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REWRITE (Screenplay)

REWRITE (Screenplay)



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A down and out screenplay writer's humbling journey through Hollywood egoes and the me industry. From a meager beginning to fame and fortune.
A down and out screenplay writer's humbling journey through Hollywood egoes and the me industry. From a meager beginning to fame and fortune.

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bySam Bass
Sam Bass2018 BroadwayLittle Rock, AR. 72206502/240-3253Sambass155@sbcglobal.netRegistered WGAw
REWRITEFADE IN:EXT. RURAL TWO LANE HIGHWAY - DAYThe scenery is baron. A few Yucca grow across the landscape.A HARLEY-DAVIDSON NIGHTSTER motorcycle and rider blast past aspeed limit sign.The speed limit sign wobbles on it's post from the windcreated by the passing motorcycle.SAM (V.O.)My name is Sam Bass. I'm ascreenplay writer and the poorbastard that gives his or her want-ta-be famous life to entertain you.Isn't that pathetic. It's a freakinstruggle. This is my miserablestory and the story of about a million other eraser heads. Enjoy.CLOSE ON THE SIGN - Speed Limit, 55.Suddenly a FORD COBRA MUSTANG blast past the speed limitsign.The motorcycle speeds over a hill with the Mustang closebehind.SAM BASS, a thirty something average man steps from the sideof the road. He unwraps a BAZOOKA BUBBLE GUM and pops it inhis mouth chewing. He pumps a shell in his military styleMOSSBERG pump shotgun and shots at the motorcycle as it getnear him.The motorcycle jerks to the side and goes down sliding alongthe highway with the rider under it. Sparks fly and the riderrolls to a stop.He is face to face with a lizard.The Cobra slams on the brakes and slides to a stop. Two menget out of the vehicle and start shooting at the downed bikerand Sam with their COLT forty-five automatics.The biker rolls to dodge the bullet. He gets up and limps toan out cropping of rocks for cover stilling dodging bullets.He takes out a RUGERnine millimeter automatic pistol andbegins to shoot at the two shooters.(CONTINUED)
The two men continue to shoot at the biker and Sam on theside of the road.Sam manages to get off two shoots before he is pinned downagain. Police sirens are heard.The two shooters get back in their Cobra and speed away.Sam stands and starts shooting at the biker. A voice is heardoff scene.DIRECTORCut, cut. You're suppose to say,You're done now ass hole.Sam looks toward the RED DIGITAL ONE CAMERA and the Directorsitting nearby.SAMSorry, I got wrapped up in the moment.The director rolls his eyes and takes a drink of SEVEN-UPsoda.DIRECTORLet's take it from the Cobradriving away.INT. CONVENIENCE STORE - MORNINGSam walks into a small neighborhood convenience store. Thestore is packed with LIQUOR, WINE, CIGARETTES, SOFT DRINKS,READING MATERIAL and FOOD PRODUCTS. A TV plays hanging from the wall behind the clerk.CLOSE ON THE TV - A news reporter is giving the news.TELEVISION NEWS REPORTERThe writer's strike is over and thesiticomsare back. The Writer'sGuild have come to an agreement with film Producer'srepresentatives today ending a yearlong strike...BURT KAHN, An average and happy thirty something immigrantclerk from India sits on a stool behind the counter. He turnsthe TV down. Burt looks up while setting a BUTTERFINGERcandydisplay down and speaks to Sam as he walks in speaking withan India accent.2.CONTINUED:(CONTINUED)

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