GRAB SOME POPCORN, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE SHOW!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sharing Popcorn with God

And the winners are:
God - James Earl Jones (60%)
Your favorite Paul Newman Film
Three-way tie: The Color of Money (40%)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (40%)
Cool Hand Luke (40%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. CLOUD. HEAVEN - DAY

GOD and a male ANGEL are relaxing and sharing a bowl of popcorn; enjoying film images on a row of small clouds before them.

GOD
This is my favorite part.

INSERT IMAGE: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are on their horses jumping off the cliff into a river.

ANGEL
My favorite too.
(reads the cloud guide)
Looks like there's a marathon today.

GOD
What's next?

ANGEL
The Sting.

Engrossed, CRUNCHING popcorn and gun SHOTS break the silence.

ANGEL
They had a full-proof code which helped them get away with the heist.

GOD
Ah.

A sublime sunset engulfs them; they, too absorbed to notice it and the time.

ANGEL
You've seen it all, haven't you?

GOD
Not Hombre.

The Angel smiles.

GOD
The hypocricies and prejudices!

ANGEL
A fair protrait.

As they begin to reveal themselves, the Angel savors the stars' brilliance, then returns to the guide.

ANGEL
There's a few more in the marathon?
Do you have the time?

GOD
I sure could use the day off.
(beams)
Elizabeth Taylor.

ANGEL
A Cat on the Hot Tin Roof.
(turns to God)
Are you sure you should be watching these?

GOD
Are you suggesting I watch PG-13?

ANGEL
(embarrassed)
No, of course not.
(returns to images)
The Verdict!

GOD
I haven't seen it.

ANGEL
It's about a heavy drinking, down-on-his luck lawyer who makes a come back.

GOD
Good for him.
(glancing at the next cloud)
Hud?

ANGEL
The man with the barbed wire soul.

GOD
Hmmm.
(rises)
I see we're out of popcorn. I'll make dinner.

The Angel watches the serene figure admiringly as He carefully prepares their meal. Upon His return,

ANGEL
God, thanks for having given me a such a blessed life.

GOD
I'd say it was the other way around, Paul.
(sits)
What's next?

PAUL
Absence of Malice.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great Tribute!

Sandy Kessler said...

A wondrous tribute he would smile that crooked knowing smile- we pulled another one over on them - the Helen Morgan Story Ever see it? Harry ??How about Message in a bottle??

Tammy said...

You know I always thought John Wayne would have played a good God.

tipper said...

Petra-you are so clever! A lovely tribute-so very fitting!

Peter Rozovsky said...
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Peter Rozovsky said...

Yes, a fitting tribute.

I was watching The Drowning Pool, and I had to give up on it because of all the crappy Southern accents. Newman, as Lew "Harper," seemed to have a bit mocking fun with this when he slipped into the accent in one scene. Perhaps he was as sick of the bad accents as I was.
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Rowena said...

I'll have to go along with what everyone else has said....great tribute!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely tribute!

Hello Mary Lou said...

Bravo! Great!

bulletholes said...

Ah, you made me laugh!

Melissa B. said...

Oh, Hombre...I consumed an entire package of his chocolate chip cookies in Newman's honor. BTW, I've posted something today about the disappearance of the puzzling Blogstalker, who seems to have evaporated from Cyberspace. I notice that you're on his/her/its blogroll, so thought I'd touch base. Please drop by and weigh in on this mystery!

LarryG said...

Not only in Cool Hand Luke, but god should be wearing sunglasses , and paul a winged prison outfit...

I can hear god saying later, "ok paul, remember those clouds you moved before lunch, i need you to move them back where they were at the start of the day :)"

White Rose said...

Ah, that was sweet! He did have a wonderful life and you know I could see him thanking God for it just the way you described.

Jay said...

A wonderful man - if anyone deserved a great life, he did. Nice tribute!

I chose James Earl Jones for God because he has that wonderfully dignified presence, and at the same time seems so approachable and just plain nice.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Plus James Earl Jones wouldn't sell his image and dignified voice to just anyone. He chose the phone company, so you know he's trustworthy.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

Poetikat said...

Fabulous! Imaginative and heart-warming. I see there's no "Road to Perdition". ha ha

Kat