The Time Machine script
Synopsis: The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1960 film screenplay by David Duncan. The executive producer was Arnold Leibovit and the director was Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author. The film stars Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory and Phyllida Law, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptation.

ANTHONY BRIDEWELL, a man of the world, (b)

impeccably attired in the latest fashion,

welcomes Filby the only way he knows, by

lifting his glass of whiskey.

WALTER KEMP, a middle aged man with keen (c)

black piercing eyes, angrily chews on

his Havana.

Filby fidgets uncomfortably in his chair (d)

as

Hillyer glances impatiently at his (e)

watch, comparing time with a GRAND-

FATHER CLOCK behind him, then snaps

it shut and glares at:

EMPTY CHAIR - MED. SHOT 5

Conspicuously unoccupied.

GRANDFATHER CLOCK - CLOSE SHOT 6

Reaching the hour of eight, it begins to STRIKE ITS

YELLOW CHIMES. Other timepieces JOIN IN the announce-

ment.

GROUPSHOT 7

The men look at each other until the CHIMES, BELLS

ETC. FADE away. Dr. Hillyer angrily slaps on the

arm of his leather chair.

DR. HILLYER

I say, this is outright rude of the man!

FILBEY:

He's undoubtedly been detained. That's

all.

Bridewell, filling his glass, is trying to say some-

thing but is interrupted by

KEMP (unscrews the cigar from

his tight lips)

This is such a confounded waste of

time! If he's not coming, I've any

number of more important things to do.

All heads turn as Mrs. Watchett enters, closing the

door quietly behind her. With an envelope in her

hand she stands there, hesitating.

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John Logan

John David Logan (born September 24, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. more…

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