BLACK AND WHITE ACADEMY FORMAT
Flurries of dust and sand swirl around us as we move
through an eerie, barren land. The only sound is the
howl of a rising wind.
Ahead something looms out of the storm. As we approach
we see that it is the rusting remains of a massive oil
The wind drops to be replaced by the voice of a very old
man. This Is the Narrator:
The vision dims and all that remains
are mememories. They take me back -
back to the place where the black
pump sucked guzzolene from the
lb.ANOTHER PART OF THE WASTELAND. DAY.
Out of the dust storm emerges the ancient wreck of a
prime mover and fuel tanker. It is partly charred, its
wheels and sides studded with metal crossbow bolts.
And I remember the terrible battle
we fought - the day we left that
1c.A HILLTOP IN THE WASTELAND.DAY.
A warrior, dressed in leather and steel, stands on a
hill crest. This is MAX. Behind him is a strange road
two engines and a seat mounted on a chassis.
But, most of all, I remember the
courage of a stranger, a road
warrior called Max. To understand
who he was you must go back to the
last days of the old world ...
FADE TO BLACK.
ld/e. A MOB OF ARAB STUDENTS...
....storm a heavily-fortified embassy and raise the
1f.U.S. SOLDIERS LAND ...
... on a beach in the Persian Gulf and fight their way
across the sand.
... when, for reasons long
forgotten, two mighty warrior
nations went to war ...
1g. AN OIL WELL ERUPTS...
... and then another ... and another.
Plumes of flame burst across the skyline.
...and touched off a blaze which
engulfed them all.
1h. A LINE OF CARS...
... stretches for blocks until It finally reaches a gas
An attendant pulls down a sign which reads:
$7 / Gallon
and replaces it with another sign:
AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY
A group of angry motorists gather around, yelling and
The attendant produces a gun motioning them back ...
...For without fuel they were
nothing. They had built a house of
1i. BUSINESSMEN AT A STOCK EXCHANGE ...
... are yelling and shoving.
Sell! Sell! Sell!
Torn up scrip litters the floor ...
1j. THE FOYER OF A HUGE CORPORATION.
The company's crest is chiselled on the wall. It is
accompanied by the words:
SEVEN SISTERS PETROLEUM
"Fueling The World"
on the floor below, beyond the marble pillars, we see
the building is abandoned - littered with broken
furniture and piles of documents.
1k. A CORRIDOR.
We pass through a door designated:
At the other end of the imposing room we see a
businessman clearing out his vast desk. His name is
PAPPAGALLO. On the wall behind him we see photo- graphs
and Paintings of oil wells and re fineries.
PAPPAGALLO takes a wad of maps and puts them in his
briefcase, followed by a copy of "Whole Earth,
catalogue" and another book. The cover reads:
TEACH YOURSELF SOLAR ENERGY
1l. LIVING ROOM.
An ANXIOUS FAMILY is gathered in front of a television
set - A politican addresses the nation.
Stage three of the national
emergency is effective immediately,
citizens are warned ...
The speech is cut Short as static fills the screen.
The family looks up at the lights as they flicker...
lm. IN A FACTORY ...
a giant machine grinds to a halt.
ln. IN A CITY STREET...
...anxious faces look up as the street lights flick off.
lo. AN INDUSTRIAL CITY SCAPE.