Because filming is coming so close and we are almost, almost there with the storyline, I’ve been throwing all the ideas out there about what can be heard when one of the characters blacks out. In theory, this will also flash up our names so that we can minimise the credits at the end of the film, giving us plenty more time to tell the story. I say plenty, it will be something like 30 seconds, but worth it.
These are not in order, but essentially I’ve been patching some kind of dialogue together that I think could be useful in the scene. I was going to say just close your eyes and imagine a radio presenter reading the lines but then you wouldn’t be able to read them…it’s been a long week.
- Symptoms of the epidemic will be listed so that citizens know what to look out for. “If you do not see your doctor it is highly likely that you will die. This epidemic is fatal.”
“You will be notified of which compound you are to move to. The compounds are to keep you safe and alive.”
Chat show host – “So we’re all upping and packing and buggering off to the coast. Sounds like a lovely holiday, don’t it?” LAUGHTER. “It is now estimated that over 8,000 people have died from the epidemic (name it). It is advised that you wait in your homes until further instruction. Compounds are being built for your safety. Keep safe and keep alive.”
Prime Minister Speech – “The Prime Minister spoke today on the evacuation of the remaining inhabitants.” – “We as your government, are going to keep you safe. I have made it my missions, my promise to keep every single person alive. We will pull through this, as a nation we are proud and virtuous. Winston Churchill talked about how strong we are; ‘We [the British] have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.’ We will win this war.”
“If you see anyone with these symptoms, do not approach them, advise the authorities and/or medical professionals.”
“If you choose to stay where you are, we will not help you and you will die.”
“The Government has decided to cease the medical aid of people already infected and are exhausting all of the medical supplies on people who are living in the compounds.”
PM – “We are sorry that we cannot help those suffering any more and must maintain the health of those still alive in the compounds.”
“It is in your interest to follow officers’ and doctors’ advice.”
Jonathan Cooper of Project Venture Industries has developed a deterrent for the epidemic, claiming that it will save the lives of everybody. Devices will be distributed across each compound, effectively preventing the ____ to spread.”
Chat show host – “First bird flu, then swine flu now this, what they calling it? Dog flu?”
These are all of course suggestions and the wording is obviously subject to change, but hopefully you can get a sense of the general idea I’m heading towards. Let’s also bear in mind I probably have no more than 30 seconds to create this. Yippee.