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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 39 to 42

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 39 to 42

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ (coming soon) 39. EXT. FRONT GARDEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY Two police officers approach JASON’S House. OFFICER #1 thumps on the front door. OFFICER #1 Police, come to the door. (quietly to OFFICER #2) Go round the back. The neighbour said she saw the wife put the

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 34 to 38

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 34 to 38

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 34. INT. KITCHEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY JASON’S DOPPELGANGER looks at the blood on the floor and slowly follows the smeared trail to the outside door. JASON’S DOPPELGANGER No… Oh, baby. Oh God, no. What have you done? What have you done! (yells) Call for an ambulance, Zo!

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 32 to 33

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 32 to 33

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 32. INT. KITCHEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY JASON Oh God, no-no-no. No! ZOE smashes the marble cutting board into the top of EMILY’S head. EMILY collapses to the ground. ZOE looks down at EMILY’S twitching body, her eyes following the stream of blood emanating from the crack

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 28 to 31

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 28 to 31

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 28. INT. KITCHEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY ZOE and EMILY are frozen in time. ZOE is stood at the counter and midway though cutting mushrooms, EMILY is sat at the table and midway through opening a tin of tomatoes. JASON (to himself) I’m really dead? (to LILITH)

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 26 to 27

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 26 to 27

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 26. INT. KITCHEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY EMILY is sitting at the table, watching ZOE, who is standing at the worktop by the window, slicing mushrooms on a small marble chopping board. Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is playing on a small radio sitting on the windowsill.

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 25 (2nd continuation)

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 25 (2nd continuation)

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 25. (continued) JASON I don’t understand. DERWOOD No, I got a fuzzy head over it, too. But I got to find the thing Lilith left here before the flowers die. JASON Why? What happens when they die? DERWOOD Oh dear. Ye got to get away before they

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 25 (continued)

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 25 (continued)

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 25. (continued) DERWOOD is a man in his forties. He has dry flaking calluses on his hands and many cuts and bruises on his leathery face. His hair sits atop his head as an uneven mass of black greasy waves. His oversized shirt and baggy trousers hang as a

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 24 to 25

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 24 to 25

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 24. INT. HALLWAY, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY JASON’S DOPPELGANGER is carrying EMILY in his arms and about to walk out the front door. JASON’S DOPPELGANGER (shouts to ZOE) EM’ is coming with me, babe, to make sure the hunter-gatherer bags the right wee-beasties. (whispers to EMILY) And

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Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 21 to 23

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 21 to 23

⇐ Back ∗ Scene 1 ∗ Next ⇒ 21. INT. LIVING ROOM, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY JASON’S DOPPELGANGER and ZOE are standing in the middle of the room having a row. EMILY is sat on a large leather sofa, watching ZOE scream at JASON’S DOPPELGANGER. JASON stands by the archway into the living room and watches

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Getting brutal with my book

Getting brutal with my book

After much head scratching, I’ve realised that I can’t include everything from my novel in my screenplay, not unless I’m happy for the film adaptation—a bit of positive thinking going on here—to be bum-numbingly long. I find this surprising, since Ama is not a particularly long book, coming in at a little under 75,000 words. I’ve

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