The Bilious Cuckoo-Clock V.

1 Written by Oliver Fowls

Scene One Int. Room [FADE IN] [Wide shot of clock and an open window. Zoom into clock.] The Cuckoo Clock is sleeping quietly when a loud twittering sound wakes it up. [Close up of the Clock] The clock looks around to see where the noise is coming from. [Camera pans across to the window then zooms on the bird] A small bird alights on the windows sill and twitters. [Close up of the clock] The Cuckoo-Clock is briefly surprised by the bird’s appearance [Extreme close up of the Clock’s face] The clock then becomes mischievous, looking at the bird in a calculating way [Camera zooms out from the window sill to catch the bird flying in a loop, and then zooms back in to track the bird flying past the clock] The bird takes off from the sill, flies in a big loop and then shoots past the clock [Tight shot of the outstretched arm to capture the bird’s impact] The clock puts a wooden arm out to catch the bird which crashes into the arm [Camera tracks the bird, medium shot] The clock grabs the bird, opens its top and throws the bird inside itself. [Close up of clock’s top section] The top section snaps shut and the twittering stops Scene Two Int. Room [Close up of clock face, the hands are sweeping quickly around to approach midday] [Close up of the XII numeral on the clock face, time is shown as 11:55] *Ticking Noise* [Medium shot of the clock’s face] [Zoom into face to frame eyes] The clock is sleeping when all of a sudden its eyes change from closed to wide open, pupils dilated largely [Zoom out and pan down to clock’s mouth, zoom into frame mouth] The clock looks worried and bites its lip

[Close up of the XII numeral on the clock face as the hands hit midday] *CLUNK Noise* [Close up of clock’s mouth] The clock’s cheeks bulge out, lip wobbles a bit [Close up of the clock’s eyes] Clock’s pupils constrict to small dots [Close up of mouth] The clock grimaces and his moustache curls downward [Medium shot of Clock] The cuckoo-clock shakes involuntarily, mouth open until suddenly he heaves and then vomits a wooden draw which fires out of his mouth with a *CUCKOO!* sound. Perched on the end of the draw is the bird which, carrying the momentum of the draw, flies off at great speed twittering loudly [Medium shot of window] The bird flies straight out of the window and disappears and all is quiet again Act Three Int. Room [close up of the Clock’s face] The clock is panting from the exertion of his violent regurgitation as his eyes follow the birds exit. After a few pants it shuts its eyes and starts to doze off again. Until the twittering sound returns [Extreme close up of Clock’s face] the clock looks toward the window with the same mischievous face that he had at the beginning. [FADE OUT]