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Things to Come (Bfi Film Classics) by…

Things to Come (Bfi Film Classics)

by Christopher Frayling

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Another great entry in the BFI Film Classics series. Christopher Frayling explores one of the lesser-known science fiction classics - at least in mainstream culture - H.G. Wells' vision of the future, Things to Come. Frayling focuses much of his attention on the artistic elements of the film, including the score, set design, and cinematography, as well as H.G. Wells' passion for the project and obsession over controlling as much of it as possible - to an extent that is reminiscent of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. Frayling guides the reader masterfully through each stop of the production, up to and including the aftermath, with an attention to detail worthy of the BFI series. ( )
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My first experience of the film Things to Come began in autumn 1970, when I first heard - and was thrilled by - the suite of music which Arthur Bliss wrote for the soundtrack, at an orchestral concert in the Albert Hall.
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Each volume in the "BFI Film Classics" series features a brief production history, detailed filmography, notes and bibliography. This text explores the influence of modern art and design in William Cameron Menzie's 1930s vision of the future, "Things to Come".

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