Light and Dark

By

Daniel Rolph
Version 1

INT. SITTING ROOM – NIGHT A MAN sits watching a television. Television: A trashy talk show O.S. A telephone rings The Man stands up and walks out of room O.S. the telephone stops ringing The STANDARD LAMP in the corner of the room comes to life. It looks around furtively, then slithers over to the Man’s chair. Using its flex, the Standard Lamp picks up the remote control and changes the channel on the television. Television: A classical concert The Standard Lamp returns to its place in the corner. The Man returns to the room and sits down. He looks at the screen in confusion, then picks up the remote and changes the channel. Television: A trashy talk show The Man sits back and picks up a bottle of beer. He takes a swig, and then realises it is empty. (grumpily) the Man stands up and leaves the room. The Standard Lamp looks round furtively again, then slithers over to the Man’s chair. It picks up the remote and changes the channel. Television: A classical concert The Standard Lamp stuffs the remote down the back of the chair, and returns to its corner. The Man returns to the room with a full bottle of beer and sits down. He looks at the screen with a confused expression, then reaches for the remote. (annoyed) The Man searches for the remote, before finding it down the back of the seat. He changes the channel, and sits back.

Television: A trashy talk show. The Man sits back in his chair and swigs his beer. O.S. A Telephone rings (irritated) The Man stands up and leaves the room, taking the remote with him. The Standard Lamp looks around furtively, then slithers over to the television and changes the channel. Television: A classical concert The Standard Lamp then slithers over to the door and closes it, before sliding a Table against it to block it. The Standard Lamp then returns to its corner. O.S. The Man rattles the door handle, trying to get into the room. FADE

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