We're looking at a tall mirror in a dark room. And we see a man's reflection in the mirror, not the man himself. The DOKTOR is looking at himself. Stripped to the waist. He is very thin. He has his goggles in his hand. Looks at himself. Dark circles around his eyes, like he hasn't slept in years. SIX-GRID – THREE ROWS OF TWO.
TODAY I STOP BEING REAL.
He looks down at the goggles in his hand, smiling sadly.
NO-ONE'S GOING TO LISTEN TO A BOY GENIUS. NO-ONE'S
GOING TO LISTEN TO A PHILOSOPHER OR A TRAVELLER.
NO-ONE CARES ABOUT AN ORPHAN, OR A RICH MAN, OR
SOME GROWN-UP GRINDER KID FROM HEAVENSIDE.
ALL THE THINGS I'VE BEEN: NO-ONE'S EVER BEEN INTERESTED.
He starts putting on the goggles, getting the strap around the back of his head.
WEIRD LITTLE JOHNNY FROM THE BIG HOUSE
ON SCARTOP; WHO EVER REALLY GAVE A SHIT?
PEOPLE LIKE LISTENING TO CHARACTERS. CHARACTERS
ARE SAFE, BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT REAL.
SO TODAY I BECOME A CHARACTER.
He gets the goggles over his eyes, and looks at himself.
JOHN REINHARDT AND ALL THE THINGS HE'S SEEN: HE'S A BIT
TOO REAL. THE THINGS HE WANTS TO DO ARE A BIT TOO OBVIOUS.
BUT IF YOU COVER HIS EYES, YOU CAN'T SEE THAT HE HASN'T SLEPT FOR A YEAR.
Zoom in as he looks in the mirror and grins a big crazy grin.
BUT DOKTOR SLEEPLESS. HE'S SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY.
WHO'S AFRAID OF A CARTOON MAD SCIENTIST?
Zoom out, to get his figure in shot, standing with his back to us: and there's an immense green GRINDER TATTOO covering his back.
WHO'S AFRAID OF DOKTOR SLEEPLESS?
17 apríl 2007
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