Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cutscene Notes (KH - English, IE)

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2) falls through the world/water to glass floor (Snow White)

3) You are the one who will open the door (Snow White to Cinderella to Heart motif to Sleeping Beauty to Beauty and the Beast's Rose)

4) Wake up on Island. Desire to see other "worlds" through boat. "thanks to you. if you hadn't come here i'd probably never thought of any of this" (the idea that injunctions from the outside, foreigners, bring new concepts: Kairi as a westerner brings the idea to go outside)
Disney Castle: "Your Majesty" (mickey head outline is sign/sigil)

5) Base of the tree as exploration: door is opened (by whom). "Once I go I can always come back here" - the IMpossibiility of return "We gotta protect the world border" -Goofy "ORDER" - Donald

6) Door opens. Gets sucked in.

7) Star goes out (Archipelago). Guy's heart comes out of his chest, enters dark patch. Dark patch then turns into heartless, which poofs into darkness. Leon (Squall Leonhart) (unknown while talking, then camera move to see his gunblade) fights. [FINAL MIX CUTSCENE A] Aeris pops up from behind and also has the audience recognition factor. Kairi: "those creatures that attacked you want the keyblade, but it's your heart they really want, because you weild the keyblade." Yuffie: I think you might have overdone it, Squall." Leon: "That's Leon"
Flipping between groups (Aeris, Donald, Goofy; Sora, Leon, Yuffie). Other worlds are supposed to be a secret and were until now due to them being tied (doors opened. Ansem studied the heartless, but his report was scattered.... fight heartless, when it is defeated the heart goes out of it with a flash of light (opposite of beginning of scene).

Three join up; baddies talk a lot (about "conquers the darkness" and "darkness swallows him")

8) scenes of following the white rabbit. Alice in court. Pun/misword "we're outsiders, so wouldn't that be muddling?" -Goofy "Meddling!" -Donald. Alice is kidnapped/disappears at the end. Heartless battle (heart goes up again).
Doorknob has keyhole in its mouth: end is it being sealed.

9) Tarzan. Friends. Fail to find friends and heartless arrive. Hunter joins/turns heartless. Disappears with chameleon boss (single heart, but both poof). "Friends in our heart" "Friends, same heart. Clayton, lose heart. No heart, no see friends. no heart, no friends." (Shut the keyhole.)

Baddies talking. Hunter lured the heartless there. Jafar says he was weak hearted. Plans: Open doors; get princess. Alice is prisoner.

10) Heroes. Can't enter games; Hades gives them ticket; Cloud Strife shows up and walks by; Hades wants Strife to kill Sora (on contract to kill Hercules, but Hades says kill him). Hercules shows up upon beating Cloud; Sora and company attack Cerberus. Become "Junior Heroes." Talk with Cloud: Searching for light. Malificent to Hades: "As you wish. Fight to your heart's content."

11) Riku shows up; pissing match. Riku can hold the keyblade (he's pure of heart?). Switch to Malificent telling Riku that Sora replaced his old friends with new ones. Plug the Traverse Town keyhole after beating the boss (twice).

12) Jafar and Malificent talking; Find key, find Jasmine, controlling heartless. Malificent warns Jafar not to stay in Darkness and be taken over by the Heartless. Rescue Aladdin. Jafar steals lamp and uses first wish to find the key hole. "wait a second, are you... Malificent?" Open? -Goofy; The door? -Donald Jafar is turned into a Genie, but not a heartless; Jasmine is kidnapped by Riku; keyhole is sealed. Genie is freed and does a "favor" for his "pals." "Jafar was beyond help, consumed by his own hatred. One should beware of letting it burn too fiercely" -Malificent You're like a son to me, i only want you to be happy.

13) (memories have no sound) Hearing a monster (young Riku and Sora), just the wind, find the door. Talk of getting off the island and "new girl at the mayor's house." In Monstro the whale; find Pinocchio who leads them to Jepetto. Riku playing with Sora; Malificent warns him of heartless. Riku steals Pinocchio as he lost his heart (as did Kairi) to the heartless. "heart or no heart, at least he has a conscience." Defeat boss; free heart; Riku on Hook's ship. "There are seven maidens of the purest heart. We call them the princesses of heart. Gather them together, and a door will open to the heart of all worlds. Within lies untold wisdom. There you will surely find a way to recover Kairi's heart." -Malificent

14) Section of learning how to play underwater - diagetic. Triton gets pissed when they say they're looking for the keyhole. He's frightened of strangers. Intro to Ursula. "Young man, you're not from another ocean. You're from another world. Aren't you?" (star trek non-interference policy being practiced) "As the key bearer you must already know. One must not meddle in the affairs of other worlds... You have violated this principle. The key bearer shatters peace and brings ruin." -Triton. "Let me guess, you wish to see other worlds. That shouldn't be too hard. Afterall, your new friends came from another world." Threatens to send her "to the dark world of the heartless." - Ursula. Fight Ursula once, then she turns huge. The trident comes out of her body and reveals the keyhole in the cave; Sora closes it. Ariel is forbidden the exit from her world as she is a) not a princess of heart, and b) not a "high class citizen" (transnational elite).

15) Ghosts (heartless) for the Halloween show, but aren't "scary" enough. "Why of course, the heartless need a heart. Doctor, do you think we could add a heart to that device?" - Jack " Certainly, a heart's not all that complicated." "To make a heart first take a container with a heart." "We need the key to this thing first." (Sora opens it) "The ingredients for a heart: Pulse. Emotion. Terror. Fear. Hope and Despair. Mix them all together and we have a heart." -Jack "It failed... Let's try adding memory" (Go find Sally for her memory - dried flower; heartless out of control now) Oogie Boogie wants to "nab that heart and control the heartless" and they steal the heart. Oogie Boogie swallows the heart then calls the heartless, but gets pissed when they don't come en masse. Defeat him once, then Oogie Boogie turns giant/linked to the house. Defeat and then seal the giant keyhole.

16) On boat. Old friends vs. new friends. Siding with heartless and not scared as "my heart's too strong" -Riku.Hook hears ticking (clock). "Oh my poor nerves" -Hook (nerves? heart?) "Anyone can fly. You wanna try?" -Peter Pan (flying as migration, space travel). Wendy not a chosen one. Fight shadow Sora; rescue Wendy; Pan takes off. Riku heads to Hollow Bastion. "Be gald I'm merciful, unlike the heartless. So, which will it be? The keyblade or the plank?" -Hook. Sora learns to fly. Hook escapes while being chased by the crocodile. "Kairi couldn't wake up, so maybe she's really lost her... - Goofy I can't believe it. I really flew... if you believe, you can do anything, right?" -Sora Close keyhole at the clock tower. (Back to silent memory land Riku turns back and sees keyhole, then to him at Hollow Bastion). " A cast away. Though his world perished, his heart did not. When we took the princess from his castle he apparently followed her here through sheer force of will." -Malificent to Riku "Peter, are you really going back to Neverland? -Wendy "Afraid so, but we can see each other any time. As long as you don't forget about Neverland that is.

17) Hope and belief. (memory? silent) "Long ago, people lived in peace, bathed in the warmth of light. Everyone loved the light. Then people began to fight over it. They wanted to keep it for themselves. And darkness was born in their hearts. The darkness spread, swallowing the light and many people's hearts. It covered everything and the world disappeared. But small fragments of light survived... in the hearts of children. With these fragments of light, children rebuilt the lost world. It's the world we live in now. But the true light sleeps, deep within the darkness. That's why the worlds are still scattered, divided from each other. But someday, a door to the innermost darkness will open. And the true light will return. So, listen, child. Even in the deepest darkness, there will always be a light to guide you. Believe in the light and the darkness will never defeat you.Your heart will shine with its power and push the darkness away. Do you understand, Kairi?" -Kairi's nurse? mother?

18) Win the coliseum. Strength of heart. Unity (not independence). Your friends give you strength. Team. The trainer rejects this concept; Hercules agrees with it; opposition of inter/in dependence. Seal keyhole.

19) "No vessel, no help from the heartless. So tell me how'd you get here." -Riku "I simply believed. Nothing more to it. When our world fell into darkness Belle was taken from me. I vowed I would find her again no matter what the cost. I believed I would find her. So, here I am. She must be here." -Beast Riku takes the keyblade "Only the keyblade master can open the secret door and change the world... you were just the delivery boy." -Riku Friends abandon; Beast goes on fighting; Sora finds purpose. Six Princesses in storage (Jasmine, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Alice, Belle) and Kairi in front with Malificent. Confrontation with Riku: "Quit while you're ahead. The darkness will destroy you." "You're wrong. The darkness may destroy my body, but it can't touch my heart. My heart will stay with my friends. It'll never die!" (Goofy stops blast - Sora as friend, liminal duty position) "I know now that I've got a better weapon. My heart." "Your heart? What good will that weak little thing do for you?" "Although my heart may be weak, it's not alone. It's grown with each new experience, and it's found a home with all the friends I've made. I've become a part of their heart just as they've become a part of mine. And if they think of me now and then... if they don't forget me... then our hearts will be one. I don't need a weapon, my friends are my power." (keyblade returns to Sora; Home as heart, nation) (defeat Riku, his battle clothes disappear) "Know this. The heart that is strong and true shall win the keyblade." -Cloaked Figure "What? You're saying my heart's weaker than his?" -Riku "For that instant, it was. However, you can become stronger. You showed no fear in stepping through the door to darkness. It held no terror for you. Plunge deeper into the darkness and your heart will grow even stronger... Open yourself to the darkness. That is all. Let your heart, your being, become darkness itself." -Cloaked Figure (gets his clothes back and a mixed evil voice). "I see the path has emerged at last." -Riku "Yes, the keyhole to the darkness." -Malificent "Unlock it and the Heartless will overrun this world." -Riku "What do I care? The darkness holds no power over me. Rather, I will use its power to rule all worlds." -Malificent "Such confidence." -Riku "Oh! Impossible! The princesses of heart are all here! It must be her." -Malificent "Without her heart she will never be able to release her power." -Riku (battle with Malificent; Riku appears) "Yes, a keyblade, but unlike yours this keyblade holds the power to unlock people's hearts. Allow me to demonstrate... [stabs Malificent] Now, open your heart, surrender it to the darkness! Become darkness itself." -Riku (Malificent turns into a dragon) Defeat Malificent, Riku says the heartless were using her; fitting end to a fool. "It's no use. That girl has lost her heart. She cannot wake up... The keyhole cannot be completed so long as the last princess of heart still sleeps." -Riku (Kairi's heart in Sora; Riku/Ansem reveals himself as "the seeker of darkness" then attacks Sora to complete the keyhole, so it can be opened, Sora wins the fight, but can't close the keyhole as it isn't finished yet) Sora stabs himself with the 2nd keyblade, smales adn disappears into 7 flashy balls that go into the various princesses, then disappears as Kairi wakes up [Utada Hikaru Light melody plays]. "Falling, falling into darkness" -Sora "So, you have awakened at last, princess. The keyhole is now complete. You have served your purpose. But now it's over... Impossible!" -Ansem "No. You won't use me for this! You gotta run. The heartless are coming." -Riku (One lost heartless [Sora] finds them and then turns back into Sora; they escape)

20) Telling Leon. "So the darkness is flowing out of that keyhole... nobody knows what will happen when it's sealed." "When I turned into a Heartless, you saved me, remember? I was lost in the darkness. I couldn't find my way. As I stumbled through the dark, I started forgetting things - my friends, who I was. The darkness almost swallowed me. But then I heard a voice - your voice. You brought me back." -Sora (hearts connected; light from hearts break through darkness) Memory linked with heart, light.

21) Beast finds Belle in the library. Team fights monster (Behemoth?) then gets to keyhole. "we may never meet again, but we'll never forget each other. No matter where we are, our hearts will bring us together again. Besides, I couldn't forget you even if I wanted to." -Leon, Aeris and Yuffie Sora closes the keyhole.

22) 100 Acre Woods. . Pooh is thinking how to say good-bye to himself as everybody has gone away (Going away as main theme of original). Sora finds Piglet who has a balloon for Pooh so he can float up and get honey. Tee aye double guh err. Bouncing games and other mini games. Everybody together again. Lonely. Brave alone. Sora goes looking for his friends who are waiting for him. Book closes and the lock shuts. Sora replaces Christopher Robin on the cover.

23) End of the World. water and detritus. "Gorsh, is that all that's left of the worlds taken by the heartless?" -Goofy. "Those worlds will be restored if we beat Ansem, right?" -Sora "You betcha" -Donald "But if we do beat him and all these worlds become restored and disconnected, what's going to happen to this place. And to us?" -Sora "Well" -Donald "This is a Heartless world, so maybe it'll just disappear... but no worries. Even if this place goes poof, our hearts ain't goin' nowhere. I'm sure we'll find our pals again. Yup, I just know that we will. [double meaning in Heartless World!] -Goofy

Falling down and start fighting a giant shadow creature; defeat it (no heart to go poof). Door opens, light spills out. At archipelago. "This world has been connected... tied to the darkness. soon to be completely eclipsed. there is so very much to learn. You understand so little. A meaningless effort. One who knows nothing can understand nothing. -Ansem's voice. "Take a look at this tiny place. To the heart seeking freedom this island is a prison surrounded by water. And so this boy sought to escape from his prison. He sought a way to cross over into other worlds and he opened hsi heart to darkness.... Don't bother. Your voice can no longer reach him where he is. His heart belongs again to darkness. All worlds begin in darkness, and all so end. The heart is no different. Darkness sprouts within it, grows, consumes it. Such is its nature. In the end, every heart returns to the darkness whence it came. You see, darkness is the heart's true essence." -Ansem "That's not true. The heart may be weak. And sometimes it may even give in. But I’ve learned that deep down there's a light that never goes out." -Sora "So, you have come this far and still you understand nothing. Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!" -Ansem (Fighting; Ansem then tears up the island; more fighting) "Behold the endless abyss! Within it lies the heart of all worlds: Kingdom Hearts Look as hard as you are able. You'll not find even the smallest glimmer of light. From those dark depths are all hearts born. Even yours. Darkness conquers all worlds!" -Ansem "Giving up already? Come on, Sora. I thought you were stronger than that." -Riku (Sora flies up and fights giant monster's parts eventually getting to Ansem).

"It is futile. The keyblade alone cannot seal the door to darkness. Kingdom Hearts. Fill me with the power of darkness. Supreme darkness." -Ansem "You're wrong. I know now, without a doubt. Kingdom Hearts is light!" -Sora (light comes out of door and blows away Ansem) They try to close the door' The king (revealed as Mickey and finally called Mickey instead of ‘your majesty’ or ‘the king’) kills a couple heartless and brings out his keyblade "Now Sora, let's close this door for good... Don't worry. There will always be a door to the light." -King Mickey "Sora, you can trust King Mickey" (first mention by name). (they close the door from both sides; Sora runs to Kairi)

24) FMV
Kairi, remember what you said before? I'm always with you too. I'll come back for you. I promise.
I know you will.
(their islands split up - Sora on snow; Kairi on the sand/island)
[utada hikaru - simple clean]
(switching between the two as light falls making the worlds regrow - Archipelago is reborn)
(Lights flash up into the sky marking stars/worlds being recreated)
(Kairi wanders the island. Into the cave. Sees the star drawing and makes another star from her to him)
[credits roll - main names and static images]
[2nd credits roll - concluding scenes/montage]
at the castle
cloud finds aeris
Pinocchio as a boy
jasmine and aladdin
FFX characters running on beach
princesses of heart.
[3rd credits - just names]

25) In the field. Looking for Riku and King Mickey. Looking for Door to the Light. Pluto has a letter for them
"Remember, Sora. You are the one who will open the door to the light."

26) Special Secret - "Another Side, Another Story..."
people fighting. words on screen. Woman at beach.

International Edition Additional Scenes:
a) Riku arrives at Hollow Bastion (after the island goes), screams for Sora and Kairi; Malificent comes down to indoctrinate him.
b) Riku is in the world of darkness. Mickey starts talking to him. His heart was closed, but is okay now. Close the door from both sides with two keys and two hearts. Mickey says Riku can feel his friends in his heart.
c) Cloud and Sephiroth. Sephiroth as Cloud's "darkness." Fight
d) Memories of growing up on the island between Sora and Riku (sepia).

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