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“If Galileo had said in verse that the world had moved, the Inquisition
might have let him alone.”-- Thomas Hardy
1(sound cue) harmonica & violin chords.
2(cut to medium wide-shot) loafer’s POV; the stranger stood for a moment,
kitty-corner across the street, looking back at the three men.
3(hold on previous shot set-up) the stranger stepped back into the street,
untied his big red, and began walking it toward them; the black bear-dog
4(we see the backs of the three men) as they jump to their feet.
5(sound cue) Indian snake rattle.
6(close-up) the hatless man: shit, he’s coming over here.
7(cut to reverse shot, stranger’s POV)
8(sound cue) Indian flute; reedy throbs.
9(medium shot) stranger ties up his horse, we notice that he is wearing
a Sioux leather bracelet on his right wrist.
10(medium reverse shot--loafer’s POV) the stranger with his big hands
on his hips, hovering over his sidearms, staring at the trio, but not
11(reverse cut, hold 3-shot--stranger’s POV) the hatless man stares
belligerently, the fat man stares down at the porch, the beanpole stares
at the empty sky.
12(pull back to medium 4-shot) hunter steps over to the wide horse
trough, removes his black flat-brimmed hat, taking a tiny moment to
glance up & down the street; beating his hat against one shoulder as
puffs of dust rise off it.
13(sound cue) frontier accordion & banjo duet chords.
14(medium close up) stranger readjusts the buffalo rifle in its scabbard.
15(close-up) the breech & the trigger assembly on the Sharps.
16(sound cue) banjo chords.
17(medium close-up) stranger fills his hat with water, lets his horse drink,
then pours the rest over his own head; water beads sparkled & dripped off
his dark beard.
18(close-up) the stranger smiled, sharing a mouthful of strong white teeth.
19(medium shot) stranger pats the alkaline dust off his jacket & vaquero
20(sound cue) bass drum thumps.
21(close-up) on the front of the hunter’s jacket--there were two rows
of shotgun shells tucked into sewed-on cartridge pockets.
22(sound cue) buffalo herd hooves.
23(tight close-up) stranger’s deep blue eyes darting right, then left.
24(sound cues) first silence, then the noise of the beanpole kicking
a porch roof stanchion with his boot.
25(close-up) stranger’s face: afternoon, gents.
26(cut to reverse 3-shot) the three men’s faces.
27hatless man: what can we do for you?
28(reverse 4-shot) the backs of the three men, the face of the
29the hunter: kind of hot, ain’t it?
30(sound cue) violin & accordion duet.
31(hold the 4-shot) Voice-over, fat man: yeah, hotter than
a red mule’s fart.
32(cut to close-up) the stranger: any of you citizens happen to
know if the old Buck place is still deserted?
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