EXT. A DESERTED STREET - NIGHT
LONG SHOT of the solitary figure of a WOMAN standing
professionally alone at the end of the street.
It is a bright, still night. We can HEAR the Woman whistling
'Stardust' merrily to herself.
CAMERA TRACKS around her. A Man's footsteps are overlaid.
We HEAR the Man start to whistle 'Stardust' under his breath -
haltingly at first, then in time with the Woman.
As we approach, she glances at us over her shoulder - then
turns round for a better look.
Her whistling stops - so, at the same moment, does the
CLOSE SHOT of DORA - a plump, attractive brunette - still
young enough to need two glances at the customers.
She smiles at us - and is pleased with the reception. She
hesitates for a long moment, weighing us up carefully...
and then - half defiantly, half expecting to be laughed
It'll be two quid...
Evidently we have two quid.
She beams with relief - throws her fur over her shoulders,
jerks her head towards the right - and sets off.
CAMERA TRACKS after her. Overlaid is the sound of the
Dora resumes her whistling. So, under his breath, does the
man who is following her.
EXT. A DESERTED STREET - NIGHT
A wider street than the last - but just as empty.
Dora sways her way towards a small house. CAMERA FOLLOWS
at a respectful distance.
CAMERA PANS from Dora's hips to an overflowing dustbin.
CLOSE SHOT of a man's hand throwing something into the
dustbin. It is an empty packet marked Kodak Film. CAMERA
PANS to Dora's house. It stands next to a chemist shop.
Dora climbs the few steps which lead to her front door -
glances round at us encouragingly - then unlocks the door.
INT. HALLWAY OF DORA'S HOUSE - NIGHT
She switches on a light - and hurries up a flight of stairs.
CAMERA TRACKS after her.
She changes her tune to 'Goodnight Sweetheart'... and so -
under his breath - does the Man who is following her.
A woman with hair like a two-toned car comes down the
stairs, winks at Dora - looks at us for a moment with great
curiosity... winks... then passes out of camera.
Dora reaches the landing - we are close behind her.
INT. LANDING OF DORA'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Dora unlocks the door of her room - and goes inside.
INT. DORA'S ROOM - NIGHT
She switches on the light, throws her fur onto a chair,
lights the gas fire then turns round.
CLOSE SHOT of Dora. She holds out her hand-smiling.
And suddenly. There is a gentle whirring purring sound.
CAMERA HOLDS ON Dora - she is staring at something with
It turns quickly to bewilderment - and the bewilderment to
fear. She steps back from CAMERA - but CAMERA won't have
Dora is now staring at something in horror - she opens her
mouth to scream - a shadow falls across her face.
The sound purrs on.
BLACK AND WHITE FILM SEQUENCE
The solitary figure of Dora standing professionally alone
at the end of a street. WE SEE her turn towards CAMERA -
and smile at us.
We are watching her on a 16mm screen - projected in BLACK
CAMERA PULLS BACK to show the surround in natural colour.
INT. MARK'S ROOM - NIGHT
A darkened room in natural COLOUR. The movie screen images
are in BLACK AND WHITE.
We can SEE the back of a Man's head as he bends intently
over a projector. He is watching Dora on the screen. He is
We see Dora's hips waggling their way home.
The Man raises his head, so that we cannot see the screen.
When he lowers it again, we see the Woman with the two-
toned hair winking at Dora... then we see Dora throwing
her fur onto a chair - and turning towards us.