Weird Movies

Future Shock – 1972 Documentary (Alvin Toffler, Orson Welles)

posted by Chris Valentine

Future Shock


Future Shock is a little known documentary based on the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. This documentary came out in 1972 and features Orson Welles as the narrator. I was most amused by the high amount of paranoia in regards to the future… some of the segments (like people choosing their own skin color) are downright hilarious.

You can read my review of it here.

Worth a look – at the very least for its historical value.

As far as I can tell, this documentary is in the public domain. I took the liberty of uploading my videotape transfer to YouTube. It is in 5 parts, and you can view them below.

Thanks to Glossolalia Black for uncovering this lost gem!!

Buy the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

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