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161.

USHER

Wind! They don’t pay us

to stand and watch-

Now keep these kids quiet.

WIND

It that girl- she like some one

I know. You think I meet her?

USHER

You kidding? That’s Judy Garland!

You’d never get within a mile of her!

As Wind watches, the wicked witch sends her flying monkeys “To the Emerald city, as fast as lightning”

An older boy tells his squirming younger brother

Look Simon- They fly around

like Grumman Hell Cats!

Wind watches a war newsreel- Head Usher shakes his head

On screen USO singers sing “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”

EXT BEACH DAY

Jeremy and Dove frolic on the beach- the audio dissolves to a radio playing “Surf City”- Dove is noticeably pregnant.

Jeremy tries to kiss her, but Dove is cool to his advances

INT CAPSTAN HOME DAY

As the television reporter talks on camera, Dove plays harp in the background, while a group of hippies surround her

REPORTER

And so Dove doesn’t take credit

for the healings- but says

Its because of an ANGEL- who

also taught her to play harp.

Is her story real? Well, dozens have testified of her healing powers,

including the sister of pop singer

Ian Sylvan who claims Dove cured the

deafness she was born with….

As you can see, Dove has acquired quite a cult following among

local hippies…

They hippies wave at the camera

162.

REPORTER

One last question DOVE-

What do you think of the

war in Vietnam?

DOVE

I no like war. Men act like animals!

Always one tribe fights other-

Hurt every one in both tribe!

It be better if they friends…

Can you dig it?

Jeremy Capstan and Ian Sylvan are off to the side

JEREMY

God, is this bird hip to the war!

SYLVAN

Yeah… and I love her tribal metaphor…

Ian’s manager whispers from the other side:

MANAGER

You know Ian, making this scene,

With that girl doesn’t hurt your public relations.

IAN

No- I’m not exploiting her.

She healed my sister- it’s like

a miracle! Besides- she’s

kinda cute- I like her!

The manager gives him an unbelieving look

INT PACIFIC MOVIE THEATRE DAY

A newsreel brings us up to the year 1945, Wind is still at the theatre, looking slightly older

MANAGER

(To Usher)

Well we’re finally getting rid

of our boy Wind. Seems he’s

joined the navy- Chinook says he

leaves in a few days.

163.

INT CHINOOK HOME DAY

Wind enters. Dave, Guy and Billy Maxwell are there

DAVE

Wind. Come on in. Say,

Did you hear the news?

The war in Europe is over!

Now we can focus on the Japs!

WIND

Oh boy! That great!

(He sees Guy)

Guy! You are back!

GUY

For a few days. The Indy

took some kamikazee hits

off Okinawa. I‘m on shore leave

while she‘s in for repairs.

Say, I hear you joined up!

WIND

Yeah, yeah. Navy! Just like you

and Woody… I leave in the morning.

DAVE

Well Woody’s not in the REAL Navy

like you guys- just the merchant marines

Too bad he’s not here now.

GUY

Yeah really. Heard from him Dad?

DAVE

No, not for some time now.

Billy comes over in his wheelchair

BILLY

Well, now you can tell the Japs

It’s REALLY over! Chinook AND

Wind in the same navy! I just wish

I could be there with you guys!

 

 

 

164.

GUY

Well, I wouldn’t wish the things

I’ve seen on anyone. It’s an

awful feeling when those suicide

planes dive at you, and you realize

that other guys will pay any price

to beat you.

WIND

But I ready to fight them!

I see everything in the

movies! I think God want me

to fight! Guy- I wonder-

May be I can get on your ship.

May be I can fight with you-

GUY

I don’t know Wind. I’m only

A Chief Petty Officer. But I’ll

tell you what- I’ll see if I can

pull some strings. I’d love to

have you aboard- Say, I’ve got an idea.

Let’s all go out on the town tonight,

Give Wind a big sendoff! Take in

a club- meet some dames!

How bout it fellas?

DAVE

No No, not me. What would

your mother say?

You young guys’ll just

have to go alone.

BILLY

Oh, I don’t know-

I’d only hold you back.

You Navy guys go and

have yourselves a big night

without this anchor-

INT L.A. NIGHTCLUB- THE BROWN DERBY NIGHT

Guy and Wind arrive- the place is hopping and a tune begins as they enter

AUDIO: “I HEAR MUSIC”- BILLIE HOLIDAY

“I hear music, mighty fine music,

The murmur of a morning breeze of air,

The rattle of the milk man on the stair”

165.

“Sure, that’s music, mighty fine music

The singing of a sparrow in the sky,

The perking of the coffee right nearby”

Yudoc is drunk at the bar- He plays an imaginary clarinet- Guy pulls Wind away from him and they find a table

“There’s my favorite melody,

you’re my angel phoning me,

I hear music, mighty fine music,

And anytime I think my world is wrong,

I get me outta bed and sing this song”

The band is introduced during the instrumental:

Ladies and gentlemen…

Miss Billie Holiday!

with Jumpin Jimmy Jive

and the Bee-boppin Band!

The band leader turns around and smiles- it is DEE

“I hear music, mighty fine music,

The murmur of a morning breeze of air,

(Wind coughs from some cigarette smoke)

The rattle of the milkman on the stair,

(A waitress rattles past with a tray of drinks)

Sure that’s music, mighty fine music

The singing of a sparrow in the sky,

The perking of the coffee right nearby”

“There’s my favorite melody,

You’re my angel phoning me,

I hear music, mighty fine music,

And anytime I think my world is wrong,

I get me outta bed and sing… this… song”

GUY

Wow! This place is hoppin tonight!

Wait’ll you see who’s on next!

Ah Hollywood- I love this town!

Yudoc is at the bar babbling incoherently

Wind watches from a table

YUDOC

All the live long day….

Say bartender… strike up-

Strike up that band again!

166.

BARTENDER

Hey buddy! Quiet down or

I’m tossing you out of here…

Understand?!

ANNOUNCER

Ladies and Gentlemen! Your

attention please! The Brown Derby

is pleased to bring you the

finest entertainment in all of

California! Tonight we have

with us a very special guest!

One of Hollywood’s mega-stars!

She’s here to sing a special song

for all you G.I.‘s and sailors!

So let’s have a big welcome

for the one and only-

Miss Judy Garland!

Judy Garland (Judah) then performs “THE LAST CALL FOR LOVE”

Wind turns around to see her when the music starts-

“The moment has come… I hear a drum

or is it my heart dear, beating this way,

WIND

(rising)

Judah! My Judah!

“There’s work to be done, done with a gun,

There goes the bugle, I hear it say…”

Wind starts toward the stage- Guy pulls him back-

Some MP’s push past dragging Yudoc

MP

Outta the way sailor!

“It’s the last call for love,

time to say fare thee well,

Let the taps tell you all

that my heart dare not tell”

They sit back down

GUY

Isn’t she the best?

167.

“With your eyes in the stars of Old Glory

Can I help but be faithful to you?

May we meet on the day I’m dreaming of-

It’s the last call for love..”

Wind weeps: Judah, Judah, Judah!

“With your eyes in the stars of Old Glory, how can I help be faithful to you?

Til we meet on the day we’re dreaming of, it’s the last call for love

It’s the last call for love sweetheart….

CLOSE UP of Harp at end of song- DISSOLVES TO:

Wind and Guy are in a crowd of people pushing toward Judy Garland and her entourage on stage- Some thugs block the way

THUG

Get back youse guys! The lady

don’t talk to strangers!

GUY

Well I told you Wind- we’ll

Never get in to see her- not with

all these bodyguards around her.

Guy pulls him away, Wind is distraught

GUY

Listen- it’s late- You need

some sleep if you’re reporting

for basic tomorrow- Let’s just go

As they move to the exit and depart, Billie Holiday is singing the first verse of “Sunny Side of the Street.”

Wind sadly looks back by the door, and Guy pulls him away

INT U.S.S INDIANAPOLIS NIGHT

CAPTION: “ONBOARD THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS- 3 MONTHS LATER”

Wind watches a sailor give instructions on how to use a Mae West life preserver.

SAILOR

Pull the cinches tight, and you’re

all set. (then imitating Mae West):

So why don’t you jump on in

and try me some time…

168.

The others laugh, Wind, confused again, laughs anyway

GUY

OK, that is all- now report

to your assigned stations.

They disperse

GUY

Say Wind. How’s it

going down in the galley?

WIND

OK, Sir. Cooks keep me busy.

GUY

Wind, you can still call

me Guy, when there’s no

One else around- OK?

WIND

OK… Guy!

GUY

Now there’s a bunch of brass

coming- to see some kind

of training film. I have orders

to get this room ready-

They want an urn of coffee

set up- on the double-

Think you can handle it?

WIND

A coffee ur- urn- Yes sir!

INT GALLEY USS INDIANAPOLIS NIGHT

As Wind is loading the urn of coffee onto a rolling cart

He knocks over a stack of big cooking pots

INT JAPANESE SUBMARINE SONAR ROOM NIGHT

CAPTION: “JAPANESE SUBMARINE I-58- 12 MILES AWAY”

A Japanese sonar man alerts an officer.

SONAR MAN

(In Japanese w/subtitles)

Sir! I hear something. Sounds

like a ship… Pots and pans!

169.

They both listen intently to the sound

SONAR MAN

Bearing north by northwest!

Range- 20 kilometers!

INT USS INDIANAPOLIS NIGHT

A group of officers has assembled in the room

OFFICER

Gentlemen! Your attention please!

You’ve been asked here to see a

short film- classified Top Secret!

Now I know there’s been a lot

of scuttlebutt about the cargo

we just delivered. And why

things were so hush-hush.

This film may answer some of

your questions. So if you’ll

take a seat- we’ll get rolling-

As he takes a seat, he asks Guy:

OFFICER

Say there- Mr. Chinook.

Any coffee here? Just got

Off a long watch-

GUY

I’ve got a man on it Sir!

And here he is now…

Wind arrives as the film rolls. Guy gets the coffee.

GUY

Where have you been?

Better scram now OK?

WIND

(Looking puzzled)

OK!

Wind ducks behind a wall in the back and hears in the film that the ship has just delivered the new Atomic Bomb

 

 

170.

NEWSREEL

President Truman believes the new

bomb will end the war much sooner.

It’s been developed by a team

headed by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer…

Robert Oppenheimer is Dom in the newsreel-

And Wind is shaken and distraught when he sees him

INT USS INDIANAPOLIS RADIO ROOM SAME NIGHT

Guy is in the radio room. Wind enters:

GUY

Hey Wind. Just in time!

Listen to this- We’re picking up

Dad’s station! It’s Lefty Lou!

LEFTY LOU

With the Japs pushed back

across the pacific, The President

hopes our armed forces may even

be back home for Christmas-

INT KFVD STUDIO NIGHT

LEFTY LOU

With that in mind- here’s a new

Christmas carol- to keep you cool

this warm evening- Judy Garland-

He spins a record on a turntable

INT USS INDIANAPOLIS RADIO ROOM NIGHT

The men listen solemnly- Guy forces a smile

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,

Let your heart be light

Next year all our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the yuletide gay,

next year all our troubles will be miles away…”

The radio signal fades out- Guy wipes away a tear

GUY

Gee- I haven’t been home

for Christmas since 1941-

But that shore leave sure was nice.

171.

EXT USS INDIANAPOLIS TOPSIDE DECK SAME NIGHT

Wind and Guy go out on deck and talk-

WIND

I have friend on other ship-

-Salty. I wonder what he think

of this big ship…

A sailor walks past smoking a cigarette (It is Salty [Fay])

GUY

Say buddy! Spare a cigarette?

Salty hands him a cigarette and lights it up for him, before he leaves, while Wind stares and wonders

SALTY

Lucky Strike- It’s toasted.

GUY

You know Wind, I was wondering…

Do you ever think much about death

since you came on board?

WIND

No- I wonder if I CAN die now…

I think I must fight- Yet wonder:

Why I here- in this place

In this time?

GUY

Yeah- I wonder too- the whole

crew does! Still- we’re here-

fighting for freedom…

Wind suddenly points and says

WIND

Look Guy, here come a dolphin

GUY

Oh my God! That’s no dolphin-

It’s a torpedo! Sound general

Quarters! Sound general quarters!

As they run across the deck there is an explosion

The screen washes out to white and the sound of harp strains

172.

EXT SMALL BOAT NIGHT

Wind and Guy awake in a small rubber lifeboat, washed up on a beach, in a thick fog-

WIND

GUY! GUY! Wake up! You OK?

GUY

Uhhh. Wha? What the?

Where’s the ship?

WIND

I no know. Did it sink?

GUY

I don’t know. Last thing I

remember is that torpedo

coming at us…

WIND

Hey! Any body out there?!

GUY

Ssshh! Be quiet!

There may be enemy nearby!

Let’s get our bearings…

How’d we make land?

Must be an island!

They leave the boat and go into a forest- Guy has a pistol

They come upon a clearing- There is a strange army of

primitive looking men and crude dwellings lit by campfire

There are carts made from the back of pick-up trucks, etc.

There are modern helmets and camouflage- remains from a war but the weapons are again the bow, crossbow and spear-

yet made from more high-tech modern items

Guy and Wind watch them from the woods

The people are mutated to varying degrees (from radiation)

GUY

Who the hell are THESE people?

And what happened to them?

WIND

I know no… You think

they got food?

173.

GUY

Hard to say- they may be hostile

Tell you what- we’ll wait ‘til

things quiet down- Then maybe

we can find some grub…

Find out who they are…

Later that night, when it’s quiet, they creep into a hut

A man with a lantern (John- “Monk Jonathan“) comes in and discovers them- Guy has his pistol out

JOHN

Who’s in here?

What do you want?

GUY

Hold it there fella.

We just want some food

and water. Don’t want

to hurt anyone.

John holds up the lantern and looks at them

JOHN

You’re not from here are you?

You don’t have radiation poisoning…

You’re not of this time, are you?

I’m not of this time either-

but I’ve met others like you…

WIND

It you! Jonathan!

From Tower of London!

JOHN

What? No no- My name is John

Not Jonathan- And I’ve never been to

London- But I’ve heard of it.

You’ve mistaken me for someone else-

GUY

Then where the hell are we?

JOHN

Yes- well, I suppose “where

the hell” is an appropriate

question- and I can’t

really tell you where-

(MORE)

174.

JOHN (CONT’D)

When is probably more important-

for it’s now after the “end time”

that I wrote of- before coming

here myself. You may have

read about it- in The Bible.

GUY

Now just a minute fella. Are you

telling us YOU wrote The Bible?

JOHN

Oh no! Just a little bit.

They call it “Revelations.”

GUY

Go on now! You didn’t write

Revelations- That book was written

almost two thousand years ago!

JOHN

Yes, by your linear thinking-

And yet to God- time is

irrelevant- I see by your dress

that you are soldiers of some sort-

GUY

Yeah- sailors. Americans

You speak English well.

Are you with the Allies?

JOHN

I can speak all tongues-

As the occasion requires-

My only allies are the people of god.

You asked me what happened to

these people here? I’m afraid

the answer’s a tragic tale.

GUY

Well we got time mister.

And we want answers-

JOHN

Then be seated gentlemen.

I can only start with

my own story-

They all sit

175.

JOHN

It was shortly after I returned

to the Island of Patmos, after

writing my Revelations, that I was

again taken up by the Spirit of God.

I saw lightnings and destructions

and an angel stood before me

And said “Keep a record of all

that you see.” I then saw two

cities utterly destroyed, and I said

“Surely this destruction is the

hand of God!” But the angel said

“The destruction you see was

not of God, but man’s folly!”

The cities destroyed marked

the end of what was known as

the Second World War.

GUY

Hoooo-eee! That was the bomb

we delivered Wind… It musta

beat the Japs and ended the war.

JOHN

Yes it did end that war. But the

conflict was never really over.

Other nations duplicated the bombs,

and then in The Year of Our Lord 1966, a unified Eastern Empire

launched a nuclear attack on America

and Western Europe… Six days later,

When it was all over, there was not

one major city in the world left standing.

Widespread radioactive fallout

destroyed the last vestiges of

civilization on the earth, plunging it into a Second Dark Ages…

GUY

Oh my God!

JOHN

Yes- well. And so- that is where we

are now my friends. The decaying flesh

you see on the people here is

radiation poisoning- from the

inescapable fallout- everyone

here is dying from it-

(MORE)

176.

JOHN (CONT’D)

No governments remain-

only these primitive tribes

that war constantly-

I too wonder why I am here,

But I think the lesson

is that if the world ever

really wants peace, man must

first learn to pursue it…

Now, as to your needs- We have

in this camp a little water-

You may have some- but I must

warn you- It is contaminated

-drinking it will make you sick

and eventually lead to your death.

Food is another matter-

I have none here-

We survive on game we kill,

or catch in the contaminated sea.

I see you have a weapon-

If I give you some water-

perhaps you can track down

a boar to feed us…

WIND

Now you talk my language!

I kill many boar- in my time!

Come on Guy- To survive- we hunt!

John then retrieves a spear from the corner

JOHN

Take this with you then-

It may be of some use-

He gets an urn of water from undercover and hands it to Guy

JOHN

Here is some water-

The less you drink

The slower it will

make you sick-

They all look at each other- Guy takes a sip- “ugh!”