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Weather Boy

Weather Boy

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Published by: charles_fisher_12 on Oct 12, 2012
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Weather BoyByMarion Chamolame
INT. CARA girl with short brown hair presses her face up against thewindow of the passengers seat and watches the lines in theroad fly by mechanically. Her face is strong and yet she isthe effortless depiction of innocence. Luggage andmiscellaneous bits fill the backseat and one may imagine thetrunk as well is filled to a spilling point. The girlsfather is driving the car. He’s aged well enough to lookgentle for he is in his late forties, the time in a man’slife when lines and wrinkles are scarish and deep but he is,again, not scarred by time but the depiction of honesty andwarmth. The landscape that passes them is rural, they aretraveling on a long country road. The sun is low in the sky,right at eye-level, and so the sky is an orangish-pink.Everything is warm within this moment.The girl continues watching the landscape pass and thefather watches the road before them.TARANarrative: We always consideredlife to be our own. We are a nationof our own. We have all we need.CUTAWAY: THE FATHERWe have a King.CUTAWAY: TARAWe have a Princess.TWO-SHOT: BOTH TARA AND HER FATHERWe have an army.Tara looks down at a photogrpah of her mother. A polaroidbent and creased.We have pain and anger. We crysometimes.CUTAWAY: FATHER LOOKS AT TARA WITH THE PHOTOGRAPH AND SMILESAT HERCLOSE UP: TARA LOOKS UP. SMILES.We laugh though too.Tara reaches into the backseat and gets a book; TheAdventures of Pinocchio. She opens the book then kisses hermother’s picture and places it within the book, she shuts itand lays it on the dashboard in front of her. The shotbecomes a CU of her face and she closes her eyes. Oncedialog begins a montage of old home videos of the motherplay.... We lost mom to cancer lastThursday. She was buried on(MORE)(CONTINUED)

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