TTTC project

Updated: 5/12/2020
TTTC project

Storyboard Text

  • “Mary Anne Bell was an attractive girl. Too wide in the shoulders, maybe, but she had terrific legs, a bubbly personality, a happy smile. The men genuinely liked her” (O’Brien 90-91)
  • “There was a new confidence in her voice, a new authority in the way she carried herself. In many ways she remained naive and immature, still a kid, but Cleveland Heights now seemed very far away” (O’Brien 94)
  • “Rat smiled. ‘Ambush. All night long, man, Mary Anne's out on fuckin' ambush.’" (O’Brien 97)
  • Wearing human tongues around her neck, Mary Anne explains, “Sometimes I want to eat this place. Vietnam. I want to swallow the whole country—the dirt, the death—I just want to eat it and have it there inside me. That's how I feel. It's like . . . this appetite. I get scared sometimes—lots of times—but it's not bad. You know? I feel close to myself” (O’Brien 106)
  • “Vietnam made her glow in the dark. She wanted more, she wanted to penetrate deeper into the mystery of herself, and after a time the wanting became needing, which turned then to craving” (O’Brien 109)
  • “And then one morning, all alone, Mary Anne walked off into the mountains and did not come back” (O’Brien 110).