Friday, September 16, 2016

Donald Trump: "The Sorting Hair"--David Press


1.1: A SINGLE STRAND OF BLOND HAIR rests comfortably attached to a pale white scalp. The dialogue for this could float up and away from the hair, as if it’s riding hair gel fumes. Maybe the dialogue is unboxed. This whole page is going to be one long pan out.

HAIR [Display Lett]: It was surgery of course.
                                         They just stapled me on.

1.2: There are a couple more strands of hair. Like we’re pulling away from it.

HAIR: It didn’t used to be like this. Of course. It all used to be connected rather than lumped together like a distended banana.

1.3: Now we can see the top of DONALD TRUMP’s head complete with his totally righteous hair do. The way I’m thinking about this page is kind of like Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat in the sense that Trump’s hair is possessed by something otherworldly and is feeding him dialogue.

HAIR: Face it, folks: I’m uncanny. I’m a one-of-a-kind guy from a one-of-a-kind country.

1.4: A full shot of the huge head of Donald Trump. He’s finishing the hair’s dialogue. Let’s make his face as wide as the panel, taking up the rest of the page.

TRUMP: I’m tellin’ you, it’ll be uncanny.
        And then we’ll make America Great Again.


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