TITLE: “The island of Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Some years ago.”
EXT. ISLAND. DAY.
A MONTAGE of the beautiful but lonely island. A shot of the beach, waves breaking on the sand; swans float across a coastal pond; fields as mist rises from the pond; a grassy dirt road; clamshells that have washed up on the beach, and a dead horsehoe crab; a dead gull; a dead crow with flies on its beak; a lone bird atop a wind-bent tree; a crimson sunset over the meadows.
EXT. BEACH. SUNSET.
A lone WOMAN gazes out to sea; she doubles over in anguish.
EXT. LIGHTHOUSE ROAD. NIGHT.
The headlights of a JEEP approach as the beam of a lighthouse flashes red, then white in the distance. The JEEP rushes by.