Timeline turned out to be a difficult production for Richard Donner. Mostly in doing last minute reshoots and editing when the original theater cut came out about seven scenes too short )according to press releases from Paramount), so they ended up doing more reshoots and editing which came out as a theater cut that has it's fair share of editing bloopers and takes where the actors are clearly working under pressure and trying to do the best acting they can. Tough for Dick Donner because he really wanted to stay as close to the Michael Crichton novel as he could, and also a disapointing music score because Jerry Goldsmith was supposed to do the score (and he did) but they couldn't use it because of the editing and reshoot problems, so they hired Brian Tyler to do it, and it turns out as a disapointing score which sounds more like he was trying to copy John Barry's music style. Anyway, I have seen the movie and heard the score, and they both come out as disapointing. Another blow in Paramount's two year box office disapointment films (and it continues).