21 March 2011

The Machine Stops

'Out Of The Unknown: The Machine Stops' (BBC 1966)
"Oh, hush!" said his mother, vaguely shocked. "You mustn't say anything against the Machine."

It must be almost a quarter century since we studied E.M. Forster's 1909 short story in Eng. Lit. It seemed a quite otherworldly and a bit daft to me at the time, with none of the thrills or prescience of Messrs Wells, Huxley or Orwell. 102 years on however and The Machine Stops seems to have finally come of age...

"How we have advanced, thanks to the Machine!"

The Machine Stops (2009) by The Freise Brothers 

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