Preview of the thrushbeard treatment

July 24, 2010

this is a little sample of the King Thrushbeard script i wrote. enjoy it, probably editing it soon.

EXT. THE MARKET PLACE

Peter leaves his store as Manuela chases after him. Peter
runs near a crowd of twenty chimney sweeps covered in soot
and black from head to toe. as Manuela runs after him into
the crowd she notices one of the the soot covered faced, it
Theodore her husband. She is mystified that her husband is a
chimney sweep, the dirtiest of dirty jobs.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 8.

MANUELA (CONT’D)
Theodore?

THEODORE
Ay.

Manuela’s face turns to stone as she isn’t sure what she
should expect next.

THEODORE (CONT’D)
What’s going on? Why aren’t you at
the pottery?

MANUELA
Well, I was just about to explain
that. You see…

Just then she is interrupted by Peter who is beyond
frazzled.

PETER
There you are! Sir, this woman is a
menace. Three weeks she has worked
at my shop. Three weeks of
maddening chaos! She’s driving away
my customers with this putrid
pottery.

Peter shakes the vase in front of Theodore.

PETER (CONT’D)
I’m sick of it. And the nerve of
her to stand before me and think
that she can behave in any matter
that she wants! ARRRRGGGG!

THEODORE
Sir, please.

PETER
Don’t you sir me! I’m through with
her. Find her some other line of
work.

He Begins to walk out, but stops and turns to Manuela.

PETER (CONT’D)
Maybe she would be a fine wine
maker crushing grapes. A
destructive one she is.

He stomps away. Manuela runs after him, but stops short of a
full sprint.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 9.

MANUELA
Fine. Take your pottery and do what
you want with it. Me and my husband
are better off without it!

THEODORE
Manuela.

She carefully turns around to see her husband staring a hole
through her. Her demeanor goes from defiant to sheepish.

MANUELA
Yes?

THEODORE
What am I going to do with you? You
yell at the man that employs you,
scare off his customers, and cause
a scene in public.

MANUELA
You need to understand–

THEODORE
I’m not finished. Not to mention
your lack of skill in the house. I
looked at the clothing you washed
yesterday.

MANUELA
Was it not clean as you asked?

THEODORE
Oh it was clean.

He lifts his work shirt to reveal an undergarment that is
too small and snug much to the enjoyment of his co-workers.

THEODORE (CONT’D)
Also a tad too long in the sun do
you think?

MANUELA
Oops!

SWEEP 1
Hey lad, looks like you have on
your son’s football sweater.

The sweeps all laugh. Manuela cracks a smile but quickly
hides it when seen by her husband,

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 10.

MANUELA
Sorry.

THEODORE
That’s all you say. Oops. Sorry.
Young lady there has to be
something that you are capable at
doing.

A loud whistle sounds encouraging the sweeps to return to
work.

THEODORE (CONT’D)
I have to go. Just go home and try
not to touch anything.

MANUELA
Wouldn’t you like for me to make
dinner?

Theodore stares blankly at her then turns to walk with the
other sweeps without saying a word to her.

MANUELA (CONT’D)
I guess that’s a no.

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