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1 EXT. SLATE QUARRY -DAY 1
FRED FLINTSTONE, archetypical Everyman, sits atop his
faithful heavy-equipment dinosaur, cranking the winch
that makes the mighty beast rip and tear into the quarry
2 THE QUARRY FOREMAN 2
looks down at his wristwatch. Well... actually, it's a
wrist sundial. And it's magic time... quittin' time...
Now the foreman turns from his watch to a steam whistle
bird, and yanks its tail. The BIRD SQUAWKS the end of
the workday -3
ANOTHER ANGLE 3
YABBA DABBA DO --!
Fred happily discards his hard hat, leaps out of the
canvas-roofed cab on the dino's back, slides down the
tail and bounces right into the seat of his stone and
timber car! He gets up to a running start with the only
motor (his feet), slows to allow a "time clock" dinosaur
to punch his stone timecard, and then he's trotting back
up to speed and out of the gate! MUSIC comes UP and
Meet the Flintstones,
They're a modern
Stone age fam-i-ly --'
--And so forth, as for the first time in "his-tor-y" we
see the Flintstones' OPENING CREDITS live!
4 TIGHT ON A MAILBOX 4
reading "FLINTSTONE." We WIDEN as Fred SKIDS to a halt
in the driveway of his three-bedroom ranch cave. A
moment later, WILMA and PEBBLES run out --both looking
just like they should --and get into the car. A beat
behind them are the Flintstone pets, Dino and the
Fred pauses, looks around... HONKS his HORN... BARNEY,
BETTY and BAM-BAM come out of the neighboring house, hop
Fred's feet slap on the street as the car starts
Town of Bedrock
They're a page right
Out of his-tor-y --'
5 DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATRE -DUSK 5
Fred and company pull in. He takes a giant sea shell
"speaker" off of its wooden stand and hooks it to his
car door. He leans over, puts his arm around Wilma.
(In the back seat, Dino pops his head up, tearing through
the canvas top.) Dino picks up Pebbles and Bam-Bam and
puts them on his head for a better view. CAMERA ZOOMS IN
ON the drive-in screen and the words that America has
waited twenty-five years to see in 70mm Dolby(TM) drop-
And as the MAIN CREDITS ROLL, we -
6 AN EERIE CARBONIFEROUS FOREST -DAWN 6
Dew drips from strange multi-leafed plants. Giant
DRAGONFLIES BUZZ AND HUM to and fro. Bubbles rise from
a still pond, and weird lungfish move onto the land.
(The third one out carries a little suitcase.)
CAMERA PANS PAST the lungfish TO a muddy shore. With a
DRAMATIC MUSICAL STING, we DISCOVER a set of strange,
hideous clawprints. The CAMERA FOLLOWS these, then
WIDENS to reveal the make of these footprints: A seven-
foot tall and fearful beast we will call the Xenosaurus.
It looks around menacingly. (Oddly, it's carrying a
canvas sack, but we don't stress this.)
Suddenly a garbage truck appears out of nowhere and runs
over the Xenosaurus.
7 NEW ANGLE 7
Dazed, the Xenosaurus gets up. As it does, we realize
that we aren't deep in some primeval forest, but on the
shoulder of a gravel highway. A stone road sign reads
BEDROCK 1/2 MILE. ROCK VEGAS, BABYLON & EDEN NEXT THREE
EXITS. Now, the CAMERA CRANES UP ABOVE the sign and
we see --Bedrock!
Nestled incongruously in a savage landscape, the charming
protosuburbia gleams in the dawn's early Spielberg light.
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