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Dog Music (short)
by Wyatt McDonald (iambobdoyle@gmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review: ***


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



FADE IN:

INT. SIMONS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
SIMON walks in the door and start walking toward the kitchen
                                                            
SIMON enters and sits down ans his mom realises he is there
                                                            
                       MOM
hi hunny, So how was first day in
high school, you hungry
                                                            
SIMON nods and she starts making him a sandwich
                                                            
                       SIMON
It wasn't that bad. This stupid
jock kid started picking on me
again, but, whatever. but i like
all my clases
                                                            
She puts the sandwich in front of SIMON.
                                                            
                       MOM
Simon.
                                                            
                       SIMON
      (mouth full of
       food)
Yeah mom?
                                                            
                       MOM
Don't worry about the bullies.
They feel like they have to pick
on somebody.
                                                            
                       SIMON
I know... Hey, I did all my
homework in study hall. Can i go
play with Garfunkel?
                                                            
                       MOM
Okay, but 7:30 is the latest you
can be out. I dont want you late
for dinner again.
                                                            
                       SIMON
Yup.
                                                            
 

2.

EXT. GOING TO THE PARK - DAY
                                                            
GARFUNKEL is towing SIMON on his skateboard with the dog
leash in one hand and his guitar in the other
                                                            
they sit down on a bench
                                                            
                       SIMON
so what should we start out with
today?
                                                            
WHILE GETING HIS GUITAR OUT
                                                            
                       GARFUNKEL
      (is just staring
       at simon)
                                                            
                       SIMON
you are the boss
                                                            
SIMON starts playing
                                                            
ed walks bye and listens
                                                            
 
EXT. OVER AT THE BENCH WHERE SIMON IS PLAYING TO DOG - DAY
                                                            
eddie with his bass in hand walks up to SIMON who admideitly
stops playing
                                                            
                       ED
hey whats up,... simon right
                                                            
                       SIMON
yah,
                                                            
                       ED
im in your science class and, i
heard you yesterday, you were
realy good
                                                            
                       SIMON
ohh yah, and thanks
                                                            
                       ED
yah, i just wanted to know if you
wanted a bass player to jam with
you
                                                            
                       SIMON
oh yah that cool sit down
                                                            

3.

he pushes garfunkel off the bench and he immediy sits down
next to eddie
                                                            
                       ED
what you were doing out here
anyway?
                                                            
                       SIMON
oh, i just come out here and play
to my dog, he loves the music, and
it is a way for me to relax
                                                            
                       ED
ohh thats cool... i like your
style i have always like blues
myself
                                                            
                       SIMON
thats cool well this is a song i
wrote just jump in whenever
                                                            
                       ED
ohh ok i'l try
                                                            
SIMON looks at ed who picks it up right away, and he looks
at his dog, who is happy as ever
                                                            
eddy looks at his watch
                                                            
                       ED
hay, i gonna have to leave, but
where do you sit at lunch because
i got a drummer you might want to
meet.
                                                            
                       SIMON
oh yah thats cool,... I sit in the
lunch room, by the back

                                                            
                       ED
by yourself
                                                            
realzing that was the wrong thing to say he looked
imbaresede
                                                            
                       SIMON
sometimes
                                                            
                       ED
well, then your gonna have to come
sit with us.
                                                            

4.

                       SIMON
all right
                                                            
 
INT. IN THE LUNCH ROOM - DAY
                                                            
eddie waves to simon
                                                            
                       ED
simon, over hear man
                                                            
                       SIMON
hey whats up
                                                            
as simon is walking over to the table, a guy brushes his
sholder and keeps walking
                                                            
                       ED
hey buddie why don't you watch
were your going
                                                            
                       GUY IN LUNCHROOM
what was that
                                                            
                       ED
watch where your going
                                                            
                       GUY IN LUNCHROOM
      (sarcasyicly)
ooo k, what ever you say
                                                            
 
INT. OVER AT THE LUNCH TABLE - DAY
                                                            
                       ED
simon, this is my budy mike
                                                            
eddie points to MIKE
                                                            
                       ED'S FRIEND
      (looking down at
       his food)
sup
                                                            
                       ED
and this is the drummer i was
talking about, Richy
                                                            
RICHY salutes non-chalantly
                                                            

5.

                       ED
richy is coming over to my house
after school so we were going to
stop by, if that was cool
                                                            
                       SIMON
ohh definatly, no porblem, but i
have to make up a test so i gota
get going but nice meating you
guys
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
ed and richey walk up they start playing
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK AFTER DONE PLAYING - DAY
                                                            
richy and eddie are waving to simon who is off screen and
then they turn to walk to the car, the camera follows them
                                                            
                       RICHY
Jesus, that kid is amazing. I have
never heard a style like that
before, I was so relaxed
                                                            
                       ED
i told you it wasn't gonna be a
waste of your time
                                                            
                       RICHY
one werid thing i noticed was he
did pay much attention to us that
much he was really playing to his
dog
                                                            
                       ED
yah but i don't think he is doing
that on purpose, it what hes been
doing for years before he had
other kids to play with, and that
was what he loves to do
                                                            
 
INT. PARK BENCH - DAY
                                                            
THE NEXT DAY
                                                            
like yesterday; the scene comes in while the guys are
already playing, and richy's friend comes in but this time
with five guys
                                                            
 

6.

INT. SCHOOL HALLS - DAY
                                                            
Simon, Eddy, and Richy are walking down the hall when the
jock-- that pulled the chair from out from under him-- ran
into him
                                                            
                       JOCK#1
get out of my way worm
                                                            
                       SIMON
ohhh nice, picking on kids smaller
than you, what next you gonna
steal a nice old ladies purse
                                                            
simon walks away
                                                            
                       JOCK#1
yah, why don't you shut up, before
i break your teeth
                                                            
simon turns around smiles and gives him a thumbs up
                                                            
 
INT. WALKING INTO CLASS - DAY
                                                            
                       ED
jesus simon, were the hell did
that come from?
                                                            
                       SIMON
i dunno? guys an ass
                                                            
 
INT. LUNCH ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       ED
simon, i heard we are going to
have the biggest crowd yet today
                                                            
                       SIMON
realy how many
                                                            
                       ED
25 people
                                                            
                       SIMON
your kidding how do they all know
                                                            
                       RICHY
that would be my fault
                                                            

7.

eddie finishes his lunch
                                                            
                       ED
i'll see you guys at the park. i
got to go
                                                            
                       SIMON
ok peace
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK BENCH - DAY
                                                            
siting in front of the guys are 25 people just intenly
lising to the music
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK BENCH - DAY
                                                            
THE NEXT DAY
                                                            
now thirty people are just listining
to the guys and simon is still about half turned to his dog
just playing
                                                            
 
EXT. THE PARK BENCH - DAY
                                                            
THE NEXT DAY
                                                            
there are about 30 people just sitting there watching them
and oof from the coner of the screen the jock that pulled
out his chair sat down and listened
                                                            
 
INT. WALKING IN PRINCIPALS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                       SIMON
sir you wanted to see me
                                                            
                       PRINIPAL
yes, as you know there has been a
lot of talk around school about
you and and your friends playing
in the park and i thought that you
boys might want to play at open
house on the big stage
                                                            
                       SIMON
that would be great, sir
                                                            

8.

                       SIMON
i would be able to bring my dog
right
                                                            
                       PRINIPAL
acualy you couldent
                                                            
                       SIMON
are you sure there is no way
                                                            
                       PRINIPAL
yes simon,there are rules that i
have to keep and one of those
rules is no animals on the premise
                                                            
                       SIMON
well... then i realy do thank you
for the offer but i am going to
have to decline
                                                            
                       PRINIPAL
may i ask why?
                                                            
                       SIMON
well sir it was never about
becomeing known or meeting a lot
of friends, it was all just about
playing to my dog, and thats realy
all i want it to be.. and by the
way if they want to listen i will
be at the park
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Jesse David Herber Date 1/18/2007 ****
This was a well thought film and is pretty amazing

From jamie Date 5/19/2006 ***
It was ok the basis of the story is nice but like someone else said the dialogue doesn't flow well and the spelling needs work.

From Holden Morrissey Date 5/16/2006 *1/2
Ok........it seemed like a disney film...a bad one....little kids would enjoy it work on making it more deep and relate it to kids or adults not dogs.

From Michael Pertl Date 4/28/2006 **
Didn't like it so much. The dialogue didn't flow very well and the plot wasn't very inventive.

From sam Date 4/21/2006 ****
It was funny and amusing, but with bad spelling. But i did like it

From Chris Date 4/21/2006 ***1/2
Seems to repetive and work on your spelling dude.

From chris Date 4/21/2006 ***1/2
It seems to repetive with Simon and everyone playing the music and everyone saying that its so good they have to tell others and how he meets the bass then almost the same way with the drummer. Also there are so many little mistakes like spelling and grammar.


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