OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: 28 DAYS LATER [2002]


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

28 DAYS LATER [2002]

 The Days Are Numbered

Scientist: The chimps are infected. They're highly contagious.
They've been given an inhibitor.
Activist: Infected with what?
Scientist: To cure, you must first understand.
Scientist: Rage.

The animals are contagious.
The infection is in their blood and saliva.
One bite...

Mark: I've got some bad news.
Selena: It started as rioting, and right from the beginning you knew this was different.
Because it was happening in small villages, market towns.
And then it wasn't on the TV anymore.
It was on the street outside.
It was coming through your windows.
It was a virus.
An infection.
You didn't need a doctor to tell you that.
It was the blood. There was something in the blood.
By the time they tried to evacuate the cities, it was already too late.
The infection was everywhere.
The army blockades were overrun.
And that's when the exodus started.
The day before broadcasting stopped, there were reports of infection in Paris and New York.
We didn't hear anything more after that.
Jim: What's the government doing?
Selena: There's no government.
Jim: Of course there's a government!
There's always a government.
They're in a bunker or a plane...
Mark: No, there's no government, no police, no army.
No TV, no radio, no electricity.
You're the first uninfected person we've seen in 6 days.

My parents and my sister, we went to Paddington Station, 
hoping maybe we could get on a plane, maybe we could buy our way onto a plane.
I remember my dad had all this cash, even though cash was completely useless.
About 20,000 other people had the same idea.
Crowd was surging.
I lost my grip on my sister's hand...
I remember the ground was soft.
I looked down and I was standing on all these people, like a carpet, people who had fallen and...
Somewhere in the crowd there were infected. It spread fast.
No one could run.
All you could do was climb. Climb over more people.
So I did that. I climbed.
And I got up on top of this kiosk.
Looking down, you couldn't tell which faces were infected and which weren't.
Then I saw my dad. Not my mum or my sister. My dad.
His face...
Selena's right. You should be grateful.

If someone gets infected, you've about 20 seconds to kill them.
It might be your brother, your sister or your oldest friend. It makes no difference.
Just so you know where you stand, if it happens to you, I'll do it in a heartbeat.

Plans are pointless.
Staying alive's as good as it gets.

Jim: I think they're good people.
Selena: Good people?
You should be more concerned about whether they're gonna slow you down.
Jim: Because if they slowed you down...
Selena: I'd leave them behind.
Jim: In a heartbeat.
Selena: Yeah.
Jim: I wouldn't.
Selena: Then you're gonna wind up getting yourself killed.

Selena: If it's a recording, the soldiers who made it could be dead.
Frank: It's possible.
Selena: That stuff about the answer to infection... I mean there is no answer!
It's already done all the damage it can!
Jim: Maybe they have a cure.
Selena: Maybe they've got nothing!
Frank: The only way to find out is to reach them.
Selena: We could die trying, Frank!
Hannah: Or die here.
And anyway, it isn't true what Dad said.
You need us just the same as we need you. We need each other.
And we'll never be safe in the cities.
The soldiers could keep us safe.
So we have to try and get there.

This is what I've seen in the 4 weeks since infection.
People killing people.
Which is what I saw in the 4 weeks before infection, the 4 weeks before that...
as far back as I care to remember, people killing people.
Which to my mind puts us in a state of normality now.
~Major Henry West


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