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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Time Machine (1960)

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[CLOCK TICKING]

[BELL CHIMING]

[CLOCKS TICKING]

[CLOCK CHIMING]

[CLOCKS TICKING]

[MUSICAL TONES]

[BELL RINGING]

[CHIMES RINGING]

[THUNDER AND LIGHTNING]

[BICYCLE BELL RINGS]

EXCUSE ME, MR. FILBY!

[KNOCKING]

[CLOCKS TICKING]

[CREAK]

[CLOCKS CHIMING]

I THINK--

[CLOCKS CHIMING LOUDLY]

I SAY IT'S OUTRIGHT RUDE OF THE MAN!

HE'S MERELY BEEN DETAINED, THAT'S ALL.

THIS IS SUCH A CONFOUNDED WASTE OF TIME.

IF HE'S NOT COMING,

I HAVE ANY NUMBER OF MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO.

WELL, SPEAK UP! WHAT IS IT, WOMAN?

WELL, ARE WE OR ARE WE NOT

INVITED FOR DINNER?

APPARENTLY WE ARE.

HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN GONE?

I CAN'T RIGHTLY SAY, SIR. SEVERAL DAYS.

I'VE HARDLY SEEN HIM FOR SOME TIME,

AND HE NEVER LEAVES THE LABORATORY,

ONLY COMES IN AND PICKS AT HIS FOOD,

BUT HE DID TELL ME ABOUT DINNER TONIGHT, SIR,

AND LEFT THOSE INSTRUCTIONS.

THANK YOU, MRS. WATCHETT.

WELL? WELL? WHAT DOES IT SAY, FILBY?

WHAT'S WRONG?

OH, NOTHING, REALLY.

GEORGE MERELY SAYS THAT IF HE'S NOT HERE BY 8:00,

THEN WE'RE TO BEGIN WITHOUT HIM.

OH!

WALTER, WHAT TIME IS IT?

Mrs. Watchett: DINNER IS SERVED, GENTLEMEN.

FIRST SENSIBLE THING I'VE HEARD ALL EVENING.

THIS IS PECULIAR.

HE'S USUALLY MOST PROMPT, PRECISE, AND PUNCTUAL.

HE'S MAKING FOOLS OF US

BY INVITING US HERE AND THEN NOT SHOWING UP.

IT'S NOT THE BEHAVIOR OF A GENTLEMAN.

TO SAY NOTHING OF THE WASTE OF TIME.

YES, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE WASTE OF TIME.

AHH, IT'S ONE THING I LIKE ABOUT OLD GEORGE--

HE'S GOT THE BEST CELLAR IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND,

AND MRS. WATCHETT IS THE FINEST COOK

IN THE WORLD.

YES, I THINK I'LL DRINK TO THAT.

AAH!

GOOD LORD! WHAT'S HAPPENED?

I'M ALRIGHT.

SOME FOOD.

A DRINK.

I DID ALRIGHT, DIDN'T I?

MRS. WATCHETT.

WELL, CAN'T YOU SPEAK, MAN?

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

LEAVE HIM ALONE, CAN'T YOU?

IT'S ALRIGHT.

I'VE GOT TO TELL IT NOW, DAVID,

WHILE I STILL REMEMBER IT.

RELAX. TRY TO RELAX.

YOU'VE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.

YOU'RE RIGHT, DAVID.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE...

ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.

EVER SINCE WE WERE TOGETHER FIVE DAYS AGO,

THE LAST DAY OF 1899...

THERE, IN THAT BOX,

RESTS THE RESULTS OF TWO YEARS' LABOR.

I WANTED TO FINISH THE JOB

BEFORE THE NEW CENTURY BEGAN.

I BARELY MADE IT.

CHEERS, GENTLEMEN.

MARVELOUS, OLD BOY.

YES, BUT WHAT IS IT?

WELL, IT HAS TO DO WITH TIME.

OH, I'VE ALWAYS MAINTAINED

WHAT THIS NATION NEEDS

IS A--A RELIABLE TIMEPIECE.

MMM... NAVY NEEDS ONE.

ARMY NEEDS ONE...

FOR THE ARTILLERY, YOU KNOW.

WELL, YOU COULDN'T DO BETTER, GEORGE.

SO THAT'S WHY YOU'VE BEEN IN HIDING, HUH?

THAT WAS VERY CLEVER OF YOU, INDEED.

I DON'T THINK GEORGE IS REFERRING

TO A NEW TYPE OF TIMEPIECE.

NO, DAVID.

WHEN I SPEAK OF TIME, GENTLEMEN,

I'M REFERRING TO THE FOURTH DIMENSION.

GO ON, GEORGE.

THE DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAINING THE FOURTH DIMENSION

IS THAT IT CANNOT BE SEEN OR FELT.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, GEORGE,

WOULD YOU REFRESH ME

ON THE FIRST THREE DIMENSIONS?

Hillyer: OH, REALLY, FILBY!

SURELY THEY TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING IN SCHOOL.

SUPPOSE YOU EXPLAIN IT, DOCTOR.

HUH? OH, CERTAINLY.

WELL, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I MOVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE

FORWARD OR BACKWARD,

THAT'S ONE DIMENSION.

AND WHEN I MOVE TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT,

TWO DIMENSIONS.

AND WHEN I MOVE UP OR DOWN, THREE DIMENSIONS.

FOR INSTANCE, THAT BOX...

WELL, THAT BOX HAS THREE DIMENSIONS--

LENGTH, BREADTH, AND HEIGHT.

YES, BUT WHAT IS THE FOURTH DIMENSION?

OH, WELL, THAT'S...

OH, THAT'S MERE THEORY.

NO ONE REALLY KNOWS

WHAT THE FOURTH DIMENSION IS

OR EVEN THAT IT EXISTS.

ON THE CONTRARY, DOCTOR.

THE FOURTH DIMENSION IS AS REAL AND TRUE

A DIMENSION AS ANY OF THE OTHER THREE.

IN FACT, THEY COULDN'T EXIST WITHOUT IT.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

WELL, LET'S TAKE THAT BOX.

IT HAS THE FIRST THREE DIMENSIONS,

AS YOU SAID.

ALRIGHT, BUT WHAT'S IN THAT BOX?

I'M COMING TO THAT.

LET'S CONSIDER THIS FIRST.

WHY IS IT THAT WE USUALLY IGNORE

THE FOURTH DIMENSION?

BECAUSE WE HAVE NO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT WITHIN IT.

YOU SEE, WE CAN MOVE IN THE OTHER THREE--

UP, DOWN, FORWARD, SIDEWAYS, BACKWARD,

AS THE DOCTOR SAID,

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO TIME, WE ARE PRISONERS.

DO YOU FOLLOW ME, BRIDEY?

NO.

GEORGE, YOU'VE GIVEN A MOST LUCID EXPLANATION,

BUT I'M AFRAID I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.

WALTER, LOOK, THERE ARE MANY THINGS

IN THIS WORLD

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, AREN'T THERE?

YES, QUITE. QUITE A NUMBER.

YOU DON'T REFUSE TO BELIEVE IN THEM

BECAUSE OF THAT, DO YOU?

NO, NOT IF I CAN SEE THE PROOF WITH MY OWN EYES.

GOOD, WALTER.

GENTLEMEN, ALL I'M ASKING YOU TO DO NOW

IS TO WITNESS A DEMONSTRATION

OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MOVEMENT

WITHIN THE FOURTH DIMENSION.

DOCTOR, COULD I HAVE YOUR HELP?

OH, CERTAINLY. CERTAINLY.

AH, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

IT'S REMARKABLE.

VERY NICE, GEORGE.

FASCINATING.

WHAT IS IT?

THIS IS ONLY A SMALL EXPERIMENTAL MODEL.

TO CARRY A MAN, A LARGER EDITION IS NEEDED.

TO CARRY A MAN? WHERE?

INTO THE PAST OR INTO THE FUTURE.

THIS IS A TIME MACHINE.

ALRIGHT, GEORGE.

NOW YOU'VE HAD YOUR LITTLE JOKE.

SUPPOSE YOU TELL US

WHAT THIS CONTRAPTION'S REALLY FOR?

I'VE ALREADY TOLD YOU, DOCTOR.

THE LARGER MODEL CAN BE USED

TO CARRY A PASSENGER ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME.

NOT THROUGH SPACE, MIND YOU, BUT THROUGH TIME.

GEORGE, IF YOU'RE GONNA START

FLOATING ABOUT IN THE FUTURE,

AREN'T YOU GONNA RATHER MESS THINGS UP

FOR THE REST OF US?

THE FUTURE'S ALREADY THERE.

IT'S IRREVOCABLE. IT CANNOT BE CHANGED.

I WONDER.

NOW, THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION

TO WHICH I HOPE TO FIND AN ANSWER.

CAN MAN CONTROL HIS DESTINY?

CAN HE CHANGE THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?

LOOK HERE, GEORGE.

IF YOU'VE GONE OUT OF YOUR HEAD,

I FORGIVE YOU.

BUT IF YOU'VE MADE US WASTE ALL THIS TIME

LISTENING TO TALK--

NO, NO, NO, DOCTOR! YOU'RE HERE AS WITNESSES--

TO SEE, NOT TO LISTEN.

TO SEE? WHAT?

THE EXPERIMENT I AM ABOUT TO PERFORM.

FIRST, LET ME TELL YOU HOW IT WORKS.

HERE, IN THIS COMPARTMENT,

YOU SEE THE SADDLE WHERE THE TIME TRAVELER SITS,

AND IN FRONT OF HIM ARE THE CONTROLS.

WAIT, LET'S DO THIS PROPERLY.

YOU CAN SPARE A CIGAR I TRUST, DOCTOR?

NOW...

LET US IMAGINE

THAT THIS CIGAR IS THE TIME TRAVELER.

NOW, IN FRONT OF HIM

IS THE LEVER WHICH CONTROLS MOVEMENT.

FORWARD PRESSURE SENDS THE MACHINE INTO THE FUTURE,

BACKWARD PRESSURE, INTO THE PAST,

AND THE HARDER THE PRESSURE, THE FASTER THE MACHINE TRAVELS.

OF COURSE, OUR LITTLE EXPERIMENT

CAN BE PERFORMED ONLY ONCE.

IF IT SUCCEEDS, I LOSE MY MODEL FOREVER.

THAT'S WHY I NEED WITNESSES.

GO AHEAD, GEORGE.

YOU'RE READY, GENTLEMEN?

DOCTOR, WOULD YOU CARE TO LEND ME YOUR HAND?

[RATTLING]

I'LL BE DAMNED.

IT WORKED.

BUT...BUT... WHERE DID IT GO?

GO? NOWHERE IN THE USUAL SENSE.

IT'S STILL HERE.

BUT--BUT IT'S NO LONGER IN THE PRESENT.

DO YOU REALIZE

IT'S TRAVELING THROUGH TIME--

TO THE FUTURE, TO BE EXACT?

DO YOU REALLY EXPECT US TO BELIEVE SUCH A STORY?

WELL, YOU JUST-- CERTAINLY.

BUT YOU YOURSELF JUST SAID THAT IT HADN'T REALLY MOVED.

THAT'S CORRECT.

WELL, THEN, WHY CAN'T WE SEE IT?

BECAUSE WE'RE IN THIS ROOM

ON THE 31st OF DECEMBER, 1899,

BUT THE MODEL WE JUST SAW

IS PERHAPS 100 YEARS AWAY BY NOW.

THIS ROOM, EVEN THIS WHOLE HOUSE,

MAY NOT BE HERE IN 100 YEARS.

BUT THE TIME MACHINE OCCUPIES THE SAME--

THE SAME SPACE THAT IT DID

A MOMENT BEFORE IT WENT OFF ON ITS JOURNEY.

WELL, IF IT'S OCCUPYING THE SAME SPACE,

WELL, WHY CAN'T I FEEL IT?

YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT THE SPACE

YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR HAND THROUGH

IS TODAY'S SPACE.

YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR HAND

INTO THE SPACE OF TOMORROW.

SPACE IS SPACE! IT DOESN'T CHANGE!

THE SAME SPACE THAT'S HERE NOW

SHOULD BE HERE IN 100 OR EVEN 1,000 YEARS!

NO, PHILIP! TIME CHANGES SPACE!

NO!

LOOK, THIS FLAT GROUND WE'RE STANDING ON

COULD HAVE BEEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

A MILLION YEARS AGO.

AND A MILLION YEARS FROM NOW,

IT COULD BE THE INTERIOR OF A HUGE MOUNTAIN.

ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT. SUPPOSE WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT US TO DO WITH SUCH A CONTRAPTION?

CONTRAPTION?

FOR MY PART, I INTEND TAKING A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE...

OR PERHAPS THE DOCTOR WOULD VOLUNTEER TO GO?

BUT LOOK HERE, GEORGE.

SUPPOSING YOU DO GO OFF AND GET LOST

IN THE 50th CENTURY OR SOMETHING...

HOW ARE YOU GONNA GET BACK?

THAT'S A RISK I'M PREPARED TO TAKE.

OH! NOW, LOOK HERE, GEORGE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU TAKE US FOR,

BUT WE'RE NOT FOOLS, YOU KNOW.

WE'RE PRACTICAL MEN, BUSINESSMEN.

GEORGE, THE QUESTION I WANT TO PUT TO YOU IS THIS.

EVEN IF YOU HAD INVENTED A TIME MACHINE

OR WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, WHAT OF IT?

WHAT USE WOULD IT BE TO ANYONE?

WHO WOULD WANT TO BUY IT,

AND HOW MUCH WOULD THEY BE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT?

YES, GEORGE. HAVE YOU THOUGHT

OF THE COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITIES?

NO, I REALLY HAVEN'T.

GEORGE, THERE'S A WAR ON

IN SOUTH AFRICA.

THE BOERS ARE PUTTING UP A PRETTY STIFF FIGHT.

NO, GEORGE, THE COUNTRY NEEDS INVENTORS LIKE YOU.

I CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE WAR OFFICE, IF YOU WISH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, DAVID?

OH...DR. HILLYER HAS A GOOD POINT, GEORGE.

Hillyer: NOW WE'RE BECOMING MORE SENSIBLE!

I'LL SEE TO IT FIRST THING IN THE NEW YEAR.

GOOD LORD. TIME TO GO, GENTLEMEN.

OH, YES. I'M SURE WE ALL HAVE OUR PLANS FOR TONIGHT.

ARE YOU ALRIGHT, GEORGE?

YES, I'M ALRIGHT, BRIDEY.

Hillyer: COMING, BRIDEWELL?

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

GOOD NIGHT, GEORGE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, GEORGE.

HAPPY NEW CENTURY, GEORGE.

GOOD NIGHT, BRIDEY.

[HORNS BLOWING]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

[HORNS BLOWING]

Filby: GEORGE?

I THOUGHT I BETTER STAY.

WELL, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TROUBLED YOURSELF, DAVID.

I'M ALRIGHT.

NO, YOU'RE NOT.

YOU'VE BEEN BEHAVING ODDLY

FOR OVER A MONTH NOW.

I'M NOT LEAVING HERE

UNTIL YOU TELL ME WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND.

LOOK, DAVID, I APPRECIATE THE GESTURE.

I JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE, THAT'S ALL.

YOU'VE CHANGED, GEORGE, ENORMOUSLY.

I'M SORRY.

WILL YOU ANSWER ME ONE QUESTION HONESTLY?

YES, I'LL TRY.

WHY THIS PREOCCUPATION WITH TIME?

WHY NOT?

DON'T GO SIMPLE ON ME, GEORGE.

ALRIGHT, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH,

I DON'T MUCH CARE FOR THE TIME I WAS BORN INTO.

IT SEEMS PEOPLE AREN'T

DYING FAST ENOUGH THESE DAYS.

THEY CALL UPON SCIENCE

TO INVENT NEW, MORE EFFICIENT WEAPONS

TO DEPOPULATE THE EARTH.

AND I AGREE WITH YOU.

I AGREE, GEORGE, BUT HERE WE ARE,

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT.

YOU MAY HAVE TO. I DON'T.

ALRIGHT. TAKE YOUR--

TAKE YOUR JOURNEY ON YOUR CONTRAPTION.

WHAT WOULD YOU BECOME?

A GREEK? A ROMAN?

ONE OF THE PHARAOHS?

I PREFER THE FUTURE.

YOU'RE NOT SERIOUSLY SAYING YOU CAN DO IT?

DAVID, YOU SAW THE EXPERIMENT

THIS AFTERNOON, DIDN'T YOU?

I SAW A TOY MACHINE VANISH.

CERTAINLY THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF WAYS

OF DOING THAT TRICK.

ANY MAGICIAN AT THE HIPPODROME

COULD PROBABLY DO IT.

IT WASN'T A TRICK!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE FULL-SCALE MODEL?

NO, I WOULD NOT.

I HAVE NO DESIRE

TO TEMPT THE LAWS OF PROVIDENCE,

AND I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD.

IT'S NOT FOR MAN TO TRIFLE WITH.

OH, YOU'RE CARRYING ON LIKE HILLYER AND KEMP NOW.

THERE'S SOMETHING TO SAY

ABOUT THEIR COMMON-SENSE ATTITUDE TO LIFE.

GEORGE, I SPEAK TO YOU AS A FRIEND.

MORE--AS A BROTHER.

IF THAT MACHINE CAN DO

WHAT YOU SAY IT CAN, DESTROY IT.

DESTROY IT, GEORGE, BEFORE IT DESTROYS YOU!

YOU MUST HAVE PLANS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, DAVID.

DON'T LET ME KEEP YOU.

MARY WASN'T WELL.

WE THOUGHT WE'D STAY HOME

WITH THE BABY.

WHY DON'T YOU COME HOME WITH ME?

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN WEE JAMIE FOR A LONG TIME.

I'M SORRY. I CAN'T, DAVID.

WHAT'S STOPPING YOU?

WELL, I JUST WANT TO SEE THE OLD CENTURY OUT

BY MYSELF, THAT'S ALL.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY, GEORGE.

GEORGE?

WILL YOU PROMISE YOU'LL NOT GO

OUT OF THE HOUSE TONIGHT?

I PROMISE YOU I WON'T WALK OUT THE DOOR.

DAVID, I'M SORRY.

PLEASE DON'T THINK ME UNKIND OR UNFRIENDLY.

LOOK, JUST COME OVER TO DINNER NEXT FRIDAY, WILL YOU?

VERY WELL.

FINE. BRING THE OTHERS WITH YOU.

AS YOU SAY, GEORGE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DAVID.

HAVING SUPPER IN TONIGHT, SIR?

I DON'T THINK SO, MRS. WATCHETT.

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THE EVENING OFF

AND CELEBRATE?

THANK YOU, SIR,

BUT IF YOU'RE NOT NEEDING ME,

I'LL TURN IN EARLY AND GET SOME SLEEP,

IF I CAN. GOOD NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT.

OH, MRS. WATCHETT, I'VE INVITED MR. FILBY

AND THE OTHERS TO DINNER NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT.

YES, SIR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MRS. WATCHETT.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, SIR.

Man: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

George: AT FIRST, I PUSHED THE LEVER FORWARD

EVER SO SLIGHTLY...

AND THE LABORATORY GREW FAINT AROUND ME.

I STOPPED.

NO CHANGE.

EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS IT HAD BEEN BEFORE.

BUT NO! THE CLOCK SAID 6:31 WHEN I STARTED,

AND NOW IT WAS 8:09.

AND THE CANDLE, SHORTER BY INCHES.

AND YET, BY MY WATCH,

WHICH WAS IN THE MACHINE WITH ME,

ONLY A FEW SECONDS HAD PASSED.

IT WAS DISCONCERTING

TO SEE THE SUN ARC IN LESS THAN A MINUTE...

TO SEE A SNAIL RACE BY,

MY FLOWERS, FLINGING WIDE THEIR PETALS

TO EMBRACE THE NEW DAY,

AND THE HOURS SPEEDING ACROSS THE FACE OF MY SUNDIAL,

AND THE FLOWERS CLOSING THEIR EYES FOR THE NIGHT.

IT WAS WONDERFUL--

CHANGES THAT NORMALLY TOOK HOURS

OCCURRING IN SECONDS.

DEAR MRS. WATCHETT,

ALWAYS ABLE TO TELL ME WHAT TIE TO WEAR

BUT NEVER ABLE TO DECIDE TO WEAR ANYTHING MORE STYLISH

THAN THE TYPE OF CLOTHES SHE'S WORN ALL THESE YEARS.

AND AS YET, I WAS TRAVELING VERY SLOWLY.

WHAT IF I WENT FASTER?

IT BECAME INTOXICATING,

SO I PUSHED THE LEVER ON FOR AN EVEN GREATER SPEED.

AS I WENT ALONG, I GAINED EXPERIENCE

IN HANDLING THE MACHINE.

I--I FOUND THAT I COULD STOP

FOR A DAY, AN HOUR,

OR EVEN FOR A SECOND TO OBSERVE...

THEN GO AHEAD A YEAR OR TWO.

THUS I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE CHANGING WORLD

IN--IN A SERIES OF GLIMPSES.

GOOD HEAVENS.

THAT'S A DRESS?

HMM.

THIS WAS INTRIGUING.

I WONDERED JUST HOW FAR WOMEN WOULD PERMIT THIS TO GO.

I BEGAN TO GROW VERY FOND OF THAT MANNEQUIN,

MAYBE BECAUSE, LIKE ME, SHE DIDN'T AGE.

13 YEARS HAD PASSED.

14...

15...

16...

AND THEN SUDDENLY THE LIGHT WAS GONE.

WHAT HAD HAPPENED?

IN THE YEAR OF 1917, I STOPPED.

[TURNS OFF MACHINE]

[OPENS DOOR]

[DOOR CREAKING]

[FLOORBOARDS CREAKING]

[RATTLE]

[CLOCK CHIMING]

[CLOCK STRIKING 3:00]

[HORN HONKS]

[ENGINE RATTLING]

[BACKFIRES]

[BOOM]

[BOOM]

[SPUTTERING]

[BOOM]

[ENGINE STOPS]

FILBY!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING,

GOING TO A MASQUERADE PARTY?

HA HA HA! YOU LOOK RATHER SILLY

WITHOUT YOUR MUSTACHE, OLD MAN.

WERE YOU ADDRESSING ME, SIR?

FILBY, IT'S GEORGE!

I MUST SAY, I EXPECTED A MORE ENTHUSIASTIC GREETING.

I THINK YOU'RE CONFUSING ME

WITH MY FATHER, SIR.

THERE WAS QUITE A RESEMBLANCE.

I'M JAMES FILBY.

WHAT?

WERE YOU A FRIEND OF FATHER'S?

YES--

YES, I'VE BEEN AWAY.

HE WAS KILLED IN THE WAR.

A YEAR AGO.

OH.

OH, I'M SO SORRY.

WHAT ABOUT THE GENTLEMAN ACROSS THE STREET?

OH, HIM. THE INVENTOR CHAP.

HE DISAPPEARED

AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT HOUSE,

I'M AFRAID YOU CAN'T BUY IT.

CAN'T EVEN GET INSIDE.

WHY IS THAT?

MY FATHER WAS EXECUTOR

OF THE INVENTOR'S ESTATE,

AND FATHER REFUSED TO LIQUIDATE IT.

I OFTEN CHIDED HIM ON THAT ACCOUNT,

BUT HE FELT POSITIVE

THE OWNER WOULD RETURN SOMEDAY.

PEOPLE HEREABOUTS THINK IT'S HAUNTED, BUT...

WHO ARE YOU, SIR?

JUST A STRANGER WHO ONCE KNEW YOUR FATHER.

HAVE YOU BEEN AT THE FRONT?

FRONT?

WHAT FRONT?

WHY, THE WAR, OF COURSE.

WHAT WAR?

GOOD HEAVENS.

YOU DON'T KNOW

WE'VE BEEN AT WAR WITH GERMANY

SINCE 1914?

I THOUGHT YOU'D JUST RETURNED

FROM FRANCE PERHAPS, OR PERHAPS...

PERHAPS A CUP OF TEA

MIGHT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, SIR.

WON'T YOU COME IN?

NO. NO, THANK YOU.

ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE ALRIGHT, SIR?

YES, I'M QUITE ALRIGHT.

THEN...

GOOD-BYE, SIR.

GOOD-BYE, JAMIE.

[HORN HONKS]

SUDDENLY, IN 1940, I BEGAN TO BE BUFFETED

FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

MY FIRST THOUGHT

WAS THAT THE MACHINE HAD A MECHANICAL DEFECT.

[BOMBS EXPLODING]

THE LAST TIME I STOPPED WAS IN 1917,

23 YEARS AGO,

AND THE WAR WITH GERMANY WAS STILL WAGING--

NOW IN THE AIR, WITH FLYING MACHINES.

THEN I REALIZED THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.

THIS WAS A NEW WAR.

I DECIDED TO PUSH ON INTO TIME

AND SEE THE OUTCOME OF THIS.

THEN MY HOUSE WAS HIT.

FLAMES SHOT INTO THE SKY, AND MY HOME WAS GONE,

AND I FOUND MYSELF IN THE OPEN AIR.

THE YEARS ROLLED BY.

EVERYTHING UNFAMILIAR...

EXCEPT THE, UH...

THE SMILE OF MY NEVER-AGING FRIEND.

[SCREECHING NOISE]

WHAT WAS THIS? WEIRD SOUNDS ALL AROUND ME.

WHAT COULD IT BE?

MY CURIOSITY COMPELLED ME TO STOP.

[AIR RAID SIRENS WAILING]

[CROWD APPROACHING]

I WONDERED IF MY MACHINE AND I WERE THE CAUSE OF THE PANIC.

I WAS SOON TO FIND OUT THAT WE WEREN'T.

KEEP IT MOVING HERE. SHOVE ALONG.

COME ON. INTO THE SHELTER.

[SIRENS CONTINUE]

[CLOCK CHIMING]

[SIRENS STOP]

[TIRES SCREECHING]

COME ON, YOUNG MAN. COME ON, COME ON.

FILBY?

THE NAME IS MR. FILBY.

AND DIDN'T YOU HEAR THE AIR RAID SIREN?

THE HORRIBLE SCREECHING?

IT WASN'T CONSTRUCTED FOR ITS AESTHETIC VALUE,

BUT TO WARN SILLY YOUNG FOOLS LIKE YOU

TO GET INTO THE SHELTER.

NOW, COME ALONG.

BUT I'M PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE HERE.

MR. FILBY, I'VE GOT TO TALK TO SOMEBODY.

THIS IS FANTASTIC!

YOUR STORE IS MAGNIFICENT!

THE SPLENDID ACHIEVEMENTS!

THE GIGANTIC STRIDES THAT MANKIND--

COME ALONG, YOUNG MAN.

WE'D BETTER HURRY,

OR THE MUSHROOMS WILL BE SPROUTING.

MUSHROOMS? WHAT...

YOU...

YOU LOOK FAMILIAR.

HAVEN'T WE MET SOMEWHERE BEFORE?

INDEED WE HAVE, MR. FILBY.

RIGHT THERE, MANY YEARS AGO.

I WAS SURE OF THAT,

BUT THE EXACT TIME ESCAPES ME.

IT WAS TWO WARS AGO.

1917.

NOW I RECALL.

THE CHAP WHO INQUIRED ABOUT MY FATHER

AND THE HOUSE THAT USED TO STAND

ACROSS THE WAY.

OH, BUT NO.

NO.

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED.

YOU'RE NOT A DAY OLDER.

AND YOUR CLOTHES!

DON'T WORRY, FILBY.

IT'LL TAKE SOME TIME TO EXPLAIN, BUT--

[SIRENS WAIL]

THAT'S THE LAST ALERT!

HURRY! HURRY!

LISTEN, THIS IS IMPORTANT.

LOOK!

ATOMIC SATELLITE ZEROING IN.

THAT'S IMPORTANT.

COME ON!

I'VE GOT TO TALK TO YOU!

FILBY?

FILBY!

HURRY!

HIDE UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR!

BUT--BUT, FILBY,

I'VE GOT TO TALK TO YOU!

George: THE LABOR OF CENTURIES...

GONE IN AN INSTANT.

THEN MOTHER EARTH, AROUSED BY MAN'S VIOLENCE,

RESPONDED WITH VOLCANIC VIOLENCE OF HER OWN.

ONLY MY SPEED THROUGH TIME

SAVED ME FROM BEING ROASTED ALIVE

AND ENCASED IN STONE FOREVER.

THE MOLTEN ROCK COOLED.

I PRAYED,

WONDERING HOW MANY CENTURIES, HOW MANY EONS MUST PASS

BEFORE THE WIND AND RAIN COULD WEAR AWAY

THE MOUNTAIN THAT ENCLOSED ME.

DARKNESS.

DARKNESS...

FOR CENTURIES.

I WONDERED IF THERE WAS STILL A WAR

BEING WAGED ABOVE ME,

IF MAN WOULD STILL EXIST WHEN I SAW THE SUN AGAIN.

THE CENTURIES ROLLED BY.

I PUT MY TRUST IN TIME

AND WAITED FOR THE ROCK TO WEAR DOWN AROUND ME.

I WAS FREE AGAIN.

THOUSANDS OF CENTURIES HAD PASSED,

BUT THE EARTH HAD STAYED GREEN.

THERE WAS NO WINTER, NO WARS...

HAD MAN FINALLY LEARNED TO CONTROL

BOTH THE ELEMENTS AND HIMSELF?

I HAD TO STOP AND FIND OUT.

BUT I'D STOPPED TOO FAST.

[KNOCKS REVERBERATING]

MAGNIFICENT!

FLOWERS. BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS EVERYWHERE.

NATURAL SPLENDOR BEYOND COMPARE.

THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE ONE VAST GARDEN

WITHOUT ANY SIGN OF WEEDS OR BRIARS.

TREES AND VINES LADEN WITH FRUIT

OF STRANGE SHAPES AND COLORS.

NATURE TAMED COMPLETELY

AND MORE BOUNTIFUL THAN EVER BEFORE.

AT LAST, I'D FOUND A PARADISE.

BUT IT WOULD BE NO PARADISE IF IT BELONGED TO ME ALONE.

UNREPAIRED FOR CENTURIES,

MAYBE UNLIVED IN FOR AS LONG.

[CLATTERING ECHOES]

[CLATTERS]

[ECHOES]

ANYBODY HERE?

[ECHO] ANYBODY HERE...

[CLATTERS]

[ECHOES]

[PEOPLE LAUGHING]

People: HA HA HA!

HA HA!

HA HA!

SO THIS IS MAN'S FUTURE-- TO BASK IN THE SUNLIGHT,

BATHE IN CLEAR STREAMS,

AND EAT THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH,

WITH ALL KNOWLEDGE OF WORK AND HARDSHIP FORGOTTEN.

WELL, AND WHY NOT?

[WOMAN SCREAMS]

AAH!

AAH!

AAH!

AAH!

AAH!

DON'T JUST SIT THERE! HELP HER!

AAH!

ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

[LAUGHING]

THANK YOU.

WHY DID YOU?

WHY DID I WHAT?

COME AFTER ME.

SIT DOWN.

I DID IT TO SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO MEAN MUCH TO YOU

OR ANYBODY ELSE AROUND HERE.

IT DOESN'T?

DO YOU REALIZE THERE WERE

ABOUT 20 OF YOUR FRIENDS

WATCHING YOU DROWN?

NOT ONE OF THEM LIFTED A FINGER TO SAVE YOU.

THAT'S A VERY CURIOUS ATTITUDE.

VERY CURIOUS WORLD.

UH, AREN'T YOU THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED

IN WHO I AM, WHERE I COME FROM?

SHOULD I BE?

YOU'D BETTER TAKE ME TO SOMEBODY OLDER,

SOMEBODY I CAN TALK TO.

THERE IS NO ONE OLDER.

YOU MEAN, NOBODY AGES IN THIS LAND OF YOURS?

WELL, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

WEENA.

WEENA.

HOW DO YOU SPELL IT?

SPELL?

SPELL--WRITE. CAN'T YOU WRITE?

LOOK.

WEENA.

WHAT ARE YOUR PEOPLE CALLED?

ELOI.

UH-HUH.

ELOI.

COME. WE MUST GO NOW.

WHY? WHAT'S WRONG?

IT'S GETTING DARK.

HELLO.

I DON'T MIND TELLING YOU

I'M QUITE HUNGRY,

AND I'VE COME A LONG, LONG WAY.

YOU KNOW, IN MY TIME, A BERRY THAT SIZE

WOULD HAVE BEEN BIG NEWS

ALL OVER THE CIVILIZED WORLD.

EXCUSE ME, SIR.

UH...

SIR?

PERHAPS CURIOSITY HAS DIED.

PERHAPS EVEN COURTESY HAS DIED, BUT I HAVE COME A LONG WAY,

AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW A FEW THINGS.

WHY?

WELL, BECAUSE, UH... I SHALL RETURN TO MY TIME,

AND MY PEOPLE WILL ASK ME QUESTIONS.

SUCH AS, UH...

WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT RULES YOUR WORLD?

WE HAVE NO GOVERNMENT.

WELL, YOU MUST HAVE A...

A BODY OF MEN WHO PASS AND ENFORCE LAWS.

LAWS?

THERE ARE NO LAWS.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FOOD AND CLOTHING?

DOESN'T ANYBODY WORK?

NO.

WELL, WHERE DOES ALL THAT COME FROM?

IT GROWS. IT ALWAYS GROWS.

YES, I KNOW, BUT IT MUST BE--

CULTIVATED, PLANTED, AND NURTURED.

WELL, UNLESS YOU--

YOU MEAN, YOU HAVE AN ECONOMY SO WELL-DEVELOPED

THAT YOU CAN SPEND ALL YOUR TIME STUDYING AND EXPERIMENTING?

IS THAT RIGHT?

YOU ASK MANY QUESTIONS.

WELL, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY

THAT MAN HAS LEARNED AND DEVELOPED.

I WISH TO LEARN.

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOU,

ABOUT YOUR CIVILIZATION.

PERHAPS YOU-- DO YOU HAVE BOOKS?

BOOKS?

YES, WE HAVE BOOKS.

OH, WONDERFUL.

I CAN LEARN ALL I WANT ABOUT YOU FROM BOOKS.

BOOKS WILL TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO KNOW.

COULD I SEE THE BOOKS?

YES, THEY DO TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOU.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

THOUSANDS OF YEARS

OF BUILDING AND REBUILDING,

CREATING AND RE-CREATING,

SO YOU COULD LET IT CRUMBLE TO DUST!

A MILLION YEARS,

THE SENSITIVE MEN DYING FOR THEIR DREAMS,

FOR WHAT?

SO YOU CAN SWIM AND DANCE AND PLAY!

YOU! ALL OF YOU!

I'M GOING BACK TO MY OWN TIME!

I WON'T EVEN BOTHER TO TELL OF THE USELESS STRUGGLE

OF THE HOPELESS FUTURE!

BUT AT LEAST I CAN DIE AMONG MEN!

YOU'RE...AHH!

[TWIG SNAPS]

WEENA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I HEARD YOU POUNDING. I CAME TO WARN YOU.

HOW DO YOU OPEN THAT PANEL?

NO ONE OPENS IT. ONLY THE MORLOCKS.

WHO ARE THE MORLOCKS?

THEY GIVE US THE FOOD WE EAT AND THE CLOTHES WE WEAR.

WE MUST OBEY THEIR COMMAND.

WHY HAVE THEY TAKEN MY MACHINE?

YOU'VE GOT TO TELL ME.

IT IS NIGHT.

WE MUSTN'T BE OUT IN THE DARK.

ONLY LITTLE CHILDREN

ARE FRIGHTENED BY THE DARK.

AND YOU ARE A LITTLE CHILD, AREN'T YOU?

DON'T BE FRIGHTENED. I'LL LIGHT A FIRE.

PLEASE, LET US GO.

WEENA, I CAN'T. MY MACHINE IS INSIDE.

I'VE GOT TO WAIT HERE AND GET IT OUT.

NO, YOU MUSTN'T!

HELP ME GATHER SOME WOOD.

COME ON.

THAT'S A GIRL.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

WELL, AS A MATTER OF FACT, I'M FROM RIGHT HERE.

THAT'S WHERE MY HOUSE USED TO BE,

MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.

YOU SEE THERE?

FROM THERE UP TO THOSE PANELS WAS MY LABORATORY,

AND BEYOND THE PANELS

WAS WHERE MY GARDEN USED TO BE,

AND RIGHT THERE...

THAT WAS MY LIBRARY,

WHERE I ONCE SAT

TALKING WITH FRIENDS ABOUT...THE TIME MACHINE.

YOU KNOW, WEENA,

I'D HOPED TO LEARN SUCH A GREAT DEAL.

I'D HOPED TO TAKE BACK THE KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCEMENT

THAT MANKIND HAD MADE,

AND INSTEAD, I FIND VEGETABLES--

THE HUMAN RACE REDUCED TO LIVING VEGETABLES.

AAH!

THEY'RE GONE.

ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

THAT WAS A MORLOCK, WAS IT?

YES.

DON'T WORRY.

THE FIRE SEEMS TO KEEP THEM AWAY.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHY DID YOU

PUT YOUR HAND IN THE FIRE?

I NEVER SAW IT BEFORE.

NO KNOWLEDGE OF FIRE.

NO BOOKS.

I'M TERRIBLY SORRY.

I'M SORRY I WAS ANGRY WITH YOUR PEOPLE.

I HAD NO RIGHT TO BE...

NO MORE THAN

IF I VISITED THE ISLAND OF BALI

IN MY OWN TIME.

BUT YOU KNOW, WEENA,

YOU WERE SAFE INSIDE YOUR GREAT HOUSE,

AND YET YOU CAME OUT INTO THE NIGHT

TO WARN ME.

THE ONE CHARACTERISTIC

WHICH DISTINGUISHED MAN

FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

WAS THE SPIRIT OF SELF-SACRIFICE,

AND YOU HAVE THAT QUALITY.

I THINK ALL YOUR PEOPLE HAVE IT, REALLY.

IT JUST NEEDS SOMEONE TO REAWAKEN IT.

I SHOULD LIKE TO TRY IF YOU'LL LET ME.

WILL YOU?

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOU, BUT I BELIEVE YOU.

IT'S AS GOOD A START AS ANY.

TRY TO TELL ME-- THE MORLOCKS--

WHO OR WHAT ARE THE MORLOCKS?

ARE THEY ANIMALS OR PEOPLE?

WELL, WHAT ABOUT YOURSELF?

THE PAST...

DON'T YOUR PEOPLE EVER SPEAK OF THE PAST?

THERE'S NO PAST.

WELL, DO THEY EVER WONDER ABOUT THE FUTURE?

THERE'S NO FUTURE.

WELL, THE PAST--

MAN'S PAST...

IS MAINLY A GRIM STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL,

BUT THERE HAVE BEEN MOMENTS

WHEN A FEW VOICES HAVE SPOKEN UP,

AND THESE RARE MOMENTS

HAVE MADE THE HISTORY OF MAN,

MAN'S PAST,

A GLORIOUS THING.

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT'S DEAD AND GONE.

WE'VE HAD OUR DARK AGES BEFORE,

AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THEM.

ALL IT NEEDS IS FOR SOMEONE

TO SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT.

I'M ONLY A TINKERING MECHANIC,

BUT I'M SURE THERE MUST BE THIS HIDDEN SPARK

IN ONE OF YOUR PEOPLE.

IF ONLY I CAN KINDLE THAT SPARK,

MY COMING HERE WILL HAVE SOME MEANING.

George: MY EFFORTS NEXT MORNING

TO OPEN THE PANEL WERE FRUITLESS.

I HAD TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO RETRIEVE MY MACHINE.

[RHYTHMIC BEATING]

LISTEN.

WEENA, YOU HEAR THAT?

YES.

MACHINES.

NO. MORLOCKS.

WAIT.

YOU MEAN, THOSE ANIMALS RUN MACHINES?

THEY ARE MORLOCKS.

BUT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MACHINES?

NO. ONLY HEARD OF THEM.

WELL, WHO TOLD YOU?

THE RINGS.

WHAT SORT OF RINGS?

RINGS THAT TALK.

COULD YOU SHOW ME THESE TALKING RINGS?

COME. THIS WAY.

THESE ARE THE TALKING RINGS?

YES.

THEY SPEAK, HMM?

OF WHAT?

THINGS NO ONE HERE UNDERSTANDS.

MAKE IT TALK.

Man: THE WAR BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST,

WHICH IS NOW IN ITS 326th YEAR,

HAS, AT LAST, COME TO AN END.

THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO FIGHT WITH

AND FEW LEFT TO FIGHT.

THE ATMOSPHERE IS SO POLLUTED WITH DEADLY GERMS

THAT IT CAN'T BE BREATHED.

THERE'S NO PLACE ON THIS PLANET THAT IS IMMUNE.

THE LAST SURVIVING FACTORY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF OXYGEN

HAS BEEN DESTROYED.

STOCKPILES ARE RAPIDLY DIMINISHING.

AND WHEN THEY ARE GONE, WE MUST DIE.

MY NAME IS OF NO CONSEQUENCE.

THE IMPORTANT THING YOU SHOULD KNOW

IS THAT I AM THE LAST WHO REMEMBERS HOW EACH OF US,

MAN AND WOMAN...

MADE HIS OWN DECISION.

SOME CHOSE TO TAKE REFUGE IN THE GREAT CAVERNS

AND FIND A NEW WAY OF LIFE FAR BELOW THE EARTH'S SURFACE.

THE REST OF US DECIDED TO TAKE OUR CHANCES

IN THE SUNLIGHT,

SMALL AS THOSE CHANCES MIGHT BE.

George: FROM THE TALKING RINGS,

I LEARNED HOW THE HUMAN RACE DIVIDED ITSELF

AND HOW THE WORLD OF THE ELOI AND THE MORLOCKS BEGAN.

BY SOME AWFUL QUIRK OF FATE,

THE MORLOCKS HAD BECOME THE MASTERS

AND THE ELOI THEIR SERVANTS.

THE MORLOCKS MAINTAINED THEM AND BRED THEM

LIKE--LIKE CATTLE,

ONLY TO TAKE THEM BELOW

WHEN THEY REACHED MATURITY,

WHICH EXPLAINED WHY THERE WERE

NO OLDER PEOPLE AMONG THEM.

NOW I KNEW I MUST GO BELOW.

IT WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF FINDING A WAY

UP INTO THE SPHINX TO REACH MY MACHINE

AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE WHO WENT BELOW.

DON'T GO.

[RHYTHMIC BEATING]

YOU WON'T COME BACK!

I'LL BE BACK.

[SIREN]

WEENA!

WEENA!

[SIREN]

WEENA!

WEENA!

WEENA!

WEENA, ANSWER ME!

WHERE ARE YOU?

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU ALL?

WEENA!

WEENA!

WEENA!

WEENA, STOP!

WEENA!

[SIRENS STOP]

STOP!

WELL, WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?

DON'T STAND THERE LIKE FATTED CATTLE.

WILL YOU ANSWER ME?

WHAT IS WRONG?

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG.

IT IS ALL CLEAR.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, ALL CLEAR?

ALL CLEAR.

THE MIDDLE 1900s, THE FALLING BOMBS,

THE PEOPLE CALLING OUT, "ALL CLEAR."

NO!

THAT'S GONE. THAT'S PAST.

THERE ARE NO MORE FLYING MACHINES,

NO MORE BOMBS OR WARS.

THE RINGS HAVE TOLD US THAT STORY.

BUT YOU DIDN'T LISTEN. YOU DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING.

IT WAS AGES AGO

THAT MEN WERE TAUGHT TO HIDE BELOW THE GROUND

WHEN THE SIRENS BLEW, TO RUN FROM THE RAINING DEATH,

BUT IT'S OVER.

THOSE MEN ARE DEAD!

THOSE WHO SLAUGHTERED THEM ARE DEAD!

BUT THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.

IT IS ALL CLEAR.

WHAT ABOUT THE ONES WHO WENT BELOW?

HOW DO YOU THINK

THEY'RE GOING TO COME BACK?

THEY NEVER COME BACK.

NOBODY CAN BRING THEM BACK.

YOU CAN TRY. YOU CAN TRY!

WON'T EVEN ONE OF YOU TRY?

WELL, I'LL TRY!

[RHYTHMIC BEATING]

[BEATING GETTING LOUDER]

SO THIS WAS THE DESTINY OF THE ELOI.

THEY WERE BEING BRED BY THE MORLOCKS,

WHO HAD DEGENERATED

INTO THE LOWEST FORM OF HUMAN LIFE--

CANNIBALISM.

[WHIP CRACKING]

WEENA, WAKE UP!

COME TO YOUR SENSES, ALL OF YOU!

AAH!

[GROWLING]

BURN.

GIVE ME SOMETHING TO BURN! IT'S MY LAST MATCH.

GOOD GIRL.

GET UP THE STEPS! THAT'S THE WAY OUT! QUICKLY!

AAH!

THE TORCH! THE TORCH!

WEENA, GET THE TORCH!

AAH!

AAH!

GET UP THE STEPS!

HURRY UP!

COME ON! HURRY!

MOVE ON, WEENA.

[SCREAMING]

[COUGHING]

ALRIGHT! GATHER THE DEAD WOOD!

ALL THE WOOD!

THAT'S FINE!

COME ON! THROW IT DOWN!

ALL THE DEAD WOOD!

FINE.

THROW IT DOWN! DO THE SAME TO THE OTHER WELLS!

ALL THE WOOD DOWN THE WELLS!

ALRIGHT, TO THE RIVER! COME ON!

BACK TO THE RIVER!

ALRIGHT! LET'S GO!

George: ANOTHER NIGHT WAS COMING,

BUT THIS NIGHT, NO ELOI NEEDED TO FEAR.

THE UNDERWORLD OF THE MORLOCKS WAS GONE,

AND SO WAS THE LIFE OF LEISURE FOR THE ELOI.

BUT THEN WHAT OF ME?

I WAS IMPRISONED IN A WORLD

IN WHICH I JUST DID NOT BELONG.

ARE YOU SORRY?

HMM? SORRY?

SORRY FOR WHAT?

THAT YOU HAVE TO STAY.

YES. I AM SORRY

BECAUSE I COULD TELL SO MUCH

TO THE PEOPLE OF MY TIME, WEENA.

I COULD LET THEM KNOW

ABOUT THE SORROW AND THE HAPPINESS

THAT THE FUTURE HAS IN STORE FOR THEM.

MAYBE THEY COULD LEARN FROM IT...

OR COULD THEY?

YOU DON'T WANT TO STAY, DO YOU?

OH, IT ISN'T THAT.

IT'S JUST THAT I DON'T REALLY FIT HERE,

ANY MORE THAN YOU WOULD IN MY TIME.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR TIME.

YOU WOULDN'T BE VERY HAPPY THERE.

DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE THERE, SOMEONE LIKE ME?

NO, NO ONE LIKE YOU.

I HAVE FRIENDS, OF COURSE,

FRIENDS WHO WILL MISS ME.

I'M PROBABLY LATE ALREADY.

WOMEN?

NO.

ACTUALLY, THERE IS ONE WOMAN...

BUT SHE LOOKS AFTER MY HOUSE FOR ME,

AND SHE'S 62 YEARS OLD

AND ALL WRINKLED.

HOW DO THEY WEAR THEIR HAIR?

WHO?

THE WOMEN OF YOUR TIME.

UP.

UP?

UP HOW?

OH, I DON'T KNOW.

KIND OF... UP LIKE THAT.

SHOW ME.

WOULD I BE PRETTY?

YES, YOU WOULD. VERY PRETTY.

OH, WEENA, I WISH

WE COULD GO BACK TO MY TIME,

OR EVEN TO THE TIME BEFORE THAT

WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG.

WE COULD BE SO VERY HAPPY.

Man: LOOK!

LOOK!

LOOK!

MY MACHINE!

COME ON, WEENA!

WEENA!

[COUGHING]

I WAS GOING THE WRONG WAY!

BACK! BACK! I HAD TO GO BACK!

[CLOCK CHIMING]

THAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS STORY

I'VE EVER HEARD. ABSOLUTELY PREPOSTEROUS.

THERE'S ONE THING I'LL SAY FOR OLD GEORGE,

HE ALWAYS COULD TELL A GOOD YARN.

YOU'RE A TRULY GREAT INVENTOR, GEORGE.

I THINK YOU OUGHT TO RETIRE, SIR.

TRUTHFULLY, GEORGE,

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THE PAST WEEK?

YOU SHOULDN'T ASK SUCH QUESTIONS, WALTER.

IT'S NOT HARD FOR A MAN

TO LOSE A LITTLE WEEK NOW AND AGAIN.

I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR DOUBT, MY FRIENDS.

TAKE IT AS A LIE IF YOU WISH.

I SCARCELY BELIEVE IT MYSELF NOW THAT I'M BACK.

DAVID, THERE'S THE FLOWER WEENA GAVE ME.

DAVID, A PRESENT FOR YOU.

YOU WERE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN BOTANY.

TRY AND MATCH THAT

WITH ANY SPECIES KNOWN TODAY.

I DON'T THINK I CAN.

WELL, TIME TO GO, BRIDEWELL.

YES. YES, IT IS GETTING LATE.

GOOD NIGHT, GEORGE.

GOOD NIGHT, GEORGE.

GOOD NIGHT.

YOU LOOK EXHAUSTED, GEORGE.

YOU REALLY SHOULD GET SOME REST.

[HICCUPS]

GOOD NIGHT, GEORGE.

IT'S GRAND HAVING YOU BACK.

GOOD-BYE, DAVID.

THANKS FOR BEING

SUCH A GOOD FRIEND, DAVID, ALWAYS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, FILBY?

ONE THING IS CERTAIN.

THAT FLOWER COULDN'T POSSIBLY HAVE BLOOMED

IN THE WINTERTIME.

YOU DON'T REALLY BELIEVE

THAT STORY'S TRUE, DO YOU?

GOOD NIGHT.

GO ON, DRIVER!

[KNOCKING]

GEORGE?

[WHIRRING]

MR. FILBY, WHAT?

HE'S GONE.

WHY--WHY, LOOK.

I THINK I UNDERSTAND.

YOU SEE THE IMPRINT?

THIS IS WHERE THE TIME MACHINE

ORIGINALLY STOOD,

BUT THE MORLOCKS MOVED IT.

THEY DRAGGED IT ACROSS THE LAWN,

RIGHT INTO THE SPHINX, RIGHT THERE,

AND WEENA WAS STANDING HERE

WHEN HE LAST SAW HER--

RIGHT HERE--

THE SAME SPACE IN A DIFFERENT TIME,

SO HE DRAGGED HIS HEAVY MACHINE

BACK IN HERE,

SCRATCHING THE FLOOR,

SO IT COULD APPEAR

OUTSIDE THE SPHINX AGAIN

AND HELP THE ELOI BUILD A NEW WORLD,

AND BUILD A NEW WORLD FOR HIMSELF.

RIGHT WHERE HE LEFT HER.

YEAH.

IT'S NOT LIKE GEORGE TO RETURN EMPTY-HANDED,

TO TRY TO REBUILD A CIVILIZATION

WITHOUT A PLAN.

HE MUST HAVE TAKEN SOMETHING WITH HIM.

NOTHING.

EXCEPT THREE BOOKS.

WHICH THREE BOOKS?

I DON'T KNOW.

IS IT IMPORTANT?

OH, I SUPPOSE NOT...

ONLY...WHICH THREE BOOKS WOULD YOU HAVE TAKEN?

MR. FILBY, DO YOU THINK HE'LL EVER RETURN?

ONE CANNOT CHOOSE BUT WONDER.

YOU SEE, HE HAS ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.

The Description of The Time Machine (1960)