Blue Moon against a black sky.
Blue house silhouette against a black sky.
The house recede into the background, getting smaller and smaller.
EXT: LARGE HOME: NIGHT
Upper middle-class home with Christmas decorations. Very noisy. Sounds of
many people talking at once. "Where's my suitcase?"
INT: LARGE HOME: NIGHT
A policeman, with his back to the camera, stands in the hallway. He tries
to get someone two pay attention to him, but everyone ignores him. Two
small girls walk down the staircase. A third girl walks up, a fourth girl
walks down. They all walk past the policeman as if he didn't exist. He
stands alone, with his hands on his hips, expressing exasperation.
[ Rejection of authority generates humor. This allows the audience to
vicariously experience superiority over policemen, and releases repressed
feelings of resentment that expresses itself in laughter. The policeman is
a "traffic cop" that is being ignored; a deviation from normal patterns of
behavior. The policeman becomes frustrated. The audience finds the
exasperation of an authority figure to be amusing. ]