FULL SHOT -- THE STARLIT SKY
And He opened His mouth and taught
FADE sky to day.
LAP DISSOLVE TO:
LONG SHOT -- HELICOPTER -- OHIO RIVER COUNTRY
High over the country, CENTERING the winding river.
Beware of false prophets...
LOWER LONG SHOT -- HELICOPTER -- RIVER COUNTRY
We approach a riverside village.
...which come to you in sheep's
A CLOSER, LOWER HELICOPTER SHOT
We descend low over a deserted house; CHILDREN in yard run
and hide; we hear "IT" counting "five, ten, fifteen,
...but inwardly they are ravening
MEDIUM SHOT -- "IT"
He finishes his count with a loud "Hundred" and turns, then:
We PAN as he comes towards a little boy, beside an open cellar
door, who gestures towards the open door. "IT" looks down.
(a low gasp)
(then he shouts to
all and to us)
We DOLLY IN fast to, and TILT DOWN into open cellar, into:
CLOSE SHOT -- A LEG
A skeletal leg in a rotted fume of stocking and a high-heeled
shoe. We HOLD a moment, then PULL UP and AWAY over the
converging heads of several CHILDREN. A CHILD whimpers softly.
The yard and the CHILDREN, same angle and height as the last
descending helicopter shot. We PULL BACK and AWAY.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
HIGH LONG SHOT -- HELICOPTER
CENTERING the river.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil
LOWER LONG SHOT (HELICOPTER)
CENTERING on open touring car, as it drives along a river
Neither can a corrupt tree bring
forth good fruit.
We STOOP LOW towards the car.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall
CLOSE SHOT -- PREACHER
He is the driver of the car. Pleasant river landscapes
(PROCESS) flow behind him. He is dressed in dark clothes, a
paper collar, a string tie. As he drives he talks to himself.
What's it to be, Lord, another widow?
Has it been six? Twelve?... I