The Book of Scene Changes

LADY OF THE LAKE OVER DAYS OF THUNDER

17 – THE CHASE SCENE

Sign of the Big Showdown.
Auspicious box office.
No problem.
1 A car damaged.

Good editing.
Get up and go for popcorn.

2 Boy meets girl.

3 Boy loses girl.
Boy chases girl, finds self.
Good dialogue for a chick flick.
4 Falling into a trap set by the scheming next-door neighbor.

Unfortunate casting.
On the open road, redneck sheriffs await.
Expose the lead’s chest.
5 A drinking contest at the country club.

Good time for a wet t-shirt contest.

6 Imprisoned first, then busts out.

The Nerd makes good at Homecoming.

THUNDER ROAD OVER A MIGHTY WIND

32 – AWESOMESAUCE

Sign of the Big Rock Show.
No problem.
Auspicious buzz.
Beneficial for hitting key demo.
1 Heshing constantly.
Omen of heavy doobage.
There is nothing to be toked..

2 Bowl is cashed.

3 Uncoolness in conduct.
Could blow one’s mind.
Omen of heavyosity.
4 No babes are bagged at the show.
5 Awesomeness in fortune.

Bodes well for a babe.
Not so hot for the dudes.
6 Moshing steadfastly.

Ouch.

ROLLING THUNDER OVER ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN

62 – WICKED EXCESS

Sign of the Editing Room.
Auspicious union fees.
Attempt the ‘prestige picture’, not the ‘blockbuster’.
An associate producer leaves a message.
Get not high on blow.
Huge budget.
1 A scene ends with a plane crash in it.

Lose it in post.
2 Overtaking the box office.
He encounters the D.P.
Trailing the new Bond movie.
He engages the critics.
No blame.
3 Guard against excesses except where essential to the plot.

Indulgence could mean fall release.
Direct-to-video.
4 No press junkets.

Stop spending before studio finds out.
Use of New York locations must be warned against.
Do not take advice from Michael Cimino.
5 One arrives at golden time.

From the west comes word of music clearance problems.
The D.P. went shooting,
And got into it with Javier Bardem.
6 Wicked excess.
A trap is set for loose-tongued director.
Bad luck.
A Showgirls-level disaster.

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