BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
It's interesting that the 1960 movie now looks almost as quaint as Wells' 1895 novel. And that it substitutes a Cold War explanation for the Eloi and Morlocks (going underground to bomb and fallout shelters) for Wells' evolutionary/econ theory of the human race splitting into the workers and idle rich. An old Frank R. Paul illo showing the Eloi as child-like seems closer to Wells' vision than the movie's surfers and beach bunnies. Still, it was a favorite movie of mine as a kid and a lot better than the recent remake.