Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tid-bits

Below are a couple of bits I wanted to share with you regarding the test reel for Knight's Tour. They are offered without any comment or context. Enjoy:

MUSIC: Show theme swells up and continues under

NARRATOR: GREAT MINDS OF HUMANITY HAVE SPENT LIFETIMES EXPLORING THE MYSTERIOUS LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE. TRUTHS ARE REVEALED AS TECHNOLOGY PROGRESSES AND THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS GROW EVER SKYWARD. FORCES BOTH BENIGN AND INSIDIOUS WORK UPON EACH OTHER TO CREATE TENSIONS THAT CAN ONLY BE RELEASED NOISILY AND VIOLENTLY UPON THE GREATER POPULATIONS OF EVERY DIMENSION.

TONIGHT, THOSE FORCES GATHER EN MASSE TO CONSPIRE AGAINST ONE HUMAN LIFE THAT WILL BE THRUST FRONT AND CENTER INTO A CONFLICT IT CANNOT UNDERSTAND. MOVES WILL BE MADE AND SPACES OCCUPIED IN THIS CONFLICT THAT WILL UNIFY EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE INVOLVED.

IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO PREDICT THE NEXT OPEN SPACE ALONG THE KNIGHT’S TOUR AFTER WE PRESENT “TWO DOWN, TWO TO GO”....

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ERIK: (groans) Oh, god…

ROSE: No, not god. Me. Now, you can make all the noise you want. This might take a while.
ERIK: (whisper) Why?

ROSE: Because there’s a very bad man in the back seat of my car waiting to kill me if I don’t take care of you. You’re collateral: a pawn in a much, much larger game.
ERIK: (grunts) Nuh, huh, no. Won’t ---

ROSE: Oh, you can’t stop me, Erik. And your friend Stuart? He won’t stand any better chance when it’s his time.
ERIK: Ungh. (gasps) St --- Stu ---?

(SFX: A knife into a melon. A slow stabbing sound.)

ROSE: Breathe. It’s tough, but you can if you try. You’re going to die by slow turns as you drown in your own blood. Look at me. (beat) Hey. Hey! Look at me. I’m going to go to your house next.
ERIK: Nnnnnngh! (coughs) No!

ROSE: Oh, yes. And if you think this is bad, I’ll do worse for your wife. Before I kill her, I’ll make her watch me take your children apart at the seams. (sweetly) It’ll be so touching, all of them together…

(SFX: A knife into a melon. A slow stabbing sound.)