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137.

EXT JEREMY CAPSTAN BACKYARD DAY

Jeremy Capstan sees Dove picking fruit in the backyard of the house- He sneaks out and closes the gate of the wooden fence that surrounds the yard- Dove is trapped

Jeremy sees she’s frightened and gently approaches her

JEREMY

It’s all right… It’s all right…

You can have it…

DOVE

HUN! HUN It is you!

Capstan picks another apple and tosses it to her

JEREMY

Say, you’re the one I saw on the

telly, are-rent you? You’re the

bird that caused that big wreck!

DOVE

Bird? … Yeah, Yeah… I am Dove…

And you are HUN!

JEREMY

Your name is Dove? My, you hippies

really ARE into the nature thing-

No No- That’s rude! Sorry-

Dove is quite actually a very

pretty name… But I’m not the

person you think I am… MY name is

Jeremy Capstan. Hmm… Well, listen love,

DOVE

Dove! My name is Dove…

JEREMY

Yes of course… DOVE… Well Dove,

you are no doubt in a lot of trouble!

Better come inside where you won’t

be seen. I’ve an ice box FULL of

food, and perhaps I can help you

get out of this dreadful fix-

Dove tilts her head and warily follows as he takes her hand

 

138.

INT TOOT-TOOT-TOOTSIE CAFÉ INT

Woody and Wind are still at the lunch counter-

Woody chatters as Wind eats and looks around in awe

WOODY

Well, I used to paint signs.

Did some serious painting too-

Landscapes… Portraits… Then I got

better at playin this old guitar.

See… You jes paint a picture once,

But with a song- when you quit singing, it’s gone- then you git

a job singing it again!

DAVE CHINOOK (CHINOOK earlier) arrives to pick them up. Woody stands and shakes his hand, Wind stares in recognition

DAVE

WOODY.. WOODY GUTHRIE!

Why on earth you keep travelin

around in old box cars?

You crazy old Okie! You’re gonna

get yourself thrown in the pokey!

I told you I’d pay your fare

for singing on my station …

WOODY

Hoppin trains jest in my blood

I guess. Jest come from New York City-

And know what? Found out it’s

not for me- all that fancy-shmancy!

Heck- There’s no air to breathe!

DAVE

So who’s your friend here Woody?

WOODY

Well, This is WIND- He’s Canadian Indian

and I guess that’s his whole name.

Wind this is Dave.

WIND

CHINOOK… you CHINOOK!

DAVE

Why yes- that’s my last name.

I’m sorry… Have we met before?

139.

WIND

Yes! Yes! We are Druids.

You chief of hunters!

DAVE

What on earth are you talking about?

I don’t recall ever having met you.

WOODY

Dave, I’m sorry, but it seems

that Wind here is a little bit mixed up somehow…

WIND

I am be-wildered

WOODY

Yes Yes… bewildered- The Druids

are the tribe he’s from…

Must think yir one of them.

DAVE

A Druid tribe? Never heard of them…

Heard of Druid PRIESTS…

WIND

Yeah, yeah… my family priests,

and you Warbles hunters!

WOODY

I’m sorry Dave- he’s just a

bit off- but a nice guy otherwise..

DAVE

Yes, but still, how did he know

my name? Woodrow Guthrie-

Are you putting me on?

WOODY

No sir not me. I don’t know-

Jest some crazy coincidence-

DAVE

Well, I guess… OK lets get going-

my car’s outside…

 

 

140.

INT CAPSTAN LIVING ROOM DAY

Dove and Jeremy are in the living room

Dove finishes a plate of food and looks around warily

Jeremy sits down at a baby grand piano and starts playing a melancholy tune- Dove rises and stands beside, where she sees the insides of the piano

DOVE

An Arpa! It an Arpa!

Are you a great spirit too?

JEREMY

A Great Spirit? Heavens no girl-

I’m just a man. Yet you called

this an arpa- the Spanish word for harp-

So are you Latino? You don’t seem

to know much English.

DOVE

I am from Peese clan- of DRUID tribe…

A goddess bring arpa to tribe.

We use it to pray to the gods-

But then hunters make thing that

shoot spears! They go to war-

Destroy my tribe! I fraid my family dead!

JEREMY

Hmm, Yes- an interesting story.

Might make a good movie. And you

almost sound sincere. So tell me-

are you in America legally?

DOVE

What is Am, Am Amer-

JEREMY

America! You really are confused

aren’t you. Have you been doing those new “psychedelic” drugs?

You’re one strange bird, but I

like you. And I want to help you love.

DOVE

DOVE… I am DOVE.

 

 

141.

INT AUTOMOBILE IN L.A.- 1941 DAY

Wind watches in awe from car window at the city

EXT CHINOOK HOME DAY

They arrive at the Chinook home where GUY CHINOOK (FIRE) and BILLY MAXWELL toss a football. When they get out of the car, Wind races up to Guy and embraces him

WIND

FIRE! FIRE! My brother Fire!

You still live! Thank God!

Guy gets a funny look on his face and gently pushes him away

GUY

Hi Dad. Is this guy some kind

of relative or something?

DAVE

He’s one of Woody’s hobo friends.

They just came in on a train…

WOODY steps in between them

WOODY

You gotta forgive my friend here Guy.

He’s a Canadian Indian and a little

bit, ah- bewildered!

Woody puts his arm around Wind and steers him away

WIND

But that is Fire… my brother Fire!

WOODY

No Wind- that’s Dave’s son Guy.

Guy Chinook. Come on now…

let’s go inside-

DAVE

Yes Yes- this way. Say Woody-

Did I tell you that Guy and

Billy are co-captains at UCLA?

The big game with USC is this weekend…

Ever seen a college game? It’s really

something- I’ll tell you!

142.

WOODY

No, never bin to no college game-

Heard they draw some big crowds…

They leave the yard and go into the house

BILLY

What’s that all about?

Calling you his brother…

Think he’s a Delta from

another chapter or something?

GUY

I don’t know. Maybe the guy’s

some kind of queer…

INT CAPSTAN HOME DAY

While Jeremy Capstan talks to the executives at Empire records, Dove experiments with a harp in the background

JEREMY

Yes, Yes… The connection’s

just as clear! Listen Brian…

I met this young girl I saw

on the telly here… Well…

it seems she ran out into

traffic- and caused a rather

large smash on the Golden Gate-

Yes- well, now the police are

looking for her… Somehow she

turned up here. Yes- here!

She’s a bit confused as to

who she is and where she’s from…

But my god- Can she play the harp!

I’m keeping her here until things

settle down- Yes, Yes I know it

may not be wise… I just want to

help her before the bobbies

get involved- They all carry large

handguns here! Yes- Exactly!

Like the cowboys- I fear the poor

bird will get hurt. I’ll tell

them she’s my sister- Then

she’ll be in my custody-

So I want you to back me up

if the inquiry goes that far.

(MORE)

143.

JEREMY (CONT’D)

OK? Thanks so much Brian!

I’ll ring if anything happens.

Cheerio!

He walks over to Dove who quits playing-

JEREMY

So my sweet little Dove,

How do you like the harp?

DOVE

This good arpa. Many strings!

But not like one Goddess bring.

JEREMY

Well, I’m afraid I’m no Goddess.

That’s one of the finest harps

money can buy. Your music…

It sounds so sad… melancholy…

What’s wrong, my sweet?

He takes her chin in his hand, and she turns her head aside

DOVE

I miss my family and tribe.

and tribe- Boy I love is dead-

May be all dead now…

JEREMY

Well, don’t worry. We’ll find them.

I’m going to make some phone calls,

and get you out of this mess.

DOVE

Thank you Jerry- my. You good man.

I can tell…

Dove plays the harp again, as Jeremy then turns on a radio-

Dove tilts her head in wonder- The song “Dead Man’s Curve” fades out, and a disk jockey babbles on

Hey, Fast Chuck Cash here,

with smash hits that never crash!

INT RADIO STUDIO DAY

The disk jockey, in sunglasses speaks into a microphone

144.

Speaking of crash, how bout that

big fender bender yesterday?

The cops are still looking

for that trippy girl who tripped the traffic big time.

If you’re listening honey,

This one’s for you:

INT CAPSTAN HOME DAY

We hear the first verse of “Yesterday” by the Beatles, Jeremy clicks off the radio

JEREMY

Verrry funny, Mr. Cash!

INT ANOTHER RADIO STUDIO -1941 NIGHT

LEFTY LOU speaks into an old ribbon microphone

LEFTY

Good evening Los Angeles

and all of Southern California!

This is your old buddy Lefty Lou

on KFVD, radio 850- broadcasting

from high above the Pacific

Motion Picture Theatre,

on beautiful Hollywood Boulevard!

Woody stands by another mike, as Wind and Dave Chinook watch through a glass window- A small audience applauds

LEFTY

Now folks, as you know,

ole Lefty just loves to bring

you the finest in hill country

Singers- “The Best in the West”

as we say, and tonight, we have MY

favorite singer and songwriter…

A man who’s no stranger here

- Woody Guthrie!

INT CHINOOK HOME NIGHT

Mrs. Chinook, Guy and Billy listen to an old upright radio

 

145.

LEFTY

Tonight Woody has a new song

Can you tell us something

about it, Woody?

WOODY

You bet, Lefty! This is a song

I wrote ‘cause I got tired

a hearing Kate Smith singin’

“God Bless America”, and

I figure America jest needs

another one! So I call this one

’This Land is Your Land’

INT THE STUDIO NIGHT

Wind watches in awe as Woody sings,

This land is your land, this land is my land,

From California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the Gulf stream water,

this land was made for you and me

As the song progresses, there are cutaway shots of people from differing ethnic backgrounds and social classes listening to the radio: Movie stars by a pool, Mexican migrant workers, an Asian bar keeper-

Then a solitary man with a guitar walks across a landscape

As I went walking that ribbon of highway,

I saw above me that endless skyway,

I saw below me that golden valley,

This land was made for you and me

INT TRUCK CAB- The man strums for the driver DAY

I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps,

to the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,

As all around me, the voice was chanting,

This land was made for you and me

INT RADIO STUDIO NIGHT

There was a big high wall there,

that tried to stop me, The sign was painted,

said ‘Private Property’- But on the back side,

it didn’t say nothing,

This land was made for you and me

146.

LEFTY LOU laughs and shakes his head

(A series of short shots follow- the length of each comma)

When the sun comes shining, and I was strolling,

and the wheat fields waving, And the dust clouds rolling, and the voice was chanting,

as the fog was lifting,

This land was made for you and me…

INT STUDIO AGAIN NIGHT

This land is your land, this land is my land,

From California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the Gulf stream water,

this land was made for you and me

CLOSE UP OF WOODY’S GUITAR AND HAND PICKING THE STRINGS

CROSS FADES WITH AUDIO TO DOVE’S HANDS ON HARP

INT CAPSTAN HOME NIGHT

Dove is playing the harp on television- Jeremy and Dove watch the news report with the same reporter

REPORTER

Psychological tests determined

the woman mentally incompetent.

She’s apparently here in the U.S. traveling with her brother-

No charges will be filed against Dove-

who wandered off and became

disoriented on the Golden Gate bridge.

Her brother Jeremy Capstan, of

London-based EMPIRE RECORDS is here

looking for musical talent.

Oddly, despite her mental impairment,

Dove is an excellent harpist

This is Diane Lawyer-Trabajo

for 3 Eyewitness News-

On the television Doves hands on the harp DISSOLVE TO:

INT PACIFIC MOVIE THEATRE DAY

Harpo Marx hands on a harp as he plays onscreen

Wind, Woody and Dave watch the Marx Brother’s “Duck Soup”

Wind is excited

 

147.

WIND

That what angel have!

Same thing! Is this man a god?

Others seated there shush at Wind

EXT PACIFIC MOVIE THEATRE DAY

As they leave the theatre, Wind wants to know if there is a way to meet this man who plays like the goddess

WOODY

Well, this is the town where

they make their movies. Maybe

they heard of me, or maybe

Dave can pull some strings-

What ya think Dave?

Any way our friend can

meet the Marx brothers?

DAVE

I don’t know Woody- I like Wind,

but they’re bound to think … Oh, alright- I’ll make some

calls and see what I can do…

EXT MOVIE STUDIO GATE DAY

The men arrive at the movie studio- A guard checks his list

GUARD

Guthrie… Guthrie. Yes here it is.

Here to see the MARX BROTHERS.

They’re at a photo shoot

at the promotions office..

Down on your right- building “C”

And I just gotta say Mr. Guthrie…

I sure like your music. I heard that new song the other night-

It was real good!

WOODY

Well Sir- Glad you like it…

The men arrive where the Marx Brothers pose for stills

PHOTOGRAPHER

OK.. I have to re-load.

Take a few beats everybody..

148.

Woody introduces himself and Wind

WOODY

Hi boys! I’m Woody Guthrie-

I sometimes sing on the radio

This is my friend Wind, who

went a little crazy when he saw

Mr. Harpo playing harp in “Duck Soup”

WIND

You play like angel who visit

my tribe! I wonder- are you a god?

Did angel bring this harp

Can you tell me why I here?

HARPO just grins and shrugs

GROUCHO

Tell you why you are here?

Is Harpo a god? You boys putting

us on? How did you get in here?

WOODY

You’ll have to excuse my friend

WIND here- He’s a Canadian Indian, just off the reservation- and a

little bit slow I’m afraid.

GROUCHO

You’re afraid? I’m afraid…

When our fans start to think

of us as gods, they’ll be

lining up to get their teeth fixed or something.

ZEPPO

I canna tell you why he’s here…

You just said he hadda reservation…

WIND

I thought you big- like at moo-vie.

Now I see you same size as other men…

GROUCHO

Well, maybe you want “King Kong”…

I don’t think he plays harp though.

He’d probably think you’re here for breakfast. Not to eat breakfast,

but to BE breakfast…

149.

PHOTOGRAPHER

OK boys… we’re ready here now…

GROUCHO

Well gentlemen- We’ll have to

discuss the meaning of life

some other time, The photographer

wants some pictures of the Gods.

They watch as the Marx Brothers pose around a huge hash pipe

GROUCHO

(TO HARPO)

Well, you’re looking good…

HARPO

Comme ‘d habitude (“as usual“)

The photographer’s flash bulb pops and the Marx Brothers freeze in black and white- DISSOLVE TO:

INT CAPSTAN HOME DAY

A poster of the Marx Brother’s photo appears on the wall

Jeremy Capstan is again on the phone

JEREMY

Yes, I’m a talent scout.

But I don’t set up auditions-

Look… I go to clubs and concerts

To see groups. I can’t see every

garage band out there. If you get a club date, THEN call me-

Yes, well, I’m sorry. Goodbye.

Dove sadly looks out a window as she sits on the couch

JEREMY

You look so sad Dove. Is there

anything I can do?

DOVE

No. No thing anyone can do.

You know, it like my father say

it be one day. You live in huts of glory- safe and warm. Fire that gives

light burns at your wish.

(MORE)

150.

DOVE(CONT’D)

Big Bird People soar like eagles!

And no tribes fight each other…

But not worth any thing to me.

I wonder why I here…

JEREMY

I can’ answer that, my sweet.

Just know that you are safe now.

But I’m afraid that tribes still

Do fight each other.

Big, big tribes- called countries.

Right now many young men from this land are fighting others

in a faraway place, Much of the music today

is about that-

It seems that fighting

will always be with us.

She leans against him, he puts his arm around her and kisses her hair- He glances out the window where people approach

JEREMY

Oh no. Not more musicians!

He answers the door. The leader of another group speaks (Horatio Sans type)

HUGH DIGGIT

Mr. Capstan, I’m Hugh Diggit,

lead guitar for “TRANSITION“.

We saw on TV about your sister,

and hear you’re scouting for talent.

JEREMY

Hmm …“TRANSITION” huh?

Yes, I’ve heard of you-

I believe the review said

that you ‘put a harder edge

on current pop’

HUGH DIGGIT

Yeah- Well we thought maybe you’d

like to kill two birds with one

stone- Put Dove into an act…

after all the PR she’s gotten-

(MORE)

151.

We’re playing at Club Bossinova,

and the boys have rigged a harp

with some electric pick-ups.

It might be interesting if she

jams with us- see how it sounds-

Strike while the iron’s hot!

and she’s in the collective

Consciousness- Can you dig it?

EXT LOS ANGELES COLISEUM DAY

Wind, Woody and Dave arrive at the football game

They get out of the car and walk toward the stadium.

DAVE

I can’t believe traffic

was so backed up on Hoover..

Hope we didn’t miss the kickoff.

Well, there it is Woody. The big

stadium they built for the

Olympics- The Coliseum!

WIND

The Col- Col- Coliseum?

Oh no. No! I no go!

WOODY

Well, Fir gosh sakes Wind.

What’s the matter now?

WIND

People fight there- kill

each other! Lions there!

DAVE

Now Wind, Nobody’s going to fight

and kill each other! There are

NO lions! Maybe you’re thinking

of the ROMAN Coliseum- We’re here

to see men play a game- that’s all.

No one will get hurt. (aside to Woody)-

He must’a seen a flik about gladiators

or something…

WOODY

He’s right Wind- May not be

the most civil thing, but

thar’s no killing. Trust me.

152.

They enter the stadium through a ramp, and find their seats

WOODY

Say, these are good seats-

near the field!

DAVE

And near the fifty yard line too!

You bet they gave their star quarterback good seats for his

old man and his friends!

USC kicks off to UCLA and the crowd cheers

The crowd chants: “It’s blood! It’s blood, It’s blood that makes the grass grow!”

DAVE

Here we go on offense! Guy is

quarterback- and Billy’s tailback.

They’ve already broken almost

every record in the book- with

this game still to go.

The marching bands play their fight songs

Guy and Billy Maxwell lead a drive for several plays toward the goal line- Wind sees TOMMY TROJAN and cringes

WIND

You sure that man on horse

No kill anyone with his sword?

DAVE

What? Nah- that sword’s not real.

It’s wood or cardboard.

Nearing the goal line, Guy hands the ball to Billy

who is sandwiched by two other players- He lies on the ground, motionless- Guy shakes him and asks if he’s okay.

The coach and doctor show up. They get little response from Billy who is finally carried off on a stretcher

The loudspeaker announces:

That was Billy Maxwell being

carried off the field. Looks

like he’s finished for the day-

A tough break on the last day

of his college career-

153.

DAVE

I’m going down to the locker

room to check on Billy

He departs-

WOODY

Come on Wind- This ain’t my idea

of a good time anymore. Lets you and me go see a movie.

DISSOLVE: Pep band tuba player to Dove with harp

INT CLUB BOSINOVA DAY

Dove is trying out the electric harp

After her introduction to a song, the rest of TRANSITION jams- the noise upsets DOVE who stops and runs to Jeremy

DOVE

I can no play music of goddess

in this noise!

The bandleader is offended

HUGH DIGGIT

Noise?!

JEREMY

I’m sorry Dove. What’s noise

to some is a hit record to others,

But I don’t think what I’ve

heard is a hit record either!

INT MOVIE THEATRE DAY

Woody and Wind watch the panoramic shot of the wounded at the Tara Plantation,

WIND

It very much like that

in that war!

Woody looks puzzled

INT A LOCAL NIGHTCLUB NIGHT

Jeremy and Dove enter and find a table

154.

JEREMY

It’s ironic I suppose… Coming

all the way to America looking

for talent, and now I’m here

to watch a Scottish singer.

Dove is awed by the surroundings and doesn’t notice when a solitary male singer takes the stage and begins to play

Dove turns and sees that it is Sun- now IAN SYLVAN - a rising folk singer playing small venues around San Francisco

He sings: “CATCH THE WIND” BY DONOVAN

In the chilly hours and minutes… of

uncertainty I want to be- In the warm

hold of your love and mine.

Dove takes a closer look unable to believe her eyes

To feel you all around me, and to take

your hand- along the sand

Ah, but I may as well,

try and catch the wind

She gets up out of her seat while Jeremy isn’t paying attention and starts toward the stage calling out “Sun… Sun”

When sundown pales the sky, I want to

hide awhile, behind your smile

And everywhere I’d look your eyes I’d find…

For me to love you now, would be the sweetest

Thing-‘Twould make me sing…

Ah but I may as well try and catch the wind…

He notices her approaching the stage as a security guard grabs for her and Jeremy comes and takes her back to the table

DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE, Dee da da, dee dee dee

She sits back down and then notices all the others watching- Girl groupies watch and sway, bikers drink and fuss

When rain has hung the leaves with tears

I want you near, to kill my fear

To help me leave all my blues behind,

Standing in your heart, is where I want to be

And I long to be, Ah but I may as well

try and catch the wind…

155.

DOVE

Jeremy- I know him-

I know that man..

JEREMY

And how is that my love?”

DOVE

He from my tribe. It my Sun…!

JEREMY

Your Son? Why he’s as old as you!

No no, love. That’s Ian Sylvan-

He’s from Scotland… I’m here to talk

to him about signing with Empire

We’ll meet him after-

but please don’t say

anything about your ‘tribe’

INT BACKSTAGE NIGHT

After the show, they go to talk with Sylvan but are shut out

BODYGUARD

I’m sorry but Mr. Sylvan

has just signed a lucrative contract

with Thatco records. So he‘s

no longer in need of your services-

JEREMY

Well, wasn’t THAT rude of them.

They see IAN talking sign language with a young girl- She is Ian’s sister Jenny- deaf from birth

DOVE

Why they do those strange things?

JEREMY

She’s obviously deaf, my love.

She can’t hear anything…

DOVE

May be I can help. You think

you can get HER to your hut?

 

 

156.

INT CHINOOK HOME DAY

Woody and Wind arrive- Everyone is gathered around the radio

DAVE

Hi guys. Say, how’s the room

I got for you?

WOODY

It’s just fine Dave.

Right in the heart of Hollywood!

They see Billy in a wheelchair and body cast

WOODY

How’s young Billy?

Dave pulls Woody aside

DAVE

It doesn’t look good. His spine’s

messed up real bad- the doctors

say he may never walk again…

Please don‘t say anything-

they haven‘t told him yet

Guy comes over and shakes their hands

GUY

Guess you heard about the attack…

Roosevelt’s coming on now…

WOODY

We sure did! Damn little fascists!

MRS. CHINOOK

Sssshhh! We can’t hear!

Franklin Roosevelt comes on with his address to Congress- It is 12/8/1941- The United States declares war on Japan

The others react as they listen to the news-

GUY

Well that does it for me!

I’m not going back to school

next semester. When classes

end this term- I’m signing up!

Navy probably…

157.

MRS. CHINOOK

Please Guy… don’t be hasty.

You’ve only one semester until graduation- think about that…

DAVE

Now Millie, if the boy feels

An obligation to his nation,

his parents shouldn’t

stand in his way. It’s

your call Guy-

BILLY

I’m signin’ up too!

Soon as I’m out of this chair!

Dave and Woody exchange looks

INT CAPSTAN HOME DAY

A party is in progress- Dove, Jeremy and a bunch of hippies

HIPPY GIRL

Hi DOVE. I just had to tell you

that because of you I call

myself “SWAN“. Hope you don’t mind…

JEREMY

Well there’s a lot of birds in the sky…

Swan moves on. Jeremy is irritated.

JEREMY

Since you began your healings

this place has become a perpetual party- I’m getting

a bit tired of it…

DOVE

I tired too. With this… crowd

here, I no get right feel.

healings not as good!

Jeremy chases the guests out the door

 

 

 

158.

JEREMY

Alright everyone- listen please!

Dove and I are worn to a frazzle- I’m going to have

to ask you all to leave for now…

That’s right… out the door please!

…We need some rest now…

The people leave and they are alone

DOVE

I have some thing to tell

you Jeremy…

JEREMY

Yes love… what’s on your mind?

DOVE

I think I am… with child…

JEREMY

What? You mean pregnant?!

Well then, who’s the father?

DOVE

It man from tribe- But I with

two of them, and now I

no know who is father…

INT WOODY’S AND WIND’S ROOM IN HOLLYWOOD DAY

WIND

Woody- I wonder if I should

go fight too. What YOU do?

WOODY

Well, I’m probably gonna take

Some time to see how it

all goes- But, the way I see it…

fascists like Hitler, and Tojo

won’t stop until we’re all slaves

They want world dominion!

WIND

Dom.. Dominion? What is that?

 

 

159.

WOODY

That’s when they’ll control

everybody- the whole world!

WIND

Yeah… I know people like that.

WOODY

Say, you always ask about God-

maybe you should talk about it

with a preacher.

INT CHEROKEE CHURCH DAY

Wind talks with a priest in church

PRIEST

These are hard questions my son

Jesus was a man of peace.

Yet he also said he was here

to take peace from the world…

I can‘t recommend that any man

go to war- it seems a tradition

mankind just can’t get over. Scripture says that he who lives

by the sword will die by it.

But now we fight after

being attacked…

You must ask yourself-

is this war is really any of

your business? Have you a real

conviction, or are you just following

your brother? If that’s the case,

I’d stay as far away from this

Conflict as I could.

WIND

Someone else tell me same thing

when I get here.

When WIND leaves, the priest emerges from the confessional It is again the Apostle Peter

PETER

Dear God, what do I tell these men

so full of questions? And why

do I keep seeing this man

-on HIS strange journey?

160.

INT CHINOOK HOME DAY

The family sits at a table finishing a big Christmas meal- Wind and Woody are there

GUY

Yep- signed me right up.

After basic training,

I’ll be stationed on

the U.S.S. Indianapolis-

sailing the Pacific

in a real battleship…

I report back tomorrow…

His mother dabs at her eyes

BILLY MAXWELL

IT’S OVER! ITS OVER!

Chinook’s in the war..

tell the Japs- It’s over!

INT PACIFIC MOVIE THEATRE DAY

Wind is dressed as an usher. He stands watching a newsreel of Eddie Cantor singing a stirring version of “Over There” as he launches a ship- The HEAD USHER shows up, quiets some kids- then pulls Wind aside.

HEAD USHER

I know you’re new, but

if the guests talk or fuss,

you MUST speak to them-

It‘s your job!

He leaves Wind again and talks to the manger

HEAD USHER

This guy seems really dull.

I don’t think he’ll work out.

MANAGER

I’m afraid he’ll have to.

He’s permanent- Chinook

hired him- says to be

extra patient with him.

The guy’s slow, or something…

Wind stares at the “Wizard of Oz”- The other usher comes up: