1 EXT. ROAD - DAY
The TRACK is SILENT.
The CAMERA looks at a sign. It reads:
CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE
Gradually we can begin to hear, in the BG, the SOUNDS of
2 EXT. SOFTBALL FIELD - DAY
In the BG a few dozen CHILDREN, in camp uniforms, are enjoying
a game of softball.
In the FG CLAUDETTE is looking for someone. CLAUDETTE is 17
years old. She is pretty. She wears a t-shirt with "Assistant
Counsellor" written on it. She fills out the shirt very well.
Failing to find whomever she is looking for, CLAUDETTE walks
quickly in the opposite direction.
The CAMERA holds on the game for a few seconds and we
JULY 4, 1958
The CHILDREN'S VOICES FADE slowly.
3 EXT. RIFLE RANGE - DAY
ECU as a COUNSELLOR squeezes off a shot.
The paper target is ripped in the black.
The COUNSELLOR hands the weapon to a CAMPER who snaps in at the
CLAUDETTE shouts up to the COUNSELLOR from the BG.
Have you seen Barry?
The COUNSELLOR smiles. Shrugs.
He and Chloe were at the Lodge last time
I saw him.
CLAUDETTE leaves. The COUNSELLOR smiles.
4 EXT. MAIN LODGE - DAY
Two CHILDREN run by carrying Indian headdresses. CLAUDETTE
passes them impatiently as she sees BARRY and CHLOE.
BARRY is leaning against the front rail of the porch, his arms
behind his head--the better to show off his physique to CHLOE,
and Assistant Counsellor, who is currently looking at him with
cow eyes. In the BG we can hear a portable radio blaring out
an Everly Brothers hit.
BARRY is 17, handsome and out for all he can get. He is not
ashamed for being caught with this other good-looking girl.
We've got to talk.
BARRY looks at CHLOE, then eases off the rail. Nods.
5 BARRY puts an arms around CLAUDETTE, looks over his
shoulder at CHLOE, and saunters off with the former.
The Everly Brothers continue as we:
6 EXT. LAKE - DAY
From over the tops of a rack of canoes we see BARRY and
CLAUDETTE walking along the shore.
You said we were special.
I meant everything.
In the BG, CHILDREN leap into the water.
You know what I said, though.
I can't, Barry...
7 EXT. FOREST - DAY
The TRACK goes SILENT.
BARRY & CLAUDETTE walk along a path. This is not an aimless
walk, for BARRY knows exactly where he wants to go. He leaves
the path and goes to sit on a log in a small clearing.
CLAUDETTE hesitates, then goes to sit next to him.
I care very much.
He puts an arm around her and draws her close. They kiss.
Does Chloe kiss as good as I do?
BARRY decides to be politic.
I wouldn't know.
She kisses him and they are locked.
A bird calls, wheels across the patch of sky above.
The CAMERA shifts to ANOTHER ANGLE: Just beyond the thicket of
lacy vines. It is a slow tracking shot which gives the
impression that we are watching the action from the POV of
another person, an unseen visitor...watching the two teen-aged
Assistant Counsellors making their first sexual encounters.
This unseen observer will be called the PROWLER.
BARRY reaches up outside CLAUDETTE'S t-shirt to hold her
breast. She reaches up to take his hand away.