Thursday, 25 April 2013

L'idee


This is an expansion of L'idee which I have posted before. This version is tailored towards my impending coursework which is focused on making a full length film. This is the first scene, with inciting incident in L'idee. I do however plan to edit this version to make it suitable for short film in the near future.

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L’idée

FADE IN:

INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY


On an old wooden chair CERVELLO, a young man with wild hair, heavy eyes and a scraggly beard, stares blankly into nothing.

Cervello contorts his face as if in pain.

He shakes his head and continues to stare blankly into nothing.

Cervello raises his left hand to his ear and begins to rub his index and middle finger against his thumb. He clenches his fist very quickly and then, when he reopens his hand, begins to start clicking his fingers to a slow, steady beat.

Whilst continuing to click with his left hand Cervello then raises his right hand and begins to click both his hands into a rhythm.

As the rhythm begins to speed up he starts to stamp his foot onto an old wooden box and incorporate it into the tune.

Cervello bobs his head to beat and starts whistling as the tune gets faster and faster.

As the tune intensifies to a point where he can no longer keep up to he stops, stands up and kicks the chair over.

Breathing at an excessive rate Cervello stares at the chair enraged. As he composes himself, he tightens his tie and checks his blazer is straight and buttoned up.

Cervello spins around flexes, stretches and takes a take breath through his nostrils.

Music then begins to blare out and Cervello dances without any inhibition, as if he is in ecstasy and leaping around without a single care.

                   CERVELLO (V.O.)
          That moment.


Cervello is now reaching new levels of excitement and can hardly contain himself as his dancing gets more erratic and expressive.

                        CERVELLO (V.O.)
          When an idea hits you.

INT. WOODEN FLOOR- NIGHT


An old fashioned light bulb sparks on.

INT. SHOWER- DAY


There is someone in shower whose eyes are closed as the water pours down on them. They then open their eyes and swing their hands to their head and gasp.

EXT. STREET- DAY


There is an EXCITED MAN dashing through an empty, desolate street shouting.

                   EXCITED MAN
          Eureka!

EXT. ORCHARD- DAY


An apple is dropped by someone on a ladder and smashes on the ground

EXT. CAMPSITE- DAY


A fire starter is struck and sparks erupt off it.

INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY


Cervello dances in excitement then flicks up the chair with his foot.

Cervello parades around the chair.

                   CERVELLO (V.O)
          Is unlike any other.

EXT. PARK- DAY


A YOUNG HANDSOME MAN, an attractive blonde guy, in his early 20’s, is in his own little world and has his head hanging down until he sees the feet of the BEAUTIFUL LADY a few paces away.

The Young Handsome Man then stops suddenly in his tracks.

He starts to very slowly; raise his gaze from the Beautiful Lady’s feet, up her legs, onto her torso and her chest.

The Young Handsome Man then locks eyes with the Beautiful Lady and they smile awkwardly at each other.

As they realise they are staring at each other, they avert their gazes in embarrassment.

Then as they look up and smile at each other again the Young Handsome Man and the Beautiful Lady walk towards each other.

                   YOUNG HANDSOME MAN
          Hi.

                   BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
          Hi.

They stare at each other longingly.

FADE OUT:

INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY


Cervello is attempting to dance with some fancy footwork to the music but is failing miserably.

It does not faze him and he continues to dance fervently.

                   CERVELLO (V.O)
It’s as if you have been possessed by a demon

INT. BEDROOM- NIGHT


A possessed girl leaps out of her bed in shock and begins to cackle.

The possessed girl gets fully out of her bed and drops to her knees and her cackle intensifies.

INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY


Cervello is now dripping in sweat and is forced to take a break after a final leap and flurry.

Cervello is panting as sweat drips off his hair and is bent over with his hands on his knees in exasperation.

                   CERVELLO (V.O.)
          Who pokes your heart with his trident.

INT. CAVE- NIGHT


A man dressed in a very unconvincing devil costume is smirking as he throws his plastic trident into the ground.

As the trident hits the floor it shatters on the floor.

The man is holds his stomach and laughs silently.

The man proceeds to trample the pieces of the trident with his feet.

INT. EMPTY ROOM. DAY


Cervello is still bent over exasperated and takes one large breath in and swallows it.

Cervello, with sweat still streaming off him, stares into the distance and begins to calm. His breaths become shallower as he fixes his concentration.

                   CERVELLO (V.O.)
          And conjures the hellfire within.

INT. RECPTION ROOM- NIGHT


A gas fire ignites and flames spurt out.

INT. THEATER- NIGHT


A figure in silhouette screams and punches through the paper it is behind.
INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY


Cervello is on the floor curled into a ball, rocking back and forth with sweat dripping off him.

A door opens and a shaft of light falls upon Cervello who is on the floor. He looks towards the door timidly in fear.

THE MYSTERIOUS MAN, a bald man with a black beard in his 40s who is dressed very smartly, begins to stroll towards Cervello with his boots echoing loudly as he moves.

The mysterious man squats down next to Cervells, pulls a pen out of his pocket and gestures to Cervello to take it.

Cervello ignores the mysterious man and spits towards the mysterious man’s shoes.

The mysterious man glances at his shoes as the spit rolls off them and begins to grimace. He opens his mouth as if he is about to speak but stops himself.

The mysterious man stands up and stares directly into Cervello’s face then spits onto it.

Cervello convulses in repulsion as he wipes the spittle from his face.

The mysterious man smiles, drops the pen in front of Cervello and proceeds to beat Cervello mercilessly.

                   CERVELLO (V.O.)
But not everyone likes ideas. No. In fact many people can’t tolerate them. To them they are bitter, and leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

EXT. LEMON TREE- DAY


A man bites into a lemon, gags at the taste and spits it out.
The lemon is thrown to the floor and as it hits the floor the man crushes the lemon with his heavy boots.

                   CERVELLO (V.O)
They bring trouble, change and unwanted progress.

EXT. PLAZA- NIGHT


There is a large pile of books burning as men in army uniforms continue to add to the fire.

An old man stares with a tear rolling down his eyes as he watches the books burn.

Two men in army uniforms then approach him from being and escort him away into shadows. Then shots are heard.

EXT. CITY- DAY


A large protest is occurring in the middle of a city.

Police come charging in and begin to beat back the protesters with excessive force.

There is a protester on floor being beaten by a policeman with a baton.

INT. OFFICE- DAY

An executive, with a glass of red wine in his hand stares out at the protest.

The executive lights up a cigar and chuckles heartily to himself.

INT. EMPTY ROOM- DAY

The mysterious delivers one last blow to Cervello, who is covered in blood and is choking on the floor hardly able to move.

As Cervello spits out blood onto the floor the mysterious man rolls him over, takes hold of Cervello’s hand and opens it up.

He places the pen in Cervello’s hand and lays a contact at his side entitled, ‘Declaration of Silence’.



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