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BABY DANNIE

00:01:00

Dannie asleep in basinette.

 

Mum (voice-over)

My darling's asleep in her basinette.

 

Asleep on bouncinette.

piano music--not well-played: Blue Danube

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

Listening to the piano.

 

Asleep on Dad's shoulder. Vomits on expensive suit.

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

And he didn't even notice.

 

CLOSE UP: dribble

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

Another dry cleaning bill.

 

Dad dances gently: the waltz.

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

Her first dancing lesson.

 

Dad puts Dannie's tiny fists on piano keys.

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

Her first music lesson.

 

Dad looks at camera, laughs.

laughter--piano stops

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

The doting dad.

 

00:01:28

Dannie screws up face.

 

Dannie

Waaah!

Mum (voice-over)

Her first singing lesson.

Dannie in baby bath. Legs in air. Reveals all.

splash, splosh

Dannie

Gurgle, gurgle.

 

Mum (voice-over)

Don't show this bit at her eighteenth birthday.

 

Mum washes baby 'thoroughly'. Between legs, etc.

 

Mum (voice-over, contd, in 'baby' voice)

We dust LOVE our bahr-fee-wahr-fees!

 

Dannie squirms, slips over, face underwater. Mum grabs.

CAMERA: Jerks.

 

Mum (voice-over, contd)

Oh, shit!

 

CAMERA: Steady again.

Mum pulls Dannie out of bath.

Dannie's face--terror. Holds breath...

Yells.

 

Dannie

Waaah!

 

Dad (voice-over)

Her first swimming lesson! 

 

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