GOLDILOCKS VS. THE THREE BEARS

AN INTERACTIVE SCRIPT

This is not a shooting script. It is a guide for the technical people who have to put all the pieces together. There are two stories here: the traditional Goldilocks and the Bears’ version of the break-in. Soundtrack 1 is only heard with the traditional version and track 2 only with the Bears’ version. The narrations are different but the tracks usually have the same sound effects.
 
Most of the video sequences are the same in both versions, but a few shots have been added for the Bears’ version. Some are simple variations on the traditional version—as when Goldi’s true motives are revealed in Sequence 5. Some are very different, e.g, Baby Bear’s introduction.
 
Terms in the script are explained in the flowchart of the story. Titles and sequences are numbered in their own order, which can be confusing. You will see this icon The answer icon. at some points in the script. Leave your cursor on it and an explanation will appear.

VIDEO

TITLE 1:
To watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears, push button 1 on the keypad.
To watch The True Story of Goldilocks, push button 2.

> IF 1, GO TO TITLE 3 These lines are instructions to the on-board computer.
> IF 2, GO TO TITLE 2

TITLE 2: The Bears' version begins here.
THE TRUE STORY OF GOLDILOCKS

SEQUENCE 1:
Baby Bear, seated on a broken chair, looks up and speaks to the camera in the same way that the British hosts of American Public Television shows do.

SEQUENCE 2: Like sequence 1, this is an additional scene not found in the traditional version.
The Bears go out for a walk.

> GO TO SEQUENCE 4 Sequence 3 has nothing to do with the Bear's version.

TITLE 3: If the viewer chose the traditional story, it would begin here.
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

SEQUENCE 3:
Goldilocks wanders in the woods until she discovers the Bears’ house.

SEQUENCE 4:
She peeks in the windows and knocks on the door.






SEQUENCE 5: This requires a separate shot that is not in the traditional version.
Goldilocks decides to break in.

TITLE 4:
What do you think she should she do? (Push a number on the keypad.)
      1) Go inside.
      2) Go away.

> IF 1, GO TO SEQUENCE 6
> IF 2, GO TO SEQUENCE 32 [END]If she doesn't go in, both stories are over.

SEQUENCE 6: Goldilocks tries to push the door open but isn't strong enough.

TITLE 5 (over a still from SEQ 6):
Push STEP FORWARD to open the door.

STEPPED STILL IMAGES 1-5:
The door opens a few inches with each click.

SEQUENCE 6: The door swings open and Goldilocks steps inside.
AUDIO

TRACK 1—REPEATING BACKGROUND
      MUSIC (stops when button is pushed.)

TRACK 2—SAME






TRACK 1—NONE There is no track one because the traditional version has not begun.

TRACK 2—BABY BEAR:
Welcome to The Classics Revisited. My name is Baby Bear, and I am going to tell you what really happened in the story known as Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
      It was a lovely summer day, and Mom had made my favorite food for lunch—porridge. But since we had to wait for it to cool, Dad said, "Let’s take a walk."


TRACK 1—NARRATOR:
Once upon a time, a little girl named Goldilocks lost her way in the woods. After a while, she came to a house.




GOLDILOCKS:
Is anybody home?

TRACK 2—BABY BEAR:
While we were out, a thief broke into our home. We never found out her real name, but the police called her Goldilocks because of her hair.

GOLDILOCKS:This text is part of SEQUENCE 5.
Great! The place is empty.

TRACK 1—NONE

TRACK 2—BABY BEAR:
Any honest person would have walked away. But not the blonde bandit!










TRACK 1—DOOR OPENING

TRACK 2—SAME

TRACK 1—NONE

TRACK 2—BABY BEAR
I still can’t understand how she got that heavy door open by herself. Some other criminal must have helped her.

[END OF EXCERPT]

This script, along with the Goldilocks and the Three Choices flowchart explanation, was submitted to a professional videodisc association in 1986. It was intended to be part of an educational/promotional project that would include samples of work by the association’s members. The project was given to a committee and never heard of again. Little wonder that the videodisc business failed.

According to Bruno Bettleheim’s book on fairy tales, The Uses of Enchantment, the first Goldilocks was a thieving vixen. (I hope you didn’t think I was making this stuff up.)

Copyright © 1984, 2004  William Dyckes


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