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#14390 - 02/27/02 03:22 PM Time Machine
rscroope Offline
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Has anyone noticed in the commercials for this movie that the actual 'time machine' looks very much like a modified 'fresnel lens'?
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#14391 - 02/27/02 07:14 PM Re: Time Machine
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I've noticed it also Bob! Looks like a great movie! A must see in my book!

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#14392 - 03/01/02 02:16 PM Re: Time Machine
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It's so funny...I can't even help it, but every time I hear "fresnel lens" I get flashbacks of my physics courses in college and have to cringe a little...you know, in the pre-lighthouse wacko days.

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#14393 - 03/01/02 03:17 PM Re: Time Machine
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In the "Making of The Time Machine" feature, either the director or producer explains why they used the Fresnel lens for the main design of their machine... I didn't see the whole feature but they did devote a portion of it to the construction of the Time Machine for the film...
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