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    Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Based on H.G. Wells prognosticative 1933 essay "The Shape of Things to Come" this film encompasses a frame of time that spans ninety-four years, from 1940 through 2036. The setting is the London-like metropolis of Everytown, which becomes involved in a second world war that last three decades. After the war an organization called "Wings Over the World" brings about stunning technological advances and a new civilization emerges from the ashes. But there is a movement, lead by the sculptor Theotocopulos, that opposes progress, believing humanity has been sacrificed for the sake of technology. "Things to Come" was filmed on an epic scale with eye-popping special-effects such as the ones featured on this visually stunning scene card. There are pinholes around the borders, one light smudge mark and a small amount of surface paper loss to the bottom right corner. The colors are bold and vibrant and the card displays very well. From the collection of Johnny Ramone. Fine/Very Fine.

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