- Title: CF371
10:58:26 - 11:03:40
Ws large suburban house surrounded by trees, zoom in to house. Large picnic table in back garden, older man fans flames of barbecue while older woman / grandmother lays table, she hands man plate of meat and they chat. Man, woman and three children (two boys and little girl) arrive, man talks to older man / father, woman / mother unpacks barbecue sauces from basket, two boys wrestle on lawn then greet woman and man who have just arrived. Family greets, kisses, hugs, happy family. One woman watches other woman with concern as she plays with little girl (childlessness / loneliness). Woman / mother hugs sons, zoom in to close up of woman’s face as she looks thoughtful / dreamy. Two men stand by barbecue and talk to man / father. Zoom in to man’s face as he looks very worried / unhappy / jealous / envy. Man looks uncomfortable, anxious / worried.
11:03:40 - 11:06:38
Older man holds jar of barbecue sauce and discusses it with man / son. Older woman / grandmother talks to boys at the table and shows them food, man looks on with satisfied look on his face, cu barbecue grill with hot, smoking coals, pan across family as they pray with eyes closed, man says grace. Family tucks in to food at table, woman talks to older woman / mother, man reads newspaper in garden chair, woman in large hat (like Scarlet O’Hara) picks flowers and carries them in special basket, man and woman greet young man and woman / son / daughter who arrive in convertible car. Woman / mother shows flower to daughter and they smile. Man and older man / father have talk in man’s office. Man says “all we have is the house”. Asks younger man for financial help but he says “trouble is, we’re kind of in over our heads, too”.
11:06:38 - 11:09:29
Man and woman have row / argument. She sits with folded arms and says “oh, I suppose it’s all my fault”. Man shouts / anger “why can’t we ever discuss this without quarrelling” he leaves room and slams door behind him. Woman cries and says to herself “I can’t have that baby now, not now”. Night. Man parks car outside house and joins his parents on porch swing. They talk. Woman / mothers says “it’s the good Christian way to live”. Cu man’s face as he thinks / thinking.
11:09:29 - 11:14:07
Night. Man into room and switches on lamp. Says to woman / wife “I’m sorry” and they hug. They sit down together and talk. Woman smiles at man / husband. Man and woman arrive at farmhouse in convertible car, man and woman greet them. Women into house, men repair barbed wire fence. Men talk together / heart to heart. “Everything is really God’s, Larry”.
11:14:07 - 11:18:58
Two women preparing vegetables for freezer, talk together, men arrive in kitchen, they all talk together. Two boys into kitchen and man / dad grabs one and gives him affectionate bear hug, boys ask their father for a raise in their allowance, man shows household account books, two men and two women sit at kitchen table and drink coffee. Woman hands booklet to man sitting at table, slow zoom in to couple at kitchen table talking, man takes woman’s hand.
11:18:58 - 11:20:58
Exterior of little white country church, mcu collection plate being past to woman / mother in church congregation as her children and husband watch, woman places money in plate and passes it along. Man smiles at woman. Ext church as congregation leave. Woman stops and thinks “All of a sudden I wanted a baby very much”. Man reads leaflet at kitchen table as woman lays table and another woman cooks. Man talks to woman but she interrupts him and tells him that she is expecting a baby. He joyfully shouts “hey, I’m going to be a father!”. Woman smiles broadly. Other man and woman congratulate them.
- Keywords:USA, FAMILY LIFE, AMERICAN DREAM, SUBURBIA, FAMILIES, CONSUMER CULTURE, DEBT, MONEY PROBLEMS, CREDIT, MARITAL PROBLEMS, RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY, PERFECT FAMILY, HAPPY FAMILY
- Master Title:CF371