Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Good Brothers - The Rabbit - P. A. Nolte
1/ Close-up on a scruffy man in his early 30's taking a big hit off a joint. He's sitting in the passenger seat of a 1972 Gremlin, but there shouldn't be enough background visible to tell that just yet.
Chaz (OP): Is it any good?
2/ The Gremlin tools down a quiet country road. There's farmland and pastures on either side, punctuated with trees. Up on the left is a larger plot of untouched land. That's where the car and its passengers are headed.
Jesse (OP): I dunno. You're smoking some of it now. Is it?
Chaz (OP): Guess so.
3/ The first man, Jesse, is joined by a second, Chaz, in his walk down to a particularly secluded field. They've parked the car by the side of the road and followed a worn dirt path down the hill and almost out of sight.
Chaz: Whose land is this?
Jesse: Dunno. Couple plots down from my aunt's.
4/ They stop walking. Jesse has his hands on a large clump of tall grass, like he's about to pull a curtain. He's excited to show his friend the fruits of his labor.
Jesse: Wait for it, ...
5/ An inset of a small, grey rabbit perking up.
6/ Jesse and Chaz stumble into an open patch of field expecting a large crop of marijuana, but a significant number of stalks have been stripped a few feet off the ground. Small woodland creatures, primarily rabbits, but also a raccoon, a few squirrels, and maybe some birds, scatter in every direction. They drop tiny pipes carved from mushrooms and corncobs and whatever else. Rolling papers go flying. The scene is a drug bust where Beatrix Potter characters meet Cheech and Chong and everything is charmingly chaotic.
Jesse: I HATE THAT RABBIT!!!