Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Salvation – Through the Lens – Opening Bass Line
EXT. CITY - SUNSET.
The city skyline in glorious black and white. Ironic, because we’re supposed to highlight the orange hues of the sunset.
EXT. TRAIN STATION - NIGHT
A few commuters board. It’s past midnight. The station is about to close and the rail workers are about to go home too.
INT. TRAIN - NIGHT
Lou: Whaddya think?
Stu: Of what?
Lou: The music, asshole.
Stu: You don’t need to cuss,…
Lou: (Interrupts before Stu finishes the sentence) Bitch?
Stu: Female dog would be appropriate. But I was thinking whore.
Lou: Hits him in the head.
Quiet for a few seconds
Stu: It was quite good actually.
Lou: A compliment. From you? I don’t think so.
Stu: It is. I’m giving you one.
Lou: I haven’t shown you “it” yet.
Stu: Well, why ask in the first place?
Lou: Hits him again.
Stu: (Grabs her ass)
Lou: (Punches him this time)
Stu: Alright I give up (laughing). There’s nothing to grab, really. (keeps laughing)
Lou: (She keeps punching him until she got tired) I hate you.
Stu: What happened to that butt workout video?
Lou: ( About to hit him again) I hate you.
Stu: No seriously. I heard the tape in Macy’s apartment.
Lou: I recovered all the stuff in it. It’s all on the computer now. And this is for you. (Hands her a CD).
Stu: For me?
Lou: For Macy. You don’t get any.
Stu: Fuckin’ hell. I was the one who found the tape.
Lou: which you took and it ended up at your girl’s place
Stu: She’s not my girl.
Stu: I’ll give it to her. No worries. Probably in a couple of days. Got to finish some stuff from work. And materials for the next gig.
Lou: At Orange Melvins?
Stu: Yup. On the 29th. With a Jap girl. Endo something.
Lou: Nic Endo. You’re so bad with names! We’re playing there too. John the promoter just buzzed me.
Stu: Me too. Why not form a Superband of sorts.
Lou: Great fucking idea. But I get to pick the name.
Stu: Hey, it was my idea.
Lou: Not anymore.
Stu: Oh fuck. Alright.
Lou: We’ll go over some stuff. Meet you on Tuesday?
Stu: Wait. I’ll be doing some article things with Macy that day.
Lou: We’ll bring her. We’ll have some brew and then some.
Stu: Oh alright.
Went off the train and down the train platforms. They both walk along the sidewalk. Stopped at a small deli. They bought big cups of coffee and continued walking on the sidewalk. Until they reached Lou’s apartment.
Lou: This is me.
Stu: Apartment slash zoo.
Lou: Have you ever bathed in boiling coffee.
Stu: (smiling) Have to go dear. Lots of fucking deadlines to beat. (Kisses her on the cheek)
They hug. And he’s on his way.
EXT. CITY STREET - DAY.
Stu: Oh. Before I forget Lou wants you to have this.
Macy: Tell her thanks.
Stu: You can tell her that later. Unless you have other plans.
Macy: No. No plans. I could show her the article I wrote.
Stu: How come she gets to be on your magazine….
Macy: (Interrupts him) Fanzine
Stu: Fanzine whatever and not my group.
Macy: Quote unquote. We don’t need the extra press. We’d like to stay in the underground and gain our cred that way.
Stu: Who said that?
Macy: You. Sober.
Stu: I did. Did I? Oh well. I wasn’t drunk that time so I couldn’t remember. If I was drunk I could’ve remembered it.
Macy: (Shaking her head. Eyes rolling.)
Macy: Continues walking and Stu tries to follow her.
INT. CAFE - NIGHT.
A loud three way banter ensues.
Stu: I’d love to do a ballet with art noises in the background.
Lou: That’s… I think that could work.
Stu; It’s like classical composers giving it a twist.
Macy: A twisted “Giselle” or “Swan Lake”. We could actually pull it off if there were open minded dancers. Which I think I could find somewhere.
Stu: That’s just a wild idea thrown around. It’s not that serious.
Macy: Well, I am.
Lou: Now you’ve done it, Stu.
Macy: Seriously. You guys have merged art, noises and film. You have critical acclaim. And what’s next.
Stu: The lady has a point. But ballet? Are you serious? From editor to producer? Is this your next gig?
Macy: Stu is just exaggerating.
Lou: Very humble.
Macy: Ballet might be mission impossible. I’ll just finish some stuff get my work published then we’ll get to it.
They continued talking making jokes. A conversation that made sense. They laughed amd laughed.
A WAITER approaches.
Waiter: (Tom Waits Cameo) We're closing now.
Lou: (checks watch) Hey, it's two in the morning!
Stu was busy paying the check. Lou and Macy exchange a warm smile.
CUT TO NEXT SCENE
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Still mad obviously.
Not Mad, Mad. Just mad for an episode. But still mad at you.
I think that would be overreacting.
I could smile.
You look like shit.
Everyone thinks so.
And I haven't properly apologized. Umm I paid ya in full already, did I
No. You still owe me heaps.
Punches him in the shoulder.
Yes. That should cover it.
(offers her hand) For real.
And you're finally admitting that I'm the more brilliant band member.
What the fuck. Who could say no to you?
Did you happen to find that cassette tape of something I made?
Why don't you use a computer like everybody else?
I do. But I taped something and I needed the sample.
I think I have it somewhere.
You didn't burn it or anything?
What am I an ex-boyfriend?
Like a drunken husband.
I didn't burn it. I thought I made it. Hmmm. You're diggin' my stuff.
Unintentional. Similarities to your work are just coincidental. Disclaimer
Like fuck it.
I'm just playing. I couldn't have done it myself.
Well, thank you then. I'm not usually generous with compliments.
Seriously, Do you have it with you?
The tape, asshole.
It's at Macy's.
Macy? You're girlfriend?
No. The one with the fanzine.. webpage.. underground mlaaghah (making funny sounds to finish the sentence.)
(playing) I was jealous for a while.
And how did it end up in her place?
I always crash there. Leave stuff.
And what does her boyfriend say.
How should I know asshole. I mean.. People shouldn't be letting you in their apartments. I mean look at you.
Fuck you. FYI, I'm harmless.
(Sighing) You are dear. You are
I'll drop it off your place. I usually get off at 12. So I'll be there, 12-ish?
Fine. I'll contact you. I'll hunt you down.