Monday, 21 September 2009

On this day

Herbert George Wells was born 143 years ago today in Bromley, Kent. A prolific writer, HG Wells, as he's better known, was responsible for numerous classic works of science fiction, including The Time Machine, The War Of The Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island Of Doctor Moreau and The Shape Of Things To Come, all of which have been adapted for the cinema with varying degrees of success. My favourite Wells adaptation has always been George Pal's The Time Machine, although I'm also very partial to both the Claude Rains Invisible Man and Erle C. Kenton's 1932 version of Dr Moreau, Island Of Lost Souls.

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