CUT TO the BEETLE droning up near the ceiling.
The TECHNICIAN is disturbed by the buzz of the BEETLE as
it whirrs around the fluorescent light. He rolls up some
paper and forms and gets up to swat the insect.
Scenes 4-12 Deleted.4-12 Deleted.
13 INT. OFFICE NIGHT 13
The TECHNICIAN gets up and balances a chair on top of his
desk. He climbs up onto it attempting to swat the BEETLE
still buzzing about the room just out of reach. Beneath
him an automatic type-writing machine rattles away
compiling a typed list of names under the heading
"Information Retrieval, Subjects For Detention &
Interview". The machine is being fed from a spool of paper
which is being rhythmically chopped by an automatic
guillotine which neatly leaves each name on a separate
sheet, with the title above each name, each sheet
following its predecessor into a holding basket. In CLOSE-
UP we see the names on the sheets of paper building up in
the holding basket: TONSTED, Simon ... TOPPER, Martin F.
... TROLLOPE, Benjamin G. ... TURB, William K. ... TURNER,
John D. ... Every name begins with T.
Do you think that the government is
winning the battle against
On yes. Our morale is much higher
than theirs, we're fielding all their
strokes, running a lot of them out,
and pretty consistently knocking them
for six. I'd say they're nearly out
of the game.
The TECHNICIAN is tottering on one leg on the chair on the
desk as he strains to swat the BEETLE. Swish, swash, oops,
But the bombing campaign is now in
its thirteenth year ...
The BEETLE's career comes to a halt ... squashed flat on
the brilliantly clean ceiling ... or has it? As the
TECHNICIAN clambers down from the rickety heights, the
BEETLE's carcass comes unstuck from the ceiling and drops
silently into the typewriting machine which hiccoughs,
hesitates and then types the letter "B" and hesitates and
then continues so that the next name is BUTTLE, Archibald.