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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Page 1 Michelle Solley Film Studies - Screenplay The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Christopher Boone is a fifteen year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a great deal about maths and has a very logical way of thinking. Christopher knows very little about human beings and their behaviour and gets very confused and frustrated by most conversations. He loves lists, timetables, patterns and the truth. He hates the colour yellow, because of custard, bananas and double yellow lines and he also hates the colour brown because of dirt, gravy and wood. One of the affects of his Asperger's syndrome means Christopher also hates being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds his neighbour Mrs Shears' pet poodle Wellington has been murdered he sets out on a frightening journey which will turn his whole world upside down. Christopher is the narrator and detective of the events that take place in this murder mystery. He is a young boy dealing with the death of his mother in the best way he knows how, this means that he is determined to find out what has happened to Wellington. ...read more.


He is a pale undersized boy with brown unkempt hair. Christopher looks up at the large white sign that says in bold black writing SW ND N RAIN ST TION Christopher frowns at the sign as there are clearly some letters missing we see that this bothers him. People are hurrying past him as he stands frozen with dread at having to climb the steps. He becomes very troubled by the noise the strangers are making and begins to shake uncontrollably as the strangers get very close to him, he presses his hands to his ears and moves to the side of the steps and sits down. He places his right hand into his pocket and removes a rat, as he strokes the rats brown fur he whispers quietly: ' I must do this Toby, PAUSES AND LOOKS AROUND AT THE STRANGERS CLIMBING THE STEPS I must get to London' Christopher is clearly upset by the strange people surrounding him, he places the rat back into his pocket and reaches for something in his other pocket. He removes a swiss army knife and extends the blade, he turns to look at the strangers and says quietly to the rat in his ...read more.


He watches the people walking into the station's entrance and knows where he has to go now. He waits for the steps to clear before moving towards the door. Christopher reaches out to open the door and before he can touch it, it opens, he jumps back in surprise, he had never experienced a door that had opened on its own before, he moves back another two steps and the door closes, a delighted expression appears on Christopher's face as he moves forwards and back again several times watching the automatic door open and close. A man is approaching and Christopher is quite oblivious to this as he is playing contentedly with the door. Page 4 Michelle Solley The man is tall, slim and wearing a grey Swindon railway uniform, as he gets closer to Christopher we see his reflection in the glass automatic doors. He sees what Christopher is doing and shouts: 'Hey, boy, stop messing with that door' Christopher jumps and looking horrified by this stranger's tone, and moves swiftly back to the train timetable, the man stops for a moment, frowns at Christopher and then continues through the door and into the station. Christopher again checks for people approaching and makes his move towards the door and enters. Screenplay Michelle Solley ...read more.

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