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Action Notes A toy robot with a screw being retightened

Action Notes A young LB?s eyes concentrated

Action Notes From above we see the young LB working on a blanket at the end of his bed. His tools lay around him as well as a laptop compute

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Action Notes Close up on LB typing commands on the keyboard L-I-V-E-(SPACE)-T-H-E-(SPACE)-L-I-F -E-(SPACE)-Y-O-U-(SPACE)W-E-R-E-(SPACE)-M-E-N-T-(SPACE)-T-O -(SPACE)-L-I-V-E-(ENTER)-(ENTER)

Action Notes LB?s father looks in from behind the doorway

Action Notes LB unplugs the robot

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Action Notes and puts it down

Action Notes He waits

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Action Notes The robot wakes up throwing its hands in the air

Action Notes Close up of LB?s father hand as scruffs up LBs hair

Action Notes LB looks up and smile

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Action Notes LB looks at the robot as it struts up and down.

Action Notes (fade out of dream)

Action Notes The present day LB?s eye flickers. His eyes are open as he dreams

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Action Notes He lies on his back on the bed. Like a comatose

Action Notes The cat alarm rings.

Action Notes LB is sitting up on the end of his bed. Back to us. Head down.

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Action Notes We hear the shower running and we see his work clothes all folded up on a chair.

Action Notes (We move in a handheld camera style) LB puts on his jacket and moves towards the kitchen bench.

Action Notes LB moves closer to the kettle

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Action Notes LB flicks the kettles on switch

Action Notes LB walks O/C (Camera moves up?)

Action Notes (Camera continues to move up and over table)

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Action Notes LB walks in holding a box of cereal and a bowl

Action Notes A bowl and spoon are thrown on the table

Action Notes Box of fruit loops put down next to it

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Action Notes LB yawns

Action Notes Opens up the fridge

Action Notes Puts the milk down on the bench

Notes (note: We see a calendar with the date 2079)

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Action Notes From outside LB?s apartment we look through the window and see him waiting for the kettle to boil.

Action Notes Train power lines

Action Notes LB leans against the train station shelter. Smoke drifting from the cigarette

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Action Notes He reaches up and grabs the cigarette

Action Notes The butt is tossed at his feet

Action Notes We see his waist move between people

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Action Notes The train arrives. LB stands in front of everyone

Action Notes The words ?keep clear? are at his feet

Action Notes LB is looking at them as if it means something

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Action Notes He scoffs at the thought and moves on the train

Action Notes With everyone else LB boards the train

Action Notes The last passenger enters and the doors close

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Action Notes The girl next to the spare seat shifts over as LB sits down

Action Notes LB is sits with no worry about personal space of others. With no real concern for others

Action Notes Across from where LB is sitting we stare out the window as the world moves by. ?Broken? is written on the mans shirt

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Action Notes head up against the window

Action Notes he begins to slouch

Action Notes He slouches over and looks down

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Action Notes We stare at LB?s shoes

Action Notes An empty water bottle rolls into LB?s shoe

Action Notes LB just stares at it

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Action Notes From above we look down at the tracks

Action Notes The train arrives and the passengers elite

Action Notes LB stands amongst the crowd at the crosswalk

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Action Notes The walk light changes from red to green

Action Notes Legs move past on the road

Action Notes Top view of the crowd moving across the road

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Action Notes We follow LB from behind as he walks along

Action Notes He turns to look back at us

Action Notes We leave him and begin to move up

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Action Notes and up to LBs office building

Action Notes t holds, on the wall, the phrase ?keeping you connected?

Action Notes (3 way split) of the up button being pushed

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Action Notes 3 way split) of three elevators (LB in the middle elevator)

Action Notes Top view of the cubicle rat race. The elevator doors open and we move in on LB

Action Notes LB enters his cubicle

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Action Notes LB sits down

Action Notes opens up his eyes

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Action Notes (15 way split) 8:30 is read on every clock

Action Notes 15 way split) 15 different hands click their mouse buttons

Action Notes (15 way split) 15 computer displays ?System start?

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Action Notes (15 way split) 15 computer displays ?RUNNING?. The little blue box moves up

Action Notes (15 way split) 15 employees (including LB) stare blankly towards us

Dialogue SARAH IN CHARGE OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING (o/c) Well Thomas I?m here to break you in.

Action Notes LB hand on his head stares at the computer screen. Thomas and Sarah enter the cubicle behind next to LB

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Dialogue THOMAS o/c Cool, so this is my cubicle yeah? SARAH o/c Yep welcome to your new home. Feel free to add a little bit of decoration we like to encourage personal style Action Notes LB yawns

Dialogue THOMAS o/c Rad I?ve got posters at home that? So hey Sarah what exactly do I do? I mean it was explained? SARAH o/c That?s quite all right your job is to watch this computer screen and make sure no irregularities pop up. If on the rare chance that this occurs you are to call services, report the problem then follow their directions and that?s pretty much it. Action Notes LB looks around his plain looking cubicle

Dialogue THOMAS o/c Rad I?ve got posters at home that? So hey Sarah what exactly do I do? I mean it was explained? SARAH o/c That?s quite all right your job is to watch this computer screen and make sure no irregularities pop up. If on the rare chance that this occurs you are to call services, report the problem then follow their directions and that?s pretty much it. Action Notes LB looks around his plain looking cubicle

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Dialogue THOMAS o/c Rad I?ve got posters at home that? So hey Sarah what exactly do I do? I mean it was explained? SARAH o/c That?s quite all right your job is to watch this computer screen and make sure no irregularities pop up. If on the rare chance that this occurs you are to call services, report the problem then follow their directions and that?s pretty much it.

Dialogue THOMAS o/c Sound pretty cruisey SARAH o/c (she stresses this point to Thomas and our audience) But important Thomas. Everything is connected and it is our job to make sure it stays that way Action Notes LB stretches his neck

Dialogue THOMAS o/c Sound pretty cruisey SARAH o/c (she stresses this point to Thomas and our audience) But important Thomas. Everything is connected and it is our job to make sure it stays that way Action Notes LB stretches his neck

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Dialogue THOMAS o/c Sound pretty cruisey SARAH o/c (she stresses this point to Thomas and our audience) But important Thomas. Everything is connected and it is our job to make sure it stays that way Action Notes LB stretches his neck

Dialogue THOMAS o/c Sound pretty cruisey SARAH o/c (she stresses this point to Thomas and our audience) But important Thomas. Everything is connected and it is our job to make sure it stays that way Action Notes LB stretches his neck

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Action Notes The lights flicker as the ?bomp? of an error message is heard

Action Notes ?! Service counter production OK?? error message is on screen

Dialogue L.B. Hey this is Jeffries, 1979. I just received a 29? yeah I?m just going to close it?

Action Notes LB talks to management on the phone

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Dialogue L.B. Hey this is Jeffries, 1979. I just received a 29? yeah I?m just going to close it?

Dialogue L.B. yeah it should be fine. Yeah it closed ok. Computer still rolling?

Dialogue L.B. yeah it should be fine. Yeah it closed ok. Computer still rolling?

Action Notes LB talks to management on the phone

Action Notes the mouse cursor moves across screen

Action Notes and shuts down the window

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Dialogue L.B. I?ll go report it now, bye.

Action Notes With a clunk the phone is hung up

Action Notes LB flicks a switch on the end of his desk

Action Notes We see LB from behind at the computer screen finishing up on the phone

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Action Notes The switch turns on a light on the top corner of his cubicle

Action Notes LB continues to watch the screen

Dialogue MICHELE Hey L.B. L.B. I just had a 29 so I have to go report it. Can you take over?

Action Notes Michelle turns up

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Dialogue MICHELE Whoa no shit. So things do happen around here? L.B. Not often

Dialogue MICHELE Whoa no shit. So things do happen around here? L.B. Not often

Dialogue MICHELE Whoa no shit. So things do happen around here? L.B. Not often

Action Notes LB moves past Michelle (close and intimate) into the cubicle corridor

Action Notes LB moves past Michelle (close and intimate) into the cubicle corridor

Action Notes LB moves past Michelle (close and intimate) into the cubicle corridor

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Action Notes LB walks towards us as the background fades out

Action Notes LB walks towards us as the background fades out

Action Notes LB walks towards us as the background fades out

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Action Notes then he begins to fall backwards

Action Notes then he begins to fall backwards

Action Notes n a change of shot (FROM OFFICE TO BEDROOM) LB falls back on his bed the room rotates around

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Action Notes n a change of shot (FROM OFFICE TO BEDROOM) LB falls back on his bed the room rotates around

Action Notes n a change of shot (FROM OFFICE TO BEDROOM) LB falls back on his bed the room rotates around

Action Notes n a change of shot (FROM OFFICE TO BEDROOM) LB falls back on his bed the room rotates around

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Action Notes LB rolls over putting his back to us

Action Notes Close up of the cat clock at night

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Action Notes A chair with his clothes folded up for the next day

Action Notes His shoes at the base of the chair

Action Notes The coffee cup on the bench ready fro tomorrow

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Action Notes The dishes in the sink

Action Notes From night

Action Notes to day. We see the city's colour change

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Action Notes The sun makes it way into LBs apartment. Over the dishes

Action Notes over the cup

Action Notes And over the shoes

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Action Notes The clock alarm chimes

Action Notes Morning TV. The Weather <click>

Action Notes Anime Cartoon <click>

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Action Notes A cooking show <click>

Action Notes <rzzowomm> the tv is turned off

Action Notes LB lowers the remote

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Action Notes and closes his eyes

Action Notes We close in on his face

Action Notes We close in on his face

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Action Notes We move back out from his face and now we are back at work. (He's caught in a dream)

Action Notes We move back out from his face and now we are back at work. (He's caught in a dream)

Action Notes (15 way split) 8:30 is read on every clock

Notes REUSE:41

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Action Notes (15 way split) 15 different hands click their mouse buttons

Action Notes (15 way split) 15 computer displays ?System start?

Action Notes (15 way split) 15 computer displays ?RUNNING?. The little blue box moves up

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Notes REUSE:43

Notes REUSE:44

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Action Notes (15 way split) 15 employees (including LB) stare blankly towards us

Action Notes (Trapped in limbo) His head

Action Notes The face that can smile or frown does neither.

Notes REUSE:45

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Action Notes His eyes that can see many things only stare at one thing

Action Notes His hands that can create many things lie dormant

Action Notes His feet that could walk a thousand miles are rooted to the ground

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Action Notes The blue boxes move along one by one

Action Notes He is almost one with the computer

Dialogue SARAH Yo L.B. I got to take yo to da Boss yo MICHELE Ooo yo be in trouble now dawg

Action Notes From the stillness Sarah and Michelle appear into LBs cubicle

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Action Notes His dead eyes look up at the girls

Dialogue MICHELE Ha ha just teasing ya cat, yo in for a surprise

Dialogue SARAH Come and find out dawg

Action Notes Sarah leans back while Michelle leans in close into LBs space

Action Notes Sarah grins

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Action Notes From inside the office we watch the door open and LB enter

Action Notes From inside the office we watch the door open and LB enter

Action Notes Another girl enters behind him (The Doll)

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Action Notes she stares at LB with curiosity

Action Notes she stares at LB with curiosity

Action Notes but when he turns back to close the door she quickly looks away.

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Action Notes LB shoots a glance at the girl behind him

Action Notes The boss (AKA dark mountain *refer to previous film "Existence") swings around right in our face with caffeine fuelled enthusiasm

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Dialogue BOSS JEFFERIES DA MAN! You kicked some ass yesterday

Dialogue BOSS JEFFERIES DA MAN! You kicked some ass yesterday

Dialogue BOSS JEFFERIES DA MAN! You kicked some ass yesterday

Action Notes The boss (AKA dark mountain *refer to previous film "Existence") swings around right in our face with caffeine fuelled enthusiasm

Action Notes The boss (AKA dark mountain *refer to previous film "Existence") swings around right in our face with caffeine fuelled enthusiasm

Action Notes The boss (AKA dark mountain *refer to previous film "Existence") swings around right in our face with caffeine fuelled enthusiasm

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Dialogue BOSS JEFFERIES DA MAN! You kicked some ass yesterday

Dialogue L.B. ?It was nothing

Dialogue BOSS NOTHING!

Action Notes The boss (AKA dark mountain *refer to previous film "Existence") swings around right in our face with caffeine fuelled enthusiasm

Action Notes LB is used to the Boss's habits and isn't really surprised at the boss's intensity. The Doll however, her eyes are wide with surprise.

Action Notes CU of the boss's teeth

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Dialogue BOSS Do I look like a guy who wastes my time?

Dialogue BOSS Would I have this job if I spent it wasting time calling people down to congratulate them on nothing HUH WOULD I?

Dialogue BOSS Would I have this job if I spent it wasting time calling people down to congratulate them on nothing HUH WOULD I?

Action Notes CU of the boss's eye

Action Notes As he delivers this last line he leans right in on us

Action Notes As he delivers this last line he leans right in on us

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Dialogue L.B. ?uh

Dialogue BOSS DAM RIGHT I DON?T! and our Japanese partners don?t think it was nothing either that?s why you?ve now got her, the roboto

Dialogue BOSS DAM RIGHT I DON?T! and our Japanese partners don?t think it was nothing either that?s why you?ve now got her, the roboto

Action Notes He leans over the table waiting for an answer.

Action Notes The boss turns back to the venetians and takes a swig of his coffee. We pull back to the Doll and LB.

Action Notes The boss turns back to the venetians and takes a swig of his coffee. We pull back to the Doll and LB.

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Dialogue BOSS DAM RIGHT I DON?T! and our Japanese partners don?t think it was nothing either that?s why you?ve now got her, the roboto

Action Notes He holds his view on the Doll

Action Notes The Doll brushes her hair back and looks towards LB

Action Notes LB looks over at the doll

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Action Notes The Doll brushes her hair back and looks towards LB

Dialogue L.B. Roboto? Why do I get?

Dialogue L.B. Roboto? Why do I get?

Action Notes LB looks up confused

Action Notes LB looks up confused

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Action Notes With a thump the 2004 phone book is thrown on the table.

Action Notes With a thump the 2004 phone book is thrown on the table.

Dialogue BOSS Here?s the manual

Action Notes The boss believes this book answers all LBs questions

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Dialogue DOLL That?s a phone book

Action Notes wait a beat

Dialogue BOSS I know it?s a phone book. Everything?s online now you need that to access the files (mumbling in cup)

Action Notes The Doll however points out the obvious. LB looks on as it is the first time she's spoke

Action Notes The Boss makes it up as he goes along finishing the last part of the sentence mumbling in the coffee cup

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Dialogue BOSS I know it?s a phone book. Everything?s online now you need that to access the files (mumbling in cup)

Action Notes He grins at the great coffee taste

Dialogue DOLL How much coffee have you had today?

Action Notes The Boss makes it up as he goes along finishing the last part of the sentence mumbling in the coffee cup

Action Notes LB wonders why he is working for this man. The Doll is wondering what is wrong with this man

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Dialogue BOSS Too dam much

Dialogue BOSS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

Dialogue L.B. What am I supposed to do with her?

Action Notes The Boss wonders

Action Notes but then realises his authority is being questioned

Action Notes LB questions the boss. The Doll picks the phone book off the table

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Dialogue BOSS I gave you the damn manual didn?t I?

Dialogue DOLL It?s phone book and it's from 2004

Dialogue DOLL I don?t think it's valid

Action Notes The Boss just yells a reply

Action Notes The Doll examines the book

Action Notes the doll looks up from the book

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Action Notes The Boss looks mad as hell

Action Notes They are outside the boss's office and The door is slammed shut on them

Action Notes The Doll still looks at the phone book wondering its importance. LB notices this

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Dialogue L.B. It's a novelty item.

Dialogue L.B. It is to show you what time

Dialogue L.B. and place you were based on

Action Notes He leans in close to the Doll

Action Notes He leans in close to the Doll

Action Notes LB's arm reaches past the Doll and points to the top corner of the phone book

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Action Notes to the words 'Perth 2004'

Dialogue DOLL How do you know?

Action Notes This question is left unanswered. LB puts his hands back in his pocket and walks off. The Doll stands there waiting for a reply

Action Notes The Doll turns around with a look of surprise.

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Action Notes We follow LB along the patterned wall.

Action Notes The Doll runs after him to ask him again

Action Notes but she can't seem to find the words

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Action Notes LB enters the break room

Action Notes the Doll follows behind.

Action Notes e continue along the patterned wall

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Action Notes e continue along the patterned wall

Action Notes We move around the cubicle wall

Action Notes LB comes around behind it. Coffee cup in one hand phone book in the other.

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Action Notes He walks towards us the Doll follows behind.

Action Notes He walks towards us the Doll follows behind.

Action Notes LB reaches his cubicle. Michelle is in his seat with headphones on.

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Action Notes he looks up and notices LB and offers him his chair back

Action Notes Michelle looks over to the Doll

Action Notes and turns back to LB giving him a wink.

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Action Notes LB is like 'whatever'. Michelle walks out

Action Notes The Doll watches Michelle leave

Action Notes The Doll watches Michelle leave

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Action Notes LB gives an annoyed look

Action Notes and the Doll smiles and goes and sits on the chair behind him

Action Notes and the Doll smiles and goes and sits on the chair behind him

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Action Notes She swivels on the chair

Dialogue DOLL So what do you do here?

Dialogue L.B. I watch this screen

Action Notes LB looks back and she asks him a question

Action Notes LB answers

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Dialogue DOLL Is that all?

Action Notes LB turns back to the screen

Dialogue L.B. It?s what I do ?

Action Notes The Doll seems unimpressed

Action Notes He lowers his head as he replies

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Action Notes He raises his head.

Action Notes We slowly move across and we see the Dolls hand reaching almost touching

Dialogue SARAH Hey L.B. I?m uh?

Action Notes Sarah walks in on them. This is her last chance to try and to connect to LB

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Dialogue L.B. Yes? SARAH I?m heading off now

Dialogue L.B. Sure ok.

Action Notes LB looks up from the computer. The Doll hides away from Sarah

Action Notes (LBs mind is wondering why she needs to tell him this)

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Action Notes LB remembers he is now has to look after the Doll.

Dialogue L.B. I suppose you have to come with me then

Dialogue L.B. I suppose you have to come with me then

Action Notes As he gets up

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Action Notes As LB gets up the Doll gets up behind him wanting to say something

Action Notes As LB gets up the Doll gets up behind him wanting to say something

Action Notes but when LB turns around she pretends she was looking for something.

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Action Notes LB notices this and wonders

Action Notes He then leaves into camera

Action Notes A truck rolls past with the "2004 Doll" advertisement sticker

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Action Notes A truck rolls past with the "2004 Doll" advertisement sticker. They both watch it pass for their own reasons

Action Notes They are walking through the middle of the city. Trees and buildings overhead

Action Notes They are walking through the middle of the city. Trees and buildings overhead

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Action Notes They are walking through the middle of the city. Trees and buildings overhead

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

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Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

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Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

Action Notes Their feet walk side by side along the pavement. The shadows of the clouds travel past.

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Action Notes The clouds are moving. A shower is coming in

Action Notes The clouds are moving. A shower is coming in

Action Notes LB looks up at this

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Action Notes He then looks down to see the Doll copying him

Action Notes he looks down and smiles like a child

Action Notes From out of an alley they stand on the foot path people move by

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Action Notes They walk through the crowd the Doll following LB excited and playful. LB tries to keep the 'cool' act up.

Action Notes Someone brushes past LB in slow-mo like those kung-fu films when another awesome guy passes by the main awesome guy.

Action Notes Someone brushes past LB in slow-mo like those kung-fu films when another awesome guy passes by the main awesome guy.

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Action Notes The guy almost has the same outfit and attitude as LB he walks off in the distance

Action Notes LB watches him go off.

Action Notes The Doll looks up to see what LB is looking at.

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Action Notes When it looks like she is going to say something LB takes his hands out of his pocket and makes his way into 'SAYAKA'S NORI'

Action Notes makes his way into 'SAYAKA'S NORI'

Action Notes Moves past the sushi menu

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Action Notes It begins to rain through the city. Between the buildings

Action Notes Onto the pavement

Action Notes LB's shoes stand at on the threshold of the stores entrance. Rain is see outside

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Action Notes He steps out anyway

Action Notes LB pulls up his collar and walks through the rain

Action Notes The rain above his head stops.

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Action Notes He looks up

Action Notes An umbrella is over his head

Action Notes The Doll holds an umbrella for him

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Action Notes He wonders how. She is smiles happily

Action Notes They sit together on the train

Action Notes LB leans back against the glass

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Action Notes From LB's point of view we look up at the handles

Action Notes Our view moves down to the other side

Action Notes Then to LBs legs

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Action Notes Then to LBs legs

Action Notes He looks over to the Doll

Action Notes Follows her arm over to her face

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Action Notes Follows her arm over to her face

Action Notes Follows her arm over to her face

Action Notes He wonders

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Action Notes then he goes back to leaning on the glass

Action Notes LB's Appartment

Action Notes He enters the room the Doll follows behind

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Action Notes He enters the room the Doll follows behind

Action Notes LBS bedroom He throws off his clothes and makes his way to the bathroom

Action Notes He throws off his clothes and makes his way to the bathroom

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Action Notes He throws off his clothes and makes his way to the bathroom

Action Notes He throws off his clothes and makes his way to the bathroom

Action Notes He throws off his clothes and makes his way to the bathroom

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Action Notes The shower runs over his face

Action Notes The water runs down the drain

Action Notes He holds his hand out and lets the water run over it

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Action Notes He's not feeling happy

Action Notes He comes out of his room drying his hair with a towel. The Doll sits on the couch

Action Notes The Doll sits ready waiting for him to say something

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Dialogue DOLL What is it?

Dialogue L.B. I dunno.

Dialogue L.B. I look at your artificial hair and your artificial face.

Action Notes LB goes to walk away back to bed. The Doll however is way to curious to let it go

Action Notes LB walks over and sits on the coffee table right in front of her

Action Notes As he runs his hand through her hair and along her face, he stares into hers eyes and says his line

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Dialogue L.B. I stare into those artificial eyes?

Dialogue L.B. ?and I wonder if deep inside you have yourself an artificial soul

Action Notes The Doll leans in. Kissing him

Action Notes Closer in we see his face. His sad eyes his humanity

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Action Notes She then realises this is just one way. LB isn't responding

Dialogue L.B. but I feel nothing

Dialogue L.B. nothing at all.

Action Notes She sits back in shock while LB gets up to leave

Action Notes LB leaves the Doll with her hand over her mouth and goes off to his room

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Action Notes He sits at the end of his bed

Action Notes He sees the Doll crying on the couch

Action Notes He falls back on the bed. He looks over at the clock

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Action Notes close up of the clock. time reads 9:11

Action Notes LB and Sarah. She holds him tight

Action Notes She kisses him

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Action Notes They make love.

Action Notes She sits naked at the end of his bed. He lies facing the other way

Action Notes She stands at the door

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Action Notes She hands him a present

Action Notes He begins the "we need to talk"

Action Notes She leaves crying

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Action Notes He stands alone

Action Notes The present

Action Notes The clock. Morning

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Action Notes LB morning. No longer cool smooth. Ugly and human

Action Notes The clothes are not folded nicely but thrown all over the place

Action Notes He enters the kitchen like the first day but?

Notes (resuse the same start animation as in shot 14)

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Dialogue DOLL What makes...

Dialogue DOLL ... you so real?

Action Notes He is unable to answer

Action Notes The Doll is there.

Action Notes She looks up with her eyes still tear filled from the night before

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Action Notes He leaves the apartment

Action Notes On the train, he stands up amongst everyone but not there. Lost in thought

Action Notes Unlike the other days he seems to be walking against the crowd. Pushing his way through people

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Action Notes Unlike the other days he seems to be walking against the crowd. Pushing his way through people

Action Notes Unlike the other days he seems to be walking against the crowd. Pushing his way through people

Action Notes Unlike the other days he seems to be walking against the crowd. Pushing his way through people

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Action Notes The up button is pressed

Action Notes The elevator. LB notices Sarah in the elevator

Action Notes He watches Sarah walking off

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Action Notes He walks down the corridor to his cubicle.

Action Notes He walks down the corridor to his cubicle.

Action Notes e runs his hands over the yellow pages the Doll left behind

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Action Notes 8:30 on the clock

Action Notes (15 way split) 14 different hands click their mouse buttons. LB stares out at us

Action Notes (15 way split) 14 computer displays ?System start?. LB stares out at us

Notes Reuse 42 but have LB on screen

Notes reuse 43 but with lb on screen

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Action Notes (15 way split) 14 computer displays ?WAITING ON USER 1979?. LB continues to stare out at us

Action Notes (15 way split) 14 employees have a worried look the 15th (being LB) Looks at us without expression

Dialogue L.B. The soulless person I saw in her eyes?

Notes reuse 45 setup

Action Notes He stares at his reflection in the computer monitor and he speaks out loud

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Action Notes Quick flash of the Doll as he runs his hands through her hair. We see LB in her eye reflected

Dialogue L.B. was me.

Action Notes Anger builds

Action Notes It slips out from his lips

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Dialogue L.B. My own dam reflection!

Action Notes The mouse flips over

Action Notes landing on the buttons that click

Action Notes He slams down his fist

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Action Notes The computer shuts down

Action Notes The computer shuts down

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