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95.

INT BACK AT THE ADMIRAL BENBOW INN NIGHT

Later that night Judith sings the final number at the inn “Londonderry Air” (Danny Boy)-Mellow harp accompaniment

She directs her emotion in Wind’s direction

“Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side,

The summers gone, and all the roses calling

Tis you, tis you must go while I abide”

Looking tipsy again, Wind now declines an offer of ale

“But come ye back, when summer’s in the meadow

Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow

And I’ll be there, in sunshine or in shadow

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so”

The owner rings the ship’s bell at the bar

OWNER

Finish yir drinks mates.

The Admiral Benbow’s

closin for the night!

 

EXT CANTEBURY ESTATE DAY

The following day, Judith, Garrand and Wind arrive at the CANTERBURY ESTATE in a horse drawn cart

A butler leads them to a room where DOM, now THE DUKE OF CANTERBURY plays a harpsichord- intro to “BECAUSE”

Judith embraces and kisses Dom when he finishes

JUDITH

My hasn’t our good Duke

mastered his keyboard quickly…!

M’lord- May I introduce John Maybury, of His Majesty’s Valiant Plymouth! -although he calls himself Wind…

Wind, the Royal Duke Of Canterbury.

DOM

Wind?- You call yourself Wind?

And that would be… because…?

 

96.

JUDITH

Well, it seems that, after

some sea battle, our friend-

Wind here, was plucked from

the briny deep- and then

pronounced ‘BEWIDERED’

Wind sensing trouble stammers along with the word:

WIND

BE- WILDERED!

DOM

(laughs)

Bewildered!? Oh really!

And you say he says he’s

from the Valiant Plymouth?

Well, sir, I believe your

vessel is due to leave port

again very soon, is it not?”

WIND

It is gone..

DOM

What…?

WIND

It sail away

DOM

Well then… aren’t you

supposed to be on it?

WIND

I am be- wild-ered…

He is called aside by Garrand who stands by a globe

GARRAND

Uh… Wind, perhaps you can show me

about where your ship sank?

DOM

(To Judith)

Judith really! Where do you

find these tag- a-longs?

(MORE)

97.

DOM (CONT’D)

That man’s no more a sailor

than Garrand here!

Does the poor chap ever

change his clothes?

So tell me Darling- just where

did you meet this raggedy man…

and what is his REAL name again?

PAMELA

His name is John,

but he goes by “Wind”

DOM

(Waving his hand in front of his face):

Well, it seems as if

he’s just broken some

A maid brings refreshments, turns and leaves

JUDITH

Oh maid… Is it not proper etiquette

to curtsy before leaving…?

GARRAND

Judith… really! Must you be so curt

with the indentured help?

DOM

No, no. She’s absolutely right!

And I expect my lady to be able

to handle the servants correctly…

Wind looks wary of how Judith is behaving

DOM

Come outside everyone. I have

some vintage weapons we can play with.

GARRAND

The Duke has charge of

the king‘s arsenal… And…

It’s his hobby of sorts…

DOM

(To Garrand)

I just acquired this rare French sabre…

Just look at the workmanship…

98.

Dom and Garrand leave Judith and Wind alone

WIND

Judith- Which is man you love?

JUDITH

Well I love them both-

but I’m betrothed to the duke

WIND

(confused)

What?

JUDITH

The Duke and I are to be married…

He is to be my husband!

WIND

No, No- you can no be with this man!

JUDITH

Well… why not? You yourself were

Out there sleeping in a gutter, weren’t you? So you see Mr. Wind-

we’re really not that different-

We’re both just a couple of

vagabonds in this cruel world…

But a girl like me must be

concerned about who can

provide a better life for her-

While she still has her… charms

The Duke can give me a better life.. Garrand‘s world often seems only

a stage on which I perform… It’s

up to me to see that my life is more

of a comedy than a tragedy

EXT CANTERBURY ESTATE TARGET RANGE DAY

Judith and Wind arrive where Dom has various weapons

Dom shows Wind a crossbow and loads an arrow onto it

DOM

This antique’s only for sport-

Go for that tree Maybury-

He has Wind fire the weapon and he barely hit’s a large tree

99.

EXT NEW ROAM MEN CAMP DAY

At the new camp, the hunters gather all the pet cats for more strings. Dee takes Moth’s cat- he cries and follows Dee until he gets pushed aside

DEE

(to Labah)

Wooman- control your son!

LABAH

How you take little

boy’s precious cat!

What happening to you hunters!

Moth‘s cat is put it in a cage on a cart with others

The spy from the other tribe watches with interest from the woods- then turns and leaves

EXT CANTERBURY ESTATES SAME DAY

The Duke takes the crossbow from Wind and reloads

In the background the butler confronts with a young beggar

DOM

Kerrington! What’s all this fuss?

BUTLER

This precocious lad wants

some kind of handout.

Dom tosses an apple over to the butler

DOM

Young man! You can have this apple

-and perhaps a shilling as well…

THE BOY (Moth)

An ow’s that M’lord?

CUT TO: CLOSE UP OF THE BOY WITH AN APPLE ON HIS HEAD

His face is full of nervous fear

CUT BACK TO THE OTHERS

Judith and Garrand are talking again about the possible pregnancy- Wind is anxious about the boy

100.

Judith

I’m still curious- just what

WILL you do if she’s pregnant

with your little William?

GARRAND

Never mind Judith! Just drop it.

I‘ll only worry if it happens…

DOM

You’ve a son on the way?

A little Sir William..?

Do tell…

Dom raises the crossbow and fires it toward the boy

EXT NEW ROAM MEN CAMP NIGHT

The families are around the campfire- Moth’s cat and the others are caged on the cart- Moth begins to dream

In his dream Moth is watching the men at target practice

Hun stands next to Dom- Moth waves and calls at them and they turn to look in his direction

Dom reaches into his quiver and takes an arrow,

He points it at Moth and lets it fly

POV : MOTH- The arrow approaches in slow motion

CUT TO: arrow split’s the apple and imbeds in the tree

With a swoosh of the arrow, and vibrates at impact-

Moth startles awake, and Labah comforts him,

he looks over at Dom talking to Dee- Dom gazes back,

and he quickly hides under his cover

He looks at his kitty again and lays his head down again

EXT CANTEBURY ESTATE SAME DAY

The young lad at the Estate takes a nervous gulp, then approaches the others, with two halves of an apple.

Dom takes them and gives Wind and Garrand each a half

DOM

There we are gentlemen. Split

right in the middle…

Judith

Oh Duke… really! Always showing off!

101.

Judith laughs and Wind is disturbed by her casual attitude,

WIND

(thinking)

This can no be my Juda…

She only look like her-

The Butler appears again

KERRINGTON

Your Lordship, the wagon

and provisions are ready…

You may leave whenever you please.

DOM

Well, we please now! Come

my friends- we must journey

to the monument this evening-

For tomorrow is Midsummer’s Day-

and the day appointed to its’ purpose

EXT NEW ROAM MEN CAMP NIGHT

Back at the Druid camp, Moth sleeps again by the dying campfire light, and everyone’s asleep-

The Angel awakens him by playing the harp to stir the wind in the trees and fallen leaves on the ground around him

MUSICAL TRACK: MIDSUMMER NIGHT‘S DREAM INTERMEZZO

Moth awakens again as the wind stirs the leaves around him

He rubs his eyes and looks toward the cat wagon

He sees that the guards are asleep, hesitates, and then

quietly gets up and sets the cats free from their cages

He hugs his own cat and then shoos them all off

The guards awake and frantically try to round up the cats, as little Moth snuggles in his bed again and smiles

EXT ANOTHER TRIBAL CAMP DAY

The bow thief shows the new weapon to another tribe

BOW THIEF

This what Druids attack us with…

They shoot at a target and are impressed when the warrior hit’s a tree- They inspect the bow

102.

BOW THIEF

String come from cats-

The others react- “Hmmm…”

BOW THIEF

Druids attack us- with no

warning… kill every body!

Your tribe may be next-

Our tribes need join

together- Stop Druids!

EXT STONEHENGE MONUMENT NIGHT

Wind is asleep with the others beside a dying campfire

- he dreams again and sees Fire running towards him

AUDIO-INTERMEZZO THEME REPEATS

FIRE

We should kill only warriors…

There is another swoosh and he falls into Wind’s arms with another arrow is in his back

Wind’s cry becomes a rooster crowing as he startles awake

It is now getting light, and near sunrise

EXT STONEHENGE MONUMENT SUNRISE

The party watches the sun rise at STONEHENGE on Midsummer’s day- Wind then recognizes the stone as the sun rises over it

DOM

From the middle here,

The sun rises right over

that stone every

Midsummer’s Day. It’s a

marking of some kind-

Like a giant sundial!

WIND

(Thinking)

This LOOK like our rock-

But where is forest?

And all these other rocks!

No… This not our camp…

They all then wander through the stones and wonder

103.

DOM

It doesn’t really have a name.

Some call them the Hanging stones.

I think it was probably

a fort of some kind… long ago…

GARRAND

Hmm. A fort… a round fort- I know!

I shall call it “Fort Around“!

AUDIO: “BECAUSE” by the Beatles

Judith flirts with all three as the audio track plays

And they run playing tag and fencing with sticks among the stones- Dom is wary of Wind’s interest in Judith.

They all fall asleep among the stones after a picnic dinner

EXT THE OTHER TRIBAL CAMP DAY

The Druid warriors attack the village where the bow thief spoke, now with flaming arrows and burn it

Some Druids slay the other tribe without mercy

As the battle concludes, the bow thief sneaks up and shoots Fire in the back- as he complains to Dom

FIRE

We should kill only warriors…

Fire falls dead into Dom‘s arms,

EXT STONEHENGE MONUMENT DUSK

Wind re-inspects the big rock. As he returns to the others- Dom jokes around wearing the executioner’s mask

JUDITH

Oh Duke, really!

Take off that horrible mask!

DOM

I’m only joking Judith! But you do

know about my other duties

for the king, Don’t you?

JUDITH

Yes- but I try not to think about them!

104.

Garrand shoots a pistol at a target, Wind winces at the sound, and Dom goes to give him advice

Wind tries to convince Judith she must not marry the Duke.

WIND

He kill other people! I see him

chop head off wooman-

King’s wooman- he murder her!

JUDITH

NO… NO I know the Duke performs

some unpleasant duties for His Majesty… But kill the queen? How could you

have seen such a thing?!

WIND

I there… locked in Tower…

Tower of London!

JUDITH

Oh… my… a PRISONER?

WIND

Yeah. I see him-

Many people see!

JUDITH

Oh how dreadful!

WIND

Come with me Jud-ith!

We go someplace far.

I make you happy…

Wind again tries to kiss Judith just as Dom arrives l

He flees when Dom pulls out the flintlock, but Dom shoots

him in the back- He cringes against one of the stones

EXT GETTYSBURG BATTLEGROUND DUSK

Wind suddenly awakens in the American Civil War during the battle of Gettysburg- cringing against a stonewall

Confederate forces advance toward Wind and the union lines amid gunfire and shouting

Cannons roar and infantrymen frantically reload muskets. Mounted Calvary swing swords- their startled horses rear up

Wind has a musket but doesn’t know how to use it

A sergeant screams at him to fire his weapon

105.

He pulls the trigger but wildly misses everything

An enemy soldier reaches the line and plunges at him with a bayonet- Wind jumps aside and then clubs him with the musket

A bugle sounds and the confederates run in retreat

As the battle ends there are wounded and dead strewn about

Wisps of smoke linger across the battlefield

Although disoriented, Wind remains undetected,

He is dressed in the same uniform as the others

He is shocked by the scope of the carnage all about him-

Wounded men are being sporadically attended to and crying out for help as other soldiers repair and load their weapons

A Sergeant tells them what to expect in the next encounter

SERGEANT

We lost some men in that surge,

but we gained some muskets-

Keep ‘em packed… and be ready!

Wind talks with another union soldier

WIND

Where are we? What is this place?

UNION SOLDIER

What’s wrong boy? You confused?

WIND

I am be-wil-dered.

UNION SOLDIER

Well yir at Gettysburg now soldier!

An you better get hold ‘a yirself!

Them rebs could come agin any time

An artist for the magazine Harper’s Weekly arrives-

(Sun again, now reporter NOAH GREELEY)

He has a long beard, and once more he doesn’t know WIND

WIND

Sun… Sun … Is that you?

GREELEY

Who? Do you think I‘m someone else?

The name’s Greeley- Noah Greeley-

I’m a reporter for Harper’s Weekly-

Just want to ask a few questions… OK?

106.

UNION SOLDIER

A magazine reporter? Here?

GREELEY

Yeah, fraid so. Just doing

my job soldier- like you…

Say, where you boys from?

WIND

Last place I at they call

Eng… England…

UNION SOLDIER

You from England? They on our side?

Greeley just looks perplexed and turns to the other soldier

GREELEY

How do you think the battle’s going?

Have you confidence in your officers?

UNION SOLDIER

Well sure mister…’Old Snapping Turtle’ hisself comes around after every

surge. Spect he’ll be along soon-

you wait and see!

GREELEY

(writing in tablet)

Old Snapping Turtle?

UNION SOLDIER

Yeah… Meade… General George Meade …

WIND

Meade? MEADE alive?! HERE?

UNION SOLDIER

Well he was alive this morning…

And here he come now,

Jes like I told ya!

The sergeant comes along the line, Greeley leaves quickly

SERGEANT

Alright men. Line up for

inspection and role call…

 

107.

The soldiers line up for inspection, all ages and in various states of disarray- Wind follows the others

General George Meade rides past inspecting the troops astride his horse- It is our man Dom again

WIND

(mutters)

Not Meade… It Dom again…

Another officer rides beside the general

OFFICER

They look a bit beat up now Sir,

But they’re ready to drive

the rebels back again-

you can bet on that!

A snare drummer next to Wind then cuts loose with a sudden burst of drumming It makes Wind jump, as the colors are struck and the men stand at attention

Wind is confused and another soldier shows him what to do

As General Meade (DOM) stops and chides the sergeant about Wind’s appearance and stature during attention

DOM

I don’t care if we’ve been

in battle sergeant- Your men

will show our flag the proper respect

The sergeant answers for Wind:

SERGEANT

I think this one has some

shell shock Sir.

WIND

I am be-wild- ered

When the general leaves, the sergeant yells at Wind

SERGEANT

Oh, so ya think yir bewildered

Huh? Well listen up,

All of you! I decide

who’s bewildered here!

As he turns his back, addressing the line:

108.

UNION SOLDIER

(whispering to Wind)

Just say ‘Yes Sir’ and salute…

Like this…

Wind salutes the sergeant

WIND

Yes Sir!

The men take their positions again- Wind is wary and looking for a away to escape the conflict

EXT GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD NIGHT

The men are resting but still in position

WIND

They surge again at night?

UNION SOLDIER

Never kin tell! Jes be ready!

A soldier next to Wind pulls out a harmonica and begins to play a few strains of “500 Miles Away from Home”

Another starts to sing the words, a few men gather round,

If you miss the train I’m on,

Then you’ll know that I am gone,

You can hear the whistle blow

A hundred miles… A hundred miles,

You can hear the whistle blow

A hundred miles…

The Sergeant comes down the battle line and sternly orders them to stop

SERGEANT

Quiet! I want it quiet here-

This ain’t no time for singin!

Wind lays down to rest again- DISSOLVE TO:

Wind is nodding off when shots ring out

He startles awake as the other soldier shoots his musket

WIND

Wha…? What happening!

109.

Shouts of “Hold your fire, Hold your fire!” echo down the line

UNION SOLDIER

Guess someone thought they saw

some rebs. Maybe they’s jest

dreaming bout them…

He turns to Wind, who is not there CUT TO:

Wind slips away from the battle line and into the dark woods

EXT CLEARING IN THE WOODS AT GETTYSBURG THAT NIGHT

Wind wanders in the woods and comes to a clearing.

It is dark and foggy- In the distance a garrison of soldiers assembles around campfires, preparing for battle

WIND

(thinking)

I so thirsty! May be

those men have water-

May be not soldiers-

Wind approaches them and the sentries fire upon him

We then hear a soldier behind him as he flees

Someone in the woods Sir.

- wearing a Union coat!

Wind removes his coat in the dark woods CUT TO:

EXT GETTYSBURG ROAD NIGHT

Wind meets up with some wandering refugees, unsure of where he is going. There are both wounded soldiers and civilians

They pass an old soldier with a missing leg

He sits and blankly stares, playing a strange little tune on the banjo (FAY again from earlier)

Wind approaches and asks him where he can find some water

The old man keeps playing the same ditty, and replies:

OLD SOLDIER (FAY)

What’s that captain? Water?

Well, ya got to go down

to that river!…

You lost, boy?

110.

He nods with his head

OLD SOLDIER

Well, Thar’s the way! Follow

them boys… they goin down

to Rock creek….

WIND

Are they… soldiers?

OLD SOLDIER

Well hell yes they‘s soldiers!

They’s the Great White Army, boy !

He looks Wind over as he plays

OLD SOLDIER

Say Captain. Looks like you

seen some action

WIND

Yeah- big surge back there.

I KILL a man!

See many men die!

The old soldier stops his playing and says slowly::

Well, You ain’t seen NOTHING yet….

INT ROAM MAN CAMP NIGHT

Dove is dreaming- The angel leads her to the Druid altar where Sun plays the HEARPE- (“Catch the Wind“)

The angel dissolves and Sun turns to her-

She suddenly awakens to Sun’s shaking- He is there and puts his hand over her mouth and shushes her quiet

SUN

(whispers)

I hear Fire dead.

We must go now- yeah?

She nods and they leave together

Outside, they slip away in the night

 

 

 

111.

EXT GETTYSBURG ROAD MORNING

Wind awakes to sun in his eyes, and asks another refugee:

WIND

Water… Where some water…?

The refugee points at a distant windmill

REFUGEE

Well, thars a windmill

up on that ridge Mister…

Wind heads toward it

EXT GETTYSBURG WINDMILL SAME DAY

A small group gathers near the windmill. A hot air balloon is tethered nearby. As Wind lines up for water, he again meets NOAH GREELEY (Sun), the reporter for Harper’s Weekly

GREELEY

Say weren’t you with those boys

on the Union line yesterday?

How on earth did you get here?

Well- You didn’t seem to

fit in somehow anyway.

He then draws Wind some water from a barrel there

WIND

There no river here!

Where does water come from?

GREELEY

Well, the wind turns the vanes…

WIND

The wind..?

GREELEY

Yes- the wind pumps the water

from a well underground… haven’t

you ever seen a windmill before?

Greeley pulls out a sketch he’s working on

 

112.

GREELEY

Say, look here: the sketch

I’ve been working on-

“General Meade inspects

his troops”

Confederate assemble nearby, and Dee approaches on a horse

WAUD

Here comes General Pickett…

He’s going to lead the charge

himself… May be the

confederates last chance

to take Gettysburg

A preacher reads from the bible as the confederate soldiers get ready to attack- (Jeremiah: 50:29-32)

WIND

What that man saying to them?

GREELEY

Well the preacher’s reading

from the Bible- surely

you know what a Bible is…

WIND

The word of God?

GREELEY

Yeah, that’s right. The preacher

hopes to inspire them for battle-

The visual begins on the preacher as he reads the first verse- AUDIO: preacher reads Jeremiah:

PREACHER

Call together the archers

against Babylon: all ye

that bend the bow,

VISUAL CUTS TO :

EXT NEW ROAM MEN CAMP DAWN

In a series of short takes, the other allied tribes suddenly attack the Druid warriors- They too now have bows and arrows The Druids sustain heavy losses as we hear the verses read

113.

PREACHER

Camp against it round about;

let none escape: Recompense her

according to her work; according to all she hath done,

do against her: for she hath been

proud against the Lord…

Therefore shall her young men fall-

And her men of war shall be cut off

in that day, saith the Lord-

Behold, I am against thee,

O thou most proud, saith the Lord God- For thy day is come, the time

that I will visit thee.

And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up:

And I will kindle a fire in his cities,

-it shall devour all round about…

Chinook is slain- Judah is killed in the attack, the baby is taken- The Druid warriors flee, Dom and Dee among them

The new camp is left in ruins and chaos

CUT BACK TO CIVIL WAR:

EXT GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD WINDMILL DAY

The preacher finishes his verse- The soldiers cheer

Horace Greeley has arranged to view the encounter from a hot air observation balloon

GREELEY

Say there, why don’t you

come with me in the baloon-

We’ll have a bird’s eye view-

He takes Wind over to the balloon- Wind obviously doesn’t know what he’s getting into

GREELEY

That’s right… Just step in…

Wind gets in the basket, and when it starts to ascend,

He panics and wants to jump down- Greeley grabs him

 

 

 

114.

GREELEY

No no- You can’t jump now-

It’s alright…My first

Time was a bit scary too…

The bugle blows a charge and the troops are off and yelling

as they attack the Union line

AUDIO TRACK: “BLOWIN IN THE WIND”

GREELEY

Well old boy- Don’t you wish

you were down there fighting

to free the slaves

and save the Union?

WIND

I see all the fighting I want to-

I wish I could stop it…

From afar they then watch the decisive failed attack by Confederate soldiers under General George Pickett- “Pickett’s Charge”, as Sun coolly narrates the proceedings to a bewildered Wind

GREELEY

The rebels hope to outflank them

But the Vermont Brigades

have arrived… I don’t think

the rebs can take them…

Not with those few horses-

We see the attack through long zoom lenses

Through a looking glass- Wind sees Dee (Pickett) leading

the Confederate attack against Dom (Meade‘s) Union forces

WIND

They are brothers,

Now they fight-

You their brother too…

Where I am from…

GREELEY

Eh? Yes, well… we’re really

all brothers aren’t we?

yet this is how it always is…

The balloon breaks it’s tether and drifts toward the fighting- The soldiers on the ground begin to fire on it

115.

GREELEY

My God… Stay down, stay down!

WIND

DOWN? HOW?!

The balloon catches in a tree, tips over and they plummet

POINT OF VIEW: Wind falls out, becomes a bird, and flies-

(Soft focus and blurred edges of frame)

The bird flies over land, through clouds and then STONEHENGE

The POV flips over- flying upside down and then…

CUT TO - CLOSE UP WIND:

EXT WORLD WAR I BIPLANE DAY

WIND emerges in the back seat of a bi-plane doing aerial tricks upside down- He is in the WWI era

He wears a leather helmet and goggles

His mouth is open wide as he yells

EXT WWI AIRPORT DAY

The biplane lands and taxis to a hanger where other men are just getting out of other planes

Wind is still strapped in and squirms about in a panic, unable to loosen the restraints. The pilot gets out, and removes his own helmet and goggles

WIND

Ouuuut! Ouuuut! Let me out!

PILOT (HUN)

What on earth, Maybury?

Get out of that cockpit!

We have to file our report.

The other pilots and crewmen approach as Wind still struggles in a panic

WIND

Ouuut! I can’t get out!

HUN

Now see here… !

PILOT 2

What’s Maybury up to now?

Is he joking?