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Time After Time (1979)

US 112m, Colour
Director: Nicholas Meyer; Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen

Time After Time is a clever romantic science fiction fantasy film loosely adapted from the H.G. Wells novel The Time Machine. In this version, Jack the Ripper flees from 1893 to 1979 by way of his friend-turned adversary’s newly-built time machine. Despite the advances of science, and falling in love with a modern woman, the inventor Wells is disillusioned by the future which Jack the Ripper finds more to his liking. In setting literary and historical Victorian-age characters in the 20th century, Time after Time also provides some solid comedic moments, particularly through McDowell’s delightfully naïve character who discovers a future unlike what he had expected (Klaus Ming April 2012).

2 comments on “Time After Time (1979)

  1. SJHoneywell

    Yeah, pass this on to my podcasting partner, who hated this film when I made him watch it.

    This is a rare movie I’d love to see remade. The story is solid enough that it could stand with a freshening up in terms of the special effects.

  2. Chris, a librarian

    I liked this movie when I saw it…thirty years ago. Above comments make me consider revisiting.

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