The Window
INT.HOSPITAL. MONTAGE
A montage sequence of a standard state hospital. the wheels
of a trolley bed. As the montage unfolds...
CONTINUED: 2.
COLIN
(Improv - what he can see
outside the window)
A young Nurse enters the ward. She is in her early twent...
CONTINUED: 3.
COLIN
(IMPROV - what he can see
outside the window. except
this time Colin is less
enthusiastic to explain.)...
CONTINUED: 4.
NURSE
Well you haven’t got a
temperature. I’ll be back to check
on you later.
The NURSE leaves.
INT. WARD. N...
CONTINUED: 5.
NURSE
I’ll give you some time.
She leaves and shuts the door behind her.
Adam with an excited expression on ...
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The Window Script

  1. 1. The Window
  2. 2. INT.HOSPITAL. MONTAGE A montage sequence of a standard state hospital. the wheels of a trolley bed. As the montage unfolds and conversations can be heard. COLIN(V/O) my wife is so....(Colin discusses his wife and family-improv) ADAM(V/O) Ohh and she...(discusses his wife and family montage of nurses and receptionists. Doctors with stethoscopes. ADAM(V/O) (discusses his job and time in the army) COLIN(V/O) (discusses his experiences) long hallways. gleaming floors TITLE: WINDOW The sequence ends facing a door into a ward. The sound of cardio beeps. INT. WARD. DAY A heart machine beeps. A big red emergency button. A very plain ward with only two beds in it. One bed is near a window the other against a wall a little further back. Sat in a chair looking out of the window in hospital clothing is COLIN a skinny 30 year old with blond scruffy hair. He has tubes going in and out of his nose and is wired up to a drip. On the other bed in hospital clothes is ADAM, a dark haired larger man in his 30’s. He is lying on his bed unable to move with a metal brace around his head. He anxiously looks across in the direction of COLIN. ADAM well. anything good? (CONTINUED)
  3. 3. CONTINUED: 2. COLIN (Improv - what he can see outside the window) A young Nurse enters the ward. She is in her early twenties very good looking with a friendly disposition.Colin and Adam watch her carefully. She comes through the door. NURSE ok Colin, your hour’s over, its time to lie back down She helps Colin lie down on the bed. NURSE Is there anything, I can get you Adam? ADAM grunts. EXT. HOSPITAL. DAY. The Hospital sits in a soup of grey miserable weather INT. WARD.DAY Both Adam and Colin are lying down. There is silence. The beeping of the sound monitor goes off. Adam sighs. ADAM It’s time The NURSE comes in and once again. NURSE Hello. time to sit up again Colin. COLIN Hi. COLIN looks unhappy. The NURSE smiles and props Colin upright in his bed with difficulty. The nurse checks Colin is in the correct position and leaves. Colin stares out the window looking miserable. COLIN It’s raining. ADAM ye, what else? (CONTINUED)
  4. 4. CONTINUED: 3. COLIN (IMPROV - what he can see outside the window. except this time Colin is less enthusiastic to explain.) ADAM come on details...you know it’s really not fair that you can see out that window and I can’t. God if I could see you that window I would describe everything. Colin voluntarily lies back down in his bed. He looks fed up. ADAM hey, what the hell are you doing? COLIN I’ve had enough for today ADAM dude, come on don’t be like that COLIN I’m sorry Adam but I’m tired and my chest hurts. Adam looks furious. He shuts his eyes. INT. WARD. DAY The NURSE returns to the ward and is surprised to see COLIN lying down. NURSE Colin you shouldn’t lie down without me helping you. Why don’t you want to sit upright? COLIN I’m sorry, I feel too good. ADAM grunts. The NURSE looks worried. NURSE I better take your temperature. The NURSE walks over to COLIN and sticks a thermometer in his mouth. There is silence. The thermometer beeps. (CONTINUED)
  5. 5. CONTINUED: 4. NURSE Well you haven’t got a temperature. I’ll be back to check on you later. The NURSE leaves. INT. WARD. NIGHT ADAM and COLIN are asleep and it seems peaceful, until Colin begins to cough violently. He tries to reach for the big red button on the wall but he can not reach. He struggles. Adam stares looking angry, he reaches over to press his own red button but suddenly he catches a glimpse of moonlight coming from the window and he realizes that the death of his friend could be the key to moving next to it. He lies back down and falls back to sleep. The sound of the coughing stops. INT. WARD. DAY The nurse wheels a Colin’s body bag on a bed out of the room. There is nothing next to the window. The nurse comes back in. Her expression is solemn. NURSE I’m sorry Adam. Colin didn’t make it, he passed away in his sleep last night. I know how close you two were. Would you like some time alone? ADAM yes please. (pause) actually, could I be moved next to the window? I think its what Colin would have wanted... Adam looks unsure of what he is saying but is trying to sound convincing. NURSE are you sure? Adam nods. Nurse wheels Adam’s bed next to the window. (CONTINUED)
  6. 6. CONTINUED: 5. NURSE I’ll give you some time. She leaves and shuts the door behind her. Adam with an excited expression on his face, finally hoists himself up on his elbows (even though this is dangerous in his condition) to catch his first glance out of the window. His face is stunned with shock, he gasps. There is nothing but a brick wall outside of the window. Adam looks up to the ceiling realizing what he has done. Fade out.

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