Sunday, November 26, 2006

12 Days of Christmas Script Page 3

Page 3 - 3 tiers, 1st of 2 panels, 2nd of 3 panels, 3rd of 2 panels

1st Tier - Panel 1

Completely black panel with speech bubbles

DAVE: I guess we've been sent to the spice mines of Kessel as a punishment. I can't see any Stan-clones anywhere. In fact I can't see anything.

ANNE: Maybe if you lifted your visor.

Panel 2

It's a desert scene, maybe Arakis, maybe Tatooine, who knows. DAVE is wearing some sort of desert gear with a ludicrous helmet. With him is, I don't know, let's say ANNE , similarily in desert gear. They're on top of a hill, or dune, or something to give us a panoramic view. Anne is looking through some sort of high tech telescope.

DAVE: I know why I've been sent here, but why did you get this assignment?

ANNE: It's a long story.

DAVE: I'm not going anywhere.

2nd Tier - this is a flashback, so maybe some wobbly panel borders, or a black background - no scrap the black background, we've got an all black panel on the top row, and that'll get all mixed up.

Panel 3

MORPHEUS is holding out two pills.

MORPHEUS: You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.

Panel 4

The pills are reflected in MORPHEUS' glasses.

MORPHEUS: You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Panel 5

The pills are now in Anne's hands (this could be replaced with what actually happens in the film, or maybe even screenshots.)

MORPHEUS: Remember that all I am offering is the truth. Nothing more.

3rd Tier - and we're back in real time

Panel 6

Back on top of the dune. Exactly the same shot as panel 2. Anne is looking out and really far back in the top right hand of the frame is some dust... is that someone on a bike causing the dustcloud?

DAVE: So what did you do?

MORPHEUS (off panel): Anne...

Panel 7

Now the shot has shifted to one side. ANNE is racing down the dune towards some sort of desert buggy at the base of it, with Stan behind her. It's clear that the dustcloud IS coming from a guy on a bike. Morpheus is on top of the dune, holding out two pills.

ANNE: Quick - it's Stan! Or a clone! Or a robot double! Anyway, it's up to no good!

MORPHEUS: Anne - everything begins with choice. But until you choose, this subplot is going nowhere.
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