...Proust's Apartment. Kitchen. Day.
Céleste Albaret, a tall young woman of twenty-five, handsome rather than pretty, sits at the kitchen table.
She is dressed in maid's uniform.
Sunshine floods in through the window.
...Orton and Halliwell's Flat. Night. 1967.
Kenneth Halliwell is looking straight at the camera. He is naked and bloody. He looks at something across the room.
Joe? John? He looks back at the camera.
Orton and Halliwell's Flat....
...Arcadia Cinema. Afternoon.
As the title of the film fades from the screen the introductory credits roll, in the type and style of a late-forties movie. As they give way to the crowing cockerel of Pathé News we realise we are in a cinema....
...Westminster. A Door. Day
A hand (the sleeve military, the hand gloved) knocks tentatively on the worn wood.
Westminster. Anteroom. Day
Opening, the door discloses a royal waiting-room. Robed and crowned, but settled comfortably among...
...Country Road. Day
A country lane c. 1960 with Miss Shepherd at the wheel of a van barrelling along, her face set and anxious. Distantly we hear the sound of a police siren (or bell it would be in 1960). She pulls the van into a side road...
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