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Matrix - The Original Screenplay

Matrix - The Original Screenplay



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Published by: arjun vijay on Dec 29, 2009
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THE MATRIXWritten byLarry and Andy WachowskiApril 8, 1996
FADE IN ON:COMPUTER SCREENSo close it has no boundaries.A blinking cursor pulses in the electric darkness like aheart coursing with phosphorous light, burning beneaththe derma of black-neon glass.A PHONE begins to RING, we hear it as though we weremaking the call. The cursor continues to throb,relentlessly patient, until --MAN (V.O.)Hello?Data now slashes across the screen, information flashingfaster than we read.SCREENCall trans opt: received.2-19-96 13:24:18 REC:Log>WOMAN (V.O.)I'm inside. Anything to report?We listen to the phone conversation as though we were ona third line. The man's name is CYPHER. The woman,TRINITY.CYPHER (V.O.)Let's see. Target left work at5:01 PM.SCREENTrace program: running.The entire screen fills with racing columns of numbers.Shimmering like green-electric rivets, they rush at a 10-digit phone number in the top corner.CYPHER (V.O.)He caught the northbound Howardline. Got off at Sheridan.Stopped at 7-11. Purchased six-pack of beer and a box of CaptainCrunch. Returned home.The area code is identified. The first three numberssuddenly fixed, leaving only seven flowing columns.We begin MOVING TOWARD the screen, CLOSING IN as eachdigit is matched, one by one, snapping into place likethe wheels of a slot machine.TRINITY (V.O.)
All right, you're relieved. Usethe usual exit.CYPHER (V.O.)Do you know when we're going tomake contact?TRINITYSoon.Only two thin digits left.CYPHER (V.O.)Just between you and me, you don'tbelieve it, do you? You don'tbelieve this guy is the one?TRINITY (V.O.)I think Morpheus believes he is.CYPHER (V.O.)I know. But what about you?TRINITY (V.O.)I think Morpheus knows things thatI don't.CYPHER (V.O.)Yeah, but if he's wrong --The final number pops into place --TRINITY (V.O.)Did you hear that?CYPHER (V.O.)Hear what?SCREENTrace complete. Call origin:#312-555-0690TRINITY (V.O.)Are you sure this line is clean?CYPHER (V.O.)Yeah, course I'm sure.We MOVE STILL CLOSER, the ELECTRIC HUM of the greennumbers GROWING INTO an OMINOUS ROAR.TRINITY (V.O.)I better go.CYPHER (V.O.)Yeah. Right. See you on the other side.She hangs up as we PASS THROUGH the numbers, entering the

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