INT. CASINO - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
The Blackjack table where DELMER Is dealing. DOLLY AROUND to reveal
a drunk and obnoxious CRAIG HANSEN, screaming about the cards he's
been dealt and taunting Delmer
-- added to this, Mr. Hansen's
tortured life met before with
Delmer Darion just two nights previous --
Hansen SPITS and PUNCHES at Delmer Darion's FACE for dealing the
cards he's been dealt. SECURITY GUARDS attack and pull him to the ground.
INT. MOTEL ROOM - DAY - BACK TO SCENE
CRAIG HANSEN reading the paper, looking at the cover story,
that has a photo of DELMER DARION. He's crying and
mumbling to himself:
...oh God...fuck...I'm sorry...I'm sorry...
The weight of the guilt and the
measure of coincidence so large,
Craig Hansen took his life.
Replay of Craig Hansen's suicide, except this time, right before he
blows his head off we hear him say, through tears:
INT. CASINO - NIGHT - BACK TO SCENE
Back to the fight DELMER and CRAIG HANSEN are having: CAMERA DOLLIES
IN QUICK TOWARDS Delmer on the ground with blood coming from his nose.
And I Am Trying To Think This Was All
Only A Matter Of Chance.
QUICK DISSOLVE TO:
INSERT, CLOSE UP - HOTEL EVENTS BOARD.
Welcome! AAFS Awards Dinner and Reception
INT. HOTEL BANQUET ROOM - NIGHT (1961)
CAMERA pushes in following two GUESTS through some double
doors and reveals the DINNER RECEPTION.
ANGLE, MAN BEHIND PODIUM.
CAMERA pushes in quick then blends to 60fps on a man in glasses:
DONALD HARPER, forensic scientist as he speaks into the microphone.
The tale told at a 1961 awards dinner
for the American Association Of Forensic
Science by Dr. Donald Harper, president
of the association, began with a simple
suicide attempt --