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INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON TEL T-206 FINAL PROJECT SHOTLIST FOR THE FILM “MY SON!” BY DAPHNE REEVES, HIEN QUANG LE, AND AIDAR MUSSABEKOV NOVEMBER 2010

 

Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

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The camera fades in to a LHS: Dick is sitting on a sofa in the living room, looking at a dog tag MS: Dick is sitting on a sofa in the living room, looking at a dog tag

1

30

LS: John walks into the room, Dick puts dog tag in his pocket

1

40

MS: John and Dick sits next to each other on the sofa

1

50

MS: Dick goes to the cupboard and takes a glass of wine

1

60

MS: Dick and John talk to each other

BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Props: army gears, badges, photos of army men, dog tag BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Props: army gears, badges, photos of army men, dog tag BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: army gears, badges, photos of army men BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Props: a glass of wine, cupboard, bottles of wine BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick


1

70

CS: Dick says “…And a good chance to die” CS: John says “…You wouldn’t let me, right?” MS: Dick and John continue talking to each other

1

80

1

90

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100

1

110

1

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130

1

140

2

10

LS: Afghanistan desert

2

20

BS: Dry land

2

30

CS: John’s face looking out of the window

CS: John says “When you went to… national matter” CS: Dick says “Hey, told you… something for you” CS: Camera moves from Dick’s hand which is holding a dog tag to John’s hand and then to John’s surprised face MS: Dick looks at the dog tag in John’s hand and tells its story; John thanks him LS: Dick hugs John and they salute each other in army style

Char 2: John Props: a glass of wine BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: John BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: a glass of wine BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: John BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: dog tag

BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: dog tag BG: a luxurious living room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: dog tag BG: Four cars,3 Hammers and a Truck moving through the dusty road BG: Four cars,3 Hammers and a Truck moving through the dusty road Props: Tumbleweed BG: Inside the car Char 1: John


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2

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2

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2

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2

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CS: Alex begins to speak CS: John’s face, answering with grimace CS: Alex’s speaks

BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex 

CS: John answers with the smile CS: Alex’s face without any expression CS: John’s face

BG: Inside the car Char 1: John

CS: Alex’s face changes CS: John’s face changes with enlightenment CS: Alex ECS: John’s eyes looking to the window CS: Alex’s happy face CS: John’s face High Angle Extreme Wide Shot: First car in a line blows up MWS: John’s cars stops HLS: Soldiers are in panic and trying to establish defensive position LWS: Fire from right

BG: Inside the car Char 1: John 

BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex

BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex BG: Inside the car Char 1: John BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex BG: Inside the car Char 1: John BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex BG: Inside the car Char 1: John BG: Inside the car Char 1: Alex BG: Inside the car Char 1: John BG: Cars, desert, rocks Props:Cars,bomb

BG: Cars, desert, rocks Char 1: John Char 2: soldiers BG: Cars, desert, rocks Char 1: Soldiers

BG: Rocks Char 1: Terrorists


ride of the road 2

200

MCS: John is shooting POV: Corp of Alex Over-the-shouldershot: Man on hammer shoots from machinegun MS: Right side car from John

2

210

2

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2

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2

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MS: Commander shooting

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250

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2

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2

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2

330

LCS: Commander speaks with John MS: John tries to count soldiers CWS: John is trying to run to commanders side LWS: Right side of the road OSS: John is running towards commander HWLS: Commanders car blows up. John is pushed back by wave MWS: John is on the air ECS: John’s face in agony CS: John’s face looking up

BG: Cars, desert, rocks Char 1: John BG: Cars Char 1: Alex BG: Right side of the road Char 1: Soldier

BG: Right side of the road Char 1: Commander Char 2 :soldier Props; Guns BG: Right side of the road Char 1 : Commander BG: Right side of the road Char 1: Commander BG: Cars Char 1: John BG: Cars Char 1: John BG: Rocks and dust Char 1: terrorists BG: Commander’s car Char 1: Commander Char 2: John BG: Rocks and dust Char 1: John

BG: desert Char 1: John BG: desert Char 1: John BG: desert Char 1 : John


2

340

3

10

3

20

3

30

3

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3

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3

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3

70

3

80

3

90

3

100

3

110

3

120

3

130

3

140

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CS: Bright Sun CS: Bright Lamp CWS: John’s eyes in pain POV: Everything is blurry and dark CS: John’s face MS: Terrorist 1 Is screaming CMS: Terrorist 1 is asking a questions MWS: John in panic.

Two Shot: Terrorist 1 Talking with Terrorist 2 CS: Old man says something MWS: Terrorist 1 approaches to John and looks to his dog tag CS: Dog tag MS: Terrorist 1 reads the names from dog tag MCS: Old man demands a camera WS: People bringing a camera and standing next to John MS: Old man speaking to the camera

BG: Sun BG: basement Props: lamp BG: basement Char 1: John BG: basement Chars: Terrorists BG: wall Props: chair Char 1; John BG: basement Char 1: Terrorist 1 BG: basement Char 1: Terrorist 1 BG: basement Char 1: John BG: basement Char 1: Terrorist 1 Char 2: Terrorist 2 BG: Door Char 1: Old man BG: basement Char 1: Terrorist 1 Char 2: John Props: Dog tag BG: Dirty Hand Props: Dog tag BG: basement Char 1: Terrorist 1 BG: basement Char 1: Old man BG: White Clothes on a wall Char 1: John Char 2: Terrorists BG: basement Char 1: Old man Props: guns


3

160

ECS: John’s exhausted face LS: Dick’s living room

4

10

4

20

BS: News announcer talking

4

30

BS: Afghanistan man on tape, with John on the ground

4

40

4

50

BS: Dick’s expression when sees that it is his son on the TV CS: Dog tag being shown on John’s clothing

4

60

MS: Dick sees the dog tag and runs into the kitchen

5

10

MS: Inside of meeting room

5

20

MS: Dick is sitting at meeting table, listening

5

30

5

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5

50

LS: Dick’s POV, listening to General Ralph speak MS: General Ralph speaking LS: General Ralph speaking, board members POV

5

60

MS: General Smith addressing General Ralph

Char 1: John BG: Living room Char 1: Dick Props: Remote control, lounge chair, coffee cup Char 1: News Announcer Char 1: Afghanistan man on tape Char 2: John Props: Video camera BG: Living room Char 1: Dick Props: remote control BG: Living room Char 1: John Props: Dog tag BG: Living room and then kit chen Char 1: Dick Props: Phone BG: meeting room Char 1: General Ralph Char 2: General Smith Char 3: Dick BG: meeting room Char 1: Dick Props: pen, paper, notes BG: meeting room Char 1: General Ralph Char 2: Dick BG: meeting room Char 1: General Ralph BG: meeting room Char 1: General Ralph Char 2: General Smith Char 3: Dick BG: meeting room Char 1: General Smith Char 2: General Ralph


5

70

CS: Dick cutting off both men LS: Dick walking away from meeting room CS: Dick’s red eyes

5

80

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90

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100

MS: Dick writes a note to himself

6

10

MLS: Airport terminal

6

20

MS: Dick walking to ticket lady

6

30

MCS: Ticket lady taking ticket

6

40

MCS: Dick talking to ticket lady

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50

6

60

6

70

7

10

CS: Afghanistan Ticket LS: Ticket lady smiling, Dick leaving airport LS: Airplane leaving LS: US Base in Afghanistan

7

20

MS: Troop #1 Talking to Dick

7

30

CS: John’s bed

7

40

LS: Troop #1 Looking at bed

BG: meeting room Char 1: Dick BG: meeting room Char 1: Dick Props: chair BG: meeting room Char 1: Dick BG: meeting room Char 1: Dick Props: Notepaper, pen BG: airport terminal Char 1: People of airport BG: airport terminal Char 1: Dick Char 2: Ticket Lady Props: Ticket BG: airport terminal Char 1: Ticket Lady Char 2: Dick Props: Ticket BG: airport terminal Char 1: Dick Char 2: Ticket Lady Props: Ticket BG: airport terminal Char 1: Ticket Lady Char 2: Dick BG: airport terminal Props: Airplane BG: room Char 1: Dick, other random people Props: army gears BG: room Char 1: Dick Char 2 Troop #1 Props: army gears Props: bed, bedroom accessories Char 1: Troop #1 Props: Bed, bedroom accessories


7

50

CS: Troop #1 talking to Dick CS: Dick look at picture

7

60

7

70

CS: Dog tags emphasized

7

80

CS: Dick puts his hand on neck

7

90

MS: Dick thinking

Char 1: Troop #1 Char 2: Dick Char 1: Dick Props: picture of John and Dick in frame Char 1: Dick Props: picture frame of John and Dick Char 1: Dick Props: Dick and John in picture frame Char 1: Dick

7

100

LS: Dick talking to troop

Char 1: Troop #1 Char 2: Dick

7

110

8

10

MS: Dick sits on John’s bed LS: Office of US Base, Lt. John’son speaking to Dick

8

20

Char 1: Dick Props: Bed Char 1: Lt. John’son Char 2: Dick Props: army stuff, gears Char 1: Lt. John’son

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30

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MS: Lt. John’son talking CS: John’son’ finger pointing at the map CS: Dick’s talking with a determined look Then the screen fades out LS: Afghanistan Mountains MLS: Helicopter is heard LS: Sand being blown LS: Solider in helicopter signaling to Dick and other Troops. LS: Dick and troops running to basement

Char 1: Lt. John’son Props: map Char 1: Dick

Chars: Troops and other people Props: Helicopter Props: Sand Char 1: Dick Char 2: Solider #1 Char 3: Troops Props: Helicopter Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Props: M-116s


9

60

MLS: Dick talking to troops

9

70

9

80

LS: Afghan men running into Dick and troops CS: Dick’s POV, shooting Afghan man

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CS: John hears shooting from where kidnappers have him at LS: Kidnappers talking to each other MS: Kidnapper leaves room MLS: Kidnapper #1 punches John CS: Dick talking to troops LS: Dick waving to troops LS: Round of gunfire MS: Inside of Afghanistan basement LS: Dick and troops separate LS: John in room

LS: Dick tells troops where to find John MLS: Hallway between Dick ad

Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Props: M-116s Char 1: Dick Chars 2: Troops Chars 3: Afghan men Char 1: Dick Char 2: Afghan man Props: M-116, blood and guts Char 1: John

Char 1: Kidnappers #1 Char 2: Kidnapper #2 Char 3: John Props: M-116s Char 1: Kidnapper #2 Char 1: John Char 2: Kidnapper #1 Char 1: Dick Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Props: M-116s Char 1: Dick Char 2: Troops Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Char 1: John Props: Blood, blindfold, room accessories Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Char 1: Dick Char 2: John


John 10

130

MS: Kidnapper points gun

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MCS: Dick shoots Kidnapper #1 MLS: Dick takes off John’s blindfold MS: John talks to dad LS: Conversation between Dick and John LS: All characters leave basement

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10

LS: Going to helicopter

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20

MLS: Troop going into helicopter

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30

MLS: Dick enters helicopter

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40

LS: John stumbles, bullets fly

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50

LS: Pilot leaving

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60

LS: Troop throws ladder

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70

MCS: Dick holds ladder talks to John

Char 1: Dick Char 2: Kidnapper #1 Props: M-114, M116 Chars: Troops Char 1: Dick Char 2: Kidnapper #1 Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Char 1: John Char 2: Dick Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Chars; Troops Char 1: Dick Chars: Troops Char 3: John Chars: Troops Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: Helicopter Char 1: Dick Props: helicopter Char 1: John Char 2: Dick Chars: Troops Props: Helicopter, M116s, M-114s, bullets Char 1: Pilot Chars: Troops Props: Helicopter, M116s, M-114s BG: Char 1: Dick Char 2: Troop #2 Char 3 John Props: Helicopter, ladder, M-116s Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: Ladder,


helicopter 11

80

MCS: Troop helps John onto helicopter

11

90

11

100

LS: John shot in back, holding ladder with one hand CS: John’s back

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MLS: Put army jacket on John

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10

12

20

LHS: Dick is walking around with nerves LS: A doctor appears, Dick runs to him

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30

MS: Dick asks the doctor about John

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12

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CS: Dick says “Say something, please” loudly CS: The doctor answers Dick

12

60

CS: Dick says “Thanks god!”

13

10

MS: Dick walks in

MLS: Afghan men try to pull John down John kicks CS: Dick shoots Afghan man LS: Pull John in, fly away

Char 1: Troop #2 Char 2: John Props: Helicopter, ladder Char 1: Afghan shooter Char 2: John Props: Helicopter, ladder, M-114 Char 1: John Props: Blood Char 1: John Chars: Afghan men Props: Ladder Char 1: Dick Char 2: Afghan man Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Chars: Troops Props: Helicopter Char 1: Dick Char 2: John BG: hospital hallway Char 1: Dick Props: no BG: hospital hallway Char 1: Dick Char 2: Doctor Props: no BG: hospital hallway Char 1: Dick Char 2: Doctor Props: no BG: hospital hallway Char 1: Dick Props: no BG: hospital hallway Char 2: Doctor Props: no BG: hospital hallway Char 1: Dick Props: no BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick


Props: no 13

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MS: Dick takes out the dog tag and gives it to John again

13

60

CS: Dick says “You held… you know”

13

70

CS: John’s embarrassed face

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80

MS then moves to LS, and then the screen fades out: Dick and John are talking

 

Dick’s POV: He sees John lying on the bed. The camera moves as he approaches John MS: Dick is standing next to John’s bed. The camera shows John’s face closer and Dick’s half body a little bit farther MS: John touches his neck and finds no dog tag there

BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances

BG: recovery room Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick Props: bed, medical appliances BG: recovery room Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances BG: recovery room Char 1: Dick Char 2: John Props: bed, medical appliances


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