this is a 5-page screenplay i wrote for my intro to film production class that i took at sfsu last summer 2012. the task was to watch a roughly 5-minute silent film (they’d given us one of salvador dali’s weird short films) and then to write a screenplay based on it. the film was weird enough that it was subject to multiple interpretations. this is the first page of mine.
the whole point was to understand the screenplay format, so story didn’t necessarily take precedence. regardless, it was a silly interpretation, haha.
your soul took flight in autumn
with the trees bare, when the crisp air brings a shiver,
and rain clouds hover.
the sheen of summer sweat long forgotten,
replaced by silver breaths over steamy coffee mugs.
your eyes came alive in the winter:
when your clothes were damp from making angels on fresh snow.
in the spring, you lost focus and needed a fresh start
like breeze that scatter cherry blossoms across the quad.
when the summer came, you shed your feelings
like you peel layers from an orange.
and i got sunburnt.
I like long talks about life, love, and everything
How your day went, how mine did, how are you feeling?
I can study, watch tv, or play games in your Nintendo.
Maybe cook dinner but hope you don’t mind it burnt & crispy
Acoustic guitars fulfill my so called fancy
Yet electric ones always make my hips sway kind of nasty.
I like the sound of the ocean, the howling wind
The feel of the sun on my face when I squint at the sky.
In time maybe I’ll even like Seattle rain
When I hop puddles on our way to class.
Though sometimes I tend to overindulge in everything,
I mostly love things that are simple, un-complicated, natural.
Like the way your hair falls in front of your face
Or the way you bite the tip of your pen when studying.
I’m a gal that likes security
Unlike the way LA goes, too upbeat, too fast & furious.
People can be too superficial; the girls so beautiful and gorgeous.
Maybe you’d like to chase after them in a heartbeat
And leave me alone because I can be a tad boring…
I’m probably the same, yet I try to kind of fight it.
There’s no sense in jumping off a cliff if you know you’re gonna die from it.
It’s fun, I know, yet the fire dies down easily,
Whereas I tend to cultivate it frequently.
I’m serious but with a smile, I like to ligten up the room.
Perhaps I’m even just a friend.
It’s all right with me, but there’s one thing I want to tell you:
I’m a girl too and would like to find love someday
Not the girl who’s “so hot” or “fine” but I get by somehow.
Maybe not the girl you’d want to chase after all the time,
Just the kind you should settle for.