Sunday, November 1, 2015

Jay Garrick - The War at Light Speed - David Press


1.1: We’re on the beach and a LAND MINE blows. It sends TWO ALLIED SOLDIERS flying through the air. I don’t think there’s much need to get too graphic about this, the point of this page is to see how war might affect a speedster.

CAPTION [LOCATION]: Normandy, France. 1944.

CAPTION [JAY]: Have you ever seen a land mine explode over what feels like a week? Of course not.

1.2: CUT TO A SHOT of a black-and-white photo of Jay. Let's say it's a medium shot so it's from the chest up: he’s young, smiling with big dimples. It’s black and white. His hair slicked back and he’s wearing an Army uniform. The photo, kind of an old Polaroid, has a white rim around the photo. Perhaps you can just use the gutter as this frame? Anyway, on this frame is the date, written in cursive:

DISPLAY: July 11, 1939.

1.3: BACK TO the WARZONE, and a similar shot of Jay’s face complete with strapped on helmet and wings. There's mud and some other things that might not be mud all over it. He’s weary, there are more lines than dimples on his face now and he looks exhausted, like he’s aged ten years.

CAPTION [JAY]: I’ll spare you the details, but this war feels like it's gone on for ten years. It’s 1944 and it’s happening again.

1.4: Panning all the way back to see a streak of blue and red and yellow fly into the cloud of the bursting LAND MINE.

CAPTION [JAY]: A week watching someone die.

1.5: In his arms, Jay uses his forward momentum to carry the Land Mine victims out of the fray. A tunnel of wind flies behind them.

CAPTION [JAY]: Usually, I have two seconds to get our guys to the wounded tent before they start to bleed out.

1.6: He makes it to a tent and lays ONE SOLDIER down on a bed. A NURSE is already over by the bed.

CAPTION [JAY]: I don’t fight; I rescue.

NURSE: Flash! You’ve done it again.

JAY: I managed to get them away before the shrapnel tore them to shreds. I would say at least shellshock and a strong concussion.

1.7: BLACK PANEL with the caption’s text in white over it.

CAPTION: Over the course of his 1, 461 days of service during World War 2, Sgt. Jay Garrick saved the lives of 10,121 Allied infantrymen.

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