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V/O DIRECTOR
Did you marry an English woman?

V/O TONY laughing:
No I marry a Greek woman.

EXT. STREET DAY
DOROTHY/HOLLY’S feet walk and skip along a yellow line

EXT. SIGN COMFORT HOTEL DAY

EXT. STREET DAY
A young couple sit together on a step

EXT. PARK BENCH DAY
DOROTHY/ HOLLY sits on a park bench her mobile phone rings with a Vertigo ringtone

DOROTHY/HOLLY
I’m not coming back Doc, you can’t love a wild thing, you’ll end up looking at the sky

Ext. RAILWAYLANDS DAY
ORPHAN GIRL points to graffiti on the wall that says OZ

EXT. PARK BENCH DAY
DOROTHY/Holly is speaking on her mobile phone

DOROTHY/HOLLY
What’s that Doc? You love looking at the sky.

EXT. CONSTRUCTION WORKS DAY
A big Truck drives through the frame obscuring blue sky.

INT. HOTEL ROOM DAY
JUDY in Green sits writing at her desk

V/O DIRECTOR
Can you tell me what your book is about?
Is it a love story?

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS DAY
ORPHAN GIRL and TRAMP walk out of frame together

EXT. DAY
Cherry Blossoms and Blue sky.

EXT. STREET DAY
A Japanese Woman stands against a yellow wall

V/O JAPANESE DOROTHY
Is Love True?

EXT. ALLEY NIGHT
RUBY SHOWGIRL dances

INT. HOTEL DAY
JUDY in green rips up her letter

EXT. RAILWAY LANDS NIGHT
JUDY in violet kicks the blackened wall

INT. HOTEL DAY
JUDY in Green’s empty desk

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
JUDY In violet lies on the railings
Screen fills with red and the crystal ball is superimposed. MADELAINE appears and disappears in a cloud of green smoke

V/O DOROTHY
I’m the girl, the one who was driving home that night with my friend in the car, I didn’t
mean to kill her

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
A green and familiar witchey girl appears wearing a poppy headdress

V/O DOROTHY
What is death?

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
DOROTHY comes across a car with a yellow illumined interior. A pair of stripey legs poke out from under it, the legs suddenly disappear,

EXT. DAY. YARD
YOUNG GIRL sweeps the yard with a broom

EXT. DAY. YARD
A YOUNG GIRL turns to face the wall and hide in the corner

FADE TO WHITE

O/S BONNIE PRINCE BILLIE LYRICS
Bound in blankets and blonde hair

INT. HOTEL DAY
JUDY lies on a poppy bedspread

INT. CHURCH HALL NIGHT
A woman sits holding a can of lager talking to camera

DOROTHY/PROSTITUTE
I ran away when I was twelve

EXT. DAY
Dorothy walks along street beside a truck

INT. CHURCH HALL NIGHT

DOROTHY/PROSTITUTE
and I was living on the streets
They used to sit me in the corner, I was thirteen
and they used to sell me

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
SADAKO sits in a car looking out the window

INT. CHURCH HALL NIGHT

DOROTHY/PROSTITUTE
I don’t understand why people are so mean and so nasty to each other?

V/O
It’s a twister! Dorothy! Dorothy!

INT. CHURCH DAY
Zoom into MADELAINE’S French twist

VOICEOVER
Dorothy! Dorothy!

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
SADAKO climbs out of the car window

VOICEOFF
A man screams

VOICEOFF
Is that the drunk fella?

B&W EXT. COUNTRYSIDE
An open road leads towards the hrizon
DOROTHY walking in haystacks and singing longingly

DOROTHY
How can you mend this broken man how can a loser ever win please help me mend this
broken heart and let me live again EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT JUDY in violet leans against lamppost as if she is dead

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
SADAKO staggers towards the camera

EXT. RAILWAYLANDS NIGHT
SADAKO crawls along the ground reaching towards the ruby slippers
DOROTHY is wearing

DOROTHY/PROSTITUTE
I hallucinated one time I was milking a cow, that’s the truth

EXT. EMPTY SHOPPING CENTRE NIGHT
A man leans against a pillar under a full moon

EXT. CONSTRUCTION WORKS NIGHT
Zoom into tunnel

EXT. TUNNEL NIGHT DOROTHY walks into tunnel with WITCH behind her

WITCH
My sister! who killed my sister?

INT. CHURCH DAY
MADELAINE runs into the church to climb up to the belfry

V/O WITCH
Who Killed my sister HA!

EXT. CHURCH BELFRY TOWER DAY

INT. CINEMA
DOROTHY presses play on her tape recorder and Donnizetti’s opera Lucia Di Lammermoor plays

V/O WITCH
Was it you?

EXT TUNNEL NIGHT
The WITCH cuts off DOROTHY’S plaits

V/O DOROTHY
They gave up on me

V/O DIRECTOR
Because you were wild, you said you were wild

V/O DOROTHY
They gave up on me they shouldn’t have given up on me but they did They stuck me in the corner

INT. STAGE
DOROTHY clicks the ruby slippers together

EXT. NO PLACE NIGHT
DOROTHY crying over her hair, gradually she looks up…

EXT. GRAVEYARD FULL MOON NIGHT
a young girl appears luminous in the darkness wearing a pale pink poppy headdress she looks calm and serene as if she has been there a long time it is DORTHY transformed into TARA WHITE WITCH.

EXT. GRAVEYARD STEPS NIGHT
A tap dancer dances to a song by Ethel Merman

O/S SONG LYRICS
got no diamonds got no pearls
Still I think I’m a lucky girl
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night
Got no mansion got no yacht still I’m happy with what I got
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night

EXT. GRAVEYARD NIGHT
DOROTHY and the WITCH have a standoff. The TARA WHITE WITCH turns her back and the other witch recedes rapidly into the night.

O/S SONG LYRICS
Sunshine gives me a lovely day
moonlight gives me the milky way
got no cheque book, got no banks
still I’d like to express my thanks

INT. CRYSTAL BALL
DOROTHY on stage

DOROTHY
It’s about me killing myself in the end

VOICE OFF LYRICS LAZARUZ BLACK
I could never do that ‘cos decisions that I make make me Lazarus the Black

O/S DOROTHY SINGING
I can still feel the breeze the rustle in the trees the misty memories of days gone by

INT. HOTEL DAY
Zoom out of JUDY’S EYE

EXT. POPPY FIELD DAY
DOROTHY wakes up and looks up at the blue sky

INT.CHURCH DAY
DOROTHY notices a woman sitting alone and her hairstyle in the shape of a cyclone, she walks on stopping at the intercession book
DOROTHY writes in the book of intercession.

TEXT
I am not religious but I think of you always my loving mummy…….’

INT. STAIRWELL TO BELFRY
DOROTHY climbs the stairs towards the belfry

VOICE OFF DIRECTOR
Is it a love story?

V/O DOROTHY
No it’s about freindship

INT.BELFRY DAY
The witch is sweeping in the corner and MADELAINE who is standing at the top of the ladder turns to look down.

V/O
Dorothy! Dorothy!

DOROTHY enters the Beflry and is drawn to the crystal ball illumined from within. She looks into the ball and sees the image of a young girl closing her umbrella as she enters the front door of her home with her small dog.

INT. CINEMA DAY
DOROTHY stops her tape recorder and takes the tape out and disappears.

EXT.YARD DAY
A young girl stops hiding in the corner and walks to join the girl she has been playing with and they walk off screen together.

TITLE NO PLACE

REF There are many embodiments of tara but the best known are the peaceful compassionate white tara who protects and brings health long life and peace and the fierce dynamic green tara who brings fertility to the earth overcomes obstacles and saves us from physical and spiritual danger.

Tara appeared to the Buddha when he beheld the suffering of the world she was born from a lotus blossom in the lake that his tears had formed and because of her goodness she was granted the right to be incarnated as a man but she elected to be a woman.

Homage Tara swift heroic! With a glance like flashing lightning born from a blooming lotus sprung from the tears on the face of the Lord of the World

EMERALD CITY The jewel of hermes who presides over transitions and borders The jewel of clairvoyance

REFERENCES There are many embodiments of Tara but the best known are the peaceful compassionate white Tara who protects and brings health long life and peace and the fierce dynamic green Tara who brings fertility to the earth overcomes obstacles and saves us from physical and spiritual danger.

Tara appeared to the Buddha when he beheld the suffering of the world she was born from a lotus blossom in the lake that his tears had formed and because of her goodness she was granted the right to be incarnated as a man but she elected to be a woman.

Homage Tara swift heroic! With a glance like flashing lightning born from a blooming lotus sprung from the tears on the face of the Lord of the World

EMERALD CITY The jewel of hermes who presides over transitions and borders The jewel of clairvoyance

TARA from the root to cross

Sarah Miles
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