WORKING ON A SCREENPLAY FOR AADD

AWAKE ASLEEP DREAMING DEAD

I started writing a screen for my second book -AWAKE ASLEEP DREAMING DEAD- with FADE-IN, a fantastic software for screenplay writing. Here is a taste-

FADE IN:
INT./EXT. HUGE HOUSE-FULL MOON EVENING
A car horn wails repeatedly, then gets louder. Famous reclusive architect Alan Rogers gets out of bed, looks out the third floor window of the manor he built in the hollow countryside, and sees headlights from a car driving up the the country driveway. The cars stops in front of the house. The car horn continues to wail. He heads downstairs, opens the door to silhouettes of two people standing next to the car. Blinded by the light he lifts his hand over his eyes.
ALAN ROGERS
Hello?
(confused)
FADE TO:
EXT.ROCK QUARRY-EARLY MORNING
Years later, wide view of a rock quarry with the sound of a car engine, then a car drives by.
INT./EXT. VERY EARLY MORNING – INSIDE A MOVING CAR
SAM YOUNG, 35, photographer, hired by Architectural Magazine is driving to photograph the house of a well-known missing architect, Alan Rogers, who disappeared without a trace.
SAM YOUNG
I’ve got to make a pit stop pretty soon.
(tired,brooding)

The engine humming, radio playing at an ear-spitting volume, as the driver, Sam Young, shifts gears, the car climbs and makes its way down and through narrow valley country roads. Driving through corn fields and pastures on either side, with woods in the distance under a blue cloudy sky.
SAM YOUNG

Damn, I’m gonna fly off the road!
(closes and opens his eyes after a moment)
He downshifts into 2ND gear. His eyes dart from the road to the red-lining-tachometer.

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