Sunday, 15 January 2017

From Script to Screen | Step Outline

Joseph Kane informs Bennett of the latest murder which took place at the Andromeda Theatre

Bennett hurriedly throws his coat and scarf on before walking hurriedly but it stopped by Kane who warns him to not let this killer get away just as Bennett’s first case did.

Bennett arrives at the Andromeda with police standing guard around the entrance

Bennett enters without need to inform them of his position

Walks into a bright chandeliered lobby and past the entrance counter (which is backed by a wall that has openings at either end) and then steps into the theatre, holding the door open for the leaving 3 Police Detectives (who give him disgusted and quizzical looks as they pass)

Bennett walks to the aisle to the approximate centre of the theatre where the dead body is

Bennett takes off his coat and scarf, laying them over a chair on the other side of the aisle, then turns back to the body while pulling up his shirt sleeves past his elbows. 

He lowers his body to get a better look at the victim who is slouched in the chair, with his head leant over the back

Bennett notices a silver padlock pierced through the flesh on the man’s chest

Bennett pulls on black gloves and gently moves the padlock to see the back

Bennett pulls a pad and pencil out of his breast pocket and jots down the number ‘7’

Bennett throws his coat back on and rushes out of the theatre

He arrives back at his offices and quickly flicks through the previous murder files

Kane limps over to the door to Bennett’s office and asks “Found anything new?”

Bennett “Do we have any files on the inscriptions found on the back of the padlocks?”

Kane “I’m not sure. If they’re not in there…” nods over to case file “… go make a visit down to Frank Kinney. He’ll still have everything down there”

Bennett “You think he’ll help?”

Kane “I’m sure. He seems to have taken a bit of a shine to you”

Bennet leaves his office

*cuts to Kinney pulling the last body out of refrigeration unit*

Kinney opened all body bags related to case and leans in closer while muttering

Bennett checks each padlock and jots down letters – ‘g P n K l. i s’ – then shows Kinney, asking what it means

Kinney wonders why P and K are capitals and why l. has a full stop

Bennett asks what order the bodies came in

Kinney checks ledger and reads the peoples’ names out in order while Bennett writes each letter correctly – ‘KingsPl.’

Bennett realises it’s a street name located in Central London and links it to the latest clue: ‘7’

Bennett immediately leaves after thanking Kinney

Bennett jumps into a Hansom Cab and says where to go (dawn)

Bennett arrives at Kings Place and pulls up at number 7

Bennett stops in front of the locksmiths shop and smirks

He calmly walks up the few steps, stops for a moment and puts his hand on the door

*screen jumps to black*

The bell above the door can be heard ringing, and then the door shuts loudly





I definitely need to cut all of this down for it to be under two minutes. I'll most likely do this by cutting out so much dialogue and instead having Bennett work more out on his own. I may also have more jump cuts between locations as opposed to showing characters entering and leaving as quickening the pace this way may also create a better viewing experience.

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