Post by Trai
CUT. TV SCREEN
The TV at the foot of Ferris' bed. The MTV logo is playing.
Ferris yanks open the drapes. The pall of the sickroom disappears in the brilliant glow of morning sunlight.
Incredible! One of the worst performances
of my career and they never doubted it
for a second.
(looks out the window)
What a beautiful day!
He turns from the window.
Parents always fall for the clammy hands.
It's physical evidence of illness. It's
a good, non-specific symptom. Parents are
generally pretty hip to the fever scams.
And to make them work you have to go a hundred
and one, hundred and two. You get a nervous
mother and you end up in a doctor's office
and that's worse than school.
He flips on his stereo and fills the room with the MTV broadcast. A NEW SONG begins.
Fake a stomach cramp and when you're
doubled over, moaning and wailing, just
lick your palms. It's a little stupid
and childish but then so if high school.
He equalizes the sound a little.
This is my ninth sick day with semester.
If I go for ten, I'm probably going to
have to barf up a lung. So, I absolutely
must make this one count.
He exits into the hallway.
Ferris walks into the bathroom. It's littered with Jean's debris. He turns on the shower water.
I don't care if you're fifty five
or seven, everybody needs a day off
now and then. It's a beautiful day.
How can I be expected to handle
You can check out this movie at the New Belgin Bike-In Cinema on August 13th. It’s good to take a day off now and then.