I have a little piece or trivia I think I found in the 2002 movie.
It has to do with the scene where he travels from 1899 to 2030. In the
movie, after he figures out he can't save Emma, he gets back into the
time machine to travel to the future and find out why. We see the amazing
scene where the light is diffused and shaped into a bubble around the
machine, but there's something that happens next that people notice
but soon forget.
After he throws the lever and the date begins to change, it shows a
scene where Alexander is breathing heavily, as if he just went for a
run. I recently began to read the book again, and I noticed a passage
that talks about what time travel feels like. It says: "I am afraid
I cannot convey the peculiar sensations of time travelling. They are
excessively unpleasant. There is a feeling exactly like that one has
upon a switchback-of a helpless headlong motion! I felt the same horrible
anticipation, too, of an imminent smash."
Even though the scene didn't look like that, I think the screenplay
writers or Simon Wells included this effect as a reference to the book,
making it look like he was experiencing something rather "unpleasant".
The reason why we may not see this effect on Alex happen again is because
of this passage, also from the book: "The unpleasant sensations of the
start were less poignant now." Anyway, I noticed this and just thought
it would be interesting to think about. Thanks for reading!
-Alex Flamand, a Time Machine fan.
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Petojevic, Master of Arts, February 17, 2008 (updated September 15,