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.
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