Greatest Lost Band of the 1960s_
ARDELL AND AL GLASER
INT. NIGHT. MOSER'S DINER
GLENN CAMPBELL and his mother, ARDELL CAMPBELL sit at a table across from
ALFRED GLASER, who is talking at length about extra sensory perception
and other esoteric topics. Glaser is 49 years old, smartly dressed in
a dark suit, white shirt and tie. On the table next to him he has a small
pile of blue paperback books with the title in white letters: Answer To
Why. He speaks articulately with a warm Southern accent, sometimes opening
a copy of his book to indicate a relevant passage. Ardell is a good looking
woman in her mid-40s, soft but with a strange intensity completely unlike
any of the other adults seen in the film so far. She is dressed differently
too: in a black roll-neck sweater and trousers. She has some kind of amulet
around he neck.
While listening to Glaser she looks over occasionally at Glenn in a motherly
way. She seems happy that he is eating something.
Glenn is a thin, waif-like youth with dark rings around his eyes; his
hair is slicked back. He is eating a grilled cheese sandwich and drinking
buttermilk in front of him. While he eats he is paying close attention
to everything Glaser is saying. Ardell and Glaser aren't eating, just
Extra Sensory Perception is an established fact. History is full of
it. People around you are full of it. Scratch a human being and out pops
unexplainable happenings they have personally witnessed.
I know, I know. I've experienced this all of my life.
You know it from personal experience, Ardell. And I've encountered
it repeatedly in my work. The government has been secretly studying the
power of ESP for years.
By this I mean published psychic happenings.
Glaser focuses his attention onto Glenn.
So Ardell tells me you're getting good on that pedal steel guitar.
Yeah! It seems I been a musician most of my life, since I was little;
and I been experimenting with different sounds and frequencies on my steel.
Ya know, Glenn, you're more right than you think. Sound always effects
all beings, for better or worse. I even mentioned it in my new book.
Glaser gives him a copy of the book take with him.
Gee! Thanks, Mr Glaser
Glenn takes the book and looks at the cover
The Answer to Why!?
There's more to life than you think, Glenn, so here's a good start.
I hope you like it.
Glenn opens the book and starts reading the table of
Thanks Al, you know it's late and me and Glenn should be getting home.
Glenn needs his sleep because of his health problems; if he doesn't get
enough sleep he's susceptible to gettin sick.
She is very much the doting, over-protective mother but
Glenn doesn't seem embarrassed by this at all; it's the
way it's always been. He's anxious to get home anyway so
he can read his new book. Ardell reaches into her purse
to get some money, but Glaser indicates that he'll take
care of the bill.
I want to sit awhile here and do a little late night 'people surveillance'.
A little 'intelligence gathering', as we used to call it at the agency.