Scene 102-01. War in Heaven


ADAM
, having fallen asleep while saying Evening Prayer on Michaelmas, Sat, 29 Sep 2001, dreams of the  War in Heaven described in Revelation 12:7-12, with the bright HOSTS of HEAVEN in diaphanous white battling the swarthy, leather-clad HOSTS of the DRAGON in increasingly erotic hand‑to‑hand combat. As ADAM is about to give himself up to a passion not entirely religious, his reverie is interrupted by STEPHAN, sneaking up behind him and covering his eyes…
New description written Thu, 02 Oct 2014, revised Tue, 07 Oct 2014.


| Script| Setting | Characters | Themes & Symbolism | Notes & Miscellany |
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Working Script

PANEL: Above the darkening clouds over LAKE HERMITAGE, The HOSTS of MICHAEL stand arrayed on the left side of the screen while the HOSTS of the DRAGON stand arrayed on the right side of the screen, weapons drawn, ready to attack.

CAPTION: AND WAR BROKE OUT IN HEAVEN…

PANEL: PAN to the right over the HOSTS of MICHAEL, ending with MICHAEL, himself, sword drawn.

CAPTION (Echo): WAR IN HEAVEN…

PANEL: PAN to the left over the HOSTS of the DRAGON, ending with SATAN, himself, brandishing a pitchfork.

CAPTION (Echo): WAR IN HEAVEN…

PANEL: The HOSTS of MICHAEL rush forwards, to the right.

CAPTION: MICHAEL AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT AGAINST THE DRAGON…

HOSTS of HEAVEN (In Chorus, in HEbrew, maybe) MICHA-EL!

PANEL: The HOSTS of the DRAGON rush forwards, towards the left.

CAPTION: THE DRAGON AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT BACK…

HOSTS of the DRAGON (In Chorus): LUCIFER!

PANEL: The HOSTS of MICHAEL and the HOSTS of the DRAGON CLASH!

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PANEL: In the foreground, with the clashing hosts in the background, MICHAEL and SATAN engage.

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st-michael-trampling-the-dragon-raphaelPANEL: MICHAEL throws down SATAN and pins him in the classic pose where MICHAEL’s foot rests on SATAN’s body. Similarly, in the background, the HOSTS of MICHAEL have subdued the HOSTS of the DRAGON in a variety of interesting and homoerotic poses.

CAPTION: BUT THE DRAGON AND HIS ANGELS WERE DEFEATED…

PANEL: The HOSTS of MICHAEL give the HOSTS of the DRAGON a push, and they tumble down from the clouds towards the earth like hailstones.

CAPTION: AND THERE WAS NO LONGER ANY PLACE FOR THEM IN HEAVEN.

PANEL: MICHAEL pushes SATAN who loses his footing and falls down through the clouds. He falls faster than the other angels.

CAPTION: THE GREAT DRAGON WAS THROWN DOWN…

PANEL: SATAN continues to fall.

CAPTION: THAT ANCIENT SERPENT…

PANEL: SATAN continues to fall.

CAPTION: WHO IS CALLED THE DEVIL…

PANEL: SATAN continues to fall.

CAPTION: AND SATAN…

PANEL: SATAN continues to fall.

CAPTION: THE DECEIVER OF THE WHOLE WORLD.

PANEL: SATAN lands on the earth, HARD.

CAPTION: HE WAS THROWN DOWN TO THE EARTH…

PANEL: The HOSTS of the DRAGON start landing on the earth, HARD, around SATAN, looking pained, angry, and surprised.

CAPTION: AND HIS ANGELS WERE THROWN DOWN WITH HIM.

PANEL: Triumphant MICHAEL stands in the clouds with his sword still drawn, looking down on the earth, surrounded by victorious angels with trumpets.

CAPTION: THEN I HEARD A LOUD VOICE FROM HEAVEN, PROCLAIMING…

TRANSITION OUT: Everything goes black…

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Setting

Time. We have two time periods going on here, archetypal time and ADAMs dream time.

Place. The action takes place literally between heaven and earth, beginning in the clouds and ending up on the earth where the twin towers have collapsed into dust.

Mood. The mood is conflicted and chaotic, with angry reddish-oranges vying for supremacy over sincere greenish-blues.

Weather.

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Characters


ADAM

Roles & Archetypes. ADAM, the main character of Adam’s Fall is dreaming this scene. I don’t know whether we want to see him off to the side or not. I don’t think so.

Mood. ADAM’s mood is somber. He is pondering good and evil in light of the September 11 attacks. He is also horny, and the images of the scantily-clad angles turn him on.

Appearance, Clothing & Props. ADAM is dressed in his “working clothes,” but relaxed. He is wearing his clerical shirt, but he has taken off his collar and laid it to the side of his computer. He is wearing black slacks, a black belt, black socks and shoes.

Conscious Goals. To understand the battle between good and evil.

Unconscious Needs. To spend some time being sensual with himself.


MICHAEL, Archangel

Roles & Archetypes. MICHAEL is the pure archetype, the “who-is-like-God,” the warrior cry and the strong right arm of the Almighty.

Mood. MICHAEL’s mood is sad, but stern. He is militant, but not vengeful.

Appearance, Clothing & Props. MICHAEL is a blonde, buff angel with large, white, bird wings and flowing, golden hair, wearing a short kilt of diaphanous, white material and a breastplate of gold. His feet are shod in golden sandals, maybe with wings (but that might confuse archetypes). He brandishes a sword with a golden handle and a blade of brilliant light.

Conscious Goals. To defeat SATAN, his brother and throw him out of HEAVEN.

Unconscious Needs. To be kind to SATAN even as he expels him from heaven.


The HOSTS of MICHAEL

Roles & Archetypes. The HOSTS of MICHAEL are the archetypal forces of GOOD and ORDER.

Mood. Well-disciplined and composed.

Appearance, Clothing & Props. The HOSTS of MICHAEL are innumerable blonde, buff angels with white bird wings, flowing, golden hair, gold sandals and wearing diaphanous, white kilts, bands of crisscrossing white gold over their torsos, and brandishing golden swords of light.

Conscious Goals. To defeat the HOSTS of SATAN.

Unconscious Needs. None.


SATAN

Roles & Archetypes. SATAN is the pure archetype of evil, the proud LUCIFER who has refused to bow down to man as GOD’s ultimate creation.

Mood. Angry. Belligerent. Petulant.

Appearance, Clothing & Props. SATAN is now a hairy, buff angel with black, bat wings, wearing a black, leather, top harness with silver studs, a black, leather kilt, and black sandals. He has white cow horns.

Conscious Goals. To push past MICHAEL and ascend the throne of the ALMIGHTY.

Unconscious Needs. To find out why he is no longer the favorite creation of GOD.


The HOSTS of the DRAGON

Roles & Archetypes. The HOSTS of the DRAGON are the archetypal forces of EVIL and CHAOS.

Mood. Their mood is belligerent, petulant and vengeful.

Appearance, Clothing & Props. The HOSTS of the DRAGON are wearing bottom harnesses and black leather chaps with no pants. Their chests are hairy, they have beards and they are carrying a variety of implements, including pitchforks and spears. Yes, they have cow horns also.

Conscious Goals.

Unconscious Needs.

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Themes & Symbolism

Imagery

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General Notes & Miscellany

General Notes

Unsorted or Unincorporated Text

 

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