Time After Time
Time After Time is a 1979 American science fiction film written and directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen. Filmed in Panavision, it was the directing debut of Meyer, whose screenplay is based on the premise from Karl Alexander's novel Time After Time (which was unfinished at the time) and a story by Alexander and Steve Hayes. The film presents a story in which British author H. G. Wells uses his time machine to pursue Jack the Ripper into the 20th century.
In 1893 London, popular writer Herbert George Wells displays a time machine to his skeptical dinner guests. After he explains how it works (including a "non-return key" that keeps the machine at the traveler's destination and a "vaporizing equalizer" that keeps the traveler and machine on equal terms), police constables arrive at the house searching for Jack the Ripper. A bag with blood-stained gloves belonging to one of Herbert's friends, a surgeon named John Leslie Stevenson, leads them to conclude that Stevenson might be the infamous killer. Wells races to his laboratory, but the time machine is gone.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||London San Francisco|
|events||Jack the Ripper time travel|
|genre||adventure fantasy science fiction thriller|
|keywords||20th century arrest automobile belong bloodshed car driving chartered bank of london dead body dinner guest dismembered body drive emergency room french fries hit by a car house search id kill machine married mcdonald\'s modern society newspaper headline search socialism socialist space travel time machine travel utopia|
|publisher||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|theme||chase romantic fantasy science fiction adventure time|