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To the White Sea

To the White Sea

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TOTHEWHITE
SEA
.:
ScreenplaybyJoelCoen
&
EthanCoenBasedonthenovelbyJamesDickeyAugust13,1998
 
FADEINCobaltblue.
A
darkspeckis
just
visibleinthecenterofthescreen.Itresolvesitselfintoaseabird,flyingtoward
us.
As
it
passes
wehearthepropellerenginesofa
B·29
anda
title
bumsin:TINIANISLANDMarch
8,1945
Fromjustbelow
us
theaircraftloomsintoframeandroarsoffintothedistance,leavingonlythesoundofthewind.VoiceFire.Wearegoingtobringittohim.CLOSEOntheweatheredfaceoftheColonel.Extremelyclose.
He
isthespeaker.Wearepullingbackslowlyatthecut..'...Fire.Thisiswhatyou'vegottolookforwardto.Thisiswhat
he's
gottolookforwardto.We'regoingtobring
it
tohim.Totheenemy,youknow.Upyonder,friends.Upyondertothenorth...
:
Hepointshisfingerup:.
r
...North
and
fire.
FLOATING
High,highupinanemptyairplanehangar.Downbelowus,laidoutlikeagridonabombingplan,arerowsoffoldingchairs.
In
thechairsarekhaki-cladairmen.StandingatthefrontistheColonel,justloweringhishand....WearegoingtoputhiminitThat'ssayingfriendsthatwe'regoingtoputit
 
2allaroundhim.
All
aroundhim.We'regDing~oputitoverhimandunderneathhim.We'regoingtoputitdownonhimand
onto
him.DISSOLVETO:OVERHEAD
TRACK
Closer,lookingstraightdownontheseatedrowsofairmenpassingbeneath.·..We'regoingtoputitinhiseyesanduphisasshole,inhiswife'stwatandinhisbaby'sdiaper.We'regoingtoputitinhispocketswherehecan'tgetridof
it.
Whitephosphorousthatwillholdon...DISSOLVETO:FORWARDTRACKFromthebackofthehangartrackingforward,justskimmingtheheadsoftheairmenasweapproachthedistantColonel.·..We'regoingtoputit
in
hisdreams.Whateverheavenhe'shopingfor,we'refixingtomakeahelloutofit.Soon,goodbuddies.Wejustgotthegoodwordthismorning.Whitephosphorousandnapalm.That'sourgoodstuffforthelittleyellowmanandhisfolks.We'regoingtomakehimapresentofitinhismaincity.Bestow
it.
Give
it
away.Withthreehundredairplanes.Withbothhands.They'regoingtorememberus.Withinaweek,Iclueyou.That'sanIcantellyounow.Butwe'regoingallthewaywithincendiaries.WehavearrivedattheColonelandcometorestontheextremecloseupwithwhichwebegan.·..Noammo,nogunners.Allbombs.Allpayload.Allfire.WIDEREVERSEOntherowsandrowsofassembledairmenstaringmutelyattheColonel.Hecontinues:ColonelThefirebombstrikeisgoingtobe
gravy.
Butthat'snottonight.Tonightit'sthesameasalways,gunnersandall.Onemore.timewithfragsandtwo-thousandpoundG.P!s.Werendezvousatangelsnine,atsixteenthreeseven.Yourcourseisthree-five-sixdegreestrue.ThetargetisTokyo.

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