't become a patent clerk until 1902.

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Uber-Morlock: You built your time machine because of Emma's death. If she had lived, it would never have existed. So how could you use your machine to go back to save her?

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Trivia: The director of the movie, Simon Wells, is the great grandson of H.G. Wells.

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Question: What did the Über-Morlock mean when he said to Alexander that the Morlocks would not exist without those like Alexander in their quest for science and technology?

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Chosen answer: It was a metaphor for their life. He meant had it not been for the destruction of the planet due to scientists (their creations of bombs, germ warfare, etc), the Morlocks could not have existed because they were a result of the same scientists. Had the scientists attempted to do good for mankind, the world would not have turned out like it did when Alexander visited it.

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