Sunday, May 15, 2005

Collect your things; check you have everything. Check again.

Close your door on the way out, even if you normally have it open. Strip your bed of duvet and sheets and leave 3 pieces of fruit on the bed.

Pick your own. Tell yourself that the fruit are symbolic of something that is important to you.

Block out any thoughts that might be telling you this is just to creep someone out.

If there is someone else living in your house, listen at their door. Listen to their breathing and copy it’s rhythm with your own. Do this for 1 minute. If they cough, cough too. If they moan, try to copy the sound.

If you live alone, listen to your own breathing for the same length of time.

As you walk out of the house you should press play on the 1st CD: Sigur Ros – agaetis byrjun. Play tracks 8 and 9 while you are walking. You may walk in any direction but you should not stop walking until the end of track 9.

While you are walking think up the plotline for a movie beginning with this scene. Try to picture clearly what the characters look like and try to imagine how long each scene should last, what the camera angle should be, how the lighting should be set etc.

INT. KITCHEN AT FARM. DAY

A man runs into a farmhouse kitchen. His family are sitting around the table. They look startled. The man stands, leaning against the doorjamb and breathing heavily. There is a diagonal splash of blood, shoulder to waist, on his shirt. This is Gareth and he is 41. Mary, his wife, also in her early forties looks concerned. She busies herself, almost manic, collecting up the children’s cereal bowls, dropping one. Around the table are Jake, 7, Mark 15 and Daisy 4.

GARETH
It’s Bessie. They’ve hanged our horse.

MARY
I don’t understand. Bessie…she’s….there’s not enough time…

GARETH
She’s stinking in horse gore. Still alive. Christ…


Gareth looks at Mark, who gets up, ready for action but unsure of what he should do.

MARK
They are so early this year. I thought…

GARETH
Just help me get her down.


Mark and Gareth rush out of the room. Mary stands at the doorway looking after them. The two younger children look sad and afraid.

JAKE
Who would hang a horse?

MARY
Badness. The Dark is rising.

JAKE
You don’t believe that.

MARY
No, Jake. No, I don’t.


This should take approximately 16 minutes. Press stop and stop walking. Appreciate the change in sound.

Keep still. You should not be moving. Listen.

8 Comments:

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Kate said...

imitate everything? embellish...

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Kate said...

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At 3:51 PM, Blogger Kempernorton said...

I won't ever get any clearer.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Dunes said...

You can clarify it more!

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger TheDeeWord said...

This a way to get people to read your blog, isn't it? Hippy Guff? LOL LOL

Good verbiage. Startling imagery. Poor horse.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Aletheia said...

I imitate Jesus Christ. Try it. It's very fulfilling.

 
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