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Slipping out of touch


BLACK FRAMES.

Superimposition over:

SATURDAY

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EXT. HOTEL - DAY - M.L.S.

HOTEL in b.g.  Trees and snow in f.g.

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INT. HOTEL - LOUNGE - DAY - M.L.S.

High Angle JACK sitting at table in b.g. typing.

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Phones out


INT. HOTEL - LOBBY & OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY standing at switchboard with headset on her L.ear and
putting plugs into switchboard.

                         WENDY
            Oh no!

WENDY puts socket into various plugs.

                         WENDY
            I knew it!

WENDY puts headset and plug down and turns away from
switchboard.  She walks R-L to door.

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M.L.S. WENDY walks out of switchboard - round counter and
moves forward R-L across Lobby.  CAMERA TRACKS BACK before
her.  She moves R-L into Office.  CAMERA PANS with her.  She
stops at radio set and switches it on.  She pulls microphone
towards her.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            This is KDK 12 calling KDK 1.

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INT. RANGER'S OFFICE - M.L.S.

RANGER seated at radio cam.L.  MAN standing at filing
cabinet cam.R.  GIRL seated at desk cam.R.

                         WENDY (OFF)
                   (over radio)
            KDK 12 to KDK 1.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            This is KDK 1.  We're receiving you.
            Over.

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INT. HOTEL - OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY picks up microphone.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            Hi.  This is Wendy Torrance at the
            Overlook Hotel.

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INT. RANGER'S OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

RANGER seated at radio speaking into mike.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            Hi.  How are you folks getting on
            up there?  Over.

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INT. HOTEL - OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY, holding mike, seated on cabinet with foot up on desk.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            Oh we're just fine, but our
            telephones don't seem to be doing
            too well.  Are the lines down by
            any chance?  Over.

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INT. RANGER'S OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

RANGER seated at radio, speaking into mike.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            Yes.  Quite a few of them are down,
            due to the storm.  Over.

                         WENDY
                   (over radio)
            Any chance of them being repaired
            soon?  Over.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            Well, I wouldn't like to say.  Most
            winters they stay that way until
            spring.  Over.

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INT. HOTEL - OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY, holding mike, seated on cabinet with foot up on desk.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            Boy, this storm is really something,
            isn't it?  Over.

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INT. RANGER'S OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

RANGER sitting at radio - speaking into mike.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            Oh yes.  It's one of the worst
            we've had for years.  Is there
            anything else we can do for you,
            Mrs. Torrance?  Over.

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INT. HOTEL - OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY holding mike seated on cabinet with foot up on desk.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            I suppose not.  Over.

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INT. RANGER'S OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

RANGER seated at radio - speaking into mike.

                         RANGER
                   (into mike)
            Well, if you folks have any problems
            up there just give us a call, and
            Mrs. Torrance.

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INT. HOTEL - OFFICE - DAY - M.S.

WENDY holding mike - seated on cabinet with one foot up on
desk.

                         RANGER
                   (over radio)
            I think it might be a good idea if
            you leave your radio on all the
            time now.  Over.

                         WENDY
                   (into mike)
            Okay.  We'll do that.  It was real
            nice talking to you.  Bye.  Over
            and Out.

WENDY puts down mike.

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Come and play


INT. HOTEL - GREEN CORRIDOR - M.L.S.

DANNY pedals away along corridor on his tricycle.  CAMERA
TRACKS after him.  He exits cam.R at the end of corridor.
CAMERA TRACKS FORWARD along empty corridor.

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INT. HOTEL - CORRIDOR - M.S.

DANNY pedals away along corridor.  CAMERA TRACKS after him.
He turns corner and stops as he sees the two GRADY Girls at
the end.

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M.C.S. DANNY.

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M.L.S. DANNY back to camera in f.g.  The two GRADY Girls at
end of corridor.

                         GRADY GIRLS
            Hullo, Danny.

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         GRADY GIRLS (OFF)
            Come and play with us.

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M.L.S. DANNY back to camera in f.g.  The two GRADY Girls at
end of corridor.

                         GRADY GIRLS
            Come and play with us, Danny.

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M.S. The two GRADY Girls laying on floor covered with
bloodstains.  Bloodstained axe on floor in f.g.  Walls
covered with bloodstains.

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M.L.S. Two GRADY Girls, holding hands and standing at end of
corridor.

                         GRADY GIRLS
            For ever...

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M.S. The two GRADY Girls lying on floor, covered with
bloodstains.  Bloodstained axe on floor in f.g.  Wall
covered with bloodstains.

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M.C.S. DANNY reacts.

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M.S. Two GRADY Girls holding hands and standing at end of
corridor.

                         GRADY GIRLS
            ... and ever...

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M.S. The two GRADY Girls lying on floor covered with
bloodstains.  Bloodstained axe on floor in f.g.  Wall
covered with bloodstains.

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M.S. Two GRADY Girls holding hands standing at end of
corridor.

                         GRADY GIRLS
            ...and ever.

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M.S. Two GRADY Girls lying on floor covered with bloodstains.
Bloodstained axe on floor in f.g.

Wall covered with bloodstains.

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M.C.S. DANNY reacts.  He puts hands over his eyes.  Then he
opens his fingers and looks through them.

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M.S. DANNY's P.O.V.  Empty corridor.

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M.C.S. DANNY looking through his open fingers.  He lowers
his hands from his face.

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M.L.S. DANNY back to camera in f.g. in empty corridor.

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M.C.S. DANNY.

                         DANNY
            Tony, I'm scared.

He raises up his R.hand and wiggles his forefinger as he
speaks.

                         TONY
            Remember what Mr. Halloran said.
            It's just like pictures in a book,
            Danny.  It isn't real.

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