Ray Bradbury's sci-fi short story A Sound of Thunder posits a future in which time travel is a luxury sport for September 1, A Sound of Thunder. Original Theatrical Date: September 2, Suspense Thriller based on the famous short story by master of fiction Ray Bradbury. Catherine McCormack and Edward Burns in A Sound of Thunder () A Sound of Thunder Release Date: $1,,, 4 September , Wide Release.
И грянул гром () - IMDb
The short story unfolds as I described above, the hunt goes off, the T-Rex is killed, and Eckles, scared out of his wits, runs away and inadvertently steps on a butterfly. A little error here would multiply in sixty million years, all out of proportion.
Of course maybe our theory is wrong. Or maybe it can be changed only in little subtle ways. A dead mouse here makes an insect imbalance there, a population disproportion later, a bad harvest further on, a depression, mass starvation, and finally, a change in social temperament in far-flung countries.
Something much more subtle, like that. Who really can say he knows? Upon returning toEckles is thoroughly chastened by Travis but even more unsettled by a slight change in the present. Things are basically the same except they are not—Bradbury sets up his point by introducing early in the story a seemingly inconsequential conversation between Eckles and an office assistant about a recent presidential election. A trip with clients Eckels and Middleton goes afoul when the gun carried by team leader Travis Ryer fails to go off.
The dinosaur, an Allosaurusrushes the group, scattering the clients.
Ryer is able to kill the dinosaur and afterwards, regroups the clients and returns to without further harm. The next day, however, Members of Time Safari including CEO Charles Hatton hear reports of global increases in temperature and humidity, and Ryer observes a sudden increase in plant life.
On their next trip, Ryer and a new group of clients find that the Allosaurus he and the team intend to hunt is already dead and the volcano erupts much sooner. The team quickly returns and reports the changes, causing the government to shut down Time Safari for an investigation.
Ryer learns from Rand that Chicago is being struck by "time waves" that cause drastic alterations to the city as they pass due to something that happened on a previous expedition. It is at this point where the noticeable deviation from Bradbury's story occurs.
Bradbury and Butterflies
In the original tale, there was no going back to fix the problem, and the time travelers were left to face the horror of a world which had been subtly altered to permit ignorance, bigotry and fascism to be the dominant qualities of mankind. In the hands of these screenwriters, the mistake simply becomes a vehicle to generate a variety of creepy-crawly monsters that stalk the people of the story as they try to literally race against time and fix the mistake.
There is the greedy CEO, the disillusioned scientist, the noble hero, loyal sidekick and even a corrupt official. The scientist expresses her outrage at the corporate abuse of her invention to the hero who is a better man than she expected.
A Sound of Thunder (film) - Wikipedia
All the actors do everything they can to rail against the pitfalls they are presented with. Ed Burns conveys an easy hero's swagger and knows that he'll get more mileage out of underplaying than by shouting. Catherine McCormack does a highly competent job of spouting endless reams of technobabble while managing to sound like she actually knows what she is talking about, but she and Burns simply have no romantic chemistry.
How Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley ended up as part of the production is anyone's guess, but the quirks that he piles into the carnival-mouthed "Charles Hatton" are the single best bit of entertainment.
Hyams fumbles the details to the point of insulting the audience. People make all sorts of irrational decisions just to forward the plot or introduce a set piece. When someone makes a mistake, they usually recheck their work.
Here the tech drops a piece of equipment and visibly damages it.