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H. G. Wells on "Metropolis" (1927)
"I suppose there are multitudes of people to be 'drawn' by promising to show them what the city of a hundred years hence will be like. It was, I thought, an unresponsive audience, and I heard no comments. I could not tell from their bearing whether they believed that Metropolis was really a possible forecast or no. I do not know whether they thought that the film was hopelessly silly or the future of mankind hopelessly silly. But it must have been one thing or the other." He did not like it too much.
writing  hgwells  cinema  history  metropolis  sciencefiction  scientificromance  review 
january 2010 by infovore
Iain Sinclair on HG Wells's The War of the Worlds | Books | The Guardian
"Wells has received insufficient credit as a writer of rhythmic, incantatory prose, long-breath paragraphs to cut against his tight journalistic reportage. The War of the Worlds makes the journey from sensationalist incident to moral parable. Wells predicts an era when fiction and documentary will be inseparable." Fantastic writing from Iain Sinclair on HG Wells.
hgwells  scifi  sciencefiction  scientificromance  novels  books  writing  literature 
september 2008 by infovore
Space to think | Review | The Observer
"...HG Wells, had [this] huge, leisurely 'here and [now]' from which to contemplate what might happen. Wells knew exactly where he was and knew he was at the centre of things.' Wonderful William Gibson quotation.
interview  gibson  williamgibson  science  futurism  fiction  hgwells 
august 2007 by infovore
The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes by H.G. Wells: Arthur's Classic Novels
Wells short story I don't know; a lovely tale of (literal) tele-vision. Linked to by Rod elsewhere.
shortstory  hgwells  scifi  science  fiction 
march 2007 by infovore

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