Paul Is Dead Part 7

WILLIAM CAMPBELL covers his mouth as if to hold back either a laugh or a scream.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
What does someone like Brian Epstein want with me?

ALLAN WATERS
William, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you.

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37. EXT. HEATHROW AIRPORT RUNWAY - DAY.
Establishing shot from Mid Sixties. BOAC Boeing 707 lands in the gray drizzle.

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38. INT. BOAC 707 - DAY.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL, white as a sheet, trembling and still holding his vomit bag starts to get up from his first class seat as the rest of the passengers begin to disembark. A stewardess gestures to him and approaches.

BOAC STEWARDESS
Mr. Campbell. Please wait here. You will be disembarking separately.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Huh? Why?

BOAC STEWARDESS
Someone is coming to get you sir. Please stay in your seat.

The first class cabin empties and WILLIAM CAMPBELL looks around nervously. A uniformed CHAUFFEUR enters and approaches WILLIAM CAMPBELL.

CHAUFFEUR
Mr. Campbell, I’m here to take you into the city.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Er... okay. But why are you getting me here? Couldn’t you have picked me up at baggage claim?

CHAUFFEUR
Your bags will be attended to. Please come with me.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL is led by the CHAUFFEUR to the back of the now empty jet, where they disembark through the rear door.

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39. EXT. HEATHROW AIRPORT TARMAC - DAY
WILLIAM CAMPBELL and the CHAUFFEUR walk down the boarding stairs directly onto the tarmac. A Rolls Royce Silver Shadow awaits at the foot of the stairs. WILLIAM CAMPBELL whistles in amazement.

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40. EXT. RITZ HOTEL, ST. JAMES - DAY
The Rolls Royce pulls out of the St. James traffic to the front of the luxurious Ritz Hotel. The doorman opens the rear door and WILLIAM CAMPBELL steps out. He looks around and whistles again.

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41. INT. BRIAN’S OFFICE - DAY
BRIAN snaps out of his chair and rounds his desk to shake WILLIAM CAMPBELL’s hand as soon as he opens the office door.

BRIAN
William! How are you? I’ve been very excited about meeting you!

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Er... I’m fine, Mr. Epstein...

BRIAN
Brian! Please call me Brian! Did you sleep well?

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Oh... yeah... Like a log. That is some hotel!

BRIAN
The Ritz is my favorite London hotel. I’m very happy you approve.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
I’d never even been to the Royal York, let alone the Ritz!

BRIAN
Have a seat, William. Make yourself at home. Would you like a drink?

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Just Coca Cola. If you have any...

BRIAN
(clicks the intercom)
Sally, bring in... er... two Cokes. Cold! So, William Campbell! Heard nothing but good things about you from my good friend Allan!

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Mr. Waters is a really great fellow. He has been very kind and considerate of me.

BRIAN
He’s doing a great job out there in Montreal...

WILLIAM CAMPBELL
...Toronto...

BRIAN
Yes, of course. Always get those two mixed up!
(laughs nervously)
Well, I bet you’re wondering what this is all about...

Continued In Paul Is Dead Part 8

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