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SCENE 19: TAMAR STREET / CLEVELEY CLOSE (INTERNAL)


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.


NOTES
Please see SCENE 16.


SCRIPT

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. 

THOMAS

Hello. 

GIRL

Hello. 

She doesn’t turn around, but changes the record. 

THOMAS

Uh – my agent saw you about the shop. 

GIRL rather vague

Did he? 

THOMAS

He’s a man with a cigar. Throws ash everywhere. 

GIRL

I expect I remember him. I probably asked for too much money. Money’s always a problem, isn’t it? Tell him to come back. 

She starts the gramophone again.

THOMAS goes up to her and, clasping her by the shoulders, swings her round to face him. 

THOMAS

Why are you selling? 

The GIRL switches off the gramophone.

THOMAS watches as she gets up and moves past him.

Camera pans to follow her. 

GIRL

I’d like to try something different. Get off somewhere. Oh, I’m fed up with antiques. 

THOMAS

Get off where? 

GIRL

To Nepal. 

THOMAS looks round the shop. 

THOMAS

Nepal is all antiques. 

GIRL off

Is it? 

He nods his head. 

THOMAS

Uh-huh. 

Resume on the GIRL. 

GIRL

Perhaps I’d better try – Morocco. 

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. 

THOMAS

How much? 

GIRL

What? 

THOMAS

The propeller. 

He goes through the door to the other room, followed by the GIRL.

She comes into the room and leans against the wall. 

GIRL

You can have it for – eight pounds. 

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

Right. You’re in business. Have you got a van? 

GIRL off

You can’t take it now. 

THOMAS starts clearing a space around the propeller to shift it. 

THOMAS

I must. I must. I can’t live without it. 

The GIRL comes and helps him clear the junk, laughing. 

GIRL

Hard luck. That’ll teach you to fall in love with heavy things on Saturday morning. 

THOMAS lifts up an armchair to see the propeller; the chair fills the frame, blotting everything else from view.



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