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H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells [2]


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Born:September 21, 1866
Died:August 13, 1946 (79)
Filmography Rating:7.53 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.81 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.90 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83.98%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
War of the Worlds [2005](139) => Novel
The Invisible Man [2020](154) => Novel

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War of the Worlds [2005]
  • The opening voiceover monologue paraphrases and updates the first paragraph from H.G. Wells's novel. For example, "19th century" is changed to "21st century".
  • The tripod design for the alien machines is based on H.G. Wells' original description from his book, including the heat rays at the ends of arms. The "red weed" is also from the novel, as is the alien "need" for humans.
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [2003]
  • The film's literary characters are Allan Quatermain, introduced in [?] H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; Mina Harker from [?] Bram Stoker's Dracula; Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Rodney Skinner, who replaced Griffin from H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man (due to rights issues, and the character in the comic was given the name Hawley Griffin as the original novel gave no first name); Captain Nemo from [?] Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island; Dorian Gray from [?] Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray; Tom Sawyer from [?] Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequels; Ishmael from [?] Herman Melville's Moby Dick; and Professor James Moriarty from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Final Problem, one of the [Sherlock Holmes] stories. The Fantom's mask design alludes to [?] Gaston Leroux's The Phantom Of The Opera. British Intelligence chief "M" alludes to Casino Royale by Ian Fleming as does Campion Bond, a character from the script (who never made it into the movie), who is supposed to be the grandfather of James Bond.