Feb 14, 2013

Happy Endings

This surreally-romantic scene seemed like a nice clip to post this Valentine's Day. The YouTube version does not include the infamous "penis frame," but what the hell. That's not what today is all about...nah, not at all.

Anyway, if any lonely soul wants to (metaphorically) blast corporate greed and wax poetic about identity crises, come on over. I've got the Pixies on the iTunes and a killer view to boot.

Bonus points if you tell me "everything's gonna be fine."


Excerpted from the final script of...

FIGHT CLUB
Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk/Screenplay by Jim Uhls

MARLA
You shot yourself?

INSERT: "Where is my mind?" by the Pixies.

JACK
Yes, but it's ok. Marla look at me. I'm really ok. Trust me. Everything's gonna be fine.

MASSIVE EXPLOSION...the glass walls rattle...Jack and Marla look -- OUT THE WINDOWS: A BUILDING EXPLODES; collapsing upon itself. Then ANOTHER BUILDING IMPLODES into a massive cloud of dust. Jack and Marla are silhouetted against the SKYLINE. Jack looks Marla, reaches to take her hand.

JACK
You met me at a very strange time in my life.

Marla looks at him. ANOTHER BUILDING IMPLODES and COLLAPSES inward...and ANOTHER BUILDING...and ANOTHER...

The FILM SLOWS, then ADVANCES ONE FRAME AT A TIME -- SHOWING SPROCKET HOLES on the SIDES. EACH FRAME is an IMPLODING BUILDING -- then, ONE FRAME IS A PENIS. Then the IMPLODING BUILDING again. SPEED UP frames, LOSE THE SPROCKET HOLES, RESUME NORMAL SPEED...

FADE TO BLACK