Brians Song Teleplay Terminology

Setting
Chicago, Illinois 1960’s
Soldier Field
Teleplay
A script for movies or television
Voice Over (VO)
voice-over (VO): the voice of a character who is off camera or who is on camera but not shown to be speaking
Fade in
fade in: the picture slowly appears on the screen.
Fade out
fade out: the picture slowly disappears on the screen
exterior
Outdoors
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Interior
Inside
Beat
Pause
Tight on/close up
A close up camera shot
Pan
short for panorama; the camera swings slowly from one side of the set to the other.
Zoom
move in quickly for a close view or away for a distant view
Freeze frame
remain focused on one image for a few seconds
Rope framework
Ladder on the floor; type of exercise
Rookie
a member of an athletic team in his or her first full season in that sport.
Running back
an offensive player, typically a halfback, who specializes in carrying the ball.
Blitz
a sudden, energetic, and concerted effort, typically on a specific task.
Three Point Stance
The three-point stance is a stance used by offensive and defensive linemen in American football as well as running backs.
Second String
The players who are available to replace or relieve those who start a game.
“the second-string quarterback”
Author
William Blinn
Ernest Hemmingway
Wrote the quote at the beginning of the teleplay
Colors of the team
Navy and Orange
Scrimmage
Practice game
Fullback
an offensive player in the backfield.
Carriers
a person or thing that carries, holds, or conveys something.
What does Brian Piccolo want to be?
A Running Back
What college did Brian go to?
Wake Forest
What does Brian die of?
Cancer
Where did Gale sayers go to college?
Kansas State
Who’s Gale’s wife?
Linda
Who’s Brian’s wife?
Joy
How do Brian and Gale meet?
They first meet in a college pro – bowl
At what age did Brian die at?
26 years
Who is the main coach?
Coach Halas
Integration
an act or instance of combining into an integral whole
Segregation
being separated/divided
Hank Aaron’s Birthday
February 5th, 1934
Jackie Robinson’s Birthday
January 31st, 1919
What happened in 1974
Hank Aaron beat Babe Ruth’s home run record
Who are the assistant coaches of the Bears
J.C. Caroline, Abe Gibron, and Ed McCaskey?
Who are Atkins, Evey, and O’Bradovich?
Players for the bears
What is the name of the doctor that treats Gale?
Dr. Fox
Who is the hospital official?
Mr. Eberle