Project 2.1 :)

I really didn’t expect to like this brief, in fact, I was kind of dreading it cause it just sounded dull. I assumed we were doing a recreation of a Shakespeare play and I thought...BORING! But, been given the script we’re working with and I’m really excited, :). Our group has the script “Maze” which I won’t post on here but if you’re interested it is on NOW. It has a vague plot, but basically we can do what we want with it. Which I really like, and I’ve had loads of ideas so far. The script is a dialogue between our character and an interrogator, which we never see on screen, but hear the voice of. I am going to do a breakdown of the script, pretty much for my own benefit so I have ideas down.
Scene 1 - the primary character talks about his sister. It is a monologue, and gives some things to explore in the script…
- Where is his sister now, could we explore her in an extra scene.
- Talks about them being opposites, was she good or bad?
- Is our character a good person turned bad, or bad person turned good? A dimension is added, giving a personality without the character telling the story, but discovering their back story through visuals. It was discussed in our group that this could be compared to the programme CSI, which the story is told yet as they discover more flashbacks occur which allow the audience to follow the train of thought of the characters without simply being told what’s going on.
- Is he helping his sister?
- Is he helping his family as a whole?
- Is he getting himself out of, or in to trouble?
The script then cuts off to scene 2 showing piles of electrical goods. With a voice over by the character stating he didn’t do it for the money. The interrogator then mocks the character by asking if they think this is the first time that’s been said.
- What did he do?
- Did he steal the goods?
- Did he trade them?
- Is he associated directly with them?
- Where are they?
- Did he become rich?
- Did he give money to someone else?
Scene 3 begins. The character talks about how his bank accounts have been investigated and that his house has been accessed and boxes have been seized and looked through.
- Who has the power to look through that kind of stuff?
- The police?
- Someone else with power?
- We discussed the Adulthood, in the film a key point of the plot is the gangs which deal drugs, loan guns and run an underground pawn shop. Could the character being interviewed be the leader of one of these kinds of gangs and another, more powerful gang has taken him and/or his sister and wants something from them? E.g to close his business so they can make more of a profit
Scene 4 cuts to boxes being marked up by a gloved hand. Which just throws back to the idea of police investigations? Or possibly of someone stealing the goods for their own use, and don’t want to get their prints on them?
Scene 5 is again a dialogue, back to the interview room. The interviewee states that if he had done it for money he hopes he would be more efficient, and is again asked why he did it, to which he answers “for the laugh”. Which throws off all the ideas we came up with, and gives a lighter note. Or it could be seen that he slipped into the situation (whatever the situation may be) and doesn’t realise the seriousness of it as he had alterior motives when he initially made the decision to do whatever he did to get in the situation. I suppose that this gives us freedom to explore what we want. We can make it a bit lighter or explore a darker side.
Scene 6 is set in a pub, we don’t see anyone, yet we know there are people present as we can hear laughing and celebration off screen. We see empty pint glasses placed on a table, with one still full and the character voices over “I'm not saying I was the innocent”
- What did he get caught up in?
- Did he steal the goods?
- Did he see the goods being stolen and keep quiet?
- Was he buying the goods in order to sell on for profit?
- Was he exchanging the drugs for money?
- Why are there people “celebrating”?
- What are they celebrating?
- Who is the absent person?
- What could be the significance of this empty glass?
- Did these people get away with what the character is being inquisited about?
- Are these people who were affected and now they are free?
- Are these friends of the character, did he finally get accepted only to lose it all?
Then the final scene, scene 7, the character seems to come to some sort of realisation, within himself and his inquisitor, he talks about trying to fit in, and this seems to be an accepted reason for his actions.
- Did he take someone under his wing and get them involved in the wrong things, telling them they would fit in that way?
- Did he get involved in the wrong things himself to fit in?
- Did he try and fit in to help his sister/family?
- Did he want revenge for his sister/family and pretend to fit in to do so?]
- Did he finally get accepted and doesn’t even know as he is now being kept hostage?
He is then asked for names
- What/who does he know?
- How does it relate back to what has been explored previously?
THAT WAS LIKE THE LONGEST THING I'VE EVER DONE, EVER! But it helped to get everything typed up, I might come back to this cause I don’t know if I’ve covered all the aspects I’m thinking of. This would be a lot simpler of a script if the sister wasn’t mentioned previously, but it adds a motive for whatever he has done.

1 comment:

Jools said...

questions, question, questions? i like it. also shakespeare is not boring so if it would have been an adaptation it would have been a fucking great five week girl!!