CAPTIVATING ON-SCREEN DRAMA
The opening scene is a key insight into the feel and tone of the film. The audience will be taken in by all senses as they hear a famous song by the Bee Gees, HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE, while witnessing and almost smelling the air of the sensual scene before them and then suddenly shocked and sent into life’s realities.
Here is an excerpt from the script of the opening scene:
Dark Hotel Room
CAMERA PANS AN ALLEYWAY adjacent A NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR PLAYING THE BEE GEES HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE.
A HOTEL WINDOW FLANKED BY the alleyway:
Sam is sitting on edge of bed, with a figure of a woman sleeping
sprawled out naked in the bed, barely covered by a bed sheet……….
SAM IS SMOKING A CIGARETTE AND THE SMOKE IS SWIRLING IN THE AIR……
THE CAMERA FOCUSES ON THE SMOKE,ITS MOVEMENT AND THE TEXTURE, meshed WITH THE SEDUCTIVE MUSIC OF THE BEE GEES……..
THE LIGHTING IS A RICH BLUE HUE – VERY DISTINCTIVE…
CAMERA PANS ROOM AND ADJACENT ALLEYWAY COURTING THE ROOMING HOUSE, A(SEEDY AREA) AND OPPOSITE NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR….
MUSIC IS STILL PLAYING
NOW Sam IS IN HIS CAR RACING TO WHAT TURNS OUT TO be A
MUSIC STILL PLAYING ……
SCREEN GOES TO A BRIGHT WHITE AS THE SHRILL CRY OF A BABY BEING BORN…..
SAM IS INTRODUCED TO HIS DAUGHTER JULIE………….