0:00- In this freeze frame we are presented with a dusty sepia colored landscape. The houses in the background are small and decently kept. The dimmed color makes it hard to pin point the time of day but most likely early afternoon. A car is parked distantly in the driveway of a small rancher home. A brown brick building is close by. A white gas pump station is centered to the left of the screen. The numbers and words on the pumps are neatly placed and easy to read even with the fuzzy quality. Gas prices are low and frozen from the last transaction.
0:01- An older tan car pulls into the gas station lot. They slow to a stop and park in front of the brown brick building. On the wall in front of the car is a blue payphone. The blue seems to jump out from the rest of its drab surroundings.
0:02- The bright blue phone is hard to ignore. A brown car parked in front of a brown building, and the rest of the surrounding seem to blend in with the dull. But amongst it all is a bright blue pay phone. It draws you to the center of the screen.
0:03- Two teenage girls step out of the car. They are pretty and young but the hair and fashion of their outfits screams 80’s. One girl who steps out of the driver side is wearing pale high rise jeans and a white shirt. Her hair is teased and volumized. Her friend is wearing a long sleeve black sweatshirt paired with patterned tights underneath green athletic shorts. She is holding something in her hand and has sunglasses on. The black and white contrast of the girls outfits makes the connection to black and white. Right and wrong. But the coloring of the scene is neither black nor white. The background that surrounds the two girls is a wooded area. They may be from somewhere in the suburbs, a small town that hugs the wood line.
0:04- The girl in the white grabs the payphone and turn toward the other girl. The girl in the white out-stretches her hand toward the other girl. The girl looks to be holding a wallet in her hand but its too blurry to tell.
0:05- The girl and the phonebooth become the only focus. She is reaching for the phone, her face is calm. In her white shirt and hair blowing back gently, she seems very innocent.
0:06- Girl’s fingers begin dialing a number. Her nail polish is white and neatly applied. Above the numbers there is a sticker with SAVE in all bold letters. The words below are illegible so it makes you ponder what are we saving?
0:08- The girl in white brings the phone to her ear. While her friend stands by with her hand on her hip.
0:09- The girl in white rolls her eyes as she moves to bring the phone to her ear. Her friend besides her remains blank faced as she waits beside her.
0:10- The girl switches the phone to her left hand, as she lazily leans against the booth. Her friend waits by with her hand on hip. This is when I noticed that when the girl switched the phone to her left hand you could notice the hair tie on her wrist. Her white hair tie was snug against her wrist as she holds the phone. This made me relate it to a handcuff, shackled to the phone.
0:11- Girls look annoyed, as they continue to progress with the phone call. It’s as if they have more important things to be focusing on and that this is simply an inconvenience. The phone is finally pressed against her ear. Wind blows the one girls hair back.
0:14- Girl walks towards driver’s side of car with a bounce in her step. Her hands are empty.
0:15- The front side of the car is the main shot. In the background you can see the girl in white approaching the driver’s side. Trees and farm land are very distant in background. Telephone in the back looks like a cross with the sky surrounding it.
0:16- Background stays the same. The woods and the telephone pole still in view. The car color changes. Interior leather seats. The girls form can be seen through window. She is holding something in her hand.
0:17- The girl’s hand is not empty, she holds a phone in her hand. The door is open. Different car and a different girl. She is alone this time. Except for the phone in her hand.
0:18- Girl is wearing black ripped jeans and a black hoodie. Phone still in hand as she begins to step into her car.
0:19- Girl gets into car and is seated. Her arm is reached to shut the door. From this point of view, you can tell it’s the same girl in white from earlier. But it is obviously a different time period. The car is all black except for the tan seats. The sun is shining in from the window. She is wearing a tan hat with her hair pulled back. She has her ears pierced and has her cellphone in her hand. Even as she is reaching to close her car door her eyes never leave her phone screen.
0:20- Camera view is low to the ground as if placed on road. The black car the girl is driving starts to drift slightly over the yellow line. A car can be seen in the distance on the other side of the road.
0:21- Point of view as if looking over girl’s shoulder. Black interior of car with black clothing draws your eyes toward white screen of phone. Text convo can be seen but words can’t be deciphered. But her head is angled to the side, looking at the phone. Her thumb is hovering over keyboard. She has two unanswered texts on screen.
0:22- Camera point of view is low to ground again. The girl’s car is now well over the yellow line. Heading straight toward the van on the opposite side of the road. You can assume this point of view is from the front of the girl’s car. Telephone poles line the side of the road.