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How to Build a Time Machine

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How To Build A Time Machine

Two men dream of building a time machine in . It was in 1895 when H.G. Wells wrote his novel The Time Machine, which inspired many on the possibilities of time travel. Having gone to see the 1960 film adaptation of The Time Machine as a kid, filmmaker and animator Rob Niosi has set out to construct an exact scale replica of the prob from the film, a project that takes over more than a decade of his life. On the other hand, Ron Mallett devoted his life to a career in theoretical physics, with the goal of turning time travel from science fiction to science fact.

There probably isn't a person on the planet, who doesn't have something in the past that they would like to change. Time travel has been part of the public imagination for decades and has been a key element of science fiction films, such as The Time Machine, Back to the Future, and Looper. How to Build a Time Machine looks at two separate approaches to the titular subject, one being the reconstruction of the time machine prop and the other being the research into real scientific time travel. Both stories are joined together the immense passion and dedication of Rob Niosi and Ron Mallet, as they try to achieve their dreams.

How to Build a Time Machine is the second documentary by filmmaker Jay Cheel (Beauty Day) and there is quite a notable technical improvement from his last film. The film features some exquisite and well-edited cinematography, as well as a great soundtrack. How to Build a Time Machine is filled with much humor and heart and it ends up being a very inspirational story that will make you believe that anything is possible, including time travel.

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How To Build A Time Machine (2016)
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Jay Cheel
Country:Canada
Genre:Documentary
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How to Build a Time Machine follows two men as they set out on a journey to build their own time machines. Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last 13 years obsessively constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine." It's his attempt to recapture the memory of seeing the film in theaters with his father. Dr.Ron Mallett is a theoretical physicist whose story begins with a tragedy. He was only 10 years old when his father died suddenly of a heart attack. Distraught, he sought solace in science-fiction. After reading "The Time Machine," Ron dedicated his life to studying physics. He has since become a professor at the University of Connecticut and is now working on building a real time machine in the hopes that he might go back in time to save his father's life.
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