Edit: This thread is archived. Read these scripts to get an idea of the moods to create in this room. If you scroll down to Challenge #2 in the downloads page, you’ll see that you can still download this scene for your own tests, and that a gallery of top entries is available on-line.
The idea here is to render the scene as you interpret the mood, feeling, time of day, and genre of the script fragments below.
Here are the four script fragments that each introduce a kitchen scene:
MEG glides through the house, precisely following Hanks directions to the washroom. She passes through A WELL-APPOINTED KITCHEN. MEG pauses to glance at A BOTTLE OF VINTAGE MERLOT sitting unopened on the table. She smiles in anticipation and continues through the moonlit expanse.
NICK staggers into THE KITCHEN, squinting to shield his eyes from the morning sun. NICK (VO) THE ONLY REAL CURE FOR A HANG-OVER IS ANOTHER BOTTLE OF BOOZE. THE TRICK IS TO PASS OUT AGAIN BEFORE YOU PUKE IT UP.
At the top of the stairs, BUCK stabilizes himself against a doorframe and scans his surroundings. He is in a KITCHEN - LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY - and mercifully free of Centaurs. He sees A WINDOW. Escape! BUCK crouches, ready to dive through the glass for another trans-dimensional leap.
THE BABYSITTER pads barefoot into THE SMITH FAMILY KITCHEN. Bouncing in time to the music on HER HEADPHONES, she does not notice the SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS. THE BABYSITTER becomes absorbed in poking through the familys cabinets, blithely unaware that imminent doom is approaching.
It all starts with this little scene: