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Description Medium shot: Jacob in his la-z-boy

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Dark room, television on, jacob is the only one around

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Long shot: Jacob walks to the phone

SFX: Telephone ringing

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Medium close up: Jacob puts phone up to his ear. Hangs up.

Prop: Telephone

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Long shot: Jacob standing and staring at phone. It rings

Prop: Telephone

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Closeup: Jacob’s face, he asnwers Prop: Telephone

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Medium closeup: Camera is in passenger seat. Jacob is driving and singing

SFX: Rap music playing in car radio

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Long shot: Behind Jacob’s car. Stopped at a stoplight. Girl pulls up next to him

BG: Stoplight and two cars pulled up next to each other

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Medium closeup: Space between next to one another at stoplight Jacob and Girl lean out windows to talk

BG: Cars are still parked cars. SFX: Car horn

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Long shot: back behind cars as SFX: Screeching tires Jacob guns it. Same angle though

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POV: Driving down road and boy steps out and smashes into windshield.

SFX: Breaking windshield Windshield will completely crack

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Long shot: Side of car can be seen, Caleb lies rolls off hood of car Jacob gets out

BG: Bright green forestry SFX: Jacobs car door slamming

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Closeup: Back of Jacob’s head as he leans over Caleb.

BG: Not in focus, girl friends car SFX/BG: Girl screaming

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Hight angle/Zoom out: A group is forming in a circle around Caleb’s body

BG: People are slowly coming around Jacob and Caleb in the street


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Close up: A female hand knocking on a door

You can just see the hand the grain of the door SFX: Knocking

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Close up: A female mouth, speaking

Just Rebecca’s mouth, calling to Jacob SFX: Knocking

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Long shot: Rebecca stands at a door, hand posed to knock. She yells

BG: Mother yelling from downstairs

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Wide shot: Jacob’s room. The door opens, Rebecca walks in. Door shuts. She heads to computer and turns it on

SFX: Door opening and closing BG: Jacob’s room with posters and crucifix on wall

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Medium close up: Rebecca fiddles with computer and printer. Camera shows her from profile

SFX: Printer turning on, rolling chair creaking as she sits

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Medium shot: Still from profile, Rebecca snoops while paper prints. Comes across journal.

Props: Journal

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Close up: Rebecca’s eyes as she reads.

SFX: Turning pages

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Close up: Journal slams shut

SFX: Journal closing Props: Journal

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Long shot: Rebecca leaves Jacob’s room. Journal in hand Camera follows her into her room as she yells to mom. Stuffs journal under mattress, closes door on camera

Props: Journal SFX: Door closing behind Rebecca as she exits


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Extreme Long Shot: Outside a large, stone, Catholic church. Many people dressed in black enter church as more arrive.

BG: Sunny, clear skies, lots of trees and life

Extreme long shot: Inside of church. Camera zooms in as it moves up center aisle. Comes to rest behind front-left pew.

SFX: People whispering BG: Framed picture of Caleb and casket surrounded by flowers

Medium close up: Profile of Rebecca as she watches priest rise.

BG: Rebecca’s parents next to her. The church is packed all around her

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POV Rebecca: Priest gives sermon. Calls Rebecca up

BG: Caleb’s casket and photo and flowers

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Long shot: From aise, Rebecca stands at podium

BG: Casket, photos, and flowers

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Medium close up high angle: From behind Rebecca, she gives speech. Walks to pew and sits

Props: Speech on paper BG: Filled church

BG: People begin to rise and exit church

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Medium shot: Rebecca sits staring ahead as her parents hold each other and cry

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Long shot: Morris’ enter wake

BG: People standing around talking

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POV Jacob: Surveys room, eyes follow snaking line to greet the Cain family.

BG: People dressed in black chatting


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Medium Close up: Mr. and Mrs. Morris steer Jacob over to The line.

BG: People still chatting, the line moves around

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Line containing the Morris family and other well-wishers moves forward at fast forward speed until Morris’ and Cains are in front of each other.

BG: People chatting, Casket and flowers in background

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Medium Close up: Mrs. Cain and Mrs. Morris hugging.

BG: Cain family standing Before casket

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Close up: Mrs. Morris talking in Mrs. Cains ear. Back of Cains head is visible

Women still hugging

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Medium close up: Mrs. Cain speaks to Jacob

BG: Mr. Morris and Mr. Cain shake hands

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Medium shot: Only Jacob and Mrs. Cain.

BG: The casket is framed by their bodies as Mrs. Cain grabs Jacob’s arm

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Close up: Mrs. Cains hand on arm

Her nails are painted red

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Medium shot: Jacob begins to pull away

His suit arm bunches so you can tell he is pulling

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Close up: Jacob’s face. Looks startled and upset. He nods.

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Medium shot: Mrs. Cain releases his arm. The Morris parents steer Jacob away, Camera stays on Mrs. Cains devastated face.

BG: The line has come to a stop. The Morris family passes the casket

Long shot: People still streaming by. Jacob pauses at casket

BG: casket, photo and flowers


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Close up: Camera pans the white casket with writing on it

BG: Flowers Prop: Casket BG: People moving about talking to one another

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Long tracking shot: Jacob standing in middle of funeral parlor alone. Fades out

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Establishing shot: Hotel lobby

BG: Jacob and Melissa at counter

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Medium shot: Jacob helping couple POV shot from couple

BG: Standard oil painting that you find in cheap hotels Prop: Computer

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POV Jacob medium shot: Looking at couple

BG: Front of hotel lobby SFX: Chattering in BG

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Long shot: Couple in elevator. Doors close, pan to mananger Coming Around corner and follow Him up to service counter

SFX: Ding of elevator and of doors closing BG: Changes as manager walks

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Medium shot: Manager tells jacob to meet him in office. Camera follows behind them into office

BG: Standard oil painting, Melissa doing her job SFX: Door closing

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Long Shot: Jacob and Manager enter the office

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POV Jacob: Manager talks to jacob

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POV Manager: Jacob responds

BG: Doorway

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POV Jacob: Manager speaks

BG: Standard office

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POV Manager: Jacob responds

BG: Doorway

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Medium high angle: Shows both men sitting on opposite sides of desk

BG: Standard office

SFX: Chair creaking as manager leans forward


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Medium: Profile of men sitting across each other, Manager leans in. Jacob stands and camera pans to him closing the door behind him

BG: Standard office SFX: Door closing

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High angle: Panning to follow Jacob’s car into his parking spot

BG: Empty parking lot

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Long shot: Jacob getting out of his car.

SFX: Car door opening

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Medium shot: Jacob shuts his car door. Camera stays on him as he starts up the stairs. Pedestal shot begins as climbs higher. He enters his apartment and closes the door

SFX: Door shutting, footsteps on stairs

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Long establishing shot: Jacob’s apartment pan to him as he enters Liz comes up and greets him Leads him into kitchen.

BG: Plain apartment that reflects a woman’s touch. SFX: Jacob closing door

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Close up: Inside of fridge, fridge opens and jacob pulls out a beer fridge door closes

FG: Ketchup and other fridge things line the door of the fridge

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Medium shot: Liz sitting at table. Jacob goes to sit.

BG: Beige wall with a Clock and photo SFX: Pulling back chair

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Close up: Jacob’s hands opening the beer.

SFX: Beer opening Props: Beer

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Long profile shot: Jacob is at end of the table, Liz is seated perpindicular to him. They begin to talk

BG: Beige wall SFX: Clock ticking

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Medium close up: Liz’s face lights up as jacob tells her about job offer. She leans forward.

BG: Beige wall SFX: Chair creaks as she leans forward


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Close up Jacob’s face: Tells Liz he turned it down

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Medium shot showing both Liz and Jacob. Liz sits back as she hears him. Conversation continues

Silence until she speaks

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Flashback: Boy steps into car and smashes windshield

SFX: Cracking glass Muffled screaming

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Flashback: Caleb’s body on the ground

SFX: Muffled screaming

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Medium close up: Jacob comes out of flashback as Liz clears table while talking. Camera follows her as she sits back down at table. They talk.

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Flashback: Extreme high angle showing people encircling Caleb’s body on the ground

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Close up on Liz pleading

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Medium profile shot of the two. Jacob tells her to get out. Camera follows Liz as she grabs her coat and exits apartment. Camera retraces her footsteps and finds jacob still sitting at the table

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Close up: Jacob is standing at the phone . He agrees and hangs up the camera pulls back as he grabs his jacket and heads out the door. Camera pans to living room and Shows tv on and tv dinner sitting on tray

SFX: Clink of dishes in kitchen sink SFX: Muffled screaming

SFX: Liz’s shoes walking out and the door closing

SFX: Clicking of phone being hung up SFX: Faint tv noise SFX: Door closing


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Long shot: Follows Jacob at a at distance as he turns into diner. Pan up to show diner sign

SFX: Diner door ding BG: Diner and snow on ground

Medium shot: Behind Jacob. Pans diner and rests on Rebecca. Comes back as host harrasses Jacob.

SFX: Diner door ding SFX: Loud diner chatter

POV Jacob: Looks at host. Ignores host. Walks towards Rebecca and looks down at her when he gets to the table

SFX: Loud diner chatter BG: Standard 50s diner

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Low angle: Rebecca motions for him to sit and he does.

Props: Menus SFX: Diner noise

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Profile medium shot of Rebecca and Jacob, head on of waitress. They give their orders

Props: Menus SFX: More diner noise

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Close up: Jacob

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Close up: Rebecca

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Close up: Jacob

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Close up: Rebecca

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Profile medium shot of Rebecca and Jacob, head on of waitress, Jacob gets his coffee

Props: Coffee SFX: Cup on table

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Medium close up from same angle

SFX: Diner chatter

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Medium shot: Jacob rises and camera begins to follow his back. Rebecca calls to him.

SFX: Diner din

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Close up: Jacob’s face. Pans back as Rebecca impores him


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Profile medium shot of the two. They continue to talk

SFX: Diner din

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Close up: Rebecca’s purse, she pulls Props: Purse and journal journal out of her bag

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Profile medium shot of the two. The journal is on the table. They talk.

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Close up on Rebecca: She tells Jacob about their family and she tears up

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Close up: Journal sliding towards camera

Prop: Journal

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Medium shot: Camera follows Rebecca as she pats Jacob on shoulder and exits diner. Camera starts to pan back but Jacob is already up and in view. He exits as well.

SFX: Diner door ding

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Close up: Journal. Camera pans back to reveal Jacob staring at the open journal. He flips to the back

Props: Journal

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Medium shot: Camera is in front of Caleb as he sits at his desk. He is writing in a journal.

Props: Journal

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Medium shot: Jacob leans back and cries. He picks up a pen

Props: Pen and journal

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Close up of journal: We see Jacob’s hand writing

Props: Pen and journal SFX: Pen scratching

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Medium shot: Jacob closes journal and cries. Fade out.

Props: Journal

Prop: Journal


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