Saturday, September 25, 2010

Guess This Screenplay

Post by Trai Cartwright

Do you know what movie this screenplay is from?

INT. LOUNGE AT GRAND 8

Danny checks his watch -- 12:58 -- then the lounge around him: prison had more nightlife. He nurses a bourbon, folds back the New York Times and scans.

FRANK (O.S.)
Catching up on current events?
Danny lowers the paper; Frank is sitting across from him, changed out of his dealer's threads.

DANNY
Ramon?

FRANK
Glad to meet you. Frank Catton  wouldn't get by the gaming board.
(beat)
You just out?

DANNY
This afternoon.

FRANK
(re: Danny's drink and whereabouts)
And already turning over a new leaf.

Frank signals a passing waitress; she ignores him.

DANNY
(directly, this is why he's here)
You seen him?

FRANK
Last I heard he was in L.A. Teaching movie stars how to play cards.
(beat)
Why? You don't have something planned already?

DANNY
You kidding? I just became a citizen again.

Frank stares at Danny a moment, finally catches his eye, and Danny can't help but grin: of course he has.



Just cuz I watched “Ocean’s Eleven” again the other night – still an astonishing film.  Did you know that Brad Pitt’s part was originally written for a black man?  What black actor would you have cast in his place?

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3 comments:

bfav said...

Will Smith or Sam Jackson.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Lawrence Fishburn or Jamie Foxx.

Trai said...

I like all those suggestions, particularly Sam Jackson. He cools everything up!

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