Fields Far Away
2 EXT. ROLLING HILLS OF TALL GRASS - DAY 2 From our birds-eye view we see a vast country, lush untouched and breathtakingly beautiful. As the children toss the ball and run through the tall grass below, we hear their faint laughter as they playfully race towards some predestined point. No more than six years of age the trio includes DAVE, HOPE and their friend JESSE. We zoom down and follow in behind them. We are greeted with a trio of song. HOPE & JESSE Fields Far Away DAVE Fields Far Away HOPE So far away JESSE So far away DAVE if you dream we can play HOPE in Fields Far Away JESSE Fields Far Away DAVE So far away JESSE So far away HOPE sweeps a dandiline in a long arch as the seed trail floats to the ground. HOPE We can shine like a rainbow high in the skies of our living dreams. Jesse picks one of the hands that Dave is hiding behind his back and Dave reveals it holds nothing. Hope picks the other and Dave opens it to reveal a butterfly which flies away. DAVE Things we seek may be things we find, but the treasure's in what they bring. Looking up to the sky, whirling in fascination, the Trio sings; TRIO Blue skies wander up so high, I wonder just how far the eyes of clouds can see. The two clasp Jesse's extended hands in motion forming a whip which breaks away into their final sprint to the old oak tree of which HOPE seems to have an unfair head-start. Imagine flying, riding high deciding gliding high above the towering trees. DAVE In Fields Far Away HOPE & JESSE fields far away DAVE So far away HOPE & JESSE So far away DAVE & JESSE Fields far away HOPE Fields far away DAVE & JESSE So far away HOPE So far away As the music fades we see the TRIO reach Old Sam (Oak Tree). END SCENE EXT. ROLLING HILLS OF TALL GRASS - DAY We see Hope alone in the grass. Dave drops the board and approaches Hope. DAVE Hey, what are you doing? WE NEED YOUR HELP! HOPE I am helping- I'm starting the garden. JESSE rushes over. JESSE There's no garden in the plans - show her Dave! DAVE pulls out the plans and shows them to Hope. DAVE Ok see.. here is Old Sam...here is our tree house, and here it is reaching the clouds. See? (whispers) ...no gardens HOPE I know... JESSE (Shouting from the tree) Well then. come-on. DAVE (pleading to Hope) If we don't get started soon, we'll never reach the clouds! Hope ignores and continues planting DAVE Awe c'mon Hope...we gotta stick to the plan. HOPE David, I was thinking about some of the stuff you told me last night, and I think your mom and dad are right... we're just too little JESSE (overhearing) Well I did some thinkin' too and I'm sure we can do it. DAVE points to his head. DAVE We've seen it Hope... HOPE What's wrong with planting flowers? The two boys stop, look at each other, and then look at her. They "huddle" a few feet away (from Hope). DAVE (whispers with intensity) Planting flowers is for sissies! JESSE (whispers) I know..that's girl crap HOPE I heard that! DAVE (whispers) What are we gonna do? Jesse breaks the huddle and approaches Hope JESSE Hold on Hope...you sure that's where you wanna plant em? (wink to Dave) HOPE Of course I am. JESSE but- dirt's so...dirty! JESSE nods to Dave and tries to draw his attention upwards DAVE (inspired) yeaaa...wouldn't you rather plant um -up there? DAVE smiles and points to the vast blue sky beyond. JESSE'S slow broadening smile follows DAVE'S pointing finger into the heavens. HOPE looks up for a moment -entranced in a glow of wonderment. HOPE (in a hopeful sigh) Oh yes ... do you really think they could grow way up there?