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Never go back?

I'd had a similar experience to this after rewatching Logan's Run, but I noticed that the 1960 version of The Time Machine was on the idiot box and, having remembered it as a totally ace film as a Grindlet, I decided to watch it again.

Big mistake.

Bobbins central.

I'd remembered it as being both intelligent and scary at the same time (I'm a bit of a fan of H. G. Wells), but it just seemed totally stupid and ill thought out this time around.

A pity.

I guess there's a lot to be recommended about never revisiting your past.

James Herbert's The Rats was the first book I literally (heh, heh) didn't put down from start to finish, but I know it will read like total shite if I ever were to go back to it again.

So I won't.

Leeds United seem to be a bit that way too.......
fartcatcher

I still watch crappy old sci-fi films on the telly  but with different expectations. It's a bit like watching the old Dr Who vs the new one. More of a nostalgia trip.

I can recommend 'At The Earth's Core', 'The Land That Time Forgot' and 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Late Doors

I'm with G on this. I watch the Time Machine and still stupidly hope for some sudden magic that will transform it into the excitement of reading it.

Same with Day of the Triffids as well. Trouble is any remakes they make of these stories are equally as crap.

Different genre but Shane has been the only film close to the magic of the book
Frazier Cranium

Time Machine as a film was always going to be inferior when we had Dr Who for instance.  The fact that it's not a great story anyway means to me that any film was disadvantaged from the off.  Just my opinion folks.

Day of the Triffids film though, that works for me even now.  No it's not brilliant as it wasn't big budget (enough) but there are still some great scenes, and it's an ace story.
Grind

* Remembers he likes John Wyndham too. *

Maybe it's time to do something with the Kindle.....
Forest

Battlestar Galactica.
Grind

Beedly beedly.

* Close enough. *
fartcatcher

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' has stood the test of time pretty well. And 'The Thing'

They  both relied on tension rather than special effects.
Cutsyke

There have been one or two women in my life I'd happily revisit for an hour or two.
Dock

Cutsyke wrote:
There have been one or two women in my life I'd happily revisit for an hour or two.


Are these the ones in the graveyard? If I've told you once I've told you a million times my lad, popping in for a cold one refers to partaking of a beer, not necrophilia.
Forest

fartcatcher wrote:
'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' has stood the test of time pretty well. And 'The Thing'

They  both relied on tension rather than special effects.


The Thing has been made three times now, I'm guessing you mean the John Carpenter version from the early eighties which is one of the greatest horror films ever. Recently watched the original black and white 1950's version, wonky cardboard sets and the alien was a big bloke in a boiler suit.
Frazier Cranium

The original 'Thing From Another Planet' I think it was called, is a great story so it 'works' as a film despite the cheapness.  'The Thing' is just a fantastic upgrade but even then, the story is a brilliant basis for a classic film.

'Invasion..' is ace too, and even a couple of remakes or blatant 'tributes' have some good parts to them.  Another great story, i can well imagine the American public bricking theirselves at the invasion of Russians I mean martians.
fartcatcher

Forgot the first one was called the Thing From Another World. I think was a Howard Hawks film. The special effects were crap but I liked  the dialogue was and the claustrophobic atmosphere of the Antarctic base.

Second one was an admirable remake. Like pretty all of John Carpenter's films. Particularly 'The Fog',

Too much feckin' CGI now imo.

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