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EARLY DRAFT
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
22 May, 1986


98      STOREROOM  SAUNDERS AND BOND                                    98
        at window.
                                        SAUNDERS
                        Forget the birds for once, Bond.
                        Look for the sniper.
                                        BOND
                                (hands him field
                                 glasses)
                        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.
                                        KOSKOV
                        James!
        He throws his arms around him, kisses him loudly on both cheeks.
                                        KOSKOV
                                (exuberantly)
                        Never will I forget what you did for me!
                                (seeing hamper)
                        Ah, from Herrads.  A God-send!
                                        BOND
                        I recommend the pate.
                                        KOSKOV
                        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
        slip.
                                        BOND
                        Harrods bill, sir.
                                        KOSKOV
                        
                        Caviar is peasant food for us but with
                        champagne is not bad.           
                                (sees label)
                        Bollinger RD, the best!
        He starts to open champagne as M glances at bill, then scowls at
        Bond.
                                        BOND
                                (innocently)
                        The brand on the list was questionable,
                        Sir.  So I took the liberty of choosing something
                        else.
                                
                                        KOSKOV
                                (tasting champagne)
                        Superb!  Order case for me.
                                        M
                                (hastily)
                        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.
327     BOND
        attempts to control ICE YACHT as it careens out of control towards
        woods.
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.
                                        KARA
                                (unhappily)
                        We almost made it.
        BOND looks down at CELLO CASE.
                                        BOND
                                (dead pan)
                        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.
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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.
                                        BOND
                        Our papers.  All we have to declare is
                        one cello.
        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.
                                        BOND
                        Let’s go in style.
                                (to driver)
                        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.
                                        KARA
                        It’s beautiful.  Just like Georgi said.
352     CARRIAGE
        turns into main street.
                                        BOND
                        You care a great deal for him, don’t you?
                                        KARA
                        I owe him everything.  My scholarship
                        at the conservatoire.  My Strad.
                                        BOND
                                (surprised)
                        Your cello is a Stadivarius?
                                        KARA            
                        A famous one, the Lady Rose.  Georgi got
                        it in New York.
        Seeing Concert House in B.G.
                                        KARA
                                (delightedly)
                        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?
                                        BOND
                        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.
                                        KARA
                        What is wrong?  Why do we stop?
                                
                                        BOND
                                (smiling)
                        I arranged it.  We could be here all
                        night --
                                (leaning toward her, grazing
                                 her lips with his)
                        -- making love.
                                        KARA
                                (lightly)
                        On a ferris wheel?
                                        BOND
                        There’s a first time for everything.
                                        KARA
                                (gazing at him, nodding)
                        Yes.  For me it is the first time to find a
                        man like you -- strong, brave, gentle.
                                        BOND
                                (playfully)
                        Handsome, amusing.
        He starts to kiss her again.  She turns her head away.  He gently
        turns her head back to him.
                                        KARA
                        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.
                                        BOND
                                (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.
437     ABDUL
        hitting POLICEMAN with carpet-beater, knocking him back into
        doorway.
                                        BOND
                                (as he reaches him)
                        Thanks, Abdul.  Where is it?
        ABDUL points to carpet in corner of roof.

438     BOND
        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”.
POLICEMAN
        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.
438D    BOND
        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.
438F    BOND
        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.
438L    BOND
        turning toward slide at SOUND of tremendous pounding on sides of
        slide.
438M    SLIDE  DJUM
        a 420 pound gray-backed male GORILLA hurtles down toward BOND.
438N    GORILLA
        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.
430P    BOND
        scrambling to door of cage as KEEPER opens it.  BABY GORILLA jumps
        into Bond’s arms.  BOND hands it to KEEPER.
                                        BOND
                        Burp him.
        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?
452     BOND
        turns to see TOUR LEADER, arms akimbo, glowering at him.  Other
        members of the TOUR behind her are burdened with junk purchased from the
        Casbah.
                                        TOUR LEADER
                        You simply cannot wander off like that.
                        You’ve made us late for our tour of the
                        Dog Ceremony.
        She approaches him with others.
                                        BOND
                        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.
                                        TOUR LEADER
                        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.
                                        BOND
                        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.
                                        FIRST DIVORCEE
                        Oh, thanks, Mr Bond.  Boy, did we have fun!
                                        SECOND DIVORCEE
                        Such bargains!
        They get into queue to board TOURIST BUS.  BOND looks toward front
        of BUS. SECOND DIVORCEE holds up stuffed miniature camel.
                                        SECOND DIVORCEE
                        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.
454     BOND
        glancing about for escape route.  FIRST DIVORCEE holds up second
        stuffed camel.
                                        FIRST DIVORCEE
                        But we got two for one hundred.
                                        BOND
                        You’re too clever for them, girls!
        DIVORCEES laugh.
******
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.
                                        RANJIT  
                        We’re safe here.
        BOND joining him at window.
                                        BOND
                        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.
                                        BOND
                        They did !
546     HELICOPTER
        flying low over ruined houses.  It banks back.  Guns sweep area
        again.
547     INT. RUINED HOUSE  RANJIT  KARA  BOND
        pressing themselves against walls and floor as bullets narrowly
        miss them.
547A    HELICOPTER
        passing over again.
548     INT. HOUSE  KARA  RANJIT  BOND
        getting up, turning to RANJIT.
                                        BOND
                        Matches?
        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
        rooms.
549     HELICOPTER
        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
        toward house.
552     HELICOPTER
        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
        interior.
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.
556     BOND
        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.
559     BOND
        puts fingers to lips, blows “wolf whistle”.  KEY-RING  does not
        explode. Whistle is evidently not loud enough.
560     GUNNER
        hearing whistle he fires burst toward BOND.
561     BOND  KARA
        ducking down as brickwork around wall is shattered by bullets.
562     GUNNER
        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.
565     HELICOPTER
        blowing up in fire ball.
566     GUNNER
        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
        RANJIT.
                                        KARA
                        Where did our friend go?
                                        BOND
                        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
        HORSE.
571     KARA  BOND
        looking around for a place to run.  There is nowhere to hide.
572     OUTRIDERS
        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
        fighters.
573-604    DELETED
******
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.
                                        BOND
                        Sohani.
                                (as she looks at
                                him, puzzled)
                        That means beautiful in Afghan.
        He puts his arms around her, draws her close, kisses her.  She
        responds ardently.
                                        KARA
                                (after they break)
                        What’s going to happen with us, James?
                                        BOND
                        We’ll discuss it when I get back.
                                        KARA
                        Where are you going?
                                        BOND
                        Ranjit and I have something to tale care of.
                                        KARA
                        You’re going back for Georgi, aren’t you?
                                (as he remains silent)
                        No way.  It’s too dangerous.  I won’t let
                        you go.
                                        BOND
                        I have to.
                                        KARA
                                (angrily)
                        If that’s all I mean to you, then don’t
                        expect me to be here when you get back.
                                        BOND
                                (coolly)
                        I’ll have Ranjit arrange transportation
                        for you.....
                                        KARA
                                (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.
                                        BOND
                        What’s that supposed to mean?
                                
                                        KARA
                        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.
                                        KARA
                                (clinging to him)
                        I might never see you again.
                                        BOND
                        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.
613-614      DELETED
******
791     EXT. RUSSIAN TURBOPROP
        losing altitude.
792     INT. COCKPIT  BOND
        looks at FUEL GAUGE.
792     INSERT GAUGE
        registering almost empty.

794     INT. COCKPIT  KARA  BOND
        speaking into mike glumly.
                                        BOND
                        Bond to carrier -- I am about to ditch --
                                                VOICE
                                        (over speaker)
                        Carrier to Bond -- permission to land
                        granted --
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
        not enough.
798     INT. COCKPIT  BOND
        applying brakes.
799     PLANE
        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.
805     BOND
        moving along beach into foliage.  He removes re-breather and wet
        suit revealing black recce outfit underneath.  He moves toward villa in
        B.G.
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.
                                                BOND
                                You didn't think I’d miss this
                                performance, did you? 
        She goes to him.  They embrace.  Then he pulls her behind screen.
828     DELETED
829     CHAISE
        along wall behind screen.  They sink back upon it.
830     SCREEN
        CAMERA HOLDING.  Long moment.
                                                KARA’S VOICE
                                        (from behind screen)
                                Oh, James!
        Then, silence.
                                        THE END
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