|Description:||Trouble Maker, The|
Discusses problems of group living. Produced for McGraw-Hill Comapny by Centron Corporation.
TELLS DRAMATIC STORY OF BOY WHO TURNS TROUBLEMAKER AS WAY OF SATISFYING HIS OWN NEEDS. SHOWS INTERACTION BETWEEN TROUBLEMAKER & HIS PEER GROUP, & ATEMPTS TO STIMULATE CLASS DISCUSSION OF WHAT MAKES HIM BEHAVE THAT WAY.
19:35:55:00 The Trouble Maker 01323
19:36:22:OO med shot of group of high school boys in hallway (19:36:24:00)
19:36:25:00 CU of troublemaker with devious look on his face (19:36:28:00)
19:36:29:00 med shot of troublemaker watching group of boys talk, approaches them (19:36:33:00)
19:36:34:00 MCU of troublemaker among group of boys
TM - You guys wanna hear something?
Offscreen boy - Depends on what it is.
TM - This is too good to keep. The other night I was out with Susan Harper.
Offscreen boy - Susan!
TM - looking around at boy behind him - Oh maybe I shouldn t have said anything. You re not going steady with her are you?
Other boy - looking upset - No.
TM - Oh, well, in that case - starts talking softly (19:36:54:00)
19:36:55:00 CU of other boys leaning in to hear what TM is saying
19:36:59:00 CU of upset boy s face watching (19:37:00:00)
19:37:01:00 MCU of other boys listening to TM talk
One boy - Susan said that!
TM - Yeah! bell rings Hey there s the bell, we better go
boys said goodbye to each other (19:37:09:00)
19:37:10:00 MCU - one boy [grabs sad boyfriend by the arm] - I think he s just bragging. I doubt if he even had a date with Susan. Nell s the kind of guy who ll say anything to get attention. See ya. Sad boyfriend kind of nods. (19:37:21:00)
19:37:44:00 MCU of teen couple standing in the hallway, studying
Susan - What instrument is normally used for measuring force?
Dean says nothing
Susan - That s the next question Dean. What instrument is normally used for measuring force? (19:37:58:00)
19:37:59:00 CU of Dean - Susan, did you go out with Mel Stone? (19:38:02:00)
19:38:03:00 CU of Susan - Why no, Why?
19:38:07:00 CU of Dean - I just wondered.
19:38:09:00 CU of Susan - He gave me a ride home from the library the other night. That s all. I don t like him very much - He kept telling me about all the girls he d been out with. [smiles] Here, I think you d better ask me the questions for a while. (19:38:23:00)
19:38:24:00 MCU of Dean and Susan looking at textbook
Dean, flipping pages - Okay, let s see...Here s one...
19:36:34:00 - same shot - Troublemaker (Mel) comes up behind Dean
Dean - Why don t you give me Newton s first law?
Mel looking over Dean s shoulder at textbook - Oh-ho - page 80! You know you re boning up on the wrong thing, don t you?
Susan - The test covers page 70 to 80. That s what Ms. Adams told us.
Mel - Yeah, I know, that s what she told everybody. I took the test 2nd hour this morning...I can tell you what the questions really are.
Susan - I suppose the honor system applies to everyone but you and me!
Mel - I was just trying to do a friend a favor.
Susan - Excuse me, I see Marilyn and I want to give her back the pen I gave her. Bye, Dean
Dean - Bye Susan
Susan leaves (19:39:09:00)
Mel and Dean watch Susan leave
Mel - Boy, she sure is a nice-looking girl!
Dean- puts hand on Mel s collar - She s nice, period!
Dean walks away (19:39:19:00)
Mel follows him - Oh, hey Dean... (19:39:24:00)
19:39:24:00 med shot - Dean turns corner in hallway, Mel follows
Mel tells Dean how much he knows about football as they walk down hall - Dean obviously not happy
MCU - two guys in school hallway
Mel - I wonder if Coach knows that Andy s breaking training!
Dean - What d you say?
Mel - Yeah, I thought you d be interested. I thought you d like to know where the foul-up is because you can t win that game with East High by yourself! And Andy s letting you down!
19:40:30:00 Dean grabs Mel s jacket collar - Listen Mel - you start spreading guff like that around and I ll personally shut you up!
Mel - brushing off Dean s arm - It s not guff! The other night at 10:30 I saw him walking down Jefferson Street, and he s supposed to be in bed at 10! As a matter of fact, that was the night I took Susan home from the library - ask her if you don t believe me! I think somebody oughta tell the Coach, don t you?
19:40:58:00 Dean grabs Mel s collar again
Dean - I told you if you start spreading anything...
Mel - Me? Why should I tell the Coach anything? It s your team!
Dean - A, forget it!
Dean walks away 19:41:11:00
19:42:02:00 med shot - locker room
other boys leave as camera zooms in on Dean and Andy
19:42:14:00 - Dean - Say, Andy?
Andy - yeah?
Dean - Have you been staying up late at night or something?
Andy - Who told you?
Dean - Nobody has to tell me your timings all off. You act like you re all tired out or something.
Andy - I get plenty of sleep. Gets up and walks away.
Dean shakes his head. (fade out 19:42:39:00)
19:42:42:00 - fade in - MCU of [incongruous] old-fashioned clock tower at night - striking 11:30
19:42:46:00 EXT of building at night - person walking in the dark (19:42:52:00)
19:42:53:00 - CU of hands on bent sore knee of walker - (19:42:55:00)
19:42:56:00 med wide shot of guy walking outside building at night -with limp
19:43:03:00 guy walking in the dark toward camera - guys voice - Andy? Andy stops and turns (19:43:11:00)
19:43:12:00 MCU of Andy - Dean runs up to him
Andy - Look Dean, I wasn t actually lying to you. I ve got to do this. Believe me, I ve got to.
Dean - I don t get it. You know how important this game is. And you know what the training rules are.
Andy - You bet I know how important that game is. That s why I ve been out walking. But I get plenty of sleep. I take a nap right after dinner, before I start studying....
Dean - But why?
Andy - My bad knee. In the last game it got a little twisted. Just a little bit. But you know what the coach said - if it ever bothered me again, I was through. I just couldn t let him - or anybody - see me exercising. I ve had to do the work on my own.
19:43:52:00 CU of Dean - Andy, you might be hurting yourself. I think you better tell the team doctor.
19:43:57:00 CU of Dean and Andy - And get sidelined? No sir. I know what I m doing. Tomorrow s my last game and I intend to play in it. The walking I ve been doing is working. That knee s a lot better than it was three days ago. (19:44:07:00)
19:44:08:00 MCU - Andy and Dean - I still don't like it. I wish you d tell the coach or the doctor. (19:44:10:00)
19:44:11:00 CU of Andy - I ll be alright Dean. Don t worry about me. You d better worry about getting home and getting some sleep yourself. You didn t have a nap after supper. (19:44:18:00)
19:44:19:00 - MCU - Dean and Andy squinting in passing car s hi-beams
19:44:20:00 - MCU - of Mel behind the wheel of passing car
19:44:22:00 MCU of Dean and Andy watching car drive away
Dean - Wouldn t ya know it! Mel Stone!
Andy - You think he saw us?
Dean - I think he saw us.
They walk away together- fade out (19:44:33:00)
19:44:35:00 wide shot of football game from stands (19:44:43:00)
19:44:44:00 med wide shot of crowd in stands - no cheering
19:44:46:00 CU of Mel VO - My, my, our all-american boys are gettin clobbered.
19:44:50:00 med wide shot of crowd in stands - no cheering
19:44:52:00 MCU of score board - Home-6 Visitor 17, then 20
19:44:58:00 CU of Susan [cheerleader] in front of crowd
19:45:00:00 wide shot of football game - tackle made
19:45:07:00 MCU of tackle - numerous football players fall on pile(19:45:11:00)
19:45:12:00 med wide shot of players getting up from pile
19:45:16:00 MCU of Sue with crowd behind her - looks concerned (19:45:20:00)
19:45:20:00 CU of teen boy s face in helmet - in pain (19:45:23:00)
19:45:23:00 - med shot of people in crowd, some standing - looking out on field (19:45:30:00)
19:45:31:00 CU of Mel looking smug - Mel s VO - Is he hurt or just tired? I might have to ask that little question at the dance tonight. fade out(19:45:37:00)
19:45:39:00 wide blurry shot of dancing couples in decorated school gym (19:45:41:00)
19:45:42:00 MCU of Susan and Dean dancing
19:45:54:00 - Sue - Don t feel badly. We all knew they were going to be tough. I just hope Andy isn t hurt seriously.
they stop dancing - Sue says Uh-oh, look who s coming (19:46:04:00)
19:46:05:00 MCU of Mel with a gloating look on his face approaching them (19:46:07:00)
19:46:08:00 med shot of Dean, Sue, and Mel on dance floor
Mel - Why so glum, football hero? You didn t actually expect to win against guys who stick to training, did you?
Susan - Mel!
Mel- Oh, that s right, Susan you don t know about Dean and Andy, do you?
Susan - I know they played a hard game against a team that was a lot bigger then they were.
Dean - Let it go, Susan, it doesn t matter.
Susan - Well it does to me. You know what I think of you Mel, I think you re just plain jealous of Dean and Andy because they re athletes and they get along well in class and everybody likes them and you just can t stand that. (19:46:39:00)
19:46:40:00 MCU - Mel, Susan, Dean
Mel - Well, she s really sold on you isn t she? I guess you didn t tell her where you were late last night...I guess she doesn t know why you played such a rotten game
Susan - looks shocked - Dean, what s he talking about?
Dean - Why don t you get lost, Mel, what good is all this doing you anyway? starts to push him
Mel - The lady wants to heard what I m talking about
Susan - I don t want to hear it.
Mel - Sure, you do...you re just dying to hear it! [louder] As a matter of fact, everybody here... (19:47:05:00)
19:47:06:00 - ...is dying to hear it! Go ahead, make a speech, hero!
Susan - Please, Mel!
Mel - Are you going to speak up, , or shall I tell?
Another boy steps forward and grab s Mel s collar - You re bothering us, beat it!
19:47:20:00 CU of Mel s face as he stumbles backwards, stunned (19:47:24:00)
19:47:25:00 med wide shot from above - group of kids on one side, Mel on the other - Mel gesturing toward impassive group (19:47:37:00)
19:47:38:00 CU of Mel, walking backwards away from group, looking rattled (19:47:42:00)
19:47:43:00 MCU of Susan, Dean, Beat it guy, and others staring at Mel (19:47:46:00)
19:47:47:00 med shot of same group of kids (19:47:53:00)
00:00:27:27 - 00:01:28:17
TEEN BOYS (BRAGGING) (HIGH SCHOOL)
GS of group of teen boys standing around talking. One hangs back, hesitant to join the conversation.
CUT CU shy boy s face, deciding to act.
CUT GS Shy boy eventually walks up to the group and says: Hey, you guys want to hear something.
Group: Depends on what it is.
Shy: Well this is too good to keep. The other night I was out with Susan Harper.
Shy: Yeah...oh maybe I shouldn t have said anything.
Looks over his shoulder at one boy staring at the ground. To him he says: You re not going to stay with her are you?
Shy: Well in that case. He whispers.
MCU group of boys listening intently.
Group: Susan said that. No kidding.
Shy: Yeah, yeah.
Bell rings group breaks up except for two.
One: I think he s just bragging. I doubt if he even had a date with Susan. He s the kind of guy who will say anything to get some attention. See ya.
They both walk away.
00:01:29:19 - 00:02:37:28
TEENS (FLIRTING) (HIGH SCHOOL)
Teen boy and girl quiz each other from text book.
CUT CU boy: Susan, did you go out with Mel Stone.
CUT CU girl: Why no, why?
Boy: I just wondered.
Girl: He gave me a ride home from the library the other night. That s all. I don t like him very much. He kept telling me about all the girls he s been out with. Here, I think you better ask me the questions for a while.
They continue quizing.
00:03:31:10 - 00:05:29:08
TEEN BOYS (HIGH SCHOOL)
GS football player walking slowly down hallway. Nerdier guy walks quickly behind him chattering away about football, etc. Jock just wants him to go away.
The nerdy guy starts dishing about one of the jock s teammates. He saw him out after curfew. The nerd says he should tell the coach. The jock takes offense, grabs him by the shirt and threatens him.
00:05:29:08 - 00:05:57:08
HIGH SCHOOL (FOOTBALL PRACTICE) (STOCK)
VS high school football practice.
00:05:58:08 - 00:06:47:04
TEEN BOYS (HIGH SCHOOL) (FOOTBALL) (HEALTH)
Boys getting ready to leave locker room. Two remain.
Boy 1: Say Andy.
Boy 2: Yeah.
Boy 1: Have you been staying up late at night or something?
Boy 2: Who told you?
Boy 1: Nobody has to tell me. Your timing is all off. You act like you re all tired out or something.
Boy 2: I get plenty of sleep.
He gets up and walks away.
00:06:48:03 - 00:06:52:29
Large public square tower clock: 11:30.
00:09:44:15 - 00:11:43:17
DANCES (HIGH SCHOOL) (CONFRONTATION)
GS high school dance in streamer-decorated gymnasium.
CUT MS couple slow dancing.
She: Golly. Everybody s quiet tonight. I guess they re tired after the game.
He: Susan, you can t have much of a victory celebration without a victory.
She: Don t feel badly, we all new they were going to be tough. I just hope Andy isn t hurt seriously.
They stop dancing.
She: Uh, oh, look who s coming.
CUT MS Mel walking towards them.
Mel: Why so glum football hero, you didn t actually expect to win against guys who stick to training, did you?
Mel: That s right Susan. You don t know about Dean and Andy do you?
She: I know that they played a hard game against a team that was a lot bigger than they were.
He: Susan it doesn t matter.
She: You know what I think of you Mel. I think you re just plain jealous of Dean and Andy. They re athletes and they get along well in class, and everybody likes them, and you just can t stand that.
Mel: She s really sold on you isn t she? I guess you didn t tell her where you were late last night? I guess she doesn t know why you played such a rotten game.
She: Dean, what s he talking about.
He: Why don t you get lost Mel? What good is all this doing you anyway?
Mel: The lady wants to know what I m talking about.
She: I don t want to hear it.
Mel: Sure you do. You re just dying to hear it. In fact, everybody here is dying to hear it. Make a speech hero. Are you going to speak up beanie boy or shall I?
A guy in the crowd steps forward and grabs him by the lapels: You re bothering us. Now beat it. And pushes him away.
CUT CU Mel s profile. He looks astonished.
CUT overview of gym. Crowd looks at Mel as he harangues them with some story no longer audible.