tracks left as the dog runs through
shot and off left.
A rotting fallen tree; the dog leaps over it into camera and runs past,
dislodging a large toad which falls out of shot.
A stream running between low banks; the dog leaps from right bank to left
and out of shot, startling a large raven into the air.
Bare trees; tilt down to show a roadway and a silver bmw speeding towards
A SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE
John Carpenter and Dan OBannon
OPEN ON BLACK SILENCE.
The sound of electronic music rises, hollow, metallic.
FADE IN on a long TRACKING SHOT through the universe.
As the NARRATOR speaks we move through galaxies, nebulae,
solar systems, moving from the infinite slowly down to
a particular planetary system deep within a maze of
SHOT - DOORWAY
After a moment, PRESIDENT WILLIAM HARRISON MITCHELL appears,
accompanied by his wife ELLEN and loyal dog Cupcakes. They
smile from the landing and wave to the world -- a postcard of
TRACKING SHOT - FIRST FAMILY
"HAIL TO THE CHIEF" RINGS OUT across the grounds. For-
midably handsome Bill Mitchell is fit and in his early forties.
His wife Ellen, still in her early thirtie
What they were building, or why it should be located in a such a remote and desolate place, no one could say.
Tracking shot of B-52 in mid-air refuel. Soundtrack lilts "Try a Little Tenderness." Refueling nozzle gently breaks away from receiving aircraft.
INT. COMPUTER ROOM - BURPLESON AFB - NIGHT
A phone buzzes.
General Ripper, sir.