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Edited Seven

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 SEVEN
by Andrew Kevin Walker
8/8/94NOTE: THE HARD COPY OF THIS SCRIPT CONTAINED SCENENUMBERS.THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR THIS SOFT COPY.
Music: slight hissing, siren, horn blowing twice and held.
1. 
INT. OLD HOUSE
DAY
Interior Kitchen
 — 
DAY(0-1:05)
(FADE IN: Stationary camera shot at mid height through an open muntined door)
Sunlight comes through the window. 
Sunlight comes througha curtained kitchen window above the sink. Kitchen is white, cabinet doors are openglassed. There is a chess board on the kitchen table)(Camera is centered on the back of a man in a white, long sleeved business shirt withrolled sleeves walking to the sink with a coffee mug in his right hand.)(diegetic sounds of feet, and liquid from cup)
 SOMERSET, 45,
Somerset, 45, walks to the sink and empties his mug. Hereaches for the coffee pot with his left hand and empties its contents and places it in thesink. Coffee pot was ¼ full. He runs water into the pot. He turns and starts to button hissleeves. He is wearing a watch on his left hand.(diegetic sounds of liquid from pot and faucet, clink of pot and cup, sounds O.S. from atelevision set.)
 
INT. Bedroom 
 — 
Day
(M.S.)Medium shot from behind of Somerset tying his tie in the mirror
 — 
torso, and chin.His shirt sleeves are buttoned and he is wearing suspenders.(MCU over the shoulder of Somerset straightening his tie in the mirror)(diegetic sounds of fabric from friction between tie/shirt, street sounds, car honking, andmuted television from O.S.)(Cut to C.U. of dresser top
 — 
from left to right: Rose wall paper square on whitehandkerchief, keys/badge, knife, pen, case)Right hand grabs keys and jostles keys fromdresser.(Diegetic sounds of keys jingling)Left hand grabs badge. Right Hand grabsknife, Left hand grabs pen. (Cut to MCU of over the shoulder of Somerset putting the pen in his left breast pocket(diegetic sounds of tinkling keys and items slid across wood)
 
(CU of Somerset’s legs standing next to a bed with a suitcoat laid out on the white
bedspread. The room is lit by sunlight through the curtained bedroom window and alamp.)Somerset picks a piece of lint off the left shoulder and brushes the left side of the jacketwith his hand. He picks it up by the collar and puts it on. He walks over to the right andclicks off the lamp on the nightstand. On the nightstand is a lamp, clock, and metradome.
2. I NT. TENEMENT APARTMENT
DAY (1:05-
 (
eye level M.S. of body of a man in his underwear and t-shirt, lying face down on a tiledfoor. Body is in shadows, blood pooling on the left side of the screen under his crookedleft arm. A chair and window are in front of him)
(O.S. Police radio:…code blu
e..)
TAYLOR(O.S.)Neighbors heard them screaming ateach otherlikefor two hours. It was nothing new. Thenthey heard the gun go off. Both barrels.
(MLS)
Somerset
,in a trench coat and hat, hands in his pocket, walks through a litdoorway into a dimly lit room, looking to his right at the wall. His face is initially lit, andthen goes into shadow as he progresses.(The shot captures a refrigerator, withrectangular pieces of paper attached by magnets. Somerset walks past a hanging lightoverhead at his left)(diegetic noise of 
stands before a wall which is stained by astar-burst ofblood. A body lies on the floor under a sheet. Asawed-offshotgun lies not far from the body. The apartmentis gloomy.DETECTIVE TAYLOR, 52, stands on the other side ofthe room, looksthrough a notepad.TAYLOR (O.S.)
Crime of Passion
SOMERSET
Yeah
.
Just look at all thatpassionon that wall. Somerset looks to the left.(Taylor is framed in the light, in a doorway behind him)(diegetic sound of walking and police band)TAYLOR
Yeah. Well it’s a done deal. All but the paperwork.
 (Taylor is walking forward while Somerset pauses by the refrigerator on the right and
 
stops. He takes a out pair of glasses, puts them on and bends down to look at a paper onthe refrigerator. Taylor adjusts his pants in the background
 — 
out of focus)
 SOMERSET
(
MCU
of Somerset looking at paper, capturing an out of focus Taylor betweenrefrigerator and Somerset
)The
kid see it
? 
TAYLOR(same shot, Taylor raises his lefthand, and runs it down his jawWhat?SOMERSETThe Kid?
(M.S
. of Taylor just outside the door
 — 
framed by the doorway by the staircase. A Bloodsplatter is on the window shade of the room behind him. His right hand is on his belt, his jacket is shoved behind his hand. His service revolver and badge are visible on his belt.)TAYLOR
What kind of fucking question is that? Huh!Youknow, weareallgonna bereal gladwhen we getrid of you, Somerset. You know that?
(cut to a
MS
of Somerset slowly rising, with his left hand on his glasses)
It's always these questions with you... "Did thekid see it?" Who gives a fuck? He's dead. His wifekilled him.
(diegetic sounds of door slamming)(cut back to MS of Taylor, turning to walk back into the murder room)
Anything else has nothing to do with us.
(diegetic sound of feet on the staircase)(MLS of 
DETECTIVE DAVID MILLS, 31,
running up the stairs, to the right,facing camera as TAYLOR, to the left, leaves facing away from the camera. Taylorwatches Mills assend. Mills does a double take of Taylor)
 M.S. ofDETECTIVE DAVID MILLS, 31,
at the top of the staircase. 
Mills is muscular and handsome. He looks back atTaylor, then
intothe kitchen. He is more fashionably dressed than the other twoofficers. He puts his hands the pockets of his coat. He is chewing gum
.Somerset stares at therefrigeratorshowing no reaction to Taylor's tantrum.MILLSDetectiveSomerset?

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