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SCENE 16: TAMAR STREET / CLEVELEY CLOSE (INTERNAL)


NOTES
The NOW images for this scene are impossible to re-create as the property inside which the THEN images were shot - the antiques shop - was demolished as part of the redevelopment of the area. See also SCENE 19.


SCRIPT

THOMAS comes inside the shop, closing the door.

It is an unassuming little shop, cluttered with all sorts of things.

THOMAS looks around, surveying and evaluating, rather than searching for a definite object.

THOMAS walks around the shop, camera following his gaze.

An old man’s face springs out from behind a wrought-iron partition.

THOMAS watches it agog. 

OLD MAN

What do you want? 

THOMAS off

Just looking around. 

OLD MAN

There are no cheap bargains here. You’re wasting your time. 

THOMAS and the OLD MAN confront one another. 

THOMAS

Well, I’ll just have a look. 

The OLD MAN comes forward and side-steps THOMAS.

He moves over to a bookshelf. 

OLD MAN

What are you looking for? 

THOMAS, after a brief hesitation

Pictures. 

The OLD MAN takes a packet of dusty papers off the bookshelf.

They are piled underneath some pictures. 

OLD MAN

No pictures. 

He blows the dust off the papers into THOMAS’s face and returns behind the partition.

THOMAS follows him, waving a hand to clear the air. 

OLD MAN

What kind of pictures? 

The OLD MAN puts the papers with some others.

THOMAS appears beside him. 

THOMAS

Landscapes. 

OLD MAN

Sorry. No landscapes. 

THOMAS looks at him and smiles.

Right in front of them, standing on top of a bureau behind some small plaster busts, there is an old landscape painting.

THOMAS brings the statues down out of the way.

A close shot of THOMAS removing a bust of Abraham Lincoln.

The OLD MAN dusts his coat a trifle uncomfortably. 

OLD MAN

Sold. All sold. 

THOMAS leans back as the OLD MAN moves a couple of steps to one side.

Camera follows THOMAS as he goes up to the OLD MAN. 

THOMAS

You’re the owner? 

OLD MAN

The owner is out. 

THOMAS

Expecting him? 

The OLD MAN does not reply.

He grunts as he blows the dust off a lamp.

THOMAS makes his way over to the door.



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