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Special Delivery (1963) on DVD


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Special Delivery (1963) on DVD

School bus movie starring Mansfield, Ohio police chief John Butler as the school bus driver. Produced in and around Mansfield, Ohio.;How Superior Coach Co. school buses move children safely to and from school. Dramatic film with great creepy closeups.;Young boy (Mickey Miller, almost 5) with Indian headdress running behind hedge, taking cover ("Indian" music theme as in Western movies), running to frighten other kids waiting for school bus (good Indian costume sequence);Older girls mock him, "always dressed like Injun Joe;Mickey wants to ride bus, but he is too young to go to school;Good CUs of teenage and preteen girls, early-60s style;MS kids climb onto bus, Mickey too but is elected;CU school bus driver's face looking concerned;CU Mickey stringing arrow onto bow, shooting suction-cup arrow at bus (good);POV shot out of vehicle driving by suburban houses (good);VS kids getting on bus (good);Bus on road in rural area;CU driver (low-angle) while driving (good);VS driver's face while driving (good);CU Mickey's reflection in cap hubcap while he applies warpaint on his face (good);High-angle shot of yellow school bus pulling into parking lot;MS safety patrol boy helps guides kids out of bus;CU kids' feet on steps of school bus as they disembark (good);Whole lot of kids departing is shown in full (good -- kind of conceptual);Bus driver adds Mickey's arrow to a group rubber-banded on back of his sunvisor;VS kids entering school building as bell rings;CU Mickey with headdress on washing his face in basin;VO: "Mickey says he won't go to school on the white man's stagecoach;Mother VO: "well, I won't drive him;GS kids climbing onto school bus -- farm background;CU bus driver smiling at Mickey (good);CU sullen-faced Mickey getting onto bus;CU finger pushing white button (doorbell);CU bus driver "Open it up, Mickey" (good);CU Mickey opening up wrapped present (unwrapping), pulling out Indian bead necklace and putting it on around his neck;CU Mickey whispering into sister's ear;Bus driver, teen girl and Mickey walk down steps and get into convertible;CU Mickey's fingers fingering necklace;VS school buses parked in lot (pan around lot showing many buses) (good);Mickey runs onto bus, inspecting it with joy, sitting in driver's seat and twisting steering wheel;CU Mickey raises hand in Indian greeting: "How?;CU hands checking warning light switches;CU headlights turning on into camera, then off again;CU hands on dashboard instruments;CU black shoe on accelerator pedal;CU tire moving, then stops (brake test);CU girl: "OK, Mr. Marshall" (good);VO: "Is that all right, Mr. Marshall?" (good);VS bus driving along Midwestern rural/industrial streets;CU bus driver's face (nose and mouth only) with countryside passing by;CU bus driver speaking into public address mike;CU POV from driver's seat as they approach railroad crossing;Safety patrol boy gets off bus, checks for trains before proceeding;Driver speaks to patrol boy through PA system;Views up and down RR track;Car passing bus on left as bus pulls over to let it pass;VS POVs out of driver's window;School bus flashes red lights as children walk towards it;Safety patrol girl gets into middle of road with STOP flag to stop traffic;MS kids riding on bus, yawning (documentary-style shot) (good);Mickey's sister makes him sit down when he stands up others;MS kids exiting bus;Safety patrol boy and girl practice exit drill out rear emergency exit;VS Ohio State Highway Patrol officer inspects buses for safety;CU officer affixing safety inspection sticker to bus windshield;CU model of school bus showing body frame construction (protective armor shell);Film argues that quality sacrifices for lower prices are unwise;Aerial of school bus driving along rural road (good);CU Mickey riding on bus, looking out of window, touching it with finger;LS school bus driving down curved road while honking car passes bus too fast;CU steady-minded bus driver's face while driving (good);CU rearview mirror showing cars backed up behind schoolbus;Driver pulls over to let other cars pass, then pulls out into road again;Millie: "Thank you for taking Mickey and me with you, Mr. Marshall.;CU Mickey hiding his headdress, bow and arrow in the bushes -- he doesn't need to be a warrior any longer;Kids walking past camera on way into bus (good);Kids climbing onto us;CU smiling Mickey (at driver) saying "Hi!" (good);MS line of girls and boys at corner waiting for bus as it pulls up, then getting on (good);CU youngster trying to get on bus, just as Mickey did;CU boy hangs his head crestfallen -- he swallows, maybe sobs, because he wants to go to school;(end);

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