NOTÍCIA:
The Idiot Box

TítuloThe Idiot Box
FotoFoto
Notícia

THE IDIOT BOX

 

FADE IN:

EXT. RETIRED COLONY - GARDEN - DAY 

Some noises of a rain that falls and the angle OPEN TO REVEAL a garden. In foreground (f.g.) rain drops keep falling on a leaf. From the distance we can observe a huge window and after sometime a nurse appears and close the curtain.

A DROP

Falls on another leaf near the window.

MATCH CUT:

A DROP

Appears again.

INT. RETIRED COLONY - KITCHEN - DAY

A nurse, NICKI, black woman, 35 years old, drips A DROP of medicine in a glass. After that, she puts it together with another glasses on a tray and takes it.

LIVING ROOM

Right corner, ALICIA, black woman, 89 years old, is on a armchair and in front of her, on another armchair, PRISSY, black woman, 119 years old. Prissy sleeps. In the middle of them, have a big COUCH: RACHEL, black woman, 88 years old, sits next to CINDY, white woman, 89 years old that sits next to RHETT, white man, 93 years old that sits next to ILSA, white woman, 90 years old that sits next to SALLY, white woman, 95 years old.

NICKI ENTERS with the tray and serves the medicine to them.

       CINDY
Nicki... Why you closed
the curtain?  

       NICKI
It's raining cats and dogs.
You guys could get a flu.

       CINDY
What's wrong with the rain?
What's wrong with us?

       RACHEL
Cindy... Don't be polemic.

Nicki walks to the curtain and open it. Alicia watches Nicki's ass and turns to Rachel.

       ALICIA
Did you see it? That
big and shaped ass.
If I have one of this,
I could get the world. 

       ILSA
She's not a prostitute.
She's a nurse.

       RACHEL
Oh yes! I've got my man
shaking mine. After that
he changed me for another
girl that used to be
busty. 

       SALLY
Not only by butt, lives 
a man.

Ilsa stand up and turns to show your ass.

       ILSA
I would have a big and
shaped ass, like Nicki.
But always, it's just a
closed drawer.

       CINDY
Sit down Ilsa. You
look like a stripper.

Ilsa sits down again.

       ALICIA
What do you think Rhett?
Do you prefer a closed
drawer or a big and
shaped ass?

       RHETT
I don't know.

       SALLY
Rhett is a gentleman.

       RACHEL
What about you Prissy?
What do you think?

Prissy sleeps.

       ILSA
She's dead?

       SALLY
No Ilsa. She's sleeping.

       CINDY
Sleeping to die.

       ALICIA
How old are her?

       RACHEL
I don't know. Nicki...
How old are Prissy?

Nicki comes back to the living room with the TV CONTROL.

       NICKI
Confidential. Ok Guys.
It's time to watch TV.
Today I'll give the
control to--

       ALICIA
Me again.

       NICKI
No Alicia. You just want
to watch Oprah Show.

Nicki gives the control to Sally and leaves the room. Cindy turns to her.

       CINDY
You should give the
control to Rhett. He's
never chosen.

       RHETT
It's ok. I don't mind.

       ALICIA
Turns on this TV and
put it on the Oprah.

Sally turns on the TV and they watches cook show.

       RACHEL
Oh no. I hate cooking
show. Everybody in the
world wants to cook.
But they don't want to
wash the dishes.

       ILSA
Change Sally.

Sally changes the channel and they watches Frank Sinatra Live 1973 that sings "Let me try again".

       SALLY
Now, This here is worth
a look.
   (singing)
I know I said that I was leaving
But I just couldn't say good-bye.

       ILSA
   (singing)
It was only self-deceiving
To walk away from someone who
Means everything in life to you.

       RACHEL
   (singing)
You learn from every lonely day
I've learned and I've come back
to stay.

       ALICIA
   (singing)
Let me try again;
Let me try again.
Think of all we had before,
Let me try once more.
 

       SALLY
   (singing)
We can have it all,
You and I again.

       ILSA
   (singing)
Just forgive me or I'll die.

       RACHEL
   (singing)
Let me try again.

Rhett cries.

       SALLY
Rhett! Are you ok?

       RHETT
I've got to get out of here.

Rhett stand up and go to the WINDOW. Sally stand up but Cindy blocks her.

       CINDY
Sits down Sally. He
wants to be alone.
He'll be fine. How
deep is your love.

Ilsa gets the TV control, changes the channel and they watches the movie "Lilies of the field" with Sidney Poitier that do Homer Smith. He sings "AMEN" with some nuns.

       RACHEL
Damn! I love this man.

       ILSA
Me too. He's gorgeous.

       CINDY
A very talented man.

       SALLY
A man that we need.

       ALICIA
All right. If he want to
visit my bed In The Heat
Of The Night... I could
say "AMEN". What do you
think Prissy?

Prissy wakes up.

       PRISSY
Idiot box!

Everybody laughs.

ON THE WINDOW

Rhett observe the garden.

OUTSIDE

Rain drops keep falling on a LEAF near the window and after a moment, the rain stops.

INSIDE

Rhett smiles.

 

FADE OUT.

 

THE END

by sergio clemente.
copyright www.bn.gov.br number: 7.515/19

CLIQUE AQUI PARA VER MAIS NOTÍCIAS.

Comentários:

Curta nossa página no facebook.