"The Street" - a scene from Humanity
- Here's a (yet incomplete) scene from Humanity which I think may interest
[ Long shot of a street, two neighbours are talking. ]
Gideon [one of the neighbours]:
[ .. Conversation goes on. While in it a young man walks down the street
three times. In the third time, Gideon asks him.
Gideon: Excuse me: I noticed you are constantly walking down that street.
I ask why?
Young man: Really? It's just that I'm from a different neighbourhood and I
just thought that if I turn left all the time I'll scan the whole
Gideon: No, this won't work. You see if you turn left here [shows with his
hand], go along the street, and then turn left here, [the young man turns
head around], and then left here [again, he twists his head], and here,
be in the same place where you started.
Young man: Of course! But wait a second - I remember an ingenius algorithm
by my cousin Daniel...
Gideon: You mean the crazy inventor whose invention clogged up our well
Young man: Yeah! Anyway he said that you just have to put your hand on the
wall, like this [ puts his hand on the right wall relative to the camera ]
then by keeping it on the same wall you'll go throughout the entire maze.
do it, thanks! [he starts to walk]
Gideon: Hold on! It won't work.
Young man: Why?
Gideon: Because this block is surrounded by four streets, and you'll end
going around it again and again.
Young man: [thinks about it for a moment] You're right. Daniel said
about it, and he said he had an improved algorithm, that did not have this
Gideon: Wanna here about my algorithm?
Young man: Yes.
Young man: [thinks for a moment] That could work. Do you know where Yossef
Gideon: Sure! Right here [ points to a nearby house. ]
Young man: Super! Thanks. [walks there]
[ Gideon and his neighbour continue to talk]
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