Cade Barry and Anthony Deluca- Monkey's Paw storyboard


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  • By: Cade Barry,  Anthony Deluca
  • The movie "Monkey's Paw Part 1" will start off with the whole Johnson family sitting around the fire talking about how their days were. The dad will be on edge because he is waiting for his friend who just went on vacation and is coming to talk about his adventure. The kind of music that will be playing is calm piano music. This will be a medium shot just focusing on the family and there conversations. Then there will be a close up shot showing how curious the father is.
  • He is running late, he should've been here 10 minutes ago.
  • Hold your horses father! You know how it is driving through the bog.
  • I am good. Sorry I am late, I had to walk back home because I forgot something.
  • I will show you. Can we go inside.
  • This scene will begin with a knock at the door and Mr. Johnson will open the door to his friend Mr. Donaldson. There will be close up shot of Mr. Donaldson knocking on the door. Then there will be a medium shot of Mr. Johnson talking to Mr. Donaldson. The music will stop when they start talking to each other and it will resume when they walk into the house. There will be a close up shot of Mr. Donaldson's face with a mischievous look when they start to walk into the house.
  • How are you Joe? I have been waiting for you.
  • What did you forget?
  • Certainly. 
  • This scene will begin with Mr. Johnson sitting down with Mr. Donaldson. There will be a medium shot of them talking with each other. After this, there will be a close up shot of the alligator's foot when Mr. Donaldson takes it out. The music will stay calm and then get more tense when Mr. Donaldson takes out the paw. There will be one more close up shot of Mr. Donaldson when he takes out the paw and his face will turn pale white.
  • What is it that you wanted to show me from your vacation?
  • I  found an alligator's foot on my vacation to Florida. A man told me it would grant me any wish I want. He sold it to me for only a dollar. He said it had caused him to much trouble.
  • This scene will begin with the two men returning to the main room to show the alligator's foot to the mother and son. There will be a medium shot of the whole group in the room conversing over the foot. Then, Mr. Donaldson will throw the alligator's foot into the fire and there will be a close up shot of the foot beginning to burn and Mr. Johnson scurrying to retrieve the foot. The music will slowly build up tenseness to the point at which Mr. Donaldson throws the foot in the fire.
  • Have you wished from the foot?
  • No! How could you let it burn!
  • Yes, and I very much regret it. In fact, I should get rid of it! [throws foot in fire]
  • The two men will go into another room to talk to each other more about the foot in private. The music will be extremely tense while the men are arguing over the paw. The whole scene will be a medium shot of the men talking. There will be one more close up shot of the foot. The scene will end with Mr. Donaldson leaving, and there will be a distant shot of him walking to his automobile.  
  • Let me keep the foot.
  • Whatever. How do you use it?
  • Hold it up to your mouth and sing your wish. Now it is getting late, I must go. Be careful!
  • Fine, but don't say I didn't warn you!
  • Mr. Johnson will return to his family in the the main room an they will think about what they will wish for. This will be a medium shot. There will be a close up shot of Mr. Johnson singing his wish into the foot. The music will will be calm violin until Mr. Johnson sings his wish, in which the pace of the violin will speed up and grow intense. The room will begin to shake for a little bit after Mr. Johnson makes his wish. The movie will end with the family heading to bed.
  • No father. I thing we are all just tired. Let's head up to bed.
  • What will you wish for father?
  • Did you feel that shaking?
  • I wish for a larger house.
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