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.
1 A car damaged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Guard against excesses except where essential to the plot.
Indulgence could mean fall release.
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.
A Showgirls-level disaster.