A diagram is made to reflect the narration..is done like NFL coverage where the x's and o's and arrows and lines are drawn to indicate placement and moves, etc.) An x appears on the top of the building over Sydney. She turns quickly, speaks as she walks out; LINDA I'll be back in a while, Phil. Press One to hear this person's personal description of themself and Two to leave a a personal message of your own -- The SOUND of touch-tone phone pressing "1." JIM KURRING'S VOICE Well, hello. NARRATOR Sydney Barringer jumps from the ninth floor rooftop -- His parents argue three stories below -- An o is marked to indicate their position. I have to go get some things and I have to see something and I'll be back.... CUT TO: A very straight ahead apartment in Reseda where JIM KURRING (30s) lives. -Jim watching and laughing a bit with the Today Show. Learn how to make that lady - "friend" your sex-starving-servant. RICK Why the hell do you need all four bags of books to go to school each day? RICK I got an audition, I won't make it here 'till two, c'mon, I'll see you later. TITLE CARD reads: Quiz Kid Donnie Smith - Today DONNIE This is really exiting...you don't get many people my age getting braces -- CU - Donnie opens wide and the pink gook-imprint is placed in his mouth. LEE (Asian, 40s) exit an examining room, smiling, through with their appointment... CAMERA pushes in on Donnie and some people running over to see what's happend.... CAMERA WHIPS LFT to reveal; In this nice house in Encino, a medical bed has been planted in the middle of the living room. CUT TO: CAMERA moves with Linda as she comes down the stairs, walks over towards Earl's bed, trying to hide her state. Create an instant, money-back guaranteed trance-like state that'll have any little so and so just begging for it. the answer is "The Life of Samuel Johnson." CUT TO: CAMERA is HAND HELD and moving around a small apartment, watching a ten year old kid STANLEY SPECTOR (dressed in a suit) as he dumps dog food into two bowls for two dogs yapping around his legs while he simultaneously tries to gather his backpacks -- His father enters: RICK SPECTOR (late 30s) starts barking directions; RICK Let's go,let's go, let's go, you shoulda done that ten minutes ago -- STANLEY We need more dog food -- RICK -- talk in the car, talk in the car, moves your ass, c'mon -- Stanley grabs two BACKPACKS and puts them over each arm. Stanley is about to fall over with these two full packs, but reaches for another bag on the floor... CU - A Nurse holds it in there and smiles, says: NURSE #1 You were really cute when you were on that show -- NURSE #2 -- you can't answer any questions right now though, huh? In the bed is EARL PARTRIDGE (70s) He is very thin and bald and he is on his last legs, dying from cancer. QUICK DISSOLVE TO: CAMERA PULLS BACK from Earl's throat to his MOUTH and his EYES and he looks to Phil says; EARL I'm onna need your help, Phil. NARRATOR -- Husband, Father, Pharmacist and all around gentle-man resident of -- CUT TO: HIGH ANGLE, looking down as Sir Edmond comes out the door, locks up for the evening. again, nearby ANOTHER MAN steps closer -- NARRATOR ... CAMERA PULLS BACK and up to include the sign of the pharmacy now: "Greenberry Hill Pharmacy." CUT TO: . FIREFIGHTER'S POV, THAT MOMENT CAMERA dollies in and TILTS up towards the top of the tree to reveal: There is a MAN IN SCUBA GEAR hanging high in the tree. DOLLY AROUND to reveal a drunk and obnoxious CRAIG HANSEN, screaming about the cards he's been dealt and taunting Delmer NARRATOR -- added to this, Mr. JIM KURRING Then you've got nothin' to worry about. You're screamin' and yellin' and I'm here to check on a disturbance that was reported and that's what I'm gonna do - now are you alone in here? JIM KURRING No you don't: But I'm gonna ask you one more time: Are you alone in here? CAMERA BOOMS DOWN and PUSHES IN TOWARDS HIM, WHIPS RT TOWARDS: NARRATOR He was murdered by three vagrants whose motive was simple robbery. He is wearing his goggles and his tanks and his wet suit. Hansen's tortured life met before with Delmer Darion just two nights previous -- Hansen SPITS and PUNCHES at Delmer Darion's FACE for dealing the cards he's been dealt. CUT TO: CRAIG HANSEN reading the paper, looking at the cover story, that has a photo of DELMER DARION. NARRATOR The weight of the guilt and the measure of coincidence so large, Craig Hansen took his life. MARCIE You don't tell me, I know my rights, just come right in, you can't -- JIM KURRING Don't test me, you wanna talk about what the law book says, we can do that, push me far enough and I'll take you to jail -- now calm down. QUICK DISSOLVE TO: CAMERA pushes in following two GUESTS through some double doors and reveals the DINNER RECEPTION. CAMERA pushes in quick then blends to 60fps on a man in glasses: DONALD HARPER, forensic scientist as he speaks into the microphone. ANGLE, a random window on the sixth floor of the building SMASHES.... NARRATOR The coroner ruled that the unsuccessful suicide had suddenly become a succesful homicide. The OLDER MAN is backing away from the OLDER WOMAN who is coming at him with a SHOTGUN.
You can't just come in here and start pokin' around -- JIM KURRING What's this, how did this happen? MARCIE An ashtray fell, I don't know, maybe last night, I just woke up. And what'd you have a party last night, the way this place looks? MARCIE It's a free country, you can think anything you want. And until you start givin' me some straight answers: I'm gonna assume that some mischief has been goin' on here. Image goes into MOTION with Sydney jumping..ARROW is drawn that displays the PATH of his fall -- NARRATOR Her accidental shotgun blast hits Sydney in the stomach as he passes the arguing sixth floor window -- Freeze Frame shows Sydney, hanging mid-air -- the glass shattering and starting to fall to the ground -- an X marks the spot where he is hit. Main title que begins, then carries over following until noted: Tit Ie Card: New Line Cinema presents Title Card: a Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production Title Card: a P. Anderson picture CUT TO: CAMERA DOLLIES IN Super Quick on a flower.(time lapse,bud blooms) Freeze Frame, continue w/optical Zoom and rotate 360 degrees;total blur. Mackey, Master of the Muffin and author of the Seduce and Destroy System of audio and videocassettes that will teach you the techniques to have any hard-body blonde dripping to wet your dock! TELEVISION CLIP continues and we see DONNIE and two other KIDS receive a check from the younger JIMMY GATOR in the amount of 100,000 dollars each. SOUND of a 1-900 PERSONAL DATING SERVICE plays over following quick shots of Kurring getting ready for his day; -Jim is sipping his morning coffee, reading the paper. NARRATOR He is killed instantly but continues to fall -- only to find, three stories below -- a safety net installed three days prior for a set of window washers that would have broken his fall and saved his life if not for the hole in his stomach. Flash title card: CAMERA DOLLIES IN QUICK towards a TELEVISION in a living room. FRANK In this big game that we play it is not what you - It's What You Take. CAMERA moves INTO THE TELEVISION, QUICK DISSOLVE TO: We are in the video (paneled 1.33) sales pitch/infomercial. CUT TO: CAMERA pushes in quick as Rick sits in the car, engine running, watching Stanley struggle to get himself and the backpacks in; RICK There's no reason for this many backpacks. CUT TO: CAMERA pushes in on an old television set playing a clip from "What Do Kids Know? CU - Young Donnie Smith as he smiles, accepts check, shakes hands with Jimmy. CUT TO: CAMERA pushes in towards Donnie as he pulls into the parking lot in his little HONDA ACCORD. PEDESTRIAN #2 Quiz Kid Donnie, why'd you drive into the seven eleven? And I Would Like To Think This Was Only A Matter Of Chance. CUT TO: CAMERA (STEADICAM) follows behind JIM KURRING. Is anyone else, besides me and besides you in this house? CUT TO: Back to the fight DELMER and CRAIG HANSEN are having: CAMERA DOLLIES IN QUICK TOWARDS Delmer on the ground with blood coming from his nose. NARRATOR And I Am Trying To Think This Was All Only A Matter Of Chance. We hear same screaming and yelling coming fram behind the door; NARRATOR The neighbors heard, as they usually did, the arguing of the tenants -- QUICK DISSOLVE TO: An ELDERLY COUPLE (early 60s) are savagely fighting and throwing things. And We Move Through This Life We Should Try And Do Good. CAMERA moves into a bedroom area where we see a FIGURE from the back sitting on the bed -- NARRATOR It seems that the arguing and the fighting and all of the violence was far too much for Sydney Barringer and knowing his mother and father's tendency to fight, he decided to do something -- CAMERA reveals that it is CAMERA moves in on the YOUNG BOY, who looks INTO CAMERA. Serve and Protect and all that other blah-blah-blah on the side of the car it says -- CUT TO: CAMERA holds a CU. He speaks to someone unseen; JIM KURRING This is not an easy job. YOUNG BOY He said he wanted them to kill each other, that all they wanted to do was kill each other and he would help them if that's what they wanted to do -- CUT TO: This is a WIDE ANGLE REPLAY of the whole event. Sydney starts to jump and the film suddenly slows down... CAMERA DOLLIES IN QUICK as he takes his hat off, shakes snow, looks off -- NARRATOR ..died for the murder of Sir Edmund William Godfrey -- Sir Edmund is greeted by his WIFE and two CHILDREN. one more time and PUSH IN towards THE LAST MAN -- NARRATOR ..Nigel Hill... The three men move in on Sir Edmond and start to knife him to death, stealing his money and jewelry. CAMERA PUSHES IN On them as they scream and shout directions at each other: NARRATOR As reported in the Reno Gazzette, June of 1983 there is the story of a fire --- HIGH ANGLE, THE TREE TOPS. NARRATOR --- the water that it took to contain the fire -- WATER FALLS DOWN... CUT TO: CAMERA pushes in towards FOUR FIREFIGHTERS as they survey the area. The MAIN FIREFIGHTER steps into a close up and looks: NARRATOR -- and a scuba diver named Delmer Darion. Engaged as a blackjack dealer -- CUT TO: CAMERA pushes in towards Delmer as he leaves for the nght, his uniform draped on a hanger over his shoulder, he nods and motions two fingers to his fellow WORKERS who say "so longer." (Note: He has a bandage over his forehead.) NARRATOR -- well liked and well regarded as a physical, recreational and sporting sort -- Delmer's true passion was for the lake -- CUT TO: OVERHEAD ANGLE Looks down on the calm lake....beat, then: THE MASSIVE AIR TANKER FILLS THE FRAME, TOUCHING DOWN ON THE WATER, FULLING IT'S BODY FULL OF WATER FROM THE LAKE. But most curious side note is the suicide the next day of Craig Hansen -- CUT TO: HANSEN flying the plane. Hansen was the pilot of the plane that quite accidentally lifted Delmer Darion out of the water -- CUT TO: The Blackjack table where DELMER Is dealing. JIM KURRING I got a call of a disturbance, you're door was open, I just wanna see what's goin' on -- MARCIE There's no disturbance. Anderson picture 11/10/98 a Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company production OVER BLACK; NARRATOR In the New York Herald, November 26, year 1911, there is an account of the hanging of three men -- CUT TO: (Lumiere Footage Contd.) A man in period dress (1911) walks in the door. CAMERA WHIPS RT TO SEE: THREE FIREMEN battling the flames. CUT TO: CAMERA looks down on a blackjack game, BOOM DOWN and TILT UP to reveal: DELMER DARION (40s) NARRATOR Employee of the Peppermill Hotel and Casino, Reno, Nevada. NARRATOR -- as reported by the coroner, Delmer died of a heart attack somewhere between the lake and the tree. NARRATOR ...volunteer firefighter, estranged father of four and a poor tendency to drink -- Mr. He knocks, pushes the door open a bit, steps in: A very, very large black woman, MARCIE (4Os) appears, coming at him, ranting and raving; MARCIE What? JIM KURRING The door was open, I got a call -- MARCIE You're just come in -- JIM KURRING Calm down. JIM KURRING I got a call to this apartment, report of a disturbance -- MARCIE There's no disturbance. An ashtray has fallen on the floor, cigarette butts all around. The more you play games, the more suspicious I'm gonna become that you've been up to something. Starting now I want you to have a new attitude with me.