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…
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
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
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.
Wind?- You call yourself Wind?
And that would be… because…?
Well, it seems that, after
some sea battle, our friend-
Wind here, was plucked from
the briny deep- and then
Wind sensing trouble stammers along with the word:
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?”
It is gone..
It sail away
Well then… aren’t you
supposed to be on it?
I am be- wild-ered…
He is called aside by Garrand who stands by a globe
Uh… Wind, perhaps you can show me
about where your ship sank?
Judith really! Where do you
find these tag- a-longs?
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?
His name is John,
but he goes by “Wind”
(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
Oh maid… Is it not proper etiquette
to curtsy before leaving…?
Judith… really! Must you be so curt
with the indentured help?
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
Come outside everyone. I have
some vintage weapons we can play with.
The Duke has charge of
the king‘s arsenal… And…
It’s his hobby of sorts…
I just acquired this rare French sabre…
Just look at the workmanship…
Dom and Garrand leave Judith and Wind alone
Judith- Which is man you love?
Well I love them both-
but I’m betrothed to the duke
The Duke and I are to be married…
He is to be my husband!
No, No- you can no be with this man!
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
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
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
Wooman- control your son!
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
Kerrington! What’s all this fuss?
This precocious lad wants
some kind of handout.
Dom tosses an apple over to the butler
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
I’m still curious- just what
WILL you do if she’s pregnant
with your little William?
Never mind Judith! Just drop it.
I‘ll only worry if it happens…
You’ve a son on the way?
A little Sir William..?
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
There we are gentlemen. Split
right in the middle…
Oh Duke… really! Always showing off!
Judith laughs and Wind is disturbed by her casual attitude,
This can no be my Juda…
She only look like her-
The Butler appears again
Your Lordship, the wagon
and provisions are ready…
You may leave whenever you please.
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
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
String come from cats-
The others react- “Hmmm…”
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
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
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!
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
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…
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
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
Oh Duke, really!
Take off that horrible mask!
I’m only joking Judith! But you do
know about my other duties
for the king, Don’t you?
Yes- but I try not to think about them!
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.
He kill other people! I see him
chop head off wooman-
King’s wooman- he murder her!
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?!
I there… locked in Tower…
Tower of London!
Oh… my… a PRISONER?
Yeah. I see him-
Many people see!
Oh how dreadful!
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
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
We lost some men in that surge,
but we gained some muskets-
Keep ‘em packed… and be ready!
Wind talks with another union soldier
Where are we? What is this place?
What’s wrong boy? You confused?
I am be-wil-dered.
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
Sun… Sun … Is that you?
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?
A magazine reporter? Here?
Yeah, fraid so. Just doing
my job soldier- like you…
Say, where you boys from?
Last place I at they call
You from England? They on our side?
Greeley just looks perplexed and turns to the other soldier
How do you think the battle’s going?
Have you confidence in your officers?
Well sure mister…’Old Snapping Turtle’ hisself comes around after every
surge. Spect he’ll be along soon-
you wait and see!
(writing in tablet)
Old Snapping Turtle?
Yeah… Meade… General George Meade …
Meade? MEADE alive?! HERE?
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
Alright men. Line up for
inspection and role call…
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
Not Meade… It Dom again…
Another officer rides beside the general
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
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:
I think this one has some
shell shock Sir.
I am be-wild- ered
When the general leaves, the sergeant yells at Wind
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:
(whispering to Wind)
Just say ‘Yes Sir’ and salute…
Wind salutes the sergeant
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
They surge again at night?
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
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
Wha…? What happening!
Shouts of “Hold your fire, Hold your fire!” echo down the line
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
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?
He nods with his head
Well, Thar’s the way! Follow
them boys… they goin down
to Rock creek….
Are they… soldiers?
Well hell yes they‘s soldiers!
They’s the Great White Army, boy !
He looks Wind over as he plays
Say Captain. Looks like you
seen some action
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
I hear Fire dead.
We must go now- yeah?
She nods and they leave together
Outside, they slip away in the night
EXT GETTYSBURG ROAD MORNING
Wind awakes to sun in his eyes, and asks another refugee:
Water… Where some water…?
The refugee points at a distant windmill
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
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
There no river here!
Where does water come from?
Well, the wind turns the vanes…
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
Say, look here: the sketch
I’ve been working on-
“General Meade inspects
Confederate assemble nearby, and Dee approaches on a horse
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)
What that man saying to them?
Well the preacher’s reading
from the Bible- surely
you know what a Bible is…
The word of God?
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:
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
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
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
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
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”
Well old boy- Don’t you wish
you were down there fighting
to free the slaves
and save the Union?
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
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
They are brothers,
Now they fight-
You their brother too…
Where I am from…
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
My God… Stay down, stay down!
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
Ouuuut! Ouuuut! Let me out!
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
Ouuut! I can’t get out!
Now see here… !
What’s Maybury up to now?
Is he joking?