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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/

10 comments:

jay said...

Well, that was fun - I now imagine that these tightly choreographed old musicals weren't that tight after all! LOL!

I'm sorry I missed the drama, but very glad to hear your mother and father are now doing well! :)

Rowena... said...

Nice to see you back Petra! I know that is must have been a very trying time for you and your family, so a big thanks for sharing a little mini with us this week. :-)

i beati said...

ah the memories the Gwen Verdons, Vera Ellens, Gingers, Ann Millers,etc

Mama Zen said...

Ah, I love this one. Very romantic!

borut said...

Life greater than fiction!:)

Peter Rozovsky said...

That was a nicely written dance scene!
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Tipper said...

Outstanding!! I just loved it-felt like I was there watching the whole dancing falling in love shebang : )

Petra makes a fantastic return to Whose Role Is It Anyway and I'm glad!! I've missed your creative outlet you share with us all!

LarryG said...

this brought me smiles, it's great to see you are dancing again!

Anonymous said...

Are those words used in tap dancing? She sure did steal the show. Really enjoyed it. K.

Tea Time With Melody said...

I hope your parents are doing well. It's tough when it's one parent but both at the same time is rough. Thoughts are with you all.