It is our hope that our reviews generate more interest in the film. So a couple of years out of college and a good six years since I’d last seen Eli, I flew in for one of my friends’ bachelor parties. Through his actions we see that Muldrow can and will to do whatever it takes to survive, and do it without any hesitation. In the spirit of fairness, I decided to give a friend of mine, Aaron Coffman, who’s a great screenwriter himself and a huge fan of To The White Sea, a chance to offer his thoughts on the script. The blind man, realizing an intruder is in the house grabs a blade and nearly kills Muldrow before he himself is dispatched rather violently. Thank you. To the White Sea: Genre: Fiction: Author: James Dickey: Isbn: 9780385313094: File size: 571 kb: Year: 1994: Pages: 288: Language: English: File format: PDF: Download the Book . We'll keep trying, we'll-- Ariel: Sweetie no. Muldrow bails out of his plane, an American B-29 … Being in a large group of people who just “get you” is probably one of the safest most comforting feelings you can have in life. The crews are told that in a few days the wooden city will be firebombed, but before that, regular bombs will have to do. The Coens one great annexation is a scene where a young Muldrow, in Alaska, has to murder one of his dogs to keep from getting frostbite. When a small tribe takes him in, the looming threat that he might have to kill them all hangs heavy over the sequence and drives up the tension. A guy named “Muldrow” is supposedly the best B-29 gunner in his squadron. Becoming one with the land and the wildlife. I will never ever get it. We see it in the flashbacks to Alaska, and we see it in his maniacal odyssey to Hokkaido and the White Sea, and to a mental and physical place which of course does not exist. I guess they shoulda hired Michael Bay. "What you must do," said old Sea Catch, after he had heard his son's adventures, "is to grow up and be a big seal like your father, and have a nursery on the beach, and then they will leave you alone. To the White Sea contains one of the most uncompromising narratives and most unilaterally driven protagonists every committed to paper. Unfortunately, Muldrow never finds that deaf school of children to massacre. And be warned, folks: this is horrific savagery. Script Review: TO THE WHITE SEA, by the Coen Brothers. The script presents us with one beautiful, hypnotic image after another. Remember the large group of friends you used to hang out with in high school and college? RED EARTH, WHITE SEA By Stephen M. Hunt . About an hour later, I saw Eli getting a drink and decided to strike. It was the perfect topic to bring us together. Later that night, on his way out of the village, Muldrow kills the man in charge, then sets the remaining cub free. 1!!! Thank you. Muldrow’s voice echos the words: I was in the place I tried to get. Um, is there a movie in here? Even gentle Matkah, his mother, said: "You will never be able to stop the killing. In the draft I read, there were occasional pages that had been omitted. Script Attached Search Loglines Stage 32 Meetups All Meetups Search Meetups. We see him plucking the feathers, shoving them into a bag and then setting out again, and yet the question as to what he’s up to isn’t made clear. But even God himself could only do so much. As they’re flying along, their plane gets hit, he gets ejected, and falls, I think, right outside Tokyo. 20 Night - Copenhagen Denmark to Amsterdam Netherlands on Seven Seas Navigator Starting in Copenhagen with stops in Skagen, Stavanger, Haugesund, Alesund, Trondheim, Cruising the Norwegian Sea, Hammerfest, Murmansk, Cruising the White Sea, Solovetsky Islands, Archangel, Cruising the Barents Sea, Honningsvag, Kristiansund, Shetland Islands, Invergordon, Cruising the North Sea, Ijmuiden, … Cause yes, it takes that long to read. Would the script prove my theory wrong? This coincides with the ending of all dialogue in the film, which I was really excited about, since it made a 90 page screenplay read like it was 180. tis-gdv.de. ! He quickly goes through the house, searching for something, ignoring the blind man. It’s March of 1945, roughly five months before the end of World War 2. For the most part, everybody got along. I know it’s tempting but I’m doing this for your own protection……..Still here? It connects the White Sea, in the Arctic Ocean, with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Neither Cuba Gooding Jr. or Paul Walker is nearby, so when Muldrow’s hands get a little chilly, he slices one of the dogs in half and shoves his hands inside to keep warm. The war in the pacific is violently inching closer to an end. (Ariel is worried & Melody crawls to the sea.) Hmm, maybe I’ll pitch it to Eli. I suppose so, though I thought it woulda been way cooler if it was about an army official crashing in Hiroshima who had knowledge that the atom bomb was about to be dropped there in an hour or something. He uses a needle and thread to sew the swan feathers into his jacket to add insulation. When I took my boat out on the white sea I heard my name in the wind In the bright and empty sky When I took my boat out on the white sea. There was still a trace of distance in his voice, but I focused on the positive. A few pages after the wonderful dog murdering scene, he slices the throat of an innocent civilian and steals his clothes and hat, which he then hides under so people won’t see that he’s American. He also recently asked his girlfriend to marry him. Except I was less focused on the irony and more concerned about the bomber’s errant aim. He’s everything that’s wrong with the harmonica. Things were clearly going well for him. Okay, I warned you. In one of my favorite sequences of the script, Muldrow kills a man who feeds a flock of swan in a pool outside a house. Please, I’m begging you, turn back now. In any other circumstance the plot of the film would use the firebombing as a ticking-clock. The murder seems unnecessary at first because even though he does eat the swan (the one which fought back), it’s unclear why he clubs a handful of the birds to death. Both of you know it. He’s not just asking his men to make the other poor bastard die for his country, he’s demanding they mutilate that country in the process. Unlike Muldrow, though, the song bird flaps about the burning room only to return to its cage to await certain death. The Coen Brothers would probably never be as rude as Eli, but just like the harmonically angry one, I don’t get them. For the briefest of moments, he actually looked like he was going to kill me. The year is 1945. tis-gdv.de. A quick flashback cant compete with Muldrows detailed description of how he would hunker down in the snow and wait for the snowshoe hare. This is the reason why I know I will never like the Coen Brothers. He was just one of those people that rubbed you the wrong way. The White Sea–Baltic Canal (Russian: Беломо́рско-Балти́йский кана́л, Byelomorsko-Baltiyskiy kanal, BBK), often abbreviated to White Sea Canal (Belomorkanal) is a ship canal in Russia opened on Wednesday 2 August 1933. Add Comment. If we are to know him through his actions, because there are no words, we have no choice but to think of him as either a madman or a man toughened by life and indifferent to death. And I’m certain he did the same. The fact that the font is in Times New Roman will make some feel as though they’re reading a book, however, I think writer’s can take some important things from it. I approached him with a big smile and asked him what he’d been up to. Even though the dialogue in the Coens script is taken word for word from Dickeys novel, the scene of Muldrows plane getting shot up is not detailed in the book and the Coens have basically copied Peoples text straight into their screenplay. Or would I continue to lump the Coens in with Eli? All rights reserved. This 106-page first draft by David and Janet Peoples (Twelve Monkeys) is dated July 12th, 1996. David Peoples wrote a draft of this script in 1996. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I'll be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. He grew up in Alaska with his father. I hate them with a passion and wish that dude would die.”. Didn’t they remake The Ladykillers? You could look at it as a behind-the-enemy-lines survival guide. I always love to see what the Coens are going to do with their camera. It’s not made clear if they were after him specifically, but they’re dressed in white camo to disguise them in the snow, and we get the feeling that they too were on a hunt. Not Rated | 24min | Animation, Short, Adventure, Family | TV Short 24 March 1975 In one seal herd, a young seal pup with a rare white coloring named Kotick is born. They dismissed a plethora of instances that rival what they included (I hate to say it about them, but they seem only interested in the gory details). Once the murder has occurred, and the bear has been set free, Muldrow’s own sense of survival kicks in and he murders several more tribe members on the edge of town to make it appear as though the bear cub was responsible. And it was clear he didn’t like me either. Which makes me wonder why the Coens left out so many of Dickeys hurdles. The Coens essentially keep the book word for word. The story, based on the novel by James Dickey, follows an American gunner who parachutes into Tokyo from his burning plane during World … People have their heads blown off; their throats slashed; men are decapitated with swords. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Deep Blue Sea. Muldrow, a WWII gunner, shot down over Tokyo, does whatever is necessary to survive; he is a man apart, thrown into a foreign land, with a different language, culture, and ideology. But you’ll never like each other. And maybe almost dying. And he does. And who could better be suited to fulfill this wish than his three oldest drinking buddies—insurance man Ray, vegetable seller Lenny, and undertaker Vic, all of whom, like Jack himself, fought also as soldiers or sailors in the long-ago world war. The main character, Muldrow, is a hunter. As a result you will leave. I think you lose too much for TO THE WHITE SEA to work. Once the murder has occurred, and the bear has been set free, Muldrow’s own sense of survival kicks in and he murders several more tribe members on the edge of town to make it appear as though the bear cub was responsible. In the end where does Muldrow go? Over time, Eli and I basically became experts at hating each other. Now, if I hadnt read the book I might have a totally different view. She saw that with the scepter, the Sea Witch had become a huge sea monster. Finally, the Deep Blue Sea script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Renny Harlin shark movie. Every endless page was hell. An American tail gunner … I knew right then that we were going to be okay, that we could work things out. It is our hope that our reviews generate more interest in the film. It’s going to be cold on his trip, and again survival drives him. I was certain that if I could just get Eli alone, we’d end up talking all night, forgetting every issue we ever had with each other, and becoming better friends than Selena Gomez and Demi Lavato. Stax here with my reaction to the screenplay for To The White Sea! From a sewer to the arresting nighttime image from Dickeys novel of people fleeing under heavy fire attack to a lake late at night -- the Coens have a gaggle of images to work with and startle us with. Stephen M. Hunt posted a screenplay. Note: If you are a fan of both Scriptshadow and the Coen Brothers, I highly advise you not read the following review. Once hes in the land of the enemy, he has to travel north in a hostile atmosphere -- one false move and hes dead. To The White Sea is my Eli at the bachelor party moment for the Coens. CONTINUE. I don’t know about you but I love me some dog killers. 3 Reviews. I read Dickeys novel years ago and its always stuck with me. Vintage Sea Isle City New Jersey sweatshirt with a classic distressed and worn baseball script design. During the firebombing of Tokyo he kills a man his size so that he can get out of his combat boots which clearly would give him away. The book is written as an unbroken monologue. There is a good chance you will never want to read Scriptshadow again. Now that’s a movie I’d wanna see. But in those groups, there’s always that one person, that one guy or girl you just don’t see eye to eye with. Copyright © ScriptShadow, 2012. At least he was engaging me. White Sea, Russian Beloye More, Beloye also spelled Beloje, an almost landlocked extension of the Arctic Ocean indenting the shores of northwestern Russia. I do remember him getting captured though, I think. The Little Mermaid saw the Sea Witch rise out of the sea. (I know forgotten Egyptian cave languages that read faster than this). The script would become about Muldrow trying to escape before the American bombers return. To the White Sea Cover - H 2015. The constant battle between nature and man coarses throughout the eighty-nine page script. ScriptShadow Screenwriting and Screenplay Reviews. The Little Mermaid knew she must protect the prince and even his new bride. We meet Muldrow, the tail-gunner of a B-29, preparing for the hunt — or in this case, a bombing raid over Tokyo. The opening image of a sea bird, flying against the bluest of skies, suddenly overtaken by the thunderous roar of a B-29 speaks volumes about what the script will set out to achieve. An action-movie god a la Rambo. The sequence comes to an end as we realize why Muldrow came into the house. Without dialogue or a high concept plot to push the story forward, the writer’s must focus on theme. 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