date festival


The Art of Time

The Time Machine

George Pal
1960 - United States - 1h43

Screenings : monday 28 - 2:15 pm - Multiplexe - 1 - presented by Timothée Gérardin - auteur saturday 2 - 1:45 pm - Multiplexe - 1
In a London apartment, on 31 December 1899, a group of friends is waiting for the master of the house who has invited them to dinner. He arrives totally bedraggled, and explains that thanks to his time machine he has gone into the past. His friends don't believe a single word and leave. Once alone, George turns on his machine again, this time to explore the future…
Hungarian filmmaker George Pal (born György Pál Marczincsák) worked in animated film and went to the United Sgtates during the war. Paramount commissioned a series of shorts of animated puppets, which was his speciality, called Puppetoons. This adaptation of a science fiction classic enabled him to work on a vision which had obsessed the world of cinema: showing the passage of time in a single sequence. Pal used time lapse, stop motion and other techniques when the story raises the idea of time being in a loop (like the perpetual cycle of war and peace). The opening of Back to the Future paid tribute to this innovative film.

Cast : Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore,Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd
Screenplay : David Duncan
Cinematography : Paul Vogel
Editing : George Tomasini
Music : Russell Garcia

Production : George Pal Productions, Galaxy Films Inc.

French distributor : Warner Bros