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Title: "The Time Machine" - Topics: Science-Technology

Director George Pal’s film The Time Machine, based on H. G. Wells’ 1895 science fiction novella and starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux, is the focus of a activity that considers the consequences of time travel. Viewers ponder questions the film gives rise to, such questions as: what three books they would take to the future, the four dimensions, and the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship).

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  • Includes background information, as well as moral and ethical discussion questions
  • The 103-minute film received the 1961 Oscar for its use of time-lapse photographic effects and was nominated for the 1961 Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation based on a novel


  • Requires the renting or the purchase of the film
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