Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Artists in Today’s World ~ Charles Chaplin

Acknowledging Charles (Chaplin)

Cutting Continuity

“Banker Streets”

A-Version

Reel Nine

42.            22 ft            11 frs.                  Medium long shot – group SWAT TEAM, city street

43.             15 ft.             12 frs.               RIFLES extend out of 2nd story window windows

44.            4 ft            1 fr.                        Half figures, Swat Team

44.            3 ft             2 frs.                     Close up, clump of handcuffed BANK PROTESTORS

45.             5 ft            12 frs.                    Medium long shot – Tramp passes by BANK

46.             4ft             10 frs.                    Swat Team eye suspiciously

47.             4 ft            5 frs.                      Medium close-up lost debit card lying in the gutter

48.             6ft            15 frs.                     Tramp bends down, picks up lost debit card

49.            3ft            9 frs.                        Swat Team flexes muscles, rifle sights on Tramp

50.             5ft            12 frs.                      Tramp notices Bank Protestors, Swat Team

51.             5ft            15 frs.                       Tramp raises his arms, admonishes Swat Team

52.            3 ft             9 frs.                       Medium close-up formerly blind girl/bank teller (bgbt)

53.             5ft             10 frs.                      Medium shot – Tramp/bgbt

54.             4ft            12 frs.                       Swat Team approaches Tramp

55.             6 ft            16 frs.                      Bgbt points to ATM machine outside bank

56.            5 ft            12 frs.                       Tramp notices bgbt, shakes his head “No”

57.            3ft            10 frs.                        Half figure bgbt takes cash out of her wallet

58.            2ft            8 frs.                         Tramp shakes his head “No”

59.            5ft            15 frs.                        Bgbt puts cash in hand, extends the cash to the Tramp

60.            5ft            12 frs.                        Medium close-up, Tramp extends debit card to the bgbt

61.            4ft             10 frs.                       Half figure bgbt with co-worker

62.            2 ft            9 frs.                        Title – “I’ve made a conquest.”

63.            4 ft            6 frs.                        Half figure, bgbt at desk

64:             4ft            10 frs.                       Swat Team closes in

65.             5ft            12 frs.                        Homeless Protestors stand, shout

66.            4 ft             12 frs.                        Tramp sees Swat Team approaching

67.             6ft            14 frs.                        Bgbt knocks on window glass

68.            5 ft            10 frs.                        Tramp turns toward window

69.             5 ft            12 frs.                        Bgbt exits bank left, Tramp enters right

70.             5 ft            9 frs.                         Bgbt holds out cash, takes his hand

71.             6 ft            4 frs.                         Medium close-up bgbt, Tramp with back to camera

72.            2ft            14 frs.                        Title – “You?”

73.             4 ft             10 frs.                      Close-up Tramp.

74.            10 ft.            17 frs.                     Title – “You can see now?”

75.             4 ft            5 frs.                        Swat Team converges, Bank Protestors in background

76.             5 ft            9 frs.                        Medium close-up bgbt, Tramp with back to camera

77.             4 ft             5 frs.                       Big close-up Tramp with debit card between his lips

78.            5 ft             10 frs.                      Extreme close-up, black boots trampling Tramp’s hat

79.            4 ft            5 frs.                        Camera pans Swat Team pummeling Bank Protestors

80.            5 ft             8 frs.                       Fade out

81.             13 ft.            0 frs.                      Fade in – Title – The End – fade out.

82.             39 ft             11 frs.                     Framed Leader and Finish.


~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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