Friday, 5 March 2010

More images from Things to Come

Korda used several interesting cinematic techniques in the film. One image that sticks in the mind is the silhouettes of marching soldiers. Although only a few figures were used, it gives the impression of a huge (and slightly ghostly) army on the move.

The tanks featured in the war that ends when the 'wandering sickness' kills off over half of what remains of the World's population show a considerable Art Deco influence.

To modern eyes they may look very impractical, but to a 1930s audience they must have looked both fantastic and plausible.


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