Film & TV

#Television

Mon, Nov 2nd, 1998 03:00 by Jeff Wright ARTICLE

I'm writing this on very little sleep. Friday night I went to bed around 3. Woke up on Saturday at 9:30, I worked all day, then my friend came over to watch some movies for Halloween and left around 4 in the morning, so that's when I went to sleep. I had to be up the next day at 10. Once up, I went and helped my friend shoot a film for school (things went very wrong, and it would almost be another article), went to a movie cuz I was in the neighbourhood and finally went to sleep around 1. I woke up at 10 this morning, it's 2:30 right now, and I've been working on the movie news website thing that is hopefully linked somewhere in this issue (just in case - http://www.members.xoom.com/the4thworld/coolnewsX12.htm), and writing up the movie suggestions for this issue since then. Actually, that isn't that bad as far as amount of sleep goes, but I'm EXAUSTED none the less, and I have to work 6 hours in about an hour.

Here's my idea since I don't have the time to sit down and write a huge article on film & tv (which I would love to do). How about we write a film script through CoN. I'll write the first couple of pages now, then people can send in the next section of the script (no longer than 5) and all the folks of CoN plus myself can vote on which person's entry we like the most and put it in the next issue. Then we repeat the process each issue until we've got a feature length screenplay which would have to belong to CoN I guess because of legal shit. So if you send something in, you have to agree that it becomes the writing of CoN. This sounds really bad, but I know that there can be some ugly legal suits over scripts and whatnot. I think this will be fun, and a neat way for some people who haven't written a script before, to test the waters. So anyways, here's my part:

INT. POLICE STATION. DAY.

A COP brings in a criminal to be booked. The criminal turns around real slow, and stares at the cop dead in the eyes. The cop whips him back around. The criminal starts to slowly turn around again. This time when the cop tries to turn him around, the criminal doesn't budge. The cop pulls out his club. The criminal headbutts the cop, then beats him to death with the club. He grabs the cop's gun, and the handcuff keys. He walks out of the station, pointing the gun at everyone, without even saying a word. He then runs and hails a cab, which takes him away from the station.

EXT. A PARK. DAY.

A cop posts up a wanted poster for the criminal. We find out his name is GABRIEL MUNSOARNOTT. And that he's a wanted arsonist.

INT. AN APARTMENET. DAY.

the apartment belongs to Gabriel's sister JUILA. Gabriel is giving her a brief case full of money.

GABRIEL

Keep this for me.

JULIA

No! It's not my money.

GABRIEL

Yes it is. Well most of it is. I need some of it to live off of until next week.

JULIA

What's happening next week?

GABRIELA big score. I'm getting rid of a building for 500 thou.

JULIA

What kind of a building?

GABRIEL

Hospital.

JULIA

What? That's fucking sick.

GABRIEL

I'm gonna pull the fire alarm first. I don't want people to die.

JULIA

Then why are you doing it. It'll take forever to evacuate the hospital. They'll know there isn't a fire before everyone is out. Then they'll start back in, and you'll have to actually start the fire.

GABRIEL

I guess some of them'll have to die then. I need the money. I'm going to start my own business with it. It'll get me away from this sort of work. No more arson for me.

JULIA

Except for when you're with your fucking friends. Then there's a lot of arse on. Fucking fags.

GABRIEL

Fuck you. Tony's gay. None of the other guys are. You think that just because we hang around with him... never mind.

JULIA

I'm kidding. Shit.

GABRIEL

Anyways, I gotta go.

JULIA

To get some matches?

GABRIEL

If that's what you want to believe, fine.

JULIA

Don't burn down any churches on the way to the store.

GABRIEL

You're such a bitch.

JULIA

And you're such an asshole. But I love you.

GABRIEL

Love you to sis. See ya.

Gabriel and Julia kiss, and Gabriel leaves..

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