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I just can´t stop loving you

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                       I JUST CAN´T STOP LOVING YOU

FADE IN:

EXT. PAULISTA AVENUE – SÃO PAULO – (2020) - DAY 

SIDEWALK

From the distance SERGIO, 49 years old, uses SUNGLASSES and walks through the crowd. Opposite him, another MAN#1 that uses LEATHER JACKET walks and smiles at him. For a moment, Sergio turns and observes MAN#1 that disappears in the crowd.        

CROSSWALK

Sergio waits traffic light open for pedestrians.

SUNGLASSES

A strange WIND blows at Sergio and he puts right hand on his face and removes it.

MATCH CUT:

SUNGLASSES

Appears again.

EXT. PAULISTA AVENUE – SÃO PAULO – (1987) - DAY

CROSSWALK

SERGIO, 16 years old, puts his SUNGLASSES on the left pocket of his shirt, which is wide open. He uses a white vest under the shirt and beside him, have a big handbag. Traffic light opens for pedestrians and Sergio gets his handbag and crosses avenue.

SIDEWALK

Sergio walks until the entrance of one OFFICE BUILDING.

INT. OFFICE BUILDING - LIFTS LOBBY – SÃO PAULO – (1987) – DAY

Sergio puts his handbag on the floor. The concierge Anthony, 36 years old, comes close.

       ANTHONY
Hey body… Show me that dance
again.

Sergio makes the MOONWALK.

       ANTHONY
Awesome.

       SERGIO
It´s moonwalk. You know… MJ.

       ANTHONY
MJ? Mick Jagger?

       SERGIO
No Dude. Mick Jagger it´s
like this...

Sergio wriggles his body, plays an air guitar and walks back.

       SERGIO (CONTINUES)
   (singing)
If you start me up
If you start me up
I´ll never stop.

Sergio run into a MAN#2 that uses OVERCOAT.

       SERGIO
Sorry Sir.

       MAN#2
People from the eighties...
Always shaking their bodies
in everywhere.

Sergio turns to MAN#2.

       SERGIO
People from the sixties…
Always using overcoat in
a warm day.

MAN#2 enters on the lift.

       MAN#2
Okay. I like you boy.

The lift closes doors and Sergio turns to Anthony.

       SERGIO
Who is him?

       ANTHONY
   (laughing)
You´re so funny. He is the
boss.

       SERGIO
Boss? Damn it! He´ll fire me.

       ANTHONY
He´ll not fire you because
you´re best person that
I know. Now tell me about
Silvia… Did you give her?

Sergio enters on the lift and presses seventh floor button.

       SERGIO
Trust me… Only one week
and she´ll fall into your
arms.

Anthony tries to visualize his desire and takes Silvia in his arms. Sergio observes Anthony and the lift closes doors.

OFFICE

Sergio puts HANDBAG on table, open it and gets an enormous old and heavy calculator. SILVIA, secretary, 28 years old, comes close.

       SILVIA
Are you crazy? It was only
to deliver an invoice and
calls to me and tell that
have another machine.

       SERGIO
Okay. I´m best office boy
of here and handsome man too.

       SILVIA
   (laughing)
Man? Little chick.
Handsome? In ten years
maybe.

Silvia shows one LETTER to him.

       SERGIO
It´s from Anthony. He
loves
You.

       SILVIA
Me? He don´t know me well
to love me.

       SERGIO
He wants to know you
well to loves you.

       SILVIA
Stop joking. How can I
fall in love for a poor
guy and illiterate too?

       SERGIO
Now you went very hard
on him. This is not the
Silvia that I know.

       SILVIA
Sorry. But he didn´t this.

Silvia takes the LETTER.

       SILVIA (CONTINUES)
   (reading)
“I just want to lay next
to you. For awhile. You
look so b
eautiful tonight.
Your eyes
so lovely. Your
mouth is
so sweet. A lot
of people
misunderstand me.
That´s
because they don’t
know me
at all. I just want
to
touch you and hold you.
I need you. God I need you
I love you so much”.

Silvia shows the letter again to Sergio.

       SILVIA
I knew. It´s you.
You did this.

       SERGIO
I only helped him. Anthony
truly loves you. Believe it.

       SILVIA
Get out of my way and open
the window. It´s so hot here.

Sergio goes to window and open it. Then he puts his arms on window.

OUTSIDE

POINT OF VIEW - SERGIO

He observes PAULISTA AVENUE and the same place at SIDEWALK that he usually crosses.

EXT. PAULISTA AVENUE – SÃO PAULO – (2020) – DAY – CONTINUES

CROSSWALK

Sergio, 49 years old,  puts his right hand on his face and removes your SUNGLASSES. He gets his NORMAL GLASSES from your shirt pocket with his left hand and put on his face. After that, he puts your SUNGLASSES with right hand on shirt pocket.

POINT OF VIEW – SERGIO

Across PAULISTA AVENUE he observes one WINDOW on seventh floor of OFFICE BUILDING.

BACK TO SCENE

The traffic light opens for pedestrians and Sergio crosses PAULISTA AVENUE.

SIDEWALK

Near there, SIEDAH, street musician, 23 years old, prepares your violin and she plays an introduction of song. Sergio stops in front of her.

       SERGIO
This song… It´s--

       SIEDAH
MJ... Would you like to sing
it with me?

       SERGIO
I can´t. It still hurt me.
What´s your name?

       SIEDAH
Siedah. My mother--

       SERGIO
I know. Your mother choose
that name because--

       SIEDAH
MJ… He touched her and I think
that he touched you too. Listen 
to me, MJ is alive inside of me,
my mother, you and millions of
people around the world. You
have to put it out your pain
singing with me this song.
Let´s sing…

INT. OFFICE BUILDING – SÃO PAULO – (1987) – DAY – CONTINUES

Silvia is on her table and talks on the phone. Sergio continues on the window and observes outside. A strange WIND blows on his face. Silvia hang up the phone and turns on radio.

       RADIO PRESENTER#1
I wanna say that city is hidden
in smog yet, but don´t worry
because the new single of Michael
Jackson will save your day. In one
minute… Don´t go away.

Silvia increases the volume of radio.

       SILVIA
New song... MJ. I´m so excited.

Sergio continues on the window and observes outside.

       SILVIA
Hey body! MJ. MJ. New song.
Don´t you… Excited?

       SERGIO
I don´t know. This wind…
So weird. It have something
there, outside, that I don´t
understand.

The song from the radio invades office.

       MICHAEL JACKSON
   (singing)
Each time the wind blows
I hear your voice so
I call your name
Whispers at morning
Our love is dawning
Heaven´s glad you came
You know how I feel
This thing can´t go wrong
I´m so proud to say
I love you
Your love´s got me high
I long to get by
This time is forever
Love is the answer

       SIEDAH GARRETT
   (singing)
I hear your voice now
You are my choice now
The love you bring
Heaven´s in my heart
At your call
I hear harps,
And angels sing

EXT. PAULISTA AVENUE – SÃO PAULO – (2020) – DAY – CONTINUES

SIDEWALK

       SIEDAH
   (singing)
You know how I feel
This thing can´t go wrong
I can´t live my life
Without you

       SERGIO
   (singing)
I just can´t hold on

       SIEDAH
   (singing)
I feel we belong

       SERGIO
   (singing)
My life ain´t worth living
If I can´t be with you

       SIEDAH AND SERGIO
   (singing)
I just can´t stop loving you
I just can´t stop loving you
And if I stop
Then tell me just what
Will I do

       SIEDAH
   (singing)
Cause, I just can´t stop loving you…

       SERGIO
Thank you Siedah.

Sergio smiles and hugs Siedah. THE SCREEN FREEZES.

FADE OUT.

THE END.

Copyright 2020/9.337
by Sergio Clemente
www.screenplayhouse.com.br 

 

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