Parrot on my Shoulder, Monkey on my Back

For the audience

What the Jungle saw

A special view of earlier events, something that occurred out of view of the characters. [please let me know if this makes sense; I could do these in a different style. Thanks.]

CUT SCENE:
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*Scene opens on a beach – sea, sand, and a huge expanse of jungle. 

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*The viewpoint moves closer, focusing on the beach and the mess of a wrecked yacht that can now be seen as the camera pans in. 

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*SWITCH TO: view from out of the jungle, high in the tree. Several people enter view, headed toward the wreck. One of the people explores closer to the jungle. 

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*SWITCH TO: lower view from out of the jungle, closer to the ground. Sound of teeth quietly grinding and slobbering. 

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*Camera pulls back to reveal its point of view as from a slathering, saurian, yellow-backed creature fixated on the woman walking toward it from the beach. 

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*Quick shot of the beast’s claws digging in as it prepares to spring. The camera quickly pulls back to show the whole beast as a coconut enters the frame, bouncing off the beast’s head. Startled, it snarls and runs off into the jungle. 

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*SWITCH TO: high point of view from out of the jungle. The woman is running toward where the creature ran off. Camera pulls back to reveal a monkey, dressed in a faded red vest, as it throws a coconut at the woman. A boy appears at the edge of the jungle, chasing her. 

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*The coconut misses, and the woman turns toward the coconut’s point of origin. The monkey screams and chatters at her to stay out of the jungle. When she looks deeper into the jungle, it leaps down and sneaks toward her. When she turns at the approach of the boy, the monkey leaps onto her shoulder and hugs her head, desperately overjoyed to see humans.

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*FADES TO BLACK: showing the monkey exploring pockets and reaching down for treats. 

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*END SCENE

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