"Memories of 20th Century
New York City & Long Island"
An original song by Richard Christopher Burriesci written especially for this documentary audio production
(The melody of song is whistled @ introduction)
There’s an island in the oceanOff continental U.S.A.
Some more islands in the river
Going to the Hudson Bay
Memories of a lifetimeAre fond for me
The culture, tunnel and bridges
In Long Island and N.Y.C.
Vendors in the street selling hot dogs
Roasting chestnuts and whole lots more
People bustling through the traffic
In New York City we adore
Take the ferry to Staten IslandYour car to Long Island shoresRide the train to ManhattanTo the best buildings and finest stores
Memories of a lifetime
Are fond for me
New York City and Long Island
In the 20th Century
(The melody of song is whistled while singing refrain)
Vendors in the street selling hot dogsRoasting chestnuts and whole lots morePeople bustling through the trafficIn New York City we adore
Memories of a lifetime
Are fond for me
New York City and Long Island
In the 20th Century
Copyright 2003: Richard C. Burriesci
The Lincoln Studio – all rights reserved
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTHAD A COVERT OPERATION!
LITTLE DID THEY KNOW ...
THE SPACE ALIENS HAD A COVERTOPERATIONOF THEIR OWN!
Original Story and Screenplay by
Richard Christopher Burriesci and Victoria Janyia Dillard
The 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico was no accident!It was a diversion whereupon Victoria, the pregnant alien fromAntares journeyed to Canada assisted by Navajo Indianswho were close friends to a Captain in the RoyalCanadianMounties. Her son, Ontario Rose,was born on hisranch. The Captain raises theextra-terrestrial
genius while Ontario's realfather is an elderlyplanetary forefather.Their homespun adventurewith a touch ofhumor unfolds the story of alieninhabitationof earth today.
"At the age of 16, Ontario is driving his dreamcar - a two tone peach and black Edsel Citation - 1958 vintage. The signature horse collar grille is reminiscent of his mother's
home in a galaxy so far away. This insignia was affixed to thegalactic uniform his father wore many times warping through theabyss of space - a father he would only know through stories hismother told him."- Quote from Ontario Rose Screenplay
In this story learn how ELVIS PRESLEYgot hisfamous snarl
Scroll down to picture of Elvis Presley to see portion of script
GARRY LAND LEFT HIS HEART IN SOUTH MANHATTAN
When I think about my memories of New York, I like to think about the area of the city that I know and like the best, Greenwich Village. It's very much "Old New York" starting at West 14th Street and going south to Houston Street covering the neighborhoods between the Hudson River to the west and Washington Square Park to the east. Most of the houses there are of the federal style architecture and were built between 30 and 50 years before the Civil War. In fact there is a house on Jane Street with a bronze plaque near the door that states Alexander Hamilton died here.
The grid pattern of the numbered streets and avenues that everyone who knows anything about Manhattan is familiar with, came much later than Greenwich Village. The streets wind and curve so much that West 4th Street actually intersects with West 11th Street. Most of the streets there have names like Christopher, Perry, Charles, Jane, Horatio and of course, Bleeker Street that almost everyone has heard of; lined with shops, wineries, bakeries clothing stores and restaurants. One of the reasons I love the village is because there are by far more trees and flowers there than any other place in the city.
One of my earliest memories of the village was my first real meal in New York over 30 years ago. It was a very late at night and I had breakfast food. I immediately noticed that the coffee tasted so much better than any I had ever tasted before. A friend who was there with me at the time was a native New Yorker and explained to me that the public water in Manhattan is actually mountain spring water that is piped into the city from the Catskill Mountains not too far to the north upstate. Anyway, this wonderful restaurant is still there today as busy and as popular as ever. It's located in what I think of as the heart of Greenwich Village, Sheridan Square, where 7th Avenue, Christopher, Grove and West 11th Streets all intersect. The name of the establishment isTiffany'sso, if you ever go to the village you too, can have breakfast at Tiffany's!
Walking east from Sheridan Square toward Washington Square Park you come to the neighborhood called Waverly Place. This area is dominated by an old courthouse with a tall tower and clock high above 6th Avenue. Two of my favorite places ther wereBalducci'sgroceries and theC.O Bigelow Pharmacy. Many times on friday afternoons I would followCherin Balducci's and see what she was putting into her basket. This wonderful establishment was an institution in New York; a fancy Italian grocery that I have just learned has gone out of business after 125 years. The C.O. Bigelow Pharmacy opened in 1836 and has never closed its doors since. The amazing thing about theBigelow Pharmacyis the fact that you can find anything there. If it's a toiletry or drug store item and it exists, you will find it there!
In closing, I would like to dispel a myth that has been perpetuated in the south for many years. I always heard that New Yorkers were not friendly people. This simply is not true. New Yorkers are the friendliest people that I hve ever met, anywhere and that's a fact!
IN THE ONTARIO ROSE SCREENPLAY WE LEARN HOW A 12 YEAR OLD BOY NAMED ELVIS PRESLEY GOT HISFAMOUS SNARL FROM THE BEAUTIFUL EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL FROM ANTARES NAMED VICTORIA. THE SCENE TAKES PLACE IN 1947 AND THESE ARE THE ACTUAL LINES:
Copyright 2004: R. C. Burriesci and V. J. Dillard - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Registered with The Library of Congress
FADE IN: EXT – OUTSIDE THE MEMPHIS GREYHOUND TERMINAL
The bus pulls into the station on the banks of the Mississippi River. Kyle announces that there will be a two- hour layover. The Chief and the alien walk to the water to watch the elaborate riverboats. A twelve-year-old boy is singing and playing his guitar. Morning Star and Victoria sit on a soft grassy spot by the riverbank. The boy serenades her with a verse of “CLEMENTINE” while her back is against a tree as the Chief sits Indian-style.
You sing absolutely beautiful. Don’t you think so, Morning Star?
CHIEF MORNING STAR
I must agree; Do you like to sing?
Every chance I get! I sing in our church choir, I listen to the songs that comeout on the radio,someday, I’ll sing to the world. I want to thank you, ma’m; where are you from?
I am from Antares – a planet far, far away.
ELVIS(Asking the chief)
Sir, she IS joking, isn’t she?
CHIEF MORNING STAR
I could not lie. She is in fact from another world. Victoria, it is getting late – we may have missed our bus.
(Victoria gets up ans kisses the corner of his lip)
I have never been kissed by a beautiful lady from another world before. I won’t ever wash these lips again!
Well, I only caught one side. Pretend that side is paralyzed and move the other side like this:(DEMONSTRATES THE ELVIS SNARL)
(Elvis, after practicing this a few times gets the knack)
I think I got it! Whenever I do this …
(DEMONSTRATES the snarl Elvis is famous for)
I’ll think of the most beautiful woman in the universe who kissed me. Victoria – is your name?
Yes it is; Victoria Rose, and who is the young man I’ll be hearing over the air waves soon?(As they are leaving)
Elvis, ma’m – my name is Elvis Aron Presley.
Later on in the story, an adult Elvis Presley sings "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" to the Antarian Victoria at her wedding to the Captain. Victoria's son Ontario Rose marries his earthling sweetheart in a beautiful double wedding with the Navajo Chief Morning Star and Canadian Mounties present
Your story begins with an idea, a vision we call the silver screen of imagination, very distinct, detailed, almost a hologram. In no other form of writing do we find this so true. Like a director walking on the set amid the thespians and production crew; or sitting in a front row seat watching your cinema in technicolor. To quote Mr. Syd Field from his book"Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting":"The job of the screenwriter is to write the (movie) script scene by scene, shot by shot. What is a shot? A shot is the cell, the kernel of action; a shot basically is what the camera sees ... scenes are made up of shots. If you want to write a dialogue scene in a master shot all you need to write i.e. INT. - RESTAURANT - NIGHT and simply let your characters speak without any reference to the camera or shot. Resistance is the urge to do something else. Acknowledge it and forge on"
the fundamentals of basic screenwriting:
getting started in writing your own movie - the screenplay
by Richard C. Burriesci a presentation of The Lincoln Studio and its associates
LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION!GOLDEN RULES:
YOUR FIRST 10 ... MUST BE A 10!
YOUR FIRST TEN MINUTES (10 PAGES) MUST BE TOTALLY CAPTIVATING
DON'T SAVE YOUR BEST FOR LAST ...YOU WON'T GET THE CHANCE!
REGARDING YOUR SETS ...
INT. EASIER AND CHEAPER TO PRODUCE THAN EXT.
(A DIFFERENCE OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS REGARDING WEATHER AND PERMITS)
WORK YOURMcGUFFININ FIRST FIVE PAGES (SUBPLOTS AND CLUES)[click the word McGuffin underlined above for definition]
RESEARCH WELL EVENTS & MATERIAL IN YOUR SCRIPT
ACCURACY IS A MUST ... IT MUST BE BELIEVABLE
HOW TO OVERCOME WB (WRITER'S BLOCK):
A) SET GOAL: TEN PAGES PER DAYNOTNECESSARILY IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER
B) READ ALOUD WHAT YOU WROTE: THE EAR OFTEN PICKS UP MISTAKES
C) CONJURE THREE NEW WORDS OR PHRASES EACH DAY TO USE LATER ON IN SCRIPT
PASS & GO
DO NOT DWELL ON ONE PIECE. MOVE ON! JIGSAW PUZZLES ARE DONE IN SEGMENTS. SO, TOO IS YOUR SCREENPLAY. RESISTANCE - ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND FORGE AHEAD!
A) TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. IF YOU DO NOT CUT IT SHORT ... THEY WILL!
B) MUSIC HELPS TIMING AND FLOW. YOUR FAVORITE SONGS WILL HELP KEEP TIME.
TAKE FIVE: STAY ALIVE
A) TAKE A REST AND DO SOMETHING ELSE; THEN COME BACK RENEWED
B) TAKE A POWER NAP AND DREAM A SOLUTION
C) THE KEY IS THESE THREE: FOCUS - DISCIPLINE - DILIGENCE
CLICK BELOW AND LEARN THE LINGO
IF YOU FOLLOW THE PROPER SCREENPLAY FORMAT ...
ONE PAGE TRANSLATES TO SIXTY SECONDS MOVIE TIME
CREATE A TAG LINE TO ATTRACT MOVIE GOERS AND PRODUCERS
CLICK THE CAMERA FOR FILM MAKING TIPS
what is discipline?
you're a late sleeper and your job calls foryou to be up and ready for action at 6:00a.m. You may hate your work but you arewhere you supposed to be both brighteyed and bushy tailed at 5:45 a.m. ...
With a great attitude!
YOUR THEATRICAL POSTER WILL HELP KEEP YOU FOCUSED
DESIGN ONE NOW!
with your tag line and synopsis
DEVELOPE YOUR CHARACTER
love 'em or hate 'em but don't be indifferent! whether they have one line or the star of your script
HERE'S YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
GO TO SHORT STORIES BY OUR OWN PAGE BY CLICKING THE MARQUEE.
THEN SCROLL DOWN TO THE DINERS AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RAINBOW DINER TO WRITE ONE SCENE
FROM THE SCI-FI MOVIE "EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS"
CLICK THE POSTERS TO WATCH SHORT VIDEO
IF YOU ARE WRITING YOUR FIRST SCREENPLAY YOU SHOULD WATCH THE 1957 MOVIE CLASSIC "TWELVE ANGRY MEN" BECAUSE THE ENTIRE SCRIPT IS INTERIOR ONE SET SCENE. THE ACTORS REMAIN IN THE SAME COSTUME. THIS TRANSLATES TO INEXPENSIVE MOVIE PRODUCTION WHICH TRANSLATES INTO A FAR GREATER CHANCE OF GETTING YOUR SCRIPT PURCHASED BY MOVIE PRODUCERS AND ONTO THE SILVER SCREEN
GARRY W. LAND at the age he remembers New York City
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GABRIEL the Archangel
MARY mother of Jesus
KOPERNIKUS the Narrator
RAPHAEL the Temple Priest
JESUS (YESHUA BAR-YOSEF)
AURELIUS the Chief Centaurian
JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
MALCHUS Captain Centaurian
EL DIABLO (Lou/Satan)
SIMON PETER (Rocky)
JOHN THE BELOVED
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