MY BLACK BOOK 35/36

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LATEST INSALLATION ON OP AGAIN

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attention!
format of play was changed by redbubble posting
shoved all my schoolled format to the left
should see what it does to my modern poetry: changes it to olde english pre
chuacer
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yes, studying script writing; i complained to prof dibble i was not getting enough marks to get to do honours who according to them gave them a scolding; about time someone spoke up for me, i thought
what’s he think: you some kind of genuis?!
i remembered the mediocrity i listened to in class that she championed/ encouraged; thought ‘’serves you right!’’


MAILER WAS HAVING A DALLIANCE WHEN BOBBY DIED. . 23.04.2001 1

1 INT. FLAT MORNING 1

ANDREW is standing in his T-shirt and underpants: dark green, black, in front of the fan, writing in a diary on top of the lid of the vinyl record player, of the stereo combine. The flat is filled with cardboard boxes, books, magazines, Videos, cassettes and CDs, everywhere. Also: an electric kettle, and three mugs, Nescafe coffee bottles, Sugarella, some glasses, clothes lying all over the floor. Two radios are on, one at Radio News Station and the other at Radio Curtin.

ANDREW does not move from his spot.

OVER VOICE OF ANDREW WRITING IN DIARY INTERSPERSES CONSTANTLY WITH INSERT FILM CLIPS AND OTHER INSERTIONS.

OVER VOICE. ANDREW writing in diary.

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
And so I set down in writing that
Diane has just had a car accident…

INERT PHOTOGRAPH. Diane and Dodi’s car crash.

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…in a car with Dodi in Paris…

INSERT FILM CLIP. Early morning Paris. The Eiffel Tower, in the distance.

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…I approximate that the time is
nine o’clock. My clock can be up
to three hours wrong. Each time
that I push down the button to
stop the alarm I, inadvertently
also press the button next to it,
pushing the time forward…

INSERT FILM-CLIP. ANDREW wakes frantically to the sound of the alarm of the radio-clock. His finger attempts to press down the OFF button of the radio clock and presses the FAST button as well. (CONTINUED)

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1 CONTINUED: 1

ANDREW
Fuck!

ANDREW turns from the clock, showing nine o’clock, and looks at the darkness above the curtain.

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
‘And so I set this down in writing’,
reminds me of something in Shakespeare…

INSERT PHOTOGRAPH. Shakespeare.

…It seems fitting to write of
the Princess…

INSERT PHOTOGRAPH. Princess Diane

…using allusion. I must tell Helen
about the Princess’s accident…

INSERT PHOTOGRAPH. HELEN

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…The radio says she isn’t hurt very
badly. It says there is going to be
more news in about three hours…

I wonder if this is the plot…

INSERT FILM-CLIP. EXT. Elizabeth Jolly Lecture Theatre. Afternoon. ANDREW is sitting down at a coffee table with
HELEN. Next to ANDREW is an open magazine showing Dodi, and the words “I am ready to…”

HELEN
What d’you mean ready to elope?

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…in which Dodi and herself
whisk away… (CONTINUED)

MAILER WAS HAVING A DALLIANCE WHEN BOBBY DIED. 23.04.2001 3

1 CONTINUED: 1

INSERT NEWSPAPER CLIP. Kim Philby’s book: “My Secret War”

INSERT FILM CLIP. Graffiti on wall: “MI6 is as good a Traveling Agency as Parliament is a Trade Union.”

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…whisk away to elopement, by way
of a pretense of death?…

INSERT FILM-CLIP. EXT. Elizabeth Jolly Lecture Theatre. Afternoon. We return to ANDREW and HELEN sitting down at the coffee table.

ANDREW
…They could pretend a death…

OVER VOICE returns. ANDREW writing in diary continues

ANDREW
(writing in diary)
…There diary, I have written.
Let them say what they want: I
have written that I know it is an
elopement. Dodi said he is ready
to leave everything to spend his
days with Diane.

2 INT. ANOTHER FLAT MORNING 2

There is a fridge, freezer, all sorts of crockery, a glassware and cooking utensil. There is a television on at the back wall. There is a king size bed in the small bedroom. A large bookshelf squeezed in the only other space, apart from the built-in cupboards. ANDREW walks in. He has pulled on flannel slacks. Helen has a housecoat wrapped over red, soft, cotton pajamas.

ANDREW holds HELEN, giving her a long kiss, proceeding slowly to moves his hands around her body. She pushes against his chest. He reluctantly leaves off kissing her, like, with great effort slowly, tears himself off her lips.

ANDREW
She has had an accident. Diane.
A car accident. In Paris.
(CONTINUED)

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2 CONTINUED: 2
HELEN
What! Not our nice little
princess?

ANDREW slowly pulls HELEN towards the bedroom, HELEN soon having to hop out of the pajamas to stop herself from tripping

ANDREW
She isn’t hurt much, is what
the news report said. Let’s
hope the worst is not invited
by our collective foreboding.

HELEN
You mean like clairvoyants
causing their predictions?

ANDREW
Making things happen by talking
at the wrong time.

HELEN
The Chinese say some people
should not talk about bad
things because they have
a cursed tongue.

ANDREW
You don’t.

ANDREW and HELEN hear the radio reporting from Paris.

ANDREW
Do you think they are staging
something Romeo&Juliet, like we
wondered when they first got
together?.

HELEN
It could be a real accident

ANDREW
It could. It could also be a
real accident they could see
fit to make use of.

HELEN
Remember that little girl we saw
trapped in the hole, on TV?

INSERT FILM CLIP. There is a little girl trapped far down a narrow hole.

ANDREW
Yes. They said: “Pull her out.
Pull her out, if you have to:
we can put anything together again.”

I didn’t mean you. Leave me in.

HELEN
A Romeo and Juliet who didn’t
really die!

INSERT FILM CLIP. Diane and Dodi together fusing into a filmed “Romeo and Juliet” scene.

ANDREW
Yes. But older. And divorced.

INSERT FILM CLIP. Edward and Simpson.

Diane looked nicest at fourteen, according to the photos.

(CONTINUED)

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2 CONTINUED: 2

HELEN
You and your fourteen year olds!

ANDREW
Not me. I ‘m just observing.

INSERT PHOTOGRAPH. Diane at fourteen.

Its them and their sixteen year olds!

HELEN
You talking about Charles?

ANDREW
And Elvis Presley…

INSERT PHOTOGRAPHS. Diane; Priscilla, at sixteen.

ANDREW

…Charles dated Diane’s sister.
He had to wait. Elvis said he’d
take Priscilla to Graceland and
watch over her until she grew older.

There you are. Two sixteen year
old stories.

HELEN
What about Lolita?

INSERT FILM CLIP. Lolita, in the movie.

ANDREW
Ah! Yes. But that’s just
Hollywood. She was supposed
to be twelve years old.

HELEN
What’s this obsession with
young girls?

ANDREW
Mary was fourteen also. The
virgin. When I fist saw you
I thought you were fifteen:
you were twenty-five, older
then me.

(CONTINUED)

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2 CONTINUED: 2

INSERT PHOTOGRAPHS. Fourteen year old Jewish girl. HELEN at twenty-five.

HELEN
Did that disappoint you?

ANDREW
No. You keep getting younger.
We must have discovered some
fountain of youth.

HELEN
Yeah? What you after?

ANDREW
More of the same will do fine.

HELEN
Hey quiet! The news.

ANDREW
If they claim she’s dead,
they’re lying.

Maybe they should have stayed
in bed, like us.

HELEN
Stop fidgeting or I will stop.

3 INT. HELEN’S FLAT. AFTERNOON. 3

ANDREW and HELEN have just finished watching the video of “The Tamarind Seed”, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews. They have pulled on most of what they had each had on when ANDREW entered the flat. They are sitting down like they are wrapped around each other.

ANDREW

Well, they got away with it.

HELEN
In the movie, they did.

You seem to be getting away
with a lot too.

(CONTINUED)

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3 CONTINUED: 3

ANDREW
It’s done all the time, in
“Mission Impossible”.

HELEN
That has got to be fiction.

ANDREW
That what we see?

HELEN
This changing of the face and
voice to become a double of
another person, as in this
“Mission Impossible” thing.

ANDREW
-Just realized it. It would also
be MI6, as got Sharif to Canada
by fakng that explosion in “The
Tamarind Seed”, who’d be the
ones aiding Diane and Dodi
were this accident the charade that
hid that possible elopement.

INSERT FILM CLIPS. “The Tamarind Seed”. Julie Andrews runs after Omar Sharif when she thinks MI6 wants to stop her following him. The launch exploded as she nears.

Andrews is in hospital. MI6 says sorry he could not get to her in time. Says Sharif exploded the launch himself with a three minute-delay mechanism. Sharif will be waiting for her in Canada when she reaches there.

HELEN
Would they actually allow so many
people to moan a Diane-Dodi death,
if they were still alive?

ANDREW
That’s the smallest problem. They
moan because it fits their impression
of themselves. BesideS I think they
are crying for themselves like Jesus
bid the women while carrying his cross…

INSERT FILM CLIPS. The mountain of flowers. The mass parade attending the funeral. Jesus carrying his cross talking to the women of Jerusalem.
(CONTINUED)
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3 CONTINUED: 3

ANDREW
…They were thinking if this
could happen to the princess it
could surely also much more
easily happen to themselves.

HELEN
How ironic, then. They are
actually ‘realizing’ without
knowing it that they can as
easily elope with their lover.

ANDREW
And about things that cannot
happen. People would have to
have been ready to believe such
things before “Mission Impossible”
could have been conceived as a
program.

INSERT FILM CLIP. The tape-recorder, which will soon self-destruct addresses Mr. Phelps.

HELEN
There must be those who disbelieve
that the accident did happen. –To
her! If what you say is true, she
may not even have been there, in the
accident.

ANDREW
That’s a whole mouthful! Yes. If
MI6 wanted that the scenario such
would have been the case: if, of
cause it is something more than
just a street accident.

HELEN
Oh! Don’t say that! It sounds
so…common? Much like overhearing
someone say they passed a dog
knocked down by a car.

ANDREW
Or: a bitch? I know my father
refers to her as a loose woman,
carrying on with other men. And
she smirched royalty with divorce.

(CONTINUED)

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3 CONTINUED: 3

HELEN
That opinion does not appear to
be entirely wrong. But I still
blame Prince Charles for it.

ANDREW
I don’t blame either. Maybe the
media. They are the reason,
anyway. If the candle goes out
in the wind, it is the reason:
but an eternal flame could have
been lit instead…

INSERT FILM CLIP. Eternal flame burning on the grave of President Kennedy.

ANDREW
…They say they only needed to
re-ignite. Kennedy’s eternal
flame once since 1963. I think
it may have been after an extra
strong wind.

I told my dad that the entire
current royal family owes their
position to a divorcee: maybe
it is just the reaping of let
the seeds let grown, now.

HELEN
God! I feel hungry. Smiling!
–No jokes about eating all day.
You really wear me out.

ANDREW
I was thinking about another one.
He brings her home, they are
invited to potluck: she announces
she is vegetarian.

His mum says: “Goodbye! oral sex.”

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32 ND INSALLATION

Nonsense! I can be anyone I choose. Isn’t this a story? Isn’t it autobiographical, should anyone demand a justification? Am I not one with the writer that split second, (despite it being as long as large is the universe inside the dot atop the letter ‘i’ of this universe, past intrudes the _presen_t like a comet, towards the future in the word manifestation) I become upon the page, unless left hovering on ether, that all over the place thing, also therefore reflecting down your evenings’ collective spirituality (refer to Jung’s collective consciousness,
maybe, for counterpart cross abstraction rationalizing) by which TS Eliot maybe sees the present dying its exuding evaporations, upwards, soullike, the present ever dyingbecoming the future as Augustine’s the present is the past catching up with the future…

Dispel all your ideas that the pub is a place where cattle are at their watering hole: they’re outside, if replaced by mortar & stone and that black thing they finish the roads with, in front, beside, behind: around constructed brick works other people do other things inside than they do in churches and pubs. They’ve taken over from those they used to hire to do things. Wives now compete in insisting to do what hirelings used to. They have parasited from aristocracy their wealth but not their leisure; constantly they voice their disapproval on us, natural princes (not the one’s, simply born to it) who have left the human church behind like the snake their skins ever since that garden, nursing mysticism in full measure with alcohol and cigarettes and…

Virginia!

always still that custard thing, the next morning, even though I’ve had my whole face inside her; full of sustenance, she, nectar of the gods! be damned. Another, becoming! A forebodance, as though; the way the phoenix fronted those DH Lawrence novels as though a swastika awaiting to be misused by a wrong sensibility, like Midas losing out of the gold of human kind ness, meaning instead retaining the vicinity to grasp at the quick of it, happening: like eating fruit still attached to the branches.

Is there not someone like me
….to man what wants to woman
….to enjoy disproving science
….make antimatter subject
………………..wills which want to want to
………………..totally communicate
….to make Lobsang Rampa real
….to withstand even Changi
….even redefine astral
…………………traveling
…………………as acute in probes
….where lips on pores are a norm
….like in that Egyptian poem
…………………kiss me all over at once
…………………………….make what is
….physically
…………………………….an impossibility

….something for science to obey?

no it is not less than francis of assiss: who(?) was catherine of the
………..wheel whom I just came across as though something more again
I am alone like their lives of no meaning for any but their selves and
………..other’ sunday vicariousness, their something symmetry with the
………..universe

I won’t say it is words even though words are like dream constructions
………..captured by notation on paper when written thereon like black
………..spot extensions arranged in pre agreed pattern on pagewidth
…………lines looking like paralle washing lines in the way that the
…………position of the dot on the line means a certain sound
the word in fact is that hand again reaching out to grab at that straw
………..representing what is seeable but ignored; ridiculousness’
……….reachment finding no more than a piece of length upon a wave
dimensions are just not seen things like fish flying in the sea and birds
………..swimming in the air: another dimension ‘d see
the atmosphere
…………around us like we see the sea; will see us like we ‘d see us
………..on top of us
it is also only dimension that sees me, them, as alone, what ever their
……….. way
always alone any way is what must be the truth with me: I still can not
………..think outside inside the head any think does exist except the five
………..ways I become informed about things around me
when I see other people I see my kinds of animal things who look like
…………that thing that looks at me from the mirror which I am
………..conditioned to believe shows the exact shape and likeness of
……….what is in front of it: there is communal hypnosis, which is also
………..when countries of people forgive themselves by redefining what
………..is meant by being human, that way dismiss what they have done
………..wrong together, allow freedom now to do it again
to america the more heinous the crime the greater the forgiveness it
………. wrenches out of itself in its difficult effort to appear in balance,
………..ever ready to clutch to the proverb hanging like a hovering street
………..sign, always in their _ready to be interviewed TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE
……………clothes

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