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The screenplay of my documentary on St. Benedict.
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  102515206   1 St. Benedict of Nursia: A Short DocumentaryYi ChenCesare FraticelliGiulia TommasiRef: 202409325 (source)Ref: Ref: ID HASH: 3NDLC871NCKEUBN4  102515206   2 EQUIP: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II; EF 50mm f1.8 II; EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM. 1.[ESTABLISH: Busy street in Rome, at sunset. Cut to the front of a church. Cut to a close-up of a cross. Cut to Church interior. Cut to hand opening a thick volume. Cut to speed ramp of walking pedestrians. Short footage of the Pope. Narrate: Rome: The center of Christianity.  Attracting people from all over the world, its religious culture is simply irresistible for the enthusiastic Christians. But in the difficult years of the Early Middle Ages, who maintained the strive of  monasticism? Who preserved the valuable manuscripts, and who made the rules which monks and nuns still follow to this day? ] Music buildup to silence. FADE TO BLACK.2. Bumper: St. Benedict of Nursia: A Short Documentary. 3. Fade in: 200mm shot, upper mid, greenery background. Yi walking forward: St. Benedict was a Christian Saint, Honoured by Catholic and  Angelican churches as the patron saint of Europe. How did he achieve all of this? Let’s go back to the beginning.] Walk out of the frame, camera does not follow focus. 4. Screen key: Luma green. Background ref monastery-2.jpg. Blur radius 70. Music: Algorithms 1. [Medium shot Giulia, 45 o  face. Image of St. Benedict for 3 seconds. Prompt: St. Benedict was born in 480AD. When he  was about 20, he abandoned his studies and left Rome to live away from the busy city. He took only his nurse with him, and settled down in Enfide. There, he found men who truly understood him, and they shared the same views of life.] 5. [Office. Medium shot Yi, 45 o  face. Prompt: One day, St. Benedict met a  monk named Romanus of Subiaco near Enfide, whose monastery was on a  mountain above a cliff overhanging a cave. Romanus was a monk, so when he saw Benedict, he was very eager to share his ideas with him. He told Benedict that it is god’s will that he is at Enfide, and he thrust upon him a monk’s habit. Benedict listened to the monk’s advice, became a hermit and settled into the cave.] 6. [Terrace. Medium shot Cesare, 45 o  face. Prompt: Romanus was a nice guy, he served Benedict and kept him company whenever he can, and he brought him meals… And it went on like this for about three years. While he stayed in the cave, he matured spiritually. He gained a lot of respect among his fellow men during this time period, and when an abbot of the nearby monastery died, the monks all wanted him to become the new abbot. St. Benedict knew the way of life in the monasteries, and he knew that his own ways will not agree with the monks’ ways. But he agreed anyway. ] 7.   [Office. Medium shot Yi, 45 o  face. Prompt: Sure enough, his rule did not work out, and his monks tried to poison him. What happens next can only be described as miraculous: His monks put poison in his drink and bread, but apparently Benedict was too OP for their weak attempts. When he placed blessings over the cup, it shattered, [INSERT CUT: cup shattering] and when he placed blessings over the bread, a raven swept out of the sky and took the bread away.] 8. [Medium shot Giulia, 45 o  face. Prompt:  After that accident, Benedict returned to the cave, and as miracles happened more frequently to him, people began going to him, attracted by his character, and sought guidance. He founded 12 monasteries in near Subiaco, and founded the great Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino.] 9. Terrace. Medium shot Cesare, 45 o  face. Prompt: On 21 March, 547AD, St. Benedict died. He died of a fever on the day god had told him he was to die. After his death, he was named patron protector of Europe in 1964, ID HASH: 3NDLC871NCKEUBN4  102515206   3 and the co-patron of Europe in 1980. Pope Benedict XVI said that “with his life and work St. Benedict exercised a fundamental influence on the development of European civilisation and culture”. The Early Middle Ages had been also referred to as “the Benedictine centuries”.]  FADE TO BLACK.10. [FADE IN: Monastery St. Gregory the Great. Yi narrate:  We are at  Monastery St. Gregory the Great. Now why are we here? To thank St. Gregory of course. He wrote the only biography of St. Benedict, called The Life of St. Benedict.  It is not a biography in the modern sense, but it is a compilation of direct testimonies from St. Benedict’s disciples,  who have witnessed the events. He is a primary source of all of the other primary sources.]  Walk into the monastery. 11. [Pick up a thick volume: This is St. Benedict’s most influential  work: Rule of St. Benedict. This book contains 73 chapters of rules for his monks, and it talks about spiritual and administrative wisdom. More than half of the book tells the monks how to be obedient and humble people, about one fourth regulates the work of god, another one tenth outlines how to manage a monastery, and the rest describe an abbot’s duties. Without the Rule of St. Benedict, Christianity will not be the  way it is today, as it set the boundaries and regulations for all monks and nuns. This rule is still being followed, and with this positive influence, Christianity will be able to flourish and strive.] -FADE OUTCredits. ID HASH: 3NDLC871NCKEUBN4
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