Willow script
Willow (1998)
Synopsis: Enter the world of "Willow." Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side ... to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears.

TITLES BEGIN. The midwife hurries through swirling

show, clutching the baby.

EXT. VILLAGE - DAY

Nockmaar troops on horseback charge into a desolate

village, driving ferocious DEATH DOGS into huts,

violently searching for the baby. The oppressed, poor

VILLAGERS are yanked into the street. Some of them are

beaten. One is killed.

The midwife hides behind a hut, still holding the baby,

then runs away from the village.

EXT. GRASSLAND - DAY

Ethna treks across an open grass field.

EXT. WOODS - NIGHT

She huddles by a fire, exhausted and hungry, her

clothes filthy and torn, and she rocks the crying baby.

She hears dogs howling in the distance. She clutches

the baby, kicks out the fire, and runs.

EXT. OCEAN CLIFFSIDE - DAY

She scrambles over rocks on a windswept coastline.

EXT. FOREST - DAWN

Ethna runs desperately for her life. Chasing her are

two vicious DEATH DOGS. She scrambles across a shallow

river. She claws at rock and tears away sticks and

driftwood matted together with weeds. Into this she

places the baby and sets it afloat downstream.

DEATH DOG:

Bordak!

The dogs lunge from the woods and splash across the

river. The midwife claws her way up a steep bank, lur-

ing the dogs. As they attack her:

MIDWIFE:

I don't have her! No! No!

She grabs a stick and tries to defend herself, thrash-

ing at the snarling dogs.

From the baby's view, as it floats down the river, WE

SEE the dogs kill the midwife beyond the distant trees.

EXT. DOWNRIVER - DAY - MONTAGE

The little raft of sticks swirls precariously in the

current. It glances off jutting rocks, tumbles over

rapids, and scrapes under overhanging trees.

EXT. RIVERBANK - DAY

At last the raft catches in some weeks, almost dumping

the baby.

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Bob Dolman

Robert "Bob" Dolman is a Canadian screenwriter, actor, director and producer. His work in television includes SCTV, SCTV Network 90, and WKRP in Cincinnati. more…

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