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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/

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That skeleton has a hambone! Nice reprise.

David

Ron said...

BRAVA, Petra!

You've done it to me again with your ending!

HA!

And I LOVED anonymous's comment to you...

...That skeleton has a hambone!

Very funny!

Happy Halloween to you too!

BOO!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mama Zen said...

Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

LOL Clint can't do any wrong!

Loved it! K.

Tipper said...

Suspense and a smile-what more could I ask for! Very good Petra!

LarryG said...

Surely Clint will "flesh" him out a role :)
Happy Halloween dear friend!
Hugs to Petra!
A great time to read this one.

i beati said...

I was the phantom of the opera on Halloween for school. I wore a black cape and was all in black and my face 1/2 white 1/2 black kids loved it the equality of it !!

PV said...

Hope you had a great halloween