19_12_001. The THEN view from inside the antique shop.
©2006 Ian S. Bolton
19_12_001a. The NOW view with the doorway's position approximated.
Please see SCENE 16.
Through the doorway of the antique shop we can see THOMAS crossing the road towards it.
A girl pushes a pram towards the park gates.
Outside the shop window THOMAS meets the OLD MAN, who waves him in.
He moves towards the door.
An ancient recording of Hawaiian music can be heard.
In the back of the shop the owner, a girl, is sitting on a table, listening to an old record of Hawaiian music.
She is very young, and dark-haired.
THOMAS goes up to her.
She hardly gives him a glance.
She doesn’t turn around, but changes the record.
She starts the gramophone again.
THOMAS goes up to her and, clasping her by the shoulders, swings her round to face him.
The GIRL switches off the gramophone.
THOMAS watches as she gets up and moves past him.
Camera pans to follow her.
THOMAS looks round the shop.
He nods his head.
Resume on the GIRL.
Resume on THOMAS, who grins.
He strolls around looking at various objects in the shop, piled one on top of each other.
Some of them are rather fine.
Something suddenly attracts his attention in the back room of the shop.
He goes through the door to the other room, followed by the GIRL.
She comes into the room and leans against the wall.
THOMAS walks across to a huge, vintage aeroplane propeller made of wood, hidden under a pile of bits and pieces.
He begins to clear the debris away from it.
THOMAS starts clearing a space around the propeller to shift it.
The GIRL comes and helps him clear the junk, laughing.
THOMAS lifts up an armchair to see the propeller; the chair fills the frame, blotting everything else from view.