Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Very Woody Thanksgiving Film

Post By Trai Cartwright


INT. HANNAH'S DINING ROOM - NIGHT

The table is beautifully set for Thanksgiving dinner,
complete with candles, flowers, cut crystal, china, and
silver.  Hannah's children are playing in the room as Hannah
enters, carrying a huge roast turkey.  Behind her is Holly,
carrying a casserole.  Hannah's parents can still be heard
singing in the background.

                         HANNAH
                   (to the children)
            Watch out, you guys.  Beep-beep!

                         HOLLY
                   (overlapping)
            Oh, your kids are so adorable.

                         CHILDREN
                   (walking through the doorway)
            Bye!  Bye!

                         HOLLY
                   (putting down her
                   bowl on the table)
            God, it gets so lonely on the
            holidays.

                         HANNAH
                   (setting down the
                   turkey on the opposite
                   end of the table)
            Oh, gosh.  Well, you know, that's
            why I invited Phil Gammage tonight.

As the sisters talk, the piano music stops.  There's the
sound of light applause as Evan begins a new song, faintly
heard in the dining room.

                         HOLLY
                   (grimacing, reacting
                   to Hannah)
            Oh, Hannah!

                         HANNAH
                   (overlapping)
            It's, uh, you never know--

                         HOLLY
                   (interrupting, gesturing)
            He's such a loser!

                         HANNAH
            He's not a loser at all!

                         HOLLY
                   (shaking her head)
            Oh, he's such a loser!

What’s this Thanksgiving-themed movie?

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2 comments:

Kay Theodoratus said...

Hannah and Her Sisters? ... Was that a Woody Allen movie? asks the non-movie goer.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Kay's good! I saw that movie on cross-country flight many years ago but remember very little about it.

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