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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Script Scene 3 - 'Rage'

I really have to start putting finger to keyboard again and transfer my books to scripts. They're very 'open' as books, they allow the reader to use their own schemata to colour the story, but as scripts the story shines through.
Here's Scene 3 from 'Rage'. I'll consider any offers :-)~


SCENE 3 – ON THE BEACH


Camera zooms down through the clouds from last scene, celebrations in Atlantis can be seen, with crowds, a few fireworks in the day, but the camera moves on, onto a beach filled with empty deckchairs. SIPHO is walking towards a secure terminal situated on the end of a low pier carrying a bucket of fish. KANG DEE the dolphin, with a small translation and voice box stuck to her head, can be seen swimming around the same area and camera closes in when SIPHO enters his code into the terminal.

SIPHO
Phew! I’m so tired I could watch a dog grow.

SIPHO sits down on the chair next to the terminal, only to feel the claw of a Blue Land crab on his behind. SIPHO grabs the crab and throws it into the deeper water by the pier. KANG DEE flops onto the end of the low pier, SIPHO smiles, and throws KANG DEE a fish from the bucket.

KANG DEE
(clickety click) What’s up, Sipho? Life’s pushing you too hard?

KANG DEE flaps his tail in the water, SIPHO relaxes back in his chair.

SIPHO
No, not really. It’s just…the menial tasks, you know, they get to you.
The paperwork, the duties, the quadrilateral quantum ratios...

A seagull screeches overhead, both SIPHO and KANG DEE look up. The beach is deserted. SIPHO presses buttons on the terminal, checking figures and watching a holographic prediction of how the Dome defence system would work. The report’s results show 96% efficiency.

KANG DEE
That would be 13.41 years. Give or take.

SIPHO
What?

KANG DEE
Dog life expectancy, that is.

SIPHO
Oh, right, really? That long?
How do you know that?

KANG DEE
Just because I spend my day eating fish and talking to my bull and kids, doesn’t mean I don’t know a thing or two. You never lose it, you know, not even after 20 million years of devolution.

SIPHO
Right.

SIPHO shuts the terminal down and turns his chair to face KANG DEE.

SIPHO
Have you checked on the Leths?

KANG DEE
Of course I have. They’re a bit sleepy at the moment, maybe I should cut back on their rations.

Some distant dolphins sounds come from the water behind in the bay. KANG DEE turns to the sound.

KANG DEE
Oh, my family. They’re calling. Sorry.
Can I go, boss?

SIPHO
Sure.

KANG DEE swims away, waving at SIPHO on her back and disappears. SIPHO locks up the terminal, stands up and watches the water. SIPHO gets splashed by KANG DEE.

SIPHO
Hey!

KANG DEE
Sorry. Habit.

A huge explosion in Atlantis makes SIPHO jump, and ripples the water. Camera quickly moves to celebrating crowd outside the Main Library, huge explosion, people shocked, back to the beach, still large sound, then picture of world, can hear a ‘fish kiss’. Back on the beach, SIPHO takes out a single tubed binocular and looks through it at the city, which can be seen through the low hills of the beach.

SIPHO

Looks like we’ve got work to do.

SIPHO lowers the single tubed binocular, and gets splashed again by KANG DEE.

KANG DEE
I’ll go see what the kids want, then I’ll meet you there.

KANG DEE swims off, SIPHO shakes off some water and quickly makes his way towards his parked personal coptor.


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