Notes from the attic: Things to Come

A while back we watched H.G. Wells's unprecedented, super-ambitious 1936 sci-fi film that chronicles the rise and fall and rise again of mankind. The acting is sometimes dated in a long-winded histrionic kinda way, but it's worth watching for its historic importance to British cinema — the rising competition with Hollywood 'n' such. Also, the special effects are quite stunning for '36 — one can only assume Kubrick took notes before making 2001: A Space Odyssey.

"But Dad, I wanna live in space!"