This is an Edit/This is Real - Script

title: This Is An Edit (black letters on white ground, title fills frame)
piano music, then violins join (crackle of LP noise can be heard)

after nearly one minute cut to Colin's back close-up
Colin voice-over:
Of course I've always been an actor.

title: This Is An Edit
piano music continues

image: on bottom part of frame Colin's top half of face (above the lips), overtop him, as if captioning him, is a title (black on white) which reads: This Is An Edit
Colin voice-over: This is an edit of my back.

title: This Is An Edit
title: This Is Real
music stops over this title, silence (audio noise)

image: Colin's back close-up
Colin voice-over
I was born in this house, Reston, 1942.

title: This Is Real (large filling the frame, then it appears smaller, on top part of frame)

title This is Real, Colin's face appears below this title (only top part of his face)
music begins again
Colin voice-over
I was born in the room, second upper window from the left.

(then Coln's face disappears)
image: This Is An Edit title appears over photograph taped to the wall showing a house (presumably the house that Colin grew up in, Reston, Manitoba). Close-up house photograph.

title: Is An appears over a photograph of five people formally attired, most of them young, including a sixteen year old Colin Campbell. Only the top of the photograph can be seen.
Colin voice-over
Thelma Setcliffe, Don Malick, Mary Jane Stonehouse, Colin Campbell, Joyce Milligan. Actors 1958.

image: title Is An appears over a photograph of teenaged Colin Campbell wearing a jacket and sitting in a chair, smiling into the camera.
Colin Campbell voice-over
This is an edit of my back.

title: This Is Real
silent (music stops when this title begins)

seen in profile, hair covering his face, Colin appears in the frame laughing, he slowly moves offscreen, revealing a title: This Is Real

title: This Is Real appears over three identical (serial) graduation photographs of Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell voice-over
Educated.

The pictures are removed in a jump cut, the title remains

title: This Is An Edit
music begins again

Hand and arm appear in frame, it uncovers This Is
Colin voice-over
This Is... Real.
then hand uncovers the rest of the title which reads: This Is An Edit

title: the word Edit appears on left side of frame, the word This appears on right side of frame
Colin voice-over
I hate a display of emotion.

between these two words (Edit and This) Colin's naked waist and hands appear (hands are cupping/covering genitals), then he is jumpcut away
Colin voice-over
I seldom cry.

a photograph is jump cut betwen two titles,
then title This Is Real appears large in the frame
then a naked close-up of Colin's side torso
then title: This Is An Edit
Colin voice-over
The first nude picture of me.
music begins again

Close-up of Colin's stomach and elbow, taken from side
Colin voice-over
Taken the year I was born.

title: This Is An Edit

title: This is Real is superimposed over Colin's face seen in profile
Colin voice-over
My second nude picture.

Colin's face is jump cut away.

title: Is Is R (previous title seen in close-up)
silence (camera noise)

A piece of wrinkled paper appears behind the title, then disappears.
Colin voice-over
My pubic hairs.

title: This Is Real (camera zooms out to show it on a TV monitor, or a drawn outline of a TV monitor)

close-up of Colin's cock
Colin voice-over
My profile.

title: This Is An Edit (camera zooms out to show it on a TV monitor, or a drawn outline of a TV monitor)
music begins again

close-up of Colin's cock
music stops

title: This Is Real (camera zooms out to show it on a TV monitor, or a drawn outline of a TV monitor)

close-up of Colin body part
Colin voice-over
My fourth nude picture.

title: This Is An Edit (camera zooms out to show it on a TV monitor, or a drawn outline of a TV monitor)
music begins again

close-up of Colin body part (knee and thigh against wall?)
music stops abruptly

title: This Is Real (camera zooms out to show it on a TV monitor, or a drawn outline of a TV monitor)

close-up of Colin waist and genitals, in quick cut his hands cover genitals.

close-up of still image of face taken from Sackville I'm Yours, camer zooms out to show This Is An Edit title and TV monitor frame, and then a second even larger frame.

close-up of still image
Colin voice-over
I fantasize a lot.

after approximately thirty seconds something is laid over right hand side of this image, and piano music begins again, then overlay is removed.
Colin voice-over
About the way I look.

title: This Is Real
music stops abruptly

close-up of still image of Colin face again, with overlays on right hand side..

title: This Is An Edit

close-up of still image of Colin's face, superimposed with live image of Colin's face, he opens one eye, and the eye in the photograph appears to open

title: This Is Real
music begins again

title: This Is Real is superimposed over image of Colin wearing cords and a shirt, with dildo cock sticking out of his pants, appearing to peel it like a carrot. he slices head off.
Music: singing: Nobody feels any pain.

title: This Is An Edit
singing: Tonight as I stand inside the rain,
Everybody knows, Baby's got new clothes
lately I've shown my ribbons and my bows
and my...

Colin wearing a shirt shows his cock and a fake cock beside it
title: This Is An Edit supered

title; This Is An Edit (camera pans over to title: This Is Real, then back to This Is An Edit, then back to This Is Real)
music ends

black, tape ends