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Film Directing Fundamentals, 4th Edition by Nicholas T. Proferes

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Chapter 13Staging and Camera for Over Easy Action Scene

Synopsis: GEORGE, mid-thirties, returning to his hometown after a 10-year absence, has just visited his comatose father in the hospital where he runs into TOM, a friend from high school who is driving a volunteer ambulance. Tom offers George a ride home.

EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY

Bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling along. The ambulance stuck in the middle of it all, its lights flashing to no avail.

TOM

Lotta jerks moved out here since you left. Come Labor Day it quiets down some, but it never gets like it was when we were kids. Hell, I don’t know half the people in town anymore. They’re crowding out the locals with the prices they’re paying for houses - Hell, if it wasn’t for my father leaving ...

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