- Death of a spouse - 100
- Divorce - 73
- Marital separation - 65
- Death of a close family member - 63
- Major personal injury or illness - 53
- Marriage - 50
- Marital reconciliation - 45
- Retirement - 45
- Major change in health or behaviour of a family member - 44
- Pregnancy - 40
- Sexual difficulties - 39
- Gaining a new family member (birth, adoption, relative moving in) - 39
- Major change in financial status (lot better, or worse, off) - 38
- Death of a close friend - 37
- Changing to different kind of work - 36
- Major changes in number of arguments with spouse (lot more or lot less) - 38
- Taking out a mortgage - 31
- Major changes in work responsibilities - 29
- Son or daughter leaving home - 29
- Trouble with in-laws - 29
- Major change in living conditions (building or remodelling home or deterioration of home or neighbourhood) - 25
- Change in residence - 20
- Major change in type or amount of recreation - 19
- Taking out a loan - 17
- Major change in sleeping habits (more or less or different times) - 16
- Major change in number of family get - togethers (more or less) - 15
- Holiday - 13
- Christmas - 12
Looking at these results, a death of a family member is a way forward in thinking about how the anxiety originated from. I agree that the bald head visually is striking and quick to portray, but I think having an image with her and her family and then news reports showing a crash or an accident shows this just as well.
Outline so far:
Exterior scene- nice and colourful, nice houses - a sunny day. Children are waiting at the bus stop. They are all talking together and having a good time, when one of them looks up from the conversation and they all begin to slowly turn around in sync to spot the child in the bedroom looking down at them - they seem to be talking about her. We see a swish of the curtain as they close together.
Enter the bedroom - Close up of her eyes to zoom out and to reveal the child is at the window, walking away as she catches the glimpse of the faces down below. She stumbles and trips over her school bag on the floor. She hears a bus pull up but the impact forces a picture to fall from her desk. A picture frame of her family. They look happy together with them about to enjoy a ride at a theme park we notice on her jumper a badge saying: 'Life is for Living'. The child's expression crumbles as she holds the picture closely. The camera reveals clues around her room - Drawings that she had done for her mother, postcards on the wall of great places to be, holiday destinations and pans down to reveal some newspaper articles involving an accident that had happened. She turns around as the door opens, its her dad. She shakes her head. He closes the door again. Suddenly, we see the walls of the bedroom move inwards a little bit - it happens quickly; the room has shrunk. The girl looks around seems to be a bit startled and places the picture frame where it belongs. The end shot left at the picture frame and the badge left on the desk, she can hear the sound of the bus taking off with the children.
The child is in their school uniform. They look determined this morning. They pick up their school bag and the walls of the room shift back a little bit. We hear the children talking again. The child crosses the window not wanting to look out but she does, everything looks dangerous, dark and eerie, the line of children are now monster esk, (shadow monsters, foggy silhouettes with bright eyes) horrible looking. The child this time turns around and flees for her bed, knocking the badge onto the floor, pulling the covers over herself to separate her from this horrible world she thinks she is living in. She peeps out over the covers and saw that the room is smaller and more angular and the window is very far away - a tiny square of blue light. We see a shadow go over the window and puts the room in to darkness we hear the sound of the school bus pull up. Cut to the next day.
The room is tiny now. The child is trapped. We hear the sound of the children talking again this time it seems a long way off. We hear the sound increase, increase and increase and with the room shifting towards her again, snap and splits up the side of the walls - its a prison - the door opens. The fathers silhouette is so far away you can just hear a mumble from across the room. She looks over from under the covers, scared and shaken for the door to close once again.
The child is in darkness, which doesn't appear to be her room but a blank canvas (almost a dream like world) with the bedroom window being a dot within this dark space. We see paper fall down in front of her which seem to be her drawings that she had done for her mother, one being a butterfly. With this in her hand we see a butterfly land on the page and fly off into the darkness above her she lifts up the page and under the page is the badge from her mother - saying 'Life is For Living'.
Establishing shot of the outside with the same children at the bus stop talking to each other and discussing we see her window.
Enter the bedroom. The child is fully dressed ready for school. She brushed past the window as she looks down the children are normal looking and the world seems to be back to normal, we the audience see from the corner of our eye though that there is still something not quite right with the world outside, but she seems to not notice it this time. We see this as she walks past grabbing her bag walking towards the door. We see her put her badge on in the mirror. She looks happy and ready for it. She walks away revealing the room is back to normal in the mirror but with a big split on the wall where she was standing. The camera lingers there as we hear the door open and asking if she is ready. Black out.
We hear the bus pull up outside with the light shining through the little angle from her doorway we catch a glance with her and her dad, she begins to move slowly as she looks around the room its normal sized. We see her bedroom door close from her bed leaving her room in darkness to reveal its not all back to normal as she saw it, a buzzing noise loudness until the door is shut leaving it in darkness.....