Curly's People: The Alternative Verdict
(Curly enters at back of scene seeming unsure of himself scruffy as usual mumbling inaudibly, he looks around before sitting in front of the camera)
Body: (Hurriedly, annoyed even). We've got until sunset.
Curly (stressed): Agh, (to himself, composing himself) OK.
(He takes the device and aims it with concentration, directly at something off screen in front of him).
(The scene fades to darkness before we see a loosely scrambled ball of string which begins to shift and curl as the camera swings away).
Voice off screen : Aaaaagh! (a longish call, initially with surprise as of losing balance and then of irritation.)
The camera swings back showing the room from the view of the person being tripped up and as the room swings across the screen we hear a woman's voice.
Woman (calm and unemotional): Curly isn't just what -you- see.
As the picture becomes clearer an elbow swings smoothly into view, although it doesn't actually hit the viewer it is clearly there to demonstrate that it could have done. The viewer is completely off guard.
The face of a woman comes into view.
She reaches in, confidently and with a self assured glance grabs you firmly by both collars of your jacket. Her grip is surprisingly strong.
You realise that your body is helpless and heavy, perhaps you cannot even feel it but you hear the sound of your body sliding
across the floor quite fast as she drags you a couple of feet to face a different direction.
As she does this you see the medium sized room pass by; it is either dark outside or the curtains are drawn as the room is lit by a lamp across the room.
You don't see any furniture only a dark canvas shape on the wall. It seems you are alone and as her face comes into view again, this time smiling, you aren't quite sure if it is simply that she gritting her teeth.