Eve Of The War

The Movie Script
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Author:  exodus2310 [ Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:49 am ]
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Browsing my favorite script site and came across the the final script the the 53 war of the worlds!

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:26 pm ]
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Thanks 'exodus2310' :D
That will make an interesting read =D>

Author:  oever532 [ Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:39 pm ]
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Right, it will be a good read.

Author:  Loz [ Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:42 am ]
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Some differences in the script. Here's a bit I would like to have seen (in yellow.)


We see a head, hairless, reddish like the planet
itself, crossed by protruding veins which pulsate.
Dominant is a single multi-lensed eye with colored
pupils. The Martian is staggered by the light. He
lifts his strange, suckered hands to ward it off.


Clayton turns with Sylvia to escape. The Martian
lunges after them. Clayton turns the flashlight on
the figure again. It stops, staggered. Clayton
flings the axe and the Martian reels back as the axe
hits. An unhuman SCREAMING sounds as it disappears
back into the cavity. This continues overscene as
Clayton swings Sylvia to the opening in the ceiling.
He snatches up the piece of cloth Sylvia dropped,
then follows.


Sylvia comes up through the sloping floor, slides to-
ward a broken window, its frame sprung half out of
the wall. Clayton slides after her, through the
dormer window. They drop out between frame and wall.
The SCREAMING continues.


The unhuman SCREAMING comes overscene, wild. We see
the red leg of the sentinel Martian, which is moving.
In b.g. a machine is on the ground, misted. From an
opening comes a yellowish, strange-colored beam.
Visible in this are three moving creatures. Squat.
Thick through. Everything about them sags downward
under air weight and the pull of gravity. In f.g.,
Clayton and Sylvia flee wildly from the house.


The two run from the direction of the house, smashing
through a burned hedge, their feet stirring hot ashes
and bright sparks in the darkness. The SCREAMING
trails away.

Author:  oever532 [ Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:13 am ]
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Nice, Loz. You did see the parts that didn't make it.

Author:  exodus2310 [ Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:51 am ]
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Yeah, thats the great thing about early scripts...missing scenes.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:23 am ]
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It sure is. I hope we will get to see them.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:31 am ]
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We won't. :a009:

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:32 am ]
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That's too bad. :a009: Anyway we've got a clue how the movie intended to go...

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:33 am ]
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Yes. They just didn't shoot that bit.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:34 am ]
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Would be to horrifying, I think... :-k

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:35 am ]
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What three Martians stood in a yellow light?

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:36 am ]
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No, Forrester throwing an axe at the Martian.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:40 am ]
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Well we do kind of see that. We know it has happened anyway.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:42 am ]
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He did throw something at the Martian.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:44 am ]
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As long as it wasn't his drink.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:45 am ]
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It wasn't, I thought it was a plank.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:50 am ]
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I always thought it was an axe. Doesn't he pick one up?

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:01 am ]
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I could hardly see it... I might take another look.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:28 pm ]
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You hardly can but I think it is an axe. The same one he breaks the probe with.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:34 pm ]
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Then it's possible that it's an axe.

Author:  Alland [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:36 am ]
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It had to be something that cut the Martian and made it bleed. How else would some of its blood get splashed on Sylvia's scarf?

Author:  Loz [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:02 am ]
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There you have it.

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