Where I play out the movie of an unwritten memoir
LATE NIGHT – A RUNDOWN OLD THEATER
The camera pans in to find a man in his mid-40’s, JOHN, dressed in a tuxedo, asleep in a chair, drooling, a concent program in his hand. The sound of an orchestra tuning fills in the background. The camera zooms in on JOHN’s face as the sound fades.
Three taps interrupt the silence.
JOHN’s eyes snap open as the opening theme of Batzer’s First Symphony plays.
The camera follows JOHN running down the certer aisle of a theater as a cleaning crew enters. They wave as he passes.
The camera follows JOHN running through the streets of a small down as rain pours down and the symphony reaches a crescendo.
The music switches to Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way” as JOHN opens the door to a house, breathless with rainwater dripping from his suit.
Camera cuts to a group of 4 women and three men, all dressed in formal wear, sitting around a table.
Opening Credits Roll