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H. G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies

Keith Williams


This book investigates H. G. Wells's interest in cinema and related media technologies, by placing it back into the contemporary cultural and scientific contexts giving rise to them. It plugs a gap in understanding Wells's contribution to exploring and advancing the possibilities of cinematic narrative and its social and ideological impacts in the modern period. Previous studies concentrate on adaptations; this book accounts for the specifically (proto)cinematic techniques and concerns of Wells's texts, and also focuses on contemporary film-making ‘in dialogue’ with his ideas. Alongside Hollyw ... More

Keywords: H. G. Wells, cinema, media technologies, cinematic narrative, film-making, Hollywood, Time Machine, short stories, moving image, electronic media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310591
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846310591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Williams, author