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War of the Worlds
Josh Friedman, David Koepp
No one would have believed that in the first years of the 21st century, that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own.
That as men busied themselves among their various concerns, they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps the way a man with a microscope might observe the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident in their empire over this world...
Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast, and cool, and unsympathetic, regarded our planet with envious eyes.
And slowly, and surely, drew their plans...against us.
ROBBIE: What do you know, Ray?
RAY: Everything. Haven't you heard? Between me and my brother, we know everything.
RACHEL: What's the capital of Australia?
RAY: That's one my brother knows.
RACHEL: You're never going to get through to him. If you want him to listen to you, you're going to have to-
RAY: What, who are you, you're mother, or mine?
RACHEL: Where are you going?
RAY: Sleep, I work for a living.
RACHEL: What are we supposed to eat?
RAY: You know, order.
RAY: What... is this?
RACHEL: It's hummace.
RACHEL: It's from the health food place, I kept one of their menus from last time. You said order!
RAY: I meant order food.
RAY: That is so weird, the wind is going towards the storm.
SANCHEZ: Man, have you ever seen so many strikes of lightning in one spot? We counted twenty-six times.
PHILLIP: Solar flare, that's what I heard, it's this thing that comes out of the sun-
SANCHEZ: Look, lightning does not come from the sun, alright?
PHILLIP: I'm just telling you what I heard.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, but what you're saying is stupid-
RAY: Ketchup, mustard, tobasco. Great, Robbie, what the hell is this? I told you to pack food!
ROBBIE: That's all that was in your kitchen.
RAY: Okay... Here we go, how about some sandwiches. Let's see, two for Robbie, two for Rachel, two for me, and one for the house. Here we go, some nice peanut butter sandwiches.
RACHEL: I'm allergic to peanut butter.
RAY: Since when?
REPORTER: That, is them. They ride the lightning, down in these little, pod things. And after that, those tripods come up out of the ground. We were receiving feeds from New York, L.A., Chicago, but they've all gone static in the past few hours.
RAY: I've got to shut my eyes, why don't you drive for awhile?
ROBBIE: I don't have a license.
RAY: Since when has that stopped you?
RACHEL: Daddy? Sing me a lullaby goodnight.
RAY: I don't know that one.
RACHEL: Then sing me goodnight moon.
RAY: I'm sorry, I don't know that one, either.
RAY: "Take me down...to the paradise city... where the grass is green...and the girls are pretty... oh, lord, won't you please take me home. Take me down, to the paradise city, with its golden streams...and..."
OGILVY: They buried them, Ray, years ago, right under are feet, right under our feet... They've been planning this for a million years, and these are just the first, they'll keep coming, Ray, they'll keep coming. They brought down the greatest power in the world in just a few days, walked right over us. I mean, let's face it, this is not a war more than there's a war between men and maggots. This, Ray, this is an extermination.
OGILVY: I've been around death plenty. I drive an ambulance in the city, well - drove, I guess that's all over now, huh? Anyway, the one's that make, the one's that live, Ray, are the one's that keep their eyes open, that remain aware of what's going on around them. They're the ones that make it, Ray, the one's that keep seeing, they're the ones that keep on living. And if you ask me, Ray, I'm dead set on living. Dead set on living. Not going to be exterminated.
From the moment the invaders arrived, the moment they ate, and drank, they were doomed. after all man's weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God, in his wisdom, put upon this Earth.
At the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive amongst this planets infinite organisms.
Because no man lives, or dies, in vain.
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