THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
22 May, 1986
98 STOREROOM SAUNDERS AND BOND 98
Forget the birds for once, Bond.
Look for the sniper.
(hands him field
You do that.
Turns away to concern himself with preparations.
179 INT. SALON M MINISTER CHIEF OF STAFF KOSKOV MALE SECRETARY
seated around a table as BOND enters. GROUP is in process of
debriefing KOSKOV who roses as Bond sets hamper down on table near tea
cups, trays of scones, etc.
He throws his arms around him, kisses him loudly on both cheeks.
Never will I forget what you did for me!
Ah, from Herrads. A God-send!
I recommend the pate.
Da, da. As Russians say, “Hearts and
Stomachs good comrades make.”
General amusement as he opens jar, takes a spoon out of teacup, and
scoops up caviar with it. He fills mouth as BOND hands M sales
Harrods bill, sir.
Caviar is peasant food for us but with
champagne is not bad.
Bollinger RD, the best!
He starts to open champagne as M glances at bill, then scowls at
The brand on the list was questionable,
Sir. So I took the liberty of choosing something
Superb! Order case for me.
I suggest we resume the de-briefing.
BOND sits down at table with others.
322 ICE YACHT BOND
pulls sheet and accelerates to maximum.
323 SECOND POLICE CAR
accelerates to keep up.
324 ICE YACHT AND SECOND POLICE CAR
approach fence at end of lake. They hit 45 degree incline leading
up to top of dam. ICE YACHT and CAR become airborne. ICE YACHT sails over
fence above astonished soldiers.
325 SECOND POLICE CAR
hitting the top of fence, flipping over, crashing into GUARD HUT
then sliding down opposite slope of road.
326 DOWN SLOPE ICE YACHT
passes over wall and lands hard. Mast snaps.
attempts to control ICE YACHT as it careens out of control towards
328 WOODS ICE YACHT
crashing through trees, losing outboard rudders and remnants of
sails and rigging.
329 BOND AND KARA
left only in central body of ICE YACHT as it passes out of woods
and crashes into boulders. They spill out onto snow.
330 BOULDERS KARA AND BOND
sit up and survey the situation. A snow-covered slope below leads
to the Austrian border. They turn at sound of snow cat.
331 WOODS SNOW CAT SOLDIERS
move through woods toward BOND.
332 BOND AND KARA
Sound of snow cat closer.
We almost made it.
BOND looks down at CELLO CASE.
I’m gad I insisted you take this cello.
She looks at him bewilderdly.
333 BOULDERS AND WOODS SOLDIERS
approach cautiously then stop abruptly, startled and fall back.
334 CELLO CASE BOND AND KARA
passing SOLDIERS. They are sitting in the open cello case, riding
it like a sledge down toward the Austrian border crossing. BOND, holding
cello, uses the pointed stand as a rudder.
335 ANOTHER ANGLE CELLO CASE
reaching snow covered road, then approaches barrier pole across
road. BOND and KARA lean back flattening themselves to pass under
barrier. BOND tosses cello in air as they pass under barrier and catches it
on the other side.
336 BORDER POST
with BOND and KARA sitting on cello case as it skids to a stop
beside HUT. AUSTRIAN GUARD steps out, and is speechless with amazement when he
sees them. BOND hands cello to KARA, stands up, takes passport and
Kara’s papers out of pocket and presents them confidently to GUARD.
Our papers. All we have to declare is
GUARD is too dumbfounded to respond.
350 VIENNA RAILWAY STATION BOND AND KARA
carrying battered cello case. They are in the same clothes as the
last scene - looking the worse for wear. BOND passes line of taxis, stops at
horse drawn carriage.
Let’s go in style.
Hotel Sacher, bitte.
He hands cello case to DRIVER who stores it next to him. BOND and
KARA enter carriage.
351 VIENNA STRADT PARK CARRIAGE BOND KARA
Passing BANDSTAND. MUSICIANS. CROWD listening.
It’s beautiful. Just like Georgi said.
turns into main street.
You care a great deal for him, don’t you?
I owe him everything. My scholarship
at the conservatoire. My Strad.
Your cello is a Stadivarius?
A famous one, the Lady Rose. Georgi got
it in New York.
Seeing Concert House in B.G.
The Concert House! Maybe someday I
will play there. Then Carnegie Hall in
New York. Georgi believes I can do it.
We go to him now?
Yes, unless he’s had to move on. If he
did I’m sure he left a message.
375 INT. (FERRIS WHEEL) CABIN BOND AND KARA
as wheel stops abruptly. He turns quickly from window and keeps
her from falling forward off padded bench they are sitting on by throwing
his left arm across her.
What is wrong? Why do we stop?
I arranged it. We could be here all
(leaning toward her, grazing
her lips with his)
-- making love.
On a ferris wheel?
There’s a first time for everything.
(gazing at him, nodding)
Yes. For me it is the first time to find a
man like you -- strong, brave, gentle.
He starts to kiss her again. She turns her head away. He gently
turns her head back to him.
Please, don’t tease me. It’s impossible.
Knowing you only two days and all I can
think of is how we would be together.
(drawing her closer)
Don’t think. Just let it happen.
This time when he kisses her she responds hungrily. They slowly
recline onto bench. CAMERA PANS to window, through it, as wheel starts
again. Kaleidoscope visuals of fun fair lights and rides.
435 ROOF ABDUL
an elderly Arab, near doorway on to roof, beating CARPETS hung on
lines, with carpet-beater. BOND approaches him.
436 ROOF DOORWAY POLICEMEN
reaching roof. He sees BOND, draws gun.
hitting POLICEMAN with carpet-beater, knocking him back into
(as he reaches him)
Thanks, Abdul. Where is it?
ABDUL points to carpet in corner of roof.
picking up CARPET which is mounted on metal frame. He goes to
corner of roof where a pair of telephone lines are affixed. They cross
road to roof of building opposite. BOND places frame on lines, and rides over
and across road on the telephone lines.
438A ROAD POLICEMEN
looking up, astonished, to see BOND riding a “magic carpet”.
speaks excitedly into walkie-talkie. Street sign post above
Policeman’s head reads “Calle du Zoo.”
438B ROOF TELEPHONE LINES BOND
arriving on roof opposite to one he left. He climbs on to roof
taking carpet with him. He crosses to opposite corner where another set of
telephone lines are attached. He looks down in surprise.
438C WHAT HE SEES
Lines are lying on the ground. Across the street on a roof a
TELEPHONE ENGINEER repairs them.
throwing down his “magic carpet” disgustedly. He looks about for
escape route, sees heavy metal grating set in roof.
438E ROOF WITH WASHING POLICEMEN
searching for BOND. One sees him on roof across street.
sliding back bolt securing grating. BULLET HITS near him. He
ducks down through grating, it is dark below.
438G ROOF WITH WASHING POLICEMEN
firing at BOND.
438H WALL OF ROOF ABOVE GRATING CHIEF OF SECURITY
seeing BOND disappear through grating.
438I INT. CORRIDOR BOND
crouching as he walks through dark narrow corridor. He comes to
another grating set in floor. He removes bolts and opens grating. It is
dark below. On his knees he sticks his head down through grating to look.
Suddenly he is pulled in by something.
438J STAINLESS STEEL SLIDE BOND
sliding down head first, landing in pile of hay. He looks around.
438K WHAT HE SEES
CROWD of NATIVES, TOURISTS and CHILDREN on other side of bars.
They laugh and point at BOND.
turning toward slide at SOUND of tremendous pounding on sides of
438M SLIDE DJUM
a 420 pound gray-backed male GORILLA hurtles down toward BOND.
landing in front of BOND. GORILLA grabs him, pulls him close, then
reaches out with a huge hand and plucks BOND”S eyelash.
430O ANOTHER ANGLE
behind GORILLA, CHIEF OF SECURITY coming down slide feet first out
of control. He crashes into DJUM’S back. GORILLA drops BOND, turns
on CHIEF OF SECURITY.
scrambling to door of cage as KEEPER opens it. BABY GORILLA jumps
into Bond’s arms. BOND hands it to KEEPER.
He exits cage. In B.G. DJUM wrestles with CHIEF OF SECURITY.
449 CASBAH EAST CROWD BOND
walking with them toward exit.
450 OUTSIDE CASBAH EAST EXIT POLICE CAR
stops. Two POLICEMEN and CHIEF OF SECURITY get out. They study
CROWD passing through exit.
451 INSIDE CASBAH EXIT BOND
seeing POLICE halts, then pauses to inspect merchandise of STREET
VENDOR while glancing toward exit.
TOUR LEADER’S VOICE
Mr Bond! Where have you been?
turns to see TOUR LEADER, arms akimbo, glowering at him. Other
members of the TOUR behind her are burdened with junk purchased from the
You simply cannot wander off like that.
You’ve made us late for our tour of the
She approaches him with others.
I’m sorry. I ran into an old friend who
was just dying to see me.
TOUR LEADER continues past on the way to the exit.
Don’t let it happen again.
Rest of TOUR passes BOND. He falls in with TWO AMERICAN
DIVORCEES, now wearing FEZES and carrying obviously cheap
purchases. He takes a few of their purchases.
Let me help you.
While the women chatter BOND exits the Casbah with them hoping not
to be noticed by Police. CHIEF OF SECURITY is not in sight.
Oh, thanks, Mr Bond. Boy, did we have fun!
They get into queue to board TOURIST BUS. BOND looks toward front
of BUS. SECOND DIVORCEE holds up stuffed miniature camel.
They wanted 60 dirhums.
453 BOND’S POV CHIEF OF SECURITY
steps out into Bond’s view at front of BUS and looks over TOURISTS.
glancing about for escape route. FIRST DIVORCEE holds up second
But we got two for one hundred.
You’re too clever for them, girls!
543 INT. RUINED HOUSE RANJIT BOND AND KARA
running in and dropping to the ground near him. One wall has
collapsed and part of the roof has fallen in. Door opposite entrance leads
to other rooms. RANJIT gets to his knees and peeks out window.
We’re safe here.
BOND joining him at window.
Unless they pick up our body heat on
their infra-red detector.
544 EXT. HELICOPTER
banking toward house. GUNNER opens fire.
545 INT. RUINED HOUSE RANJIT KARA BOND
pulling her to cover. Bullet hits hit near them.
They did !
flying low over ruined houses. It banks back. Guns sweep area
547 INT. RUINED HOUSE RANJIT KARA BOND
pressing themselves against walls and floor as bullets narrowly
passing over again.
548 INT. HOUSE KARA RANJIT BOND
getting up, turning to RANJIT.
RANJIT hands him matches. They pile splintered wood and rags in
one corner. He pours oil from a broken lamp over pile, lights it, then pulls
KARA into the next room. RANJIT follows. CAMERA TRACKS WITH THEM through several
banking for return.
550 INSERT POD
on bottom of helicopter. Optical scanner sweeps area.
551 INT. HELICOPTER CO-PILOT
studying infra-red screen. Points to hot spot. Helicopter banks
flies back to ruined house and hovers. GUNNER concentrates fire on
one area of house.
553 INT. RUINED HOUSE FIRE
smouldering in corner. Room now empty. Bullets continue raking
554 EXT. RUINED HOUSE HELICOPTER
as it slowly descends to hover just above walls. GUNNER firing
through roof into interior. BOND climbs to top of wall directly below
HELICOPTER. Not seen by crew he takes Q’s KEYRING from pocket.
555 INSERT KEY-RING
BOND arms it. Tiny red light flashes on.
stretching up on tip of toes, he just manages to attach magnet to
infra-red pod on helicopter, then jumps off wall.
557 HELICOPTER GUNNER
stops firing. PILOT maneuvers to land plane beside ruined house.
558 HELICOPTER GUNNER
taking machine gun from mount, he jumps to ground as helicopter
lands, then approaches house.
puts fingers to lips, blows “wolf whistle”. KEY-RING does not
explode. Whistle is evidently not loud enough.
hearing whistle he fires burst toward BOND.
561 BOND KARA
ducking down as brickwork around wall is shattered by bullets.
approaching them, firing.
563 BOND AND KARA
run along wall. He whistles again. KARA tries as well. Together
they make a LOUD WOLF WHISTLE.
564 INSERT KEY-RING
red light flashes, key-ring explodes.
blowing up in fire ball.
knocked flat by explosion. He gets up dazed. BOND knocks him flat
with a punch.
567 WIDER ANGLE HELICOPTER BOND KARA
joining him as helicopter burns in B.G. They look around for
Where did our friend go?
Took off. With the rifle.
568 DESERT ROAD DAY BOND KARA
plodding on wearily. SOUND OF APPROACHING HORSE HOOFS. He
suddenly looks up.
569 WHAT HE SEES
OUTRIDERS on horseback in cloud of dust gallop toward them on road.
570 CLOSER ON OUTRIDERS
SIX fierce-looking, heavily armed AFGHANS. One leads a RIDERLESS
571 KARA BOND
looking around for a place to run. There is nowhere to hide.
halting around them. They gesture with their guns for BOND and
KARA to mount the extra horse. BOND does so and pulls Kara up behind him.
They are led off in a gallop back along the road. It looks as
though they have been kidnapped. Actually, the “bandits” are Mujadin freedom
612 EXT. FORTRESS ROOF TERRACE OFF BEDCHAMBER SUNSET KARA
waiting anxiously. She has been bathed, coiffured, perfumed and
dressed in an elegantly embroidered silken native pajama suit. Near
the centre of the terrace is a colourful canopied area of luxuriant rugs and heaped
up cushions. BOND enters from the bedchamber, gazes at her approvingly.
(as she looks at
That means beautiful in Afghan.
He puts his arms around her, draws her close, kisses her. She
(after they break)
What’s going to happen with us, James?
We’ll discuss it when I get back.
Where are you going?
Ranjit and I have something to tale care of.
You’re going back for Georgi, aren’t you?
(as he remains silent)
No way. It’s too dangerous. I won’t let
I have to.
If that’s all I mean to you, then don’t
expect me to be here when you get back.
I’ll have Ranjit arrange transportation
(hitting his chest)
You dumb, stubborn, stupid Konskazudnice!
(pronounced - ‘kunscadaniza’)
BOND grabs her wrists and pushes her face down on to the cushions.
She bursts into tears.
What’s that supposed to mean?
Back end of horse.
She sees the humour of it and laughs through her tears. He sits
next to her and puts his arms around her.
(clinging to him)
I might never see you again.
You will, I promise.
She kisses him desperately. He responds, picks her up and carries
her to the cushions. They recline on them and continue making love.
791 EXT. RUSSIAN TURBOPROP
792 INT. COCKPIT BOND
looks at FUEL GAUGE.
792 INSERT GAUGE
registering almost empty.
794 INT. COCKPIT KARA BOND
speaking into mike glumly.
Bond to carrier -- I am about to ditch --
Carrier to Bond -- permission to land
795 EXT. TURBOPROP
approaching CARRIER. CAMERA FOLLOWS IT DOWN TOWARD FLIGHT
DECK, bow to stern.
796 INT. COCKPIT KARA BOND
at controls. Through windscreen carrier deck comes up before him.
KARA’S knuckles turning white.
797 EXT. CARRIER FLIGHT DECK PLANE
as BOND lands it. CAMERA TRACKS TURBOPROP along deck from BOW to
STERN. PLANE, with no hook to catch breaking line, slows down but
798 INT. COCKPIT BOND
Brakes burning out. Full flaps. Plane reaches end of stern and
stops half-over it.
800 INT. PLANE BOND AND KARA
running toward rear of plane. She is caught in cargo net. He
stops to help.
801 EXT. PLANE
teetering on edge. It slips off stern, hitting water and sinking.
802 CARRIER DECK OFFICER MEN
running to stern. They look over.
803 WHAT THEY SEE
End of cargo net hooked on end of retrieving hook. BOND and KARA
caught in net dangle over end of stern.
804 EXT. TANGIERS BEACH NEAR VILLA BOND NIGHT FIGURE
in diving gear emerging from surf. In B.G. THETIS YACHT we saw
previously, stands offshore.
moving along beach into foliage. He removes re-breather and wet
suit revealing black recce outfit underneath. He moves toward villa in
806 EXT. VILLA GARDENS BOND
moving stealthily towards villa.
827 INT. KARA’S DRESSING ROOM CELLO CASE
leaning against wall. KARA enters, turns back, throws kisses to
enthusiastic CONCERT GOERS outside in corridor, then closes door. She heaves
huge sigh of happy relief then puts cello down and sees a martini shaker
and two glasses on her dressing table. She smiles, then whistles. BEEP
BEEP SOUND of a KEY RING FINDER from behind her dressing room screen. BOND
steps out from behind it holding key-ring finder.
You didn't think I’d miss this
performance, did you?
She goes to him. They embrace. Then he pulls her behind screen.
along wall behind screen. They sink back upon it.
CAMERA HOLDING. Long moment.
(from behind screen)