18 thoughts on “Time Travel in Film

  1. The Girl who leapt through timehttps://images.gowatchit.com/posters/original/p855_p_v8_aa.jpg?1473174443

  2. @Cliff: I still haven’t caught up with Primer but I thought The Sound of My Voice was excellent.

  3. World without End has a one way into the future time travel element for a group of astronauts. Plus mutants in the future…

  4. The infographic says that 1921’s “Connecticut Yankee” is the first time-travel movie. There was a version of Rip Van Winkle filmed in 1914. There are 6 productions of “A Christmas Carol” (remember that Scrooge goes back in time) before 1921, if IMDB is to be believed.

  5. Bill, there’s nothing in A Chiristmas Caroll that suggests Scrooge left his bedroom or time travelled. That Ghost shows Scrooge scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways. Indeed it’s possible indeed Scrooge indeed he could had nightmares caused by bad beef and dreamt the entire night.

  6. No mention of George Pal’s wonderful adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine? Shame on all of you!

  7. @PhilRM – I think then you might enjoy Primer. It’s much more involved with the actual subject of time travel, but shares a similar tone and Indy feel.

  8. No Primer OR Looper but Avengers: Endgame and Interstellar make the cut despite both being baggy messes?

  9. @Cat Eldridge
    Scrooge was told that the three spirits would show up on three successive nights when the clock struck one – it was all in one night. And the third was the “spirit of Christmas yet to come” – that sounds like time travel of some kind.

  10. That it was all in one night confirms to me that it was all a hallucination, engineered as a lesson by we-don’t-really-know-who; do you think he went to sleep on Christmas night (since the first vision came on Christmas Eve) then got tossed back in time and forgot being his old self during the day? And they are purely visions — he has no interaction with anyone. I think calling the original a time-travel story is a real stretch (I have no idea how any of the media versions slanted it); one could argue that it’s completely outside the channels into which we sort genre.

  11. It would be interesting to see the list of 110 movies. Mike, did they send you this item, or did you find it online somewhere? I haven’t been able to find it.

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