In the New York Herald, November 26,
year 1911, there is an account of the
hanging of three men --
Black and White Lumiere Footage
Three men hung....bang...bang...bang.
comes into focus; "Three Men Hung."
comes into focus; "...for murder of..."
INT. APARTMENT/FOYER - EVENING (Lumiere Footage Contd.)
A man in period dress (1911) walks in the door. CAMERA DOLLIES IN QUICK
as he takes his hat off, shakes snow, looks off --
...they died for the murder of
Sir Edmund William Godfrey --
Sir Edmund is greeted by his WIFE and two CHILDREN.
-- Husband, Father, Pharmacist and all
around gentle-man resident of --
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
CAMERA pushes in on the town sign, reads:
"Greenberry Hill, London. Population 1276"
Greenberry Hill, London. Population as listed.
EXT. PHARMACY - NIGHT
HIGH ANGLE, looking down as Sir Edmond comes out the door,
locks up for the evening. CAMERA BOOMS DOWN and PUSHES IN
TOWARDS HIM, WHIPS RT TOWARDS:
He was murdered by three vagrants whose
motive was simple robbery. They were
A COATED MAN standing in the shadows of the alley way nearby.
CAMERA WHIPS RT. again, nearby ANOTHER MAN steps closer --
CAMERA WHIPS RT. one more time and PUSH IN towards THE LAST MAN --
...and Nigel Hill...
WIDE ANGLE, ABOVE SCENE.
The three men move in on Sir Edmond and start to knife him
to death, stealing his money and jewelry. CAMERA PULLS BACK
and up to include the sign of the pharmacy now:
"Greenberry Hill Pharmacy."
LUMIERE FOOTAGE REPLAYED.
Three men hug. Bang...bang...bang...
Green, Berry and Hill.
FREEZE FRAME On the last hanging image.
...And I Would Like To Think This
Was Only A Matter Of Chance.
OPTICAL WIPE OF FLAMES FILL THE SCREEN, CAMERA PULLS BACK:
EXT. FORREST/NEAR LAKE TAHOE - NIGHT (35mm/color/anamorphic now)
CAMERA is in the midst of a large FORREST FIRE. CAMERA
WHIPS RT TO SEE:
THREE FIREMEN battling the flames. CAMERA PUSHES IN On
them as they scream and shout directions at each other:
As reported in the Reno Gazzette, June
of 1983 there is the story of a fire ---
HIGH ANGLE, THE TREE TOPS.
The trees are on fire....moments later....
--- the water that it took to
contain the fire --
WATER FALLS DOWN...
dropped from a FIRE DEPARTMENT AIR TANKER.
EXT. FORREST/NEAR LAKE TAHOE - MORNING
CAMERA pushes in towards FOUR FIREFIGHTERS as they survey the
area. The fire is out and they are walking through. The MAIN
FIREFIGHTER steps into a close up and looks:
-- and a scuba diver named Delmer Darion.
FIREFIGHTER'S POV, THAT MOMENT
CAMERA dollies in and TILTS up towards the top of the tree to reveal:
There is a MAN IN SCUBA GEAR hanging high in the tree.
He is wearing his goggles and his tanks and his wet suit.
FIRE FIGHTER (OC)
What the fuck is that?
ANGLE, CU. DELMER DARION.
He still has his mask and mouthpiece.
INT. PEPPERMILL CASINO - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
CAMERA looks down on a blackjack game, BOOM DOWN and TILT UP
DELMER DARION (40s)
Employee of the Peppermill Hotel and
Casino, Reno, Nevada. Engaged as
a blackjack dealer --
INT. CASINO/LOBBY - EARLY MORNING - FLASHBACK
CAMERA pushes in towards Delmer as he leaves for the nght,
his uniform draped on a hanger over his shoulder, he nods and
motions two fingers to his fellow WORKERS who say "so longer."
He has a bandage over his forehead.)