Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl (slow zoom in to obsewrvatory)
She was an ordinary girl (zoom in to Otto at his desk)
but he was no ordinary boy (otto writing, observing)
Other children played with marbles,
he collected them. (we see cluttered shelves and land on this marble "collection," displayed as a solar system model
While they milked cows,
he discovered the milky way (we pan across his notes)
They didn't understand him,
and he understood too much (more writing, observing, mannerisms)
And so he spent much of his time alone. (extreme wide shot of the observatory)
The girl didn't understand him either,
But she didn't have to. (Otto packs a picnic basket w bread, jam and prepares his samovar!)
They both understood the moon.
She for its beauty, he for its mystery (otto walks across observatory)
She longed to fly there.
But she knew it was impossible. (otto opens door leading to rocket, begins to go through it)
She died thinking that.
And so he vowed to prove her wrong.
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl
She was an ordinary girl (inside rocket, preparing for take off)
but he was no ordinary boy. (blast off!)