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    BODINE
    Who's the best? Say it.

    LOVETT
    You are, Lewis.
    (to the video crew)
    You rolling?

    CAMERAMAN
    Rolling.

    Brock nods to his technicians, and they set aboutdrilling the safe's
    hinges. During this operation, Brock amps thesuspense, working the lens to
    fill the time.

    LOVETT

    Well, here it is, the moment of truth. Here's wherewe find out if the
    time, the sweat, the money spent to charter thisship and these subs, to
    come out here to the middle of the NorthAtlantic... were worth it. If what
    we think is in that same... is in that safe... itwill be.

    Lovett grins wolfishly in anticipation of hisgreatest find yet. The door
    is pried loose. It clangs onto the deck. Lovettmoves closer, peering into
    the safe's wet interior. A long moment then... hisface says it all.

    LOVETT
    ****.

    BODINE

    You know, boss, this happened to Geraldo and hiscareer never recovered.

    LOVETT
    (to the videocameraman)
    Get that outta my face.

    CUT TO:15 INT. LAB DECK, PRESERVATION ROOM - DAY

    Technicians are carefully removing some papers fromthe safe and placing
    them in a tray of water to separate them safely.Nearby, other artifacts
    from the stateroom are being washed and preserved.

    Buell is on the satellite phone with the INVESTORS.Lovett is yelling at
    the video crew.

    LOVETT


    You send out what I tell you when I tell you. I'msigning your paychecks,
    not 60 minutes. Now get set up for the uplink.

    Buell covers the phone and turns to Lovett.

    BUELL


    The partners want to know how it's going?

    LOVETT

    How it's going? It's going like a first date inprison, whattaya think?!

    Lovett grabs the phone from Buell and goesinstantly smooth.

    LOVETT

    Hi, Dave? Barry? Look, it wasn't in the safe... no,look, don't worry about
    it, there're still plenty of places it could be...in the floor debris in
    the suite, in the mother's room, in the purser'ssafe on C deck...

    (seeing something)

    Hang on a second.

    A tech coaxes some letters in the water tray to oneside with a tong...
    revealing a pencil (conte crayon) drawing of awoman.

    Brock looks closely at the drawing, which is inexcellent shape, though its
    edges have partially disintegrated. The woman isbeautiful, and beautifully
    rendered. In her late teens or early twenties, sheis nude, though posed
    with a kind of casual modesty. She is on an Empiredivan, in a pool of
    light that seems to radiate outward from her eyes.Scrawled in the lower
    right corner is the date: April 14 1912. And theinitials JD.

    The girl is not entirely nude. At her throat is adiamond necklace with one
    large stone hanging in the center.

    Lovett grabs a reference photo from the clutter onthe lab table. It is a
    period black-and-white photo of a diamond necklaceon a black velvet
    jeller's display stand. He holds it next to thedrawing. It is clearly the
    same piece... a complex setting with a massivecentral stone which is
    almost heart-shaped.

    LOVETT

    I'll be God damned.

    CUT TO:

    16 INSERT

    A CNN NEWS STORY: a live satellite feed from thedeck of the Keldysh,
    intercut with the CNN studio.

    ANNOUNCER

    Treasure hunter Brock Lovett is best known forfinding Spanish gold in
    sunken galleons in the Caribbean. Now he is usingdeep submergence
    technology to work two and a half miles down atanother famous wreck... the
    Titanic. He is with us live via satellite from aRussian research ship in
    the middle of the Atlantic... hello Brock?

    LOVETT

    Yes, hi, Tracy. You know, Titanic is not just Ashipwrick, Titanic is THE
    shipwreck. It's the Mount Everest of shipwrecks.

    CUT TO:

    17 INT. HOUSE / CERAMICS STUDIO

    PULL BACK from the screen, showing the CNN reportplaying on a TV set in
    the living room of a small rustic house. It is fullof ceramics, figurines,
    folk art, the walls crammed with drawings andpaintings... things collected
    over a lifetime.

    PANNING to show a glassed-in studio attached to thehouse. Outside it is a
    quiet morning in Ojai, California. In the studio,amid incredible clutter,
    an ANCIENT WOMAN is throwing a pot on a potter'swheel. The liquid red clay
    covers her hands... hands that are gnarled andage-spotted, but still
    surprisingly strong and supple. A woman in herearly forties assists her.

    LOVETT (V.O.)


    I've planned this expedition for three years, andwe're out here recovering
    some amazing things... things that will haveenormous historical and
    educational value.

    CNN REPORTER (V.O.)

    But it's no secret that education is not your mainpurpose. You're a
    treasure hunter. So what is the treasure you'rehunting?

    LOVETT (V.O.)

    I'd rather show you than tell you, and we thinkwe're very close to doing
    just that.

    The old woman's name is ROSE CALVERT. Her face is awrinkled mass, her body
    shapeless and shrunken under a one-pieceAfrican-print dress.

    But her eyes are just as bright and alive as thoseof a young girl.

    Rose gets up and walks into the living room, wipingpottery clay from her
    hands with a rag. A Pomeranian dog gets up andcomes in with her.

    The younger soman, LIZZY CALVERT, rushes to helpher.

    ROSE

    Turn that up please, dear.
    Last edited by James, Cruise.co.uk; 30th November 2012, 11:52 AM.

    #2
    Here you go James this is part 2 which was a bit short on dialogue this time to work with but hope you like the result.

    Trevor




    Titanic Scene 2 – Shakespearian translation

    BODINE
    “Am I not the noblest of them all? Summon thyself these words to speak.”

    LOVETT
    “Verily my liege, Lewis” (to the video crew) “Have you commenced this act?”

    CAMERAMAN
    “Commenceth”

    Brock nods to his technicians, and they set about drilling the safe's hinges. During this operation, Brock amps the suspense, working the lens to fill the time.

    LOVETT
    “Now cometh the hour where divine destiny is fulfilled. Where the labour and toil of our brothers in this mighty ocean and the plundering of coffers to buy these vessels and chariots is vindicated by what we do prophecy is in this safe”
    Lovett grins wolfishly in anticipation of his greatest find yet. The door is pried loose. It clangs onto the deck. Lovett moves closer, peering into the safe's wet interior. A long moment then... his face says it all.

    LOVETT
    “****eth”

    BODINE
    “Thou dost recall sire, that Edmund Blackadder Geraldo had an experience most similar, God resteth his soul”

    LOVETT
    (to the video cameraman)
    “Desist thy errand and direct it thither”

    CUT TO:15 INT. LAB DECK, PRESERVATION ROOM - DAY

    Technicians are carefully removing some papers from the safe and placing them in a tray of water to separate them safely.

    LOVETT
    “Thou despatch what I demand whence I state it. I line thy purse not yonder moguls so prepare ye the uplink”
    Buell covers the phone and turns to Lovett.

    BUELL
    “The squires request a voice missive on the state of affairs me lud”

    LOVETT
    “They jest of course? It is like having rumpy pumpy in gaol with yon hedgehog, what ails them?!

    Lovett grabs the phone from Buell and goes instantly smooth.

    LOVETT
    “Good morrow Dave? Barry? Forsooth yon safe delivereth not the treasure we sought but do not forsake lest thou forgets the myriad of nooks and crannies there are in said chamber, betwixt the rubble or even in the Mother’s chamber or per chance the Purser’s safe on the deck signed C .........”

    (seeing something) “One trice I pray “

    A tech coaxes some letters in the water tray to one side with a tong... revealing a pencil (conte crayon) drawing of a woman. The girl is not entirely nude. At her throat is a diamond necklace with one large stone hanging in the center.

    LOVETT
    “Saints preserve thee”

    CUT TO:

    16 INSERT
    A CNN NEWS STORY: a live satellite feed from the deck of the Keldysh, intercut with the CNN studio.

    ANNOUNCER
    “Brock Lovett is famed for his sunken galleon plundering exploits in search of Spanish gold but lest we think this is his only trait he now commands a legion of water bound chariots nearly a league below the sea. The famous wreck of the Titanic now plays host to his attention and we can now join him using the marvel of the crystal ball in the middle of the Atlantic .... Good morrow Brock?”

    LOVETT
    “Yea, good morrow, Tracy. Verily the Titanic is not a mere shipwreck, Titanic is the mother of all shipwrecks”

    CUT TO:

    17 INT. HOUSE / CERAMICS STUDIO

    PANNING to show a glassed-in studio attached to the house. an ANCIENT WOMAN is throwing a pot on a potter's wheel. The liquid red clay covers her hands... hands that are gnarled and age-spotted, but still surprisingly strong and supple. A woman in her early forties assists her.

    LOVETT (V.O.)
    “Three annum has passed in the planning of this venture and our plunder has revealed some truly wondrous objects which scholars and serfs alike will gaze upon with awe for millennia to come and enlighten them.”

    CNN REPORTER (V.O.)
    “ Nay forsooth thou seek treasure as an earnest desire such is your troth. Pray tell us what form this treasure is you seek?”

    LOVETT (V.O.)
    “Good fortune per chance will provide me with the opportunity to show you rather than just tell you in due course.”

    The old woman's name is ROSE CALVERT. Her face is a wrinkled mass, her body shapeless and shrunken under a one-piece African-print dress. But her eyes are just as bright and alive as those of a young girl. Rose gets up and walks into the living room, wiping pottery clay from her hands with a rag. A Pomeranian dog gets up and comes in with her. The younger woman, LIZZY CALVERT, rushes to help her.

    ROSE

    “I pray more sound please dear child”

    FIN

    (Part 2)

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