Friday, January 7, 2011
FADE UP FROM BLACK. INTERIOR. AFTERNOON.
Overhead establishing shot of two men talking in a coffee shop. They sit opposite each other and exemplify both perfect posture and attentive interest. By their costumes we assume that they are coaches at a university somewhere, perhaps in the Southwest. Students pass in the background, talking, laughing, carrying books, looking up sporadically from their cell phones. The school colors appear to be plaid and paisley.
One of the men removes his cap, runs his fingers through his jet black hair, and replaces the cap at a casual angle, adjusting it with both hands.
MAN WITH CAP.
All right then, how is this? The world is basically a forced labor camp
from which the workers-perfectly innocent-are led forth by lottery, a
few each day, to be executed. I don't think that this is the way that I
see it. I think that it is the way that it is. Are there alternate views? Of
course. Will any of them stand close scrutiny? No.
MAN WITHOUT CAP
You are always free to change your mind and select a different future or
a different past.
Wasn't it Blake that said, 'To change one's life one must do three
things: Start immediately, do it flamboyantly and that there are no
Or, Woody Allen: 'More than any other time in human history, man
faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter
hopelessness, and the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we
have the wisdom to choose correctly.'
Ah, yes, but it's no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years while
saying, "Really I was meant to be a ballet dancer". By that time pigs
will be your style.
Tis a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the
best, you will very often get it.
But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is
demonstrating that you know it.
Should we be heading out?
Now or never.
Do or die.
Rock 'n Roll.
Both men take a last swig of their coffee and rise. A path is magically opened in the coffee shop as they head towards the door. They are smiling and nodding affirmations to the students as they walk. At the door NO CAP opens and holds the door for CAP to exit.
Sometimes the difference between high definition video of the road and the real road, is somewhat obscured.
With generous appreciation, respect and gratitude to: Cormac McCarthy, William Shakespeare, John-Roger & Peter McWiliams, Richard Bach, Daniel Gilbert and Pete Egoscue.
FADE TO BLACK.