GRAB SOME POPCORN, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE SHOW!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa in Training - An encore presentation

INT. LIVING ROOM. HOME - CHRISTMAS EVE

Sitting on a recliner in a sparsely decorated living room, a MAN is on the telephone.

MAN
Okay, mom, see you and Josh tomorrow. Night.

After hanging up, he rests his head on the back of the recliner and shuts his eyes. A CRASH from the unlit fireplace causes him to jump. A clump of red, covered in soot, lands onto the cold, stone hearth.

MAN
Who's there?

Brushing herself off, a WOMAN dressed in a Santa suit turns to him.

WOMAN
I'm so sorry. I'm new at this.

MAN
Stay where you are or I'll call...

WOMAN
Please. Don't call Santa.

Confused, the man stares at her.

WOMAN
You see, I'm a Santa in training. And I might lose my job if...

MAN
You're a Santa in training?

WOMAN
Santa is so busy. He needs all the help he can get.
(self-consciously)
I have your present.
(looking up the chimney)
It seems, it's still on your roof though.

MAN
(laughing)
I've had too much wine!

Suppressing her attraction to him, she extends her hand, business-like but warmly.

WOMAN
It's Laurie.

MAN
Simon.
(a moment of awkward silence)
Would you care for a glass of wine?

The grandfather clock STRIKES midnight.

LAURIE
Thanks, Simon, but I can't. I'm late as it is.
I have so many presents to deliver.

SIMON
C'mon, Laurie. We both know there's no such thing as Santa.

LAURIE
(aghast)
No such thing as Santa? I'm getting your present right now.
Maybe then you'll believe me.

Simon shakes his head as the front door SLAMS. He hears mumbled CONVERSATION on the lawn.

EXT. HOUSE - CHRISTMAS DAY

LAURIE
(to nearing neighbor)
My reindeer are gone! I need to get to the roof!

The neighbor looks at her queerly.

NEIGHBOR
Why?

LAURIE
Do you have a ladder?

NEIGHBOR
(scratching his head)
I'll be right back!

When he returns, the neighbor sets the ladder onto the side of the house. It steady, Laurie climbs to the roof. She searches her sack, finds Simon's present, then climbs down.

LAURIE
(to neighbor)
Thank you so very much for your help. Merry Christmas!

NEIGHBOR
Merry Christmas.

Laurie then rushes into Simon's house.

INT. LIVING ROOM - CHRISTMAS DAY

As she hands him his present,

LAURIE
Merry Christmas, Simon.

Self-consciously he gropes for it. She understands.

LAURIE
(gently)
I'll read the card.

SIMON
Fine.

LAURIE
Merry Christmas, Simon. Enclosed is a check for
the eye surgery. I know it will be a success. Santa

Simon buries his head in his hands; Laurie kneeling before him.

LAURIE
If you'd like, I'll go with you.

Simon finds, then clasps Laurie's hand, a grateful tear trickling down his cheek.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A POCKET FULL OF MIRACLES - An Encore Presentation

FADE IN:

EXT. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORE. MANHATTAN - DAY

On a brisk December day, hurrying holiday SHOPPERS rush in and out of Macy's. Near its entrance stands a MAN CALLING OUT to anyone who will listen.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle here!

PASSERSBY look upon him queerly as he continues to chant.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle here!

Adjusting his iPod, a TEENAGER stops in curiosity.

TEENAGER
How much?

MAN
It's free.

TEENAGER
(sarcastically)
Nothing's free.

Then walks away. Untethered,

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle!

A young COUPLE stops and exchanges glances.

WOMAN
What kind of miracles?

MAN
You name it.

WOMAN
My boyfriend and I want to get married but
we can't afford a ring.

As her boyfriend tugs at her arm, the man searches for and pulls from his pocket a brilliant engagement ring. He hands it to the woman who excitedly shows it to her boyfriend.

BOYFRIEND
How much does it cost?

MAN
Nothing.

BOYFRIEND
It's a fake. Let's go.

As they walk away, the woman gleans the ring then smiles at the man appreciatively.

A hunched OLD MAN steps out of the crowds and faces the miracle man.

OLD MAN
I bet you don't have anything in your pocket for me.

MIRACLE MAN
Try me.

OLD MAN
I remember when I was twenty. I was as strong
as Hercules. Played lots of sports too.

The miracle man listens patiently.

OLD MAN
My wife was my biggest fan. We were high school
sweethearts.

Not saying a word, the man begins walking; the old man in step beside him.

OLD MAN
We were married over fifty years.
(quietly)
She died last year.

MIRACLE MAN
I'm very sorry.

As they continue to walk together,

OLD MAN
I live around the corner. Would you join me
for dinner?

MIRACLE MAN
I'd be honored.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING - An Encore Presentation

And the winners are:
Massasoit - Russell Means (37%)
Dorah - Sissy Spacek (57%)
Luther - Tie between Gary Cooper and Daniel-Day Lewis (28%)
Daughter - Kate Hudson (28%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. LOG CABIN. PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - THANKSGIVING DAY

A FAMILY of six are gathered around the dining table adorned with the cornucopia of Thanksgiving dinner.

Anticipant as the grandfather clock CHIMES three o'clock,

MOTHER
He'll be here.

FATHER
He's late, Dorah.

DORAH
We won't start without him, Luther.

LUTHER
(firmly)
He'd be the first to understand.

As Luther begins carving the turkey, Dorah lets out a SIGH. Their DAUGHTER clasps her hand reassuringly.

DAUGHTER
He's been here every Thanksgiving, dad.

Luther stops carving with the KNOCK at the door.

GRANDSON
He's here!

He and his sister run out of the dining room and return holding the hands of Native American, MASSASOIT.

All surround him excitedly and guide him to his place at the table.

GRANDDAUGHTER
We saved your chair, Great Sachem.

Massasoit nods, smiling. As he sits, he retrieves the ceremonial pipe from his pouch, then lights it. After inhaling, he passes it to Luther who then passes it to Dorah. She respectfully inhales and returns it to Massasoit.

After snuffing the pipe, Massasoit sets it adjacent to his place setting. Ritualistically, each extends and holds the other's hand, heads bowed.

DORAH
We give thanks today for Your eternal bounty.

ALL
(in unison)
Amen.

MASSASOIT
Aho.

FADE TO BLACK

Happy Thanksgiving!

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


Saturday, November 7, 2009

THE HUNCHBACK OF HOLLYWOOD -- An encore presentation

And the winners are:
Quasimodo (Before) - Danny DeVito (37%)
Quasimodo (After) - Hugh Jackman (37%)
Phoebus - Richard Chamberlain (55%)
Esmeralda - Penelope Cruz (50%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

Ext. Square Outside Notre Dame Cathedral. Medieval Paris - Day

QUASIMODO, Notre Dame's disfigured bell ringer, is sentenced for disturbing the peace and abducting, ESMERALDA, the gypsy dancer. He is shackled to the pillory where he is flogged and exposed for an hour to public disgrace.

Despite the stifling heat, throngs gather to gawk at the Hunchback's demise. His head bowed, Esmeralda looks on, pitying him. Quasimodo slowly raises his head and peers into the crowd.

QUASIMODO
(cries out)
Water.

CROWD
(mimics)
Water.

QUASIMODO
(emphatically)
Water!

CROWD
(laughs)
Water!

All are silenced as Esmeralda walks up the stairs to the pillory and offers the Hunchback water from her pouch. He turns aways, embarrasssed of his ugliness in the light of her beauty.

She patiently allows water to moisten his parched lips. Remembering his thirst, he bends back, mouth opened, and guzzles the remaining water, then collapses.

PHOEBUS, Captain of the King's Archery, rides through the crowd and up to the pillory. He dismounts, joins Esmeralda, then turns to face the people.

PHOEBUS
Have your last stare at this poor creature for he will
no longer be deformed. I, Phoebus de Chateaupers,
will perform a miracle.

When Quasimodo is released, Phoebus escorts him into the cathedral; the crowd on their heels.

INT. NOTRE DAME - DAY

PHOEBUS
(swaggering)
I've been hired, my dear disfigured man, by Nip/Tuck.
It seems they believe I can perform wonders with my
dagger and sword. Let's prove them right, shall we?

Quasimodo blinks, perplexed. After hours of grueling nipping and tucking, Phoebus steps back to admire his accomplishment.

PHOEBUS
Voila! Magnifique! You shall no longer suffer such
humiliation!

EXT. NOTRE DAME - NIGHT

As they walk down the cathedral's steps, the crowd rushes towards them and GASPS.

PHOEBUS
My friends, I give you the new and improved Quasimodo!

Slender, handsome, and erect, Quasimodo steps forward. Esmeralda immediately joins him while the people gape.

QUASIMODO
How can I ever repay you, Phoebus, and Nip/Tuck.
And, here's to my beautiful bride-to-be, Esmeralda.

Turning to her,

PHOEBUS
Marrying Quasimodo?

ESMERALDA
After the prenup, of course!

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 24, 2009

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE PHANTOM - An Encore Presentation

And the winners are:
Bondie - Clint Eastwood (55%)
Tuco - Lee Van Cleef (33%)
Skeleton's V/O - Jack Nicholson (44%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. SAD HILL CEMETARY. LATE 1860's - NIGHT

BLONDIE, a subdued bounty hunter, and his partner, TUCO, have been riding for hours in search of gold purportedly buried at Sad Hill Cemetary.

Visibility is blinding in the storm-ridden night; clouds weighing heavily under the stars and over their heads.

BLONDIE
Here's as good as any to set up camp.

They dismount and gather their sleeping gear from the rear of their horses. Tuco spreads their blankets while Blondie builds the fire. As it grows, it illuminates an encircled cemetary just a few hundred feet away. Tuco's eyes widen at the sight. He grows uncomfortable.

TUCO
Did you hear that?

BLONDIE
Hear what?

TUCO
Listen.

Blondie stops stirring the pan of beans. Nothing.

BLONDIE
(irritated)
Get the bread.

Tuco reaches for his pack, then hears a MOAN.

TUCO
You didn't hear that?

BLONDIE
You're gettin' on my nerves. Go on, eat.

Bolts of lightening flash across the sky causing Tuco more uneasiness as he reaches for his gun.

BLONDIE
If you don't cut it out, I'll slug you one.

Tuco glares at Blondie, then stands, squinting into the fog. He takes a few steps; disappears. Blondie quickly rises, drawing his gun.

BLONDIE
I said, cut it out.
(silence)
I ain't kiddin'.

It begins to pour.

PHANTOM
He ain't comin' back.

Blondie turns in every direction, gun cocked.

BLONDIE
Who's there?

PHANTOM
Your reward.

BLONDIE
Reward?

PHANTOM
I'll give you three clues.

Blondie steps cautiously to his horse as the Phantom's voice grows louder, nearer.

PHANTOM
One. My first name is Arch.
Two. My last name is Stanton.
Three...

Solving the riddle in a flash,

BLONDIE
Where's the gold?

Face-to-face with the skeleton of Arch Stanton,

SKELETON
(laughing maniacally)
There ain't no gold.

As he retreats,

BLONDIE
What do you want?

SKELETON
(seriously)
A part.

BLONDIE
A part?

SKELETON
(grimaces)
I always wanted to be an actor.

As it throws its arm around Blondie's shoulder,

SKELETON
You think Clint's got anything for me?

FADE TO BLACK

Happy Halloween!

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 10, 2009

COLUMBUS MEETS JACK SPARROW -- An Encore Presentation

And the winners are:
Christopher Columbus - Antonio Banderas (33%)
Jack Sparrow - Johnny Depp (73%)
Davey Jones - Tie between Peter Lorre & Lon Chaney (28%)
Teacher - Reese Witherspoon (35%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS. SANTA MARIA - DAY

In his quarters, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS furiously makes notes after studying compass readings and maps. His PILOT, Sancho, enters.

SANCHO
You are needed on deck, Capitain.

COLUMBUS
What is it?

SANCHO
A ship is on the horizon.

EXT. DECK. SANTA MARIA - DAY

Studying the ship's black hull and sails,

COLUMBUS
It's Sparrow.

SANCHO
Here? Should we stand ready for battle?

COLUMBUS
No. We'll negotiate.

As the Santa Maria and the Black Pearl grow within hearing distance of each other,

COLUMBUS
What brings you to these parts, Sparrow?

SPARROW
The same as you, Columbus. Spices, silk,
a short cut to the Indies.

The ships are now parallel; Columbus and Sparrow face-to-face.

COLUMBUS
You'll never find it, Sparrow.

SPARROW
No?

Columbus remains steadfast as Sparrow gestures to his pilot who disappears, then
reappears moments later with ISLAND NATIVES and a chest of booty.

COLUMBUS
Where did you find them?

SPARROW
That is for me to know and for you
to find out.

COLUMBUS
Buffoon.

SPARROW
Ah, ah, ah, ah.

Sparrow jumps onto a mast, then down to the steering wheel, speeding ahead.

COLUMBUS
(to Sancho)
Remain on course.

When land is sighted, Columbus' CREW notices a fiery glow and billowing smoke; the Black Pearl uneasy in the water.

COLUMBUS
Get ready to dock.

EXT. ISLAND - NIGHT

The Santa Maria rests adjacent to the Black Pearl. As its crew climbs down, Sparrow and his men are eating fish on leaves, fraternizing with the Natives, and worse for drink.

Columbus steps up to Sparrow who salutes him.

COLUMBUS
Let's get back onboard, Sancho.

Sparrow fumbles to his feet, ordering his men.

SPARROW
Get up you bungling idiots!

The Black Pearl remains on Santa Maria's hull. When Columbus sights land, he jumps overboard, swims to shore, then collapses.

As Sparrow is about to do the same, DAVY JONES emerges from the water.

SPARROW
Not now, Davy.

DAVY
We have lots to talk about, Sparrow.

INT. CLASSROOM - DAY

A TEACHER stands before a classroom of engrossed ten-year olds.

TEACHER
So children, without Davy Jones' help, Columbus
may not have discovered the Caribbean Islands.

A GIRL raises her hand.

TEACHER
Yes, Jane.

JANE
(sobbing)
But what happened to Johnny Depp?

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


Saturday, September 19, 2009

They Had The Time of Their Lives!

Please pause playlist on bottom right-hand of page to watch videos.


FADE IN:


INT. STAGE. ROWAN AND MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN STUDIO - NIGHT


ROWAN and MARTIN bow to the audience's APPLAUSE.




ROWAN


Dick, have you seen this, yet?


MARTIN


No. I have not.





MARTIN


Our very own Henry Gibson, ladies and gentlemen. CLAPPING,


ROWAN


And now, the incomparable Mary Travers joined by two very special ladies.


Men WHISTELING,










ROWAN


Magnificent, ladies. Thank you.


MARTIN


(gyrating)


Anyone in the mood for some dirty dancing?


The audience rises to its feet, APPLAUDING feverishly.


video


ROWAN


C'mon everyone.


The show's guests and stars dance and SING to "The Time of My Life" around the stage. As Martin waves to the audience,


ROWAN


Have the time of your life!


ROWAN and MARTIN


Good night.


FADE TO BLACK


**written by petra michelle**


http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


Monday, August 10, 2009

The Aclinic Line

And the winners are:
Dr. Jake Eastman - Harrison Ford (25%)
Anne - Tie between Kate Winslet and Diane Lane (27%)
Thank you for voting!

MONTAGE:

Fed by sewage dumping into the ocean off the east coast of the United States, the Aclinic Network of ducts and mini-islands expands towards the Statue of Liberty, Atlantic City, and Disney World.

Simultaneously, sewage dumping off the coasts of Europe and Asia causes the Aclinic Network to expand towards the Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, Venice, and Hong Kong, China, and Japan.


INT. TELEVISION BROADCASTING STUDIO - NIGHT

Last minute changes are made to accommodate DR. JAKE EASTMAN, a noted and respected Geophysicist, accompanied by his wife, ANNE, an Oceanographer.

ANNE
But Jake, aren't we risking panic?

JAKE
We've got to try.

The Engineer signals to the News Anchor.

ANCHOR
We interrupt our regular broadcast for a
special communication from Dr. Jake Eastman.

The Engineer signals to Jake.

JAKE
I've been working with my wife and dozens of
colleagues in uncovering the planet-threatening,
Aclinic Line.
(beat)
Its heart, the Aclinic Island is violently tremoring.
We must stop major dumping and polluting to
prevent possible eruption.
(pauses)
The ramifications of its eruption would be
devastating to life as we know it. I urge everyone
to do whatever possible. Thank you.

After exiting the studio,

EXT. ACLINIC ISLAND - DAY

RUMBLINGS grow deafening and steady.

INT. WEATHER MODIFICATION CENTER - DAY

Meeting with its Director,

JAKE
My colleagues have produced a biodegradeable
solution which can dissolve the Aclinic Line.
We need your help in administering it
globally.

DR. SANTOS
Although cloud seeding has been around since
the forties, there are no guarantees, Dr. Eastman.

JAKE
It's our only hope in ridding the network.

DR. SANTOS
(ponders)
We can use jets to drop the solution into the clouds.
Hopefully, this will encourage precipitation of the
solution to fall onto the targeted areas.

JAKE
We'll start immediately.

EXT. SKY - NIGHT

Jets fly overhead, cloud seeding the solution over the network worldwide.

EXT. ACLINIC ISLAND - NIGHT

As a convoy approaches the island, ooze spews relentlessly as the island shrinks, exponentially. Jake SHRIEKS his jeep to a sudden stop, flooding, threatening the convoy.

As he notes nearby trees, he grabs hold of a low branch and climbs.

JAKE
Follow me!

The rest of the convoy join him, some falling into the ooze. Suddenly, precipitation causes a dense fog. Nothing, nor anyone can be seen.

JAKE (O.S.)
Is everyone all right?

COLLEAGUE (O.S.)
My clothes are disappearing.

JAKE (O.S.)
It's the solution. It'll dissolve all
man-made chemicals. I told you
to wear cotton.

When the fog lifts,

INT. CHOPPER - NIGHT

CO-PILOT
What the...?

PILOT
(laughing)
A tree full of naked humans...
that's a first.

Jake examines the expanse of clear, open land; the Aclinic Island gone.

JAKE
It worked!
(excitedly)
Looks like we may have been given
a second chance. Let's pray we've
learned our lesson.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Angels Moonwalking on The Tonight Show

Don't forget to pause the playlist on the bottom right side of the page to hear videos.


FADE IN:


INT. THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON STUDIO - NIGHT


JOHNNY CARSON and ED McMAHON are sharing CHUCKLES as the show airs.





JOHNNY CARSON (JC)


Moving right along.


ED McMAHON (EM)


Please welcome our first guest, Karl Malden.


As Karl shakes Johnny's and Ed's hands,


JC


Congratulations. We just heard of your nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Take a look why, folks.






JC


What was it like to work with Vivien Leigh?


KARL


She was an angel.


JC


Speaking of angels, we've got a live one tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, a warm welcome for Farrah Fawcett.


After Farrah hugs everyone,


JC


You're looking beautiful as ever.


FARRAH


Thank you, Johnny.


JC


Here's a clip of the show that catapulted you to fame. Let's take a look.







JC


And now you're sharing your battle with cancer in a documentary.


FARRAH


That's right. I hoped to share with others who have cancer to look right into its face -- not to be afraid.


JC


I'm sure I can speak for everyone of your extraordinary strength and courage.


To fervent APPLAUSE,


FARRAH


Thank you.


JC


We'll be right back after this commercial break.







The audience rises to their feet, CLAPPING enthusiastically, while Johnny attempts to moonwalk. With outstretched arm,


JC


Michael Jackson.







Sitting after his performance,


JC


What do you think of my moonwalk, Michael?


MICHAEL


With a few pointers, you'll be ready to star in my next video.


As they rise LAUGHING,


FARRAH


Mind if I join in?


JC


Why don't we all get in on the act.


Michael GIGGLES as the group moonwalks around the studio floor then breaks into free-form dancing. Johnny waves the audience to join in. Facing the camera,


JC


We hope you enjoyed tonight's show. Good night.


FADE TO BLACK


**written by petra michelle**


http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


Sunday, June 14, 2009

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

FADE IN:

INT. HOME OFFICE - DAY

A MIDDLE-AGED MAN is on the telephone gleaning a sheet of paper in his other hand.

MAN
(irate)
Hold on just a second.

He gathers up another sheet of paper.

MAN
(increasingly ired)
I'll call you right back.

MAN
(bellows)
Mary!

His WIFE rushes in.

MARY
Must you shout so, Albie?

ALBIE
What's this?

MARY
It's the bill for the flowers.

ALBIE
Five thousand dollars? And this?

MARY
The Photographer.

ALBIE
That's it! One more week of this and we'll be
in the poor house!

MARY
Stop exaggerating.

Albie irately collects the invoices, rises, then paces.

ALBIE
I can understand a ten thousand dollar wedding
gown. But a coach? Why can't she have a limousine
like every other bride? Who do I look like? Walt Disney?

A young WOMAN rushes into the office CRYING hysterically.

DAUGHTER
There you are, Mother!

MARY
What's wrong, Christine?

CHRISTINE
(between sobs)
We...broke...up.

MARY
You and Rob broke up?

ALBIE
Wonderful news. I mean...

Mary glares at him as she guides Christine to a chair.

MARY
What happened?

Christine
He wants to elope. Can you believe it?

ALBIE
It's cheaper, that's for sure.

CHRISTINE
Father!

ALBIE
You know your mother and I eloped. And look
how long we've been happily married.

CHRISTINE
You did, didn't you? It's romantic, isn't it?

ROB rushes in.

ROB
Excuse me for barging in like this.

CHRISTINE
I have nothing to say. If you knew better, I
never want to see you again.

Albie skulks out of the office, then rushes through the house into the yard.


EXT. YARD - DAY

As he approaches the GARDENER,

ALBIE
Grab the ladder and place it at that window.
Then bring the car around.

The gardener winks.

ALBIE
Well?

Then turns back into the house.


INT. OFFICE - DAY

Albie returns to find Rob kneeling before Christine.

ROB
I'll do whatever it takes to make you happy, my love.

Albie notices the ladder swaying to and fro at the window.

ALBIE
Look. A ladder.

MARY
What's it doing there?

Albie grins coyly as he walks seductively towards Mary.

ALBIE
Don't you remember? How about we renew our vows.

MARY
(blushing)
Quite the romantic, you are.

Entranced, Christine watches on as Albie extends his arm, Mary wrapping hers around it. She jumps up and graps Rob's hand.

CHRISTINE
If it was good enough for my parents, it's
good enough for me!

MARY
What? Now?

CHRISTINE
Yes, now! The four of us!

LAUGHING, they crawl through the window and step carefully onto the ladder. From the garden,

GARDENER
Where are the suitcases?

MARY
And money!

The four step back up the ladder and crawl back into the office. All rush out but Albie who sits at his desk, reflecting.

Upon their return,

MARY
(excitedly)
I packed for you, dear.

Albie rises, then stands before them.

ALBIE
Rob, a happy wife is a happy life.
Remember that.
(hugs Christine)
My angel, I won't put a price on your
happiness. You have your wedding...with
all the bells and whistles. And you'll make
me the proudest father in the world.

Christine
(buries herself in his arms)
Daddy, you're the best!

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

AND HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

THE GOOD EARTH

The winners are:
Young Girl - Dakota Fanning (33%)
Young Woman/Bride/Mother - Diane Lane (33%)
Grandmother - Tie between Meryl Streep and Vanessa Redgrave (33%)
Young Man/Groom - Three-way tie between John Cusack, Richard Gere, and Other (22%)
Grandfather/Senior - Liam Neeson (55%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. MIDDLE CLASS HOUSE. COUNTRY - DAY

On a warm and sunny Spring day, a young GIRL walks up the stairs of her home with her mother while savoring a peach. When finished eating, she studies its glistening pit, then smiles.

YOUNG GIRL
I'll be right back, mom.

She runs down the stairs to an open expanse of land outside the house. She drops to her knees, digs a hole in the moist earth with her fingers, then gently sets the peach pit into its center, covering it lovingly with the dug-up soil.

As she rises, she notes the location of the small mound, then runs home.


TEN YEARS LATER

The young girl, now a young WOMAN rests against the blossoming tree, studying with her college SWEETHEART. He lifts her hand and gently kisses it, she bent over to nestle his hair.


ANOTHER TEN YEARS LATER

Under the now twenty-year old tree, a wedding photographer is taking pictures of the woman turned BRIDE with her college sweetheart, now GROOM. Wedding guests surround them excitedly, sharing in their joy.


YET ANOTHER TEN YEARS

Picnicking with her three young children under the slivers of sunlight and shade, she observes her surroundings with reverence while two dogs are playfully barking and chasing each other.


SOME YEARS LATER

Mature in age, she and her husband exchange proud glances while their children and grandchildren are exhuberantly feasting at their annual Spring reunion under the tree's rustling and protective branches.


CUT TO:

Her husband, now in his senior years, stands alone under the rich spread of the peach tree's blossoms. As he caresses its bark,

HUSBAND
Olan, you are the Earth.

FADE TO BLACK

** written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 24, 2009

THE SCARLETT HIGH HEELS

And the winners are:
Leading Man/Tap Dancer - Fred Astaire (71%)
Partner - Sid Charise (57%)
Director - Vincente Minelli (42%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. 1930's HOLLYWOOD STUDIO - DAY

With the Orchestra at the ready behind them, the LEADING MAN/TAP DANCER embraces a WOMAN casting for the role of his leading lady.

DIRECTOR
Action.

As the couple tap and glide in perfect harmony, a mischievous gleam in the woman's eye travels to her feet as she begins to disregard the scripted choreography, ad libbing with barrell rolls and bombershays.

Initially, her partner expresses confusion at her unspoken challenge, then gracefully accepts.

As their pace accelerates, the Orchestra follows in tempo to chasse-s, chaine-s, and balance-s, while their heels cluster click, scuff, stubb, twist and thump across the floor; she growing attracted to him, and he to her.

The silence of the entranced CREW is broken with...

DIRECTOR
Cut! Cut!

As he gropes for his chair,

DIRECTOR
(to the cameraman)
Tell me you got it!

CAMERAMAN
(smacking on his chewing gum)
Got it, boss.

Simultaneously, the woman sits, lifts her gown, and carefully removes her red-soaked high heels. In her bare, swollen feet she walks gracefully to the director and drops them at his feet. As she turns to leave, the director rushes after her.

DIRECTOR
Name your price!

The leading man catches up to her, extending his hand.

LEADING MAN
Shall we dance?

As she accepts his hand, he begins to sing.

LEADING MAN
(singing)
Heaven, I'm in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek.

WOMAN
When you dance, you're charming and you're
gentle.

LEADING MAN
(whispers)
I'm in heaven.

As they kiss, the director shrugs, throws the original script into the air, then winks at the cameraman.

FADE TO BLACK


**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 15, 2009



With the help of your love waves,


we pulled through!


Thank you!


Love, Petra xo





Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thank you!






Hello my dear friends,

Your well wishes were so very much appreciated. My father recovered well, but my mother will be going into the heart rehabilitation this week, so will not have time to visit or post. Again, thank you, mes amis.



Love, Petra xo







Sunday, April 19, 2009

Will be back soon

Hello everyone,

Tending to my father's cataract surgery and recovery.
Stay well and may your creative juices continue to overflow! Petra xo



http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rerun of SOCKO thru 4/18 (My Apologies!-Playing Catch Up!)

And the winners are:
Barbara - Other (28%)
Barbara's Conscience - Tie between Bette Davis & Whoopi Goldberg (28%)
Ball of Socks Voiceover - Anthony Perkins (33%)
Policeman - Tie between Tommy Lee Jones & Clint Eastwood ( 33%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. DEN. SUBURBAN HOME - NIGHT

Lying on the sofa, a WOMAN reads a psychological thriller, her cat sleeping at her feet. She sets the book down, eyeing the room suspiciously. The furniture seems to have moved in closer to her. She shudders.

The CHIMES of the grandfather clock cause her to jump. As she collects herself,

BARBARA
Ten o'clock.

Hand in chin, she absentmindedly talks to the cat.

BARBARA
One piece of chocolate won't hurt my diet.

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
Where's your will power?

BARBARA
Leave me alone! It's only one piece of chocolate!

She gets up and walks into the kitchen.

INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT

Barbara searches every nook and cranny to no avail.

BARBARA
What'd I do with them?

Her eyes widen. She rushes downstairs to the washroom in the basement.

INT. WASHROOM - NIGHT

She flicks the switch. No light.

BARBARA
Why did you have to pick tonight to go out, Jack?

In the dark she gropes for the flashlight on the shelf with the laundry supplies. With the flashlight on, she reaches behind the washer/dryer and pulls a gold-covered box.

Smiling, she hurriedly opens the box and pops a chocolate into her mouth, then another.

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
You have no will power.

BARBARA
Shut up!

She suddenly hears a CRASH in the garage.

BARBARA
(calls out)
Jack?

Holding the flashlight close to her, Barbara picks up a crowbar resting at the side of the entrance to the garage. She cautiously opens the garage door. Taking up most of the garage, a GIANT BALL OF SOCKS stalks her. She quickly SLAMS the door shut, but her strength is no match for the giant ball of socks. It squeezes through the doorway and chases her up the stairs into the den.

SOCKS VOICEOVER
We want our mates. What have you done
with them?

INT. DEN - NIGHT

Barbara bumps into the sofa, nearly knocking the lamp over. The ball stops dead in its tracks, studying her, breathing heavily. Cautiously, she steps toward the telephone and dials 911.

911 (OS)
What's the emergency?

BARBARA
(whispers)
A ball of socks is...

As it inches closer,

911 (OS)
Did you say a ball of socks?

BARBARA
1099 Elm Street. Hurry!

CUT TO:

When the POLICE arrive, two force the front door open. As they rush into the den, they hear a VOICE coming from upstairs. They rush up the stairs towards Barbara's VOICE in one of the bedrooms.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

As they kick the door in, guns drawn, Barbara is sitting on the floor pairing socks.

BARBARA
Hello, gentlemen. These socks found one another.
(addresses socks)
How long has it been?

The policemen glance at one another, perplexed.

BARBARA
Would you care for a chocolate? You see, I have no
will power.

POLICEMAN
Ma'am. Why don't you come with us?

BARABARA
I didn't mean to! I promise I won't do it again! Jack?

POLICEMAN
Jack? Who's Jack?

BARBARA
He's not here.

POLICEMAN
Please, ma'am. If you don't make a fuss, I won't handcuff you.

Barbara slowly rises. Her eyes fall on the golden box.

BARBARA
Do you mind if I take that box of chocolates?

POLICEMAN
(sympathetically)
No, ma'am.

CUT TO:

While sitting in the rear of the police car,

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
I'll show them I have will power. I won't eat one
chocolate.

FADE TO BLACK


**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/