Earthbound Screenplay- ACT ONEEarthbound Screenplay- ACT ONE7 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays
EARTHBOUND, ACT ONE
EXT : ONETT HILL, EAGLELAND : MORNING : 198X :
A swath of green envelopes the area and slowly becomes more defined as the camera changes focus. There is a leaf at the center of the screen, a crystal-clear bead of dew rolling off toward the very tip where it hangs for several seconds and catches the distorted reflection of the grass and sky behind it--a near-microscopic parody of the Earth itself.
The dew drops off and the camera pans away from the leaves, which are part of a bush, and focuses in on a small boy, sitting atop a hill, with a red and blue baseball cap.
This is NESS: about five-years-old, his unruly jet-black hair is held in place by the oversized hat. All of his clothes, in fact, are too large for his almost frail-looking body. They are bright and colorful, unlike his dark and distant eyes that remain fixed on the town a few miles off. A dirty wooden baseball bat rests in the grass near his outstretched legs, his name colo