Tissues Over The Door Handles

Back again to the notebook, I hope as this process goes on the photos will be a bit more interesting.

Please ignore the fact I’ve written ‘disintegrated when I meant ‘disintegrating’ before crossing it out and writing THE EXACT SAME WORD AGAIN!

Note that I’ve thrown in agoraphobia. This is mainly because the main character, if they were part of some science experiment disguised as a normal flat, would surely want to leave at some stage? This would blow the whole thing out of the water as the test subject wandered around at will far away from the lab setting. Essentially, our main character has to remain in the flat and be wary of leaving.

But what if this feeling of being scared of the outside world was just being suggested to our main guy? What if, as the film went on, he started to attempt to beat this and therefore discovered more and more about his actual surroundings?

With this, our characters have names.

‘Tissues over the door handles’ comes from The Kleenex Protocol which was made famous by The Manic Street Preachers. I just thought it would be an interesting sight in the opening, handles all covered in tissues for fear of germs. If Tony did have this then it’s probably a complex too far. There’s nothing to stop Andrea doing it upon her arrival though because, unknown to Tony, she’d be protecting a medical test.

With this information I think we’re ready to get going on draft one. I’ll be using the basic structure I outlined in the last post. I think I have the start already covered by subverting the usual student movie cliché of somebody waking up to an alarm and shaking themselves awake. Here well have an alarm going off and Tony switching it off instantly, wired and shaking, into the dawn.

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One thought on “Tissues Over The Door Handles

  1. I too like the visual of tissues over the door handles, but what about little plastic shower caps over the door handles – might be more beleivable from the perspective of the scientist doing it.
    Also, have you seen “The Truman Show?” I thought of it when I read:
    “But what if this feeling of being scared of the outside world was just being suggested to our main guy? What if, as the film went on, he started to attempt to beat this and therefore discovered more and more about his actual surroundings?”
    Good luck, look forward to seeing how it goes.

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