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All rights reserved. To cover his tracks Muldrow sets the house on fire, but stops to let a song bird out of it’s cage. Now, if I hadnt read the book I might have a totally different view. The White Sea (Russian: Белое море, Béloye móre; Karelian and Finnish: Vienanmeri, lit.Dvina Sea; Nenets: Сэрако ямʼ, Serako yam) is a southern inlet of the Barents Sea located on the northwest coast of Russia.It is surrounded by Karelia to the west, the Kola Peninsula to the north, and the Kanin Peninsula to the northeast. The opening image of a sea bird, flying against the bluest of skies, suddenly overtaken by the thunderous roar of a B-29 speaks volumes about what the script will set out to achieve. There’s a big ironic moment when American bombers fly over and start bombing the very city he now finds himself in. Unlike Muldrow, though, the song bird flaps about the burning room only to return to its cage to await certain death. It’s not made clear if they were after him specifically, but they’re dressed in white camo to disguise them in the snow, and we get the feeling that they too were on a hunt. At least he was engaging me. Eli told me he had gone into real estate where he was quickly becoming a force. The Coens essentially keep the book word for word. (And its attractive, enviable text: my favorite piece being when Peoples says a series of bombs explode like "flowers blooming."). Dickey wanted to take you inside his head and show you what formed Muldrow and how he became the coldly efficient hunter he is today. It’s an interesting moment because we’re left to wonder if Muldrow did so to cover his tracks, or if he felt an animalistic need to free the caged bear. And it was clear he didn’t like me either. I’ve heard about how good this script is many times, but when it scored so highly on the Reader List, I finally said, “I have to give this a shot.” So Wednesday I approached To The White Sea at the party, and had a conversation. That experience taught me a profound life lesson: Two forces that aren’t meant to be will never be. Even gentle Matkah, his mother, said: "You will never be able to stop the killing. He can’t tell the authorities that Muldrow is an American. So she took out the knife. Whatever heaven he’s hoping for, we’re fixing to make a hell out of it… no ammo, no gunners. The Little Mermaid saw the Sea Witch rise out of the sea. Fahrten von und nach dem Weißen Meer, wenn Honnigsvaag auf der Hinreise nicht vor dem 10. He kills a construction worker for his clothes so that he can get out of his flight suit. Dickeys book is about an airman shot down over Tokyo during World War II. It’s only after the man attacks that Muldrow kills him. The crews are told that in a few days the wooden city will be firebombed, but before that, regular bombs will have to do. So deep was our dislike for each other, that if ever a segment of the group couldn’t make it somewhere, I’d have to check to see how many others were coming. Only logged-in members can comment. More like Burn Before Reading. The man embarks on an intense and violent journey, physically and mentally, across hostile territory to return home alive by trekking to Alaska. James Dickey. “About five years now,” he said. Which makes me wonder why the Coens left out so many of Dickeys hurdles. The villagers kill one in a ritualistic manner. Remember the large group of friends you used to hang out with in high school and college? As Muldrow lies dying, he watches the hawk above him, in the blue sky, like the bird we saw in the first moments of the script. But Im saying this as a man who knows Muldrows past from the book and giving my approbation because I already know how this fits into Muldrows character. You’re really good.” “Thanks.” “What kind of stuff do you play?” “I like a bunch of different kinds of music but mainly blues.” It was exactly the way I had planned it in my head. A brightly-lit scene of a kid in an endless field of snow just wont take you into his desires. Instead, he kills the man who allowed the bear cub to be slaughtered in its cage. When he tries to untie a frozen knot, Muldrow loses his gloves in the snow, and with the night quickly approaching, and unable to start a fire with his frozen hands, Muldow takes one of the sled dogs behind a mound, slices it open, and sticks his hands inside for warmth. And he was actually quite good. This is an impressive if artsy move -- it is like a silent film -- but by being unable to hear Muldrows thoughts -- to never hear what he thinks of the insane violence hes partaking in -- he becomes nothing more than a nonentity. In fact, I started to wonder who was going to survive longer. To the White Sea: Genre: Fiction: Author: James Dickey: Isbn: 9780385313094: File size: 571 kb: Year: 1994: Pages: 288: Language: English: File format: PDF: Download the Book . Ariel: I'm sorry, Flounder. Both of you know it. We see him plucking the feathers, shoving them into a bag and then setting out again, and yet the question as to what he’s up to isn’t made clear. James Dickey's "To the White Sea" is without doubt one of the greatest novels I have ever read. I hated Eli. When he matures, he learns of the deadly threat that human hunters pose to the herd through their activities. During a celebration, two caged bear cubs are brought before Muldrow. It’s going to be cold on his trip, and again survival drives him. Having said that, I still think, despite its exciting scenes of war and horror, TO THE WHITE SEA doesnt work in movie form. Script Attached Search Loglines Stage 32 Meetups All Meetups Search Meetups. I was in it and had it. I suppose so, though I thought it woulda been way cooler if it was about an army official crashing in Hiroshima who had knowledge that the atom bomb was about to be dropped there in an hour or something. The Little Mermaid knew she must protect the prince and even his new bride. The Coens one great annexation is a scene where a young Muldrow, in Alaska, has to murder one of his dogs to keep from getting frostbite. There will be no Japanese captive with whom he can share stories of his past; nor will his captive-turned-friend be around to save his life. From a sewer to the arresting nighttime image from Dickeys novel of people fleeing under heavy fire attack to a lake late at night -- the Coens have a gaggle of images to work with and startle us with. They’re a piece of shit pop-group that fucked up everything that’s pure about music. The script would become about Muldrow trying to escape before the American bombers return. He quickly goes through the house, searching for something, ignoring the blind man. The constant battle between nature and man coarses throughout the eighty-nine page script. For the most part, everybody got along. In the draft I read, there were occasional pages that had been omitted. Muldrow bails out of his plane, an American B-29 … Disney’s(THE(LITTLE(MERMAID(Music(by(ALAN(MENKEN(Lyricsby(HOWARD(ASHMAN(and(GLENN(SLATER(Book(by(DOUG(WRIGHT(BasedontheHans(ChristianAndersenstory( I do remember him getting captured though, I think. The Coen Brothers would probably never be as rude as Eli, but just like the harmonically angry one, I don’t get them. I will never ever get it. But not here. James Dickey, who wrote the novel the script was adapted from, also wrote “Deliverance.”Writers: Joel and Ethan Coen (based on the novel by James Dickey). In one of my favorite sequences of the script, Muldrow kills a man who feeds a flock of swan in a pool outside a house. Unless the Coens wanted to make an artsy action film that showcased their directing style and was bloodier than a cheap B-movie. ScriptShadow Screenwriting and Screenplay Reviews. It is our hope that our reviews generate more interest in the film. I hate them with a passion and wish that dude would die.”. This is as debatable as the nature of his character, the origins of his actions and thoughts, and his motivations. Note: If you are a fan of both Scriptshadow and the Coen Brothers, I highly advise you not read the following review. 20 Night - Copenhagen Denmark to Amsterdam Netherlands on Seven Seas Navigator Starting in Copenhagen with stops in Skagen, Stavanger, Haugesund, Alesund, Trondheim, Cruising the Norwegian Sea, Hammerfest, Murmansk, Cruising the White Sea, Solovetsky Islands, Archangel, Cruising the Barents Sea, Honningsvag, Kristiansund, Shetland Islands, Invergordon, Cruising the North Sea, Ijmuiden, … Unfortunately, Muldrow never finds that deaf school of children to massacre. They clearly have a vision – a unique eye, and they seem to have a pretty good grasp on the old “chase the guy with the bag of money” device. Stax here with my reaction to the screenplay for To The White Sea! The villagers kill one in a ritualistic manner. I couldn’t even tell you what they did for the seven years previous to that. To the White Sea contains one of the most uncompromising narratives and most unilaterally driven protagonists every committed to paper. But even God himself could only do so much. The gutsy story tells of an air gunner during World War II who is shot down over Tokyo while on a bombing raid. And maybe almost dying. This scene is nowhere in the novel, but it nicely sets up who Muldrow is and how he understands self-preservation. Its one scene after another of brutality. To go undetected and to persevere (to eat and find shelter) he must kill. An action-movie god a la Rambo. And so it is that Muldrow, once a caged animal, returns to nature from which he was born. Submit lyrics correction → 55k Like. And here is where the script started to win me over. “I’m a huge fan of Blues Traveler. TO THE WHITE SEA. RED EARTH, WHITE SEA By Stephen M. Hunt . Hmm, maybe I’ll pitch it to Eli. He grew up in Alaska with his father. Once the murder has occurred, and the bear has been set free, Muldrow’s own sense of survival kicks in and he murders several more tribe members on the edge of town to make it appear as though the bear cub was responsible. When Carson first hinted that TO THE WHITE SEA may receive a ‘trash’ rating, I politely demanded the chance to offer a counter review, for I, like many of you, rather enjoyed the script. There was still a trace of distance in his voice, but I focused on the positive. Kill as many animals as possible always in scripts. All material copyright © 1994-2021 Screenwriter's Utopia, img src="http://www.screenwritersutopia.com/images/coen_bros.jpg" align=right>, Seven Lessons from Bob Nelson's NEBRASKA Screenplay. He then wanders through Tokyo and its outskirts – though it’s never clear to me where he’s planning to go, as the last time I checked, Japan was an island. Alas, for those kinds of details you’ll have to carve out four hours of free time for yourself. Every endless page was hell. Even though the dialogue in the Coens script is taken word for word from Dickeys novel, the scene of Muldrows plane getting shot up is not detailed in the book and the Coens have basically copied Peoples text straight into their screenplay. You can log in or join today for free! Time will pass. But alas, the idiots kept missing. Both of you do your best to work around it. So I cant erase it from my mind and say how such a person would react to the Coens take. This is the reason why I know I will never like the Coen Brothers. In the end where does Muldrow go? There is a good chance you will never want to read Scriptshadow again. To the White Sea Cover - H 2015. Thank you. It’s on the great hunt that Muldrow’s plane is shot down and he is the lone surivor to jump from the plane’s gutted husk and make it safely to the ground. No thank you. I couldn’t even tell you the reasons why I didn’t like Eli. The Coens plan to trip out and meditate with their camera instead of Muldrows words. Famous Last Words Tracklist. You will hate me. I approached him with a big smile and asked him what he’d been up to. The Sea Isle City New Jersey sweatshirt with a vintage baseball script design makes an excellent patriotic clothing choice. I knew right then that we were going to be okay, that we could work things out. Without dialogue or a high concept plot to push the story forward, the writer’s must focus on theme. And so begins TO THE WHITE SEA. People have their heads blown off; their throats slashed; men are decapitated with swords. What I learned: Having your main character kill a lot of animals will make him extremely likable. Burn After Reading? That person for me was Eli. In the spirit of fairness, I decided to give a friend of mine, Aaron Coffman, who’s a great screenwriter himself and a huge fan of To The White Sea, a chance to offer his thoughts on the script. Summary. He was just one of those people that rubbed you the wrong way. Even with it being only a couple of days since I read the script, I can’t really remember the end, other than I was bored to tears. However, I would counter by saying each murder allows him to find a way to survive. Please, I’m begging you, turn back now. Or, at least, I hoped it would. Back in the present, Michael Vick wakes up, seemingly okay after the fall, and must now find a way out of Tokyo without being seen or killed. ! There was plenty to discuss in this episode, and I was joined by Andrew Graves, the author of the new book ‘Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class’. At the time, one of my favorite bands was Blues Traveler, which, for those of you unfamiliar with them, has a lead singer whose trademark is his unprecedented harmonica mastery. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I'll be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. Oh, we've got to keep Melody away from her. When there was a brief potentially awkward pause, I knew it was the perfect time to bring up the harmonica. …we’re going to put it in his dreams. White Sea, Russian Beloye More, Beloye also spelled Beloje, an almost landlocked extension of the Arctic Ocean indenting the shores of northwestern Russia. I don’t know about you but I love me some dog killers. About an hour later, I saw Eli getting a drink and decided to strike. We see him, years before, steering sled dogs through the Alaskan wilderness. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Deep Blue Sea. When he finally makes it north, Muldrow encounters another man, who shows him his prized hawks. Once again the use of caged animals comes into play. In this case they can go absolutely nuts: they never have to worry about their intricate dialogue here: every scene presents another opportunity to top the last. [ ] barely kept my interest[ ] worth the read[ ] impressive[ ] genius. Tentacles were twisting out from all over her body like an octopus. Instead, he kills the man who allowed the bear cub to be slaughtered in its cage. Muldrow, a WWII gunner, shot down over Tokyo, does whatever is necessary to survive; he is a man apart, thrown into a foreign land, with a different language, culture, and ideology. NOTE: The screenplays we review are often in development and may experience many rewrites, some could end up being completely different than what is reviewed here. Once hes in the land of the enemy, he has to travel north in a hostile atmosphere -- one false move and hes dead. The Coens write their scripts like storyboards and we are given a glance here of what they intend to do. In any other circumstance the plot of the film would use the firebombing as a ticking-clock. And I’m certain he did the same. Much like in RAGING BULL, when Jake LaMotta is thrown in prison and begins to bash his head against the cement wall, screaming that he’s an animal, here to we start to get a feeling that Muldrow himself has been caged, and that now the animal has been set free. CONTINUE. In this episode we look at Kenneth Lonergan's Academy Award winner screenplay "Manchester By The Sea", a powerful drama filled with resonating themes. 3 Reviews. He uses a needle and thread to sew the swan feathers into his jacket to add insulation. Once the murder has occurred, and the bear has been set free, Muldrow’s own sense of survival kicks in and he murders several more tribe members on the edge of town to make it appear as though the bear cub was responsible. Later that night, on his way out of the village, Muldrow kills the man in charge, then sets the remaining cub free. 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