Friday, December 9, 2016

Musicals-Eleanor Rigby-David Press


            We’re looking at an OLD WOMAN standing by a window in a CHURCH. The church is decorated with flowers, streamers, and rice on the floor. There’s just been a wedding in the church. The woman is ELEANOR RIGBY.
1. CAPTION:                         Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice where the wedding has been.

1.2 CUT TO:
            A JAR by the window, there’s a set of TEETH in there.
2. CAPTION:                         All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
3. CAPTION:                         Where do they all belong?

1.3 BACK TO:
            The church and the wedding. Take this from the perspective of Rigby as she watches the BRIDE AND GROOM get into a limousine and all of wedding guests cheering them on—showering them with rice and flowers.
4. CAPTION:                         Father McKenzie, writing the words of the sermon no one will hear.
            Father McKenzie—a fairly young priest in the sense that his eyes shine with idealistic opportunity. He’s standing at the altar of the church, reciting from his sermon. Eleanor Rigby is the only person in the church.
5. CAPTION:                         No one comes near.
1.5 INSET:
            Same as previous. Eleanor Rigby teeters over and dies right there in the church pew.
            On Father McKenzie’s hands—he’s wiping dirt from them down towards the glass coffin with Eleanor Rigby in it.
6. CAPTION:                         Eleanor Rigby was buried along with her name. No one was saved.
            McKenzie walks towards us, and away from the gravestone that features Rigby’s birth date and death date, no epitaph.
            The credits can hang at the bottom of the page.

7. CAPTION:                         All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

8. CREDITS:                          Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by The Beatles.

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