...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford
The blasphemers’ banquet table: there
on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire,
me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron
and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair.
It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...
...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea.
From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze
stares through time into our days.
Under seas, as slow as oil
the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil.
The Gorgon under the golden tide
brings ghettos, gulags, genocide.
...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...
...Sunlight Flickers Through Black. Sunlight Through Trees
Running through a summer garden.
A boy (Bruce Wayne, aged eight) chasing a girl (Rachel Dawes, also eight).
Young Bruce Rachel! Let me see!
They reach a Victorian greenhouse. Rachel...
...I heard a sound I thought was birds
but then I swear I heard these words:
‘This voice comes from the shadow cast
by Hiroshima’s A-bomb blast.
The sound you hear inside this case
is of a man who fans the face
he used to have...
...Soho Street – Night
Two men, Patrick and Tony, are walking down Frith Street towards Soho Square. They are each carrying a briefcase and an overnight bag. It has been raining. The streets are still quite wet. Tony and Patrick are London...
...Office, High Rise – Day
A man in a clown mask holding a smoking silenced pistol ejects a shell casing. This is Dopey. He turns to a second man, Happy, also in clown mask, who steps forward with a cable-launcher, aims at a lower roof across...
...Gotham Street – Day
Gordon stands before a massive picture of Harvey Dent.
Gordon But I knew Harvey Dent. I was … his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did.
Gordon, choked with emotion, gathers...
...Cursed Earth – Day1
Blasted rock and dust, as far as the eye can see.
America is an irradiated wasteland. A Cursed Earth, in which a single outpost of civilisation remains. Stretching from Boston to Washington…
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