...Yuan Compound - Day
Security men and porters are loading wagons for a convoy. As they work, we see across the lake a lone horseman entering the village. One of the men recognizes him.
Master Li is here!...
...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day
Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor.
...The House. Night. Summer.
The camera is still, looking at the house from outside the gate, up the short curved drive, across the circular gravel court.
In a meadow behind the house, dim shapes of animals. The camera moves slowly...
...Cocktail Lounge ‒ Night
We only see his face, speaking through the shadows.
He brushes his index finger lightly across his lips as he speaks. He knows: his lips are his most sexual organ.
You know who I...
Lena is seated in the interrogation room.
Lomax and two scientists are standing. Facing her.
Behind glass, more scientists observe.
A beat, before Lomax speaks.
What did you eat?
… I don’t remember eating....
...Off the beaten track in the cold outback’s not what a feller thinks
as the perfect place for the human race but more for bear or lynx.
The place to be unfenced and free is a place most men would shun
but the snowy waste is to the taste...
...Carpathian Ridge – Dawn (Saturday, 5 AM)
We descend upon Carpathian Ridge, a crescent-shaped cliff that extrudes from the dense Virginia evergreens above a deep rock canyon. The cliff marks the end of a dirt road that winds down from...
Posner, a seventeen-year-old boy, is cycling towards school, headphones on, listening to some Ivor Novello (‘I can give you the moon’, say). It is summer, mid-1980s.
He stops outside a church, where...
...Night. New York Jazz Club. The Men’s Room
Crowd noise outside. Two hundred people clapping rhythmically, urging the featured group to come out on stage. Chanting: ‘Kat-man-du. Kat-man-du.’
Izzy Maurer, a jazz veteran in his late forties...
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