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Art of Pantomime song video lead-out.
Asylumthink song video lead-in.

MAN comes to himself, and walks away from church. Camera stops and elevates to look diagonally across intersection where MAN stops and waits for the light to change. Camera is shooting him from waist up. Since shot is at a 45 degree angle to intersection, "left" and "right" will mean crossing the intersection perpendicular to MAN while "top" and "bottom will mean crossing intersection parallel with MAN. MAN stands on "right" corner and is facing "up".

There are a lot of people waiting and crossing and driving. There is a leather clad couple on a motorcycle facing up. A beat up pickup with a load of junk in the back rolls right to left through the intersection. A Mercedes facing down waits across the intersection. A man in a business suit facing down waits across the crosswalk. A woman dressed in a jogging outfit pushing a stroller crosses left to right on down side of street. A workman in hardhat, jeans, t-shirt and boots crosses left to right on up side of the intersection, in front of the Mercedes.

( see novel, Transapparent )


Asylumthink song video scene list.

x. Spoken names
x. Opening instrumental
x. Snap into book
x. Book
x. Arrest
x. Inmate trying to leave 1
x. Shock therapy
x. Wired mask 1
x. Spasms
x. Book
x. Book Burn
x. Through Flame
x. Inmate trying to leave - 2
x. Sparkplug skull 2
x. Applause
x. Pocketwatch eye
x. Wired mask 2
x. Empty auditorium
x. Back of auditorium
x. Curtain close
x. TV screen
x. Book
x. Book Burn
x. Through Flame
x. Inmate trying to leave - 3
x. Eyes through mask
x. Bare throat
x. Polar bear
x. Strap cuts
x. Shoe scold
x. Trade eyes
x. Blank masks
x. Eyes appear on blank masks
x. Book drop
x. Inmate trying to leave - 4
x. Masked ranks
x. Fall to flames
x. Mirror


(speaking intro)
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x. Spoken names

Black screen.

Flashcut of Lincoln.

Hands load batteries into a flash.

Mask faced people begin appearing on various locations on the screen.

People such as the following:
Soldiers on parade ground, nerds, hippies, people waiting in a line, business suits, cowboys, dressed for church, farmers, blue collar workers, punked out youths, beach garb, preppie youths, flannel shirts, joggers in sweats, letter jackets and jeans, mink coat & tuxedo crowd, uniformed fast food workers

Flashcut of a brick. (Donner)

Hands load film into a camera.

Mask faced people continue to accumulate all over the screen.

Flashcut of a name carved in black granite. (Wall)
(Dan & Twila, which heightens image of Wall as tombstone.)

Hands connect lens to camera body.

Mask faced people continue to accumulate all over the screen.

Flashcut of Fat Man, or Little Boy if other unavailable. (Misasa)


(instrumental break)
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x. Opening instrumental

Hands mount flash atop camera.

Mask faced people continue to accumulate all over the screen.

Flashcut of Jude Yellow Star. (Smoke)

Camera setting without hands, aimed at audience.

Mask covers camera lens.

Mask remains over camera lens while mask faced people begin to snap with a flash of light into verticle lines the height of their images. Idea here is that our stereotypes are very narrow.


Names, labels, categories -
Shove people into a prejudged slot.
Not true life, only stories
With conflict written from the plot.

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x. Snap into book

Flashcut of Bonhoeffer.

A closed book with "brain-grey" covers, standing up like on a shelf, edge toward audience, spine away, fades in while camera and flash fade out.

Flashcut of mound of coins. (Finest - not buy or sell)

While last of people's images are still flash snapping into verticle lines, existing verticle lines at random slowly drift to the book and vanish among its pages.

(note letters in this book will connect to the Dark Wall letters)

Flashcut of Frederick Douglass.


Give me fictions for faces,
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x. Book

Book as previously described on black background.

Hand enter frame left, grabs book, and yanks it offscreen frame left. A single small black and white face tumbles out of book and rolls and bounces offscreen frame right. It is the face of Anne Frank.


Names to limit the spaces
You take up in my brain.

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x. Arrest

Crowd of masked people dressed in every sort of fashion. Group can be obviously pasted together.

MAN in straitjacket appears in center with soldier on either shoulder pushing him forward.

Flashcut of Mao.


Whatever what you do
Labels stretch to fit you.
How can the inmate
Show you he's sane?

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x. Inmate trying to leave - 1

MAN wrapped by python.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside as Napoleon.

Orderlies stop him.

Closeup of python shows skin markings are trees.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside as a soldier in fatigues.

Orderlies stop him and take down a straitjacket from the wall.


(instrumental break)
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x. Shock therapy

Flashcut of Stalin.

Cut to screen dominated by barcode.

Zoom out to show barcode is on a mask without a face. Center shot between the eyes.

Mask fades out and skull fades in, eye holes matching, barcode unmoved. Idea is that the label which truly fits us is MORTAL.

Zoom in on skull left eye, which is screen right, until so close it causes blackout.

Blackness fades to a blur that solidifes into the skull again, but this time with a sparkplug screwed into the top. This item is setting on a desk beside a wall poster of a necromancer with a skull candlestick on his table.

Zoom out until we see MAN strapped on table, on back, still in straitjacket, held down by seven straps each labeled for a deadly sin, feet toward screen left, head toward screen right.

Wrath is 1st strap, closest to feet, as in feet swift to shed innocent blood
Sloth is 2nd strap up, idea being too lazy to stand upright
Greed is 3rd strap, where prone MAN's hands rest, nuance of clutching
Lust is 4th (center) strap, over MAN's groin
Gluttony is 5th strap, over stomach
Envy is 6th strap, over heart
Pride is 7th strap, closest to head


Strapped to the table
We all know you're weak.
Switch on the volts
And watch humanity shriek.

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x. Wired mask 1

Flashcut of Hirohito

Continue zoom out until over top of MAN's face we see Doctor in labcoat standing on opposite side of man, facing camera, looking down at MAN.

Doctor takes a mask without barcode which is trailing wires and places it over MAN's face. MAN's mouth can be seen through mask's mouth, but it is so large that the mask's eyeholes display two bare spots of MAN's forehead instead of his eyes. Idea is that MAN is still not a part of the club.

Doctor picks up end of one of the wires attached to mask. It has a thumb button like contestant's use on Jeopardy to buzz in.

Montage cut of eletrical generation equipment, power stations, etc.

Doctor pulls out pocket watch from Misasa Bridge video, time set at 8:15.

Wolf Creek nuclear power plant. ("Our leaders use technology ...")

Doctor presses the button.


(instrumental break)
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x. Spasms

MAN's body twitches and mouth spasms.

Flashcut of Soviet tanks in Prague.

Flashcut of pocket watch from Misasa Bridge video, time set at 8:15.

Flashcut of coolies working on Transcontinental Railroad.

Flashcut of day when Wolf Creek is producing lots of steam.


Give me fictions for faces,
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x. Book

Book as previously described on black background.

Hand enter frame left, grabs book, and yanks it offscreen frame left. A single small black and white face tumbles out of book and rolls and bounces offscreen frame right. It is the face of Viktor Frankl.


Names to limit the spaces
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x. Book Burn

Book into which people's lines vanished is thrown onto pile of already burning books.


You take up in my brain.
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x. Through Flame

Closeup of book in the fire.

Flashcut of Japanese internment camp.


Whatever what you do
Labels stretch to fit you.
How can the inmate
Show you he's sane?

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x. Inmate trying to leave - 2

MAN wrapped by python.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside in an orange Buddhist robe.

Orderlies stop him.

Closeup of python shows skin markings are trees.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside as a business man in a power suit.

Orderlies stop him and take down a straitjacket from the wall.


(instrumental break)
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x. Sparkplug skull 2

Barcode screen.

Flashcut of Andropov.

Closeup shot of day when Wolf Creek is producing lots of steam.

Montage cut of eletrical generation equipment, power stations, etc.

Skull with a sparkplug screwed into the top. This item is setting on a desk beside a wall poster of a necromancer with a skull candlestick on his table.


Smile for us all
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x. Applause

Shot from shoulder height angled down into center of three people who stand facing one another, applauding. This applause will have vanished by the time we see the empty auditorium.


Categorical face.
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x. Pocketwatch eye

Zoom in on sparkplug skull to show left eye is the 8:15 pocketwatch.

Flashcut of Soviet tanks in Hungary.

Doctor releases button.


Lips teeth and flesh wrapped
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x. Wired mask 2

Wired mask with eyeholes over forehead, mouth visible.


'Round an empty space.
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x. Empty auditorium

Empty auditorium.


Yet somehow you must still know -
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x. Back of auditorium

One person appears standing at back of the auditorium without a mask.


But that thought I must erase.
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x. Curtain close

Stage curtain closes.


(instrumental break)
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x. TV screen

As doctor moves around table, he keeps glancing at MAN.

Spotlight falls on MAN's face/mask.

Flashcut of Milosevic

Group of inmates in masks without barcode sit gazing at a TV directly under camera lens. They wear gown, sweats, or pajamas.

Cut to shot behind them, showing they are watching a blank screen.

Barcode appears as tiny dot on the blank TV screen, then expands until it first fills TV screen, then expands again until it fills the video's screen.

Long shot of an empty stage, showing empty seats in front of stage.


Give me fictions for faces,
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x. Book

Book as previously described on black background.

Hand enter frame left, grabs book, and yanks it offscreen frame left. A single small black and white face tumbles out of book and rolls and bounces offscreen frame right. It is the face of Frederick Douglass.


Names to limit the spaces
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x. Book Burn

Book into which people's lines vanished is thrown onto pile of already burning books.


You take up in my brain.
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x. Through Flame

Closeup of book in the fire.


Whatever what you do
Labels stretch to fit you.
How can the inmate
Show you he's sane?

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x. Inmate trying to leave - 3

MAN wrapped by python.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside as a priest.

Orderlies stop him.

Closeup of python shows skin markings are trees.

MAN tries to walk out the door to the outside as a lab-coated psychiatrist.

Orderlies stop him and take down a straitjacket from the wall.


Feeling what's in my mind,
As I know you must -
I can't give you any more

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x. Eyes through mask

Flashcut of slave manacles.

Doctor turns around to look at MAN.

A person in a mask gazes around the edge to look behind a stage prop.

While doctor looks at MAN, MAN's mask seems to go somewhat transparent and suddenly doctor can see MAN's eyes through mask's cheeks.


Than my unforgiving trust.
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x. Bare throat

Flashcut of Gandhi.

MAN exposes his throat to doctor. This ties to "Kafka Fantasy".


Your perceptions raped me,
I'm no threat to you now.

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x. Polar bear

Flashcut of Cherokee Trail of Tears.

Doctor rips shock mask off MAN.

Flashcut of Andrew Jackson.

MAN had polar bear face under mask.

Next shot shows MAN's normal face with a polar bear rug on the floor in background positioned such that the head of the bear is seen above MAN's face.


Loose these straps that bind me
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x. Strap cuts

Polar bear rug shot remains while doctor cuts away every strap labeled with a deadly sin. Doctor helps MAN stand up.


And I'll stand to take my bow.
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x. Shoe scold

MAN held upright by doctor. Zoom out to see spotlights and stage.

MAN unmasked and in street clothes stands facing screen left. Another man in suit facing screen right is bent over double, scolding MAN's shoes.


Put yourself in my place,
For a moment trade your eyes.

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x. Trade eyes

Doctor holding MAN in straitjacket on stage before an utterly still audience.

Flashcut of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Before the silent race
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x. Blank masks

Audience seen from the stage. All masked, but their masks have neither mouth nor eye holes.


Is a soul's disguise
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x. Eyes appear on blank masks

At random, MAN's eyes momentarily appear on an audience member's blank mask. The eyes appear then vanish quickly on many masks.


Is a soul's disguise
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x. Book drop

Book drops into flames.


Look past
Look past these walls now
To our pure and normal world
Where labels conform us
So our safety is assured.

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x. Inmate trying to leave - 4

They let MAN walk out this time with his mask finally having a barcode, wearing a hospital gown, dragging a straitjacket by the sleeves behind him like a Linus blanket, redline circle through cross insignia on jacket.

Flashcut of Nero.

Idea is that each time he tried to leave he was stopped. Finally institute decided to shock him and force him to wear the barcode. This is in no way to imply you could take the Mark just to get along. Revelation is clear that anyone who receives the Mark will be eternally damned.


Look past
Look past these walls now
To our pure and normal world
Where labels conform us
So our safety is assured.

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x. Masked ranks

Fast montage of various masked people at various activities.

Intercut a flat surface where masked people appear in ever increasing ranks facing camera until they fill the horizons. Front row shot from waist up.

Herd of sheep.

Intercut of MAN walking away from institute, then throwing off jacket, then throwing off mask.

Flashcut of Herod.

Front row on plain topples forward out of view.


Look past
Look past these walls now
Look past
Look past these walls now
Look past
Look past these walls now

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x. Fall to flames

Camera begins to tilt forward. This reveals ranks are standing at edge of a building's roof. Try to make this building the same institution MAN leaves. Tilt continues down wall until ranks vanish screen top. Row of people fall past camera view. Tilt continues until it shows, far below, the foot of the building surrounded by intense flames. Row of people fall past camera and dwindle into the distance and vanish in the flames.

Flashcut of Masada.


(instrumental close)
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x. Mirror

MAN turns to camera and holds a mirror up to the camera.

Camera zooms in on mirror.

We see a barcoded mask without an underlying face.

Snap to intersection scene from lead-in.


THE END
 


(Note "mask" refers to the comedy half of the drama pair. These have a barcode on the forehead. Mask colors may vary. Barcode 013803072419 is UPC-A, of the EAN/UPC symbology family, for a Canon A630 digital camera.)

(Note straitjacket has cross badge modeled on Yellow Star Jews were forced to wear during WWII. It is a patch made of yellow cloth shaped like a cross. On it is a cross outlined in black lines. Inside the horizontal bar is "Christian".)

 
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