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The Game Of His Life- Short film
by Daquan (daqSaxton@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review: *
A Video Game head turns over his life of games for sumthing more worthwhile.


This films rights belong to Ruthless Productions and is a Blackmass ENT film.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. HOME- EARLY EVENING(ABOUT 5:38 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
SHAUN IS AT HOME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, YET
AGAIN
                                                            
After just beating another level of ratchet and clank he
finally decides to eat dinner.
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Man I am hungry....Be right back
my sweet heart
                                                            
Shaun pats his playstation's hard shell
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN- EARLY EVENING(ABOUT 5:45 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shaun opens the fridge and shuffles things around
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Nothing to eat... what does a
gamer have to do 2 get something
to eat..Although I wonder where
all that curry goat went that we
had for dinner
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:FLASHBACK TO
THE BATHROOM, SHAUN
IN IT DOING NUMBER 2
                                                            
Shaun closes the fridge and checks the cabinets
                                                            
                       SHAUN (cont'd)
Ahhhhhh. Here we go my favorite,
Ramen. Aint nothing better then
Roast beef ramen. Its like gamer
fuel.
      (pauses while
       making ramen soup)
Holy crap I just remembered
that____________________ Came out
today, what time is it? I hope I
can still make it to the video
game store.
                                                            
He franticly searches for his wallet, his keys, and his bus
pass.
He quickly exits his home.
                                                            
 

2.

EXT. BUS STOP- MID-EVENING(ABOUT 6:15 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shaun anxiously waits for the bus
                                                            
                       SHAUN
What the hell man, where is the
bus.
                                                            
As Shaun waits four girls are walking down the street and
approach Shaun.
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
Hey cutie, what you are doing here
all alone
                                                            
                       GIRL 2
Yea, didn't you hear about the
party
                                                            
Shaun gives them a dazed look
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Party, sorry ladies I don't know
what you are talking about
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
Really. But come anyway
                                                            
                       SHAUN
I don't have time I have something
important to attend to
                                                            
The girls push up on Shaun pleading for him to come to the
party, but Shaun wont give in, he loves games to much
                                                            
                       GIRL 4
Come with us
                                                            
She tugs his arm
                                                            
                       SHAUN
I can't this is important, its a
matter of life or death
                                                            
Its a tug of war between the five of them as Shaun tries and
resist
                                                            
                       GIRL 3
I'll give you a some entertainment
when we get there
                                                            

3.

She winks at him
The others stop and look at her with the say what now look
They drag him towards the party
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Wait, I see the bus, hold on, wait
nooooooooooooooooo
                                                            
 
EXT. DOWN THE BLOCK OF PARTY - EVENING(ABOUT 6:29 PM - NIGHT
                                                            
After being dragged to the party, Shaun finally gives up
fighting and just goes along with the four girls
                                                            
                       SHAUN
So, where are we going ladies
                                                            
As they keep walking one responds
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
Were going to this party a friend
of mine is having at her house
                                                            
Shaun suddenly gets excited
                                                            
                       SHAUN
What will we be doing
                                                            
                       GIRL 3
Well when we get there me and yo--
                                                            
                       GIRL 4
Don't finish that sentence, got it
                                                            
Shaun still excited
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Will there be a playstation 3
there?
                                                            
Girl#1 stops and looks at the other three girls, then turns
to Shaun
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
Yea, there is one
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Look ladies if you just let me
leave, go do what I have to do
I'll be right back, OK
                                                            
The girls huddle up to discuss it
                                                            

4.

                       GIRL 2
You know what..... what's your
name.
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Shaun
                                                            
                       GIRL 2
Shaun, we decided that....your
Coming with us.
                                                            
As the expression on Shaun's face turned from excited to
gloomy they continue to walk.
As they arrive Shaun's eye is caught by another girl walking
the opposite way to the party
The girls not paying attention, don't realize that Shaun
gives them the slip.
He runs to her.
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Excuse me.....excuse me
                                                            
                       UNKNOWN GIRL
Yes, may help you
                                                            
Shaun pauses to look and her, he is stunned by her beauty
                                                            
                       SHAUN
I'm snaun.... I mean I'm Shaun
                                                            
She laughs and introduces her self
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
I'm Arlean, nice to meet you
                                                            
They shake hands
                                                            
                       ARLEAN (cont'd)
You going to the party?
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Actually I was dragged here by
four girls
                                                            
They both laugh, they enter together
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE-PARTY-DAY(ABOUT 6:45 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
SHAUN AND ARLEAN SIT AT THE AND TALK WHEN SHAUN REALIZES THE
TIME.
                                                            

5.

                       SHAUN
Wow look at the time, I gotta go
Arlean. Think I can get your
number so we can hang out
sometime.
                                                            
Arlean stands up, and starts toward the back of the house
Shaun disappointed starts toward the door
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Shaun wait up I'm coming with you,
i was just getting my coat
                                                            
Shaun looks up expression on face changes to glad
                                                            
                       ARLEAN (cont'd)
Where you going without
me.....where we headed
                                                            
                       SHAUN
I'm headed to Jamaica avenue to go
ummm.... to gamestop
                                                            
She looks at him with glee, his eyes shy towards the door
                                                            
                       SHAUN (cont'd)
Coo lets go
                                                            
 
INT. DOWN THE BLOCK FROM THE PARTY- EVENING(ABOUT 7 - NIGHT
                                                            
As they walk down the street they talk a little more
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
So Shaun why is it that you HAVE
to go to gamestop
                                                            
Shaun explains a little hesitantly
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Well this new game came out and I
was going to get it before those
four girls dragged me here
                                                            
She gives a little grin to him, yet again his eyes shy away
                                                            
                       SHAUN (cont'd)
So why were you at party?
                                                            
She hesitates to say
                                                            

6.

                       ARLEAN
My friend thinks I can sing, so
she me brought there so I can
sing in front of everyone, good
thing I escaped
                                                            
They reach the bus stop
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Well can you sing
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Just a little
                                                            
Shaun has a look of impression
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Can you sing a little for me now?
                                                            
Arlean shakes her head
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
No I cant
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Please
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Fine but just a little
                                                            
She clears her throat
                                                            
                       ARLEAN (cont'd)
First of all let me say
You can't accuse me of all the
things
you know that you are guilty
of
And I see that it is easy for
you to blame
everything on me
If that's the case I should go
have my fun
and do all the things you say
I do
Boy I can't continue to take
this from you
                                                            
The bus arrives
                                                            
 

7.

INT. BUS- EVENING(ABOUT 7:15 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shaun still bedazzled by how good she sings
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Your friend was right you should
be singing, you now what, we are
going back..... I'm just playing
                                                            
They look at each other for about a min., Then both turn
heads at the same time, the rest of the ride is silent
                                                            
 
EXT. JAMAICA AVE- EVENING(ABOUT 7:45 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
They walk down the avenue, Shaun tries and make conversation
                                                            
                       SHAUN
So does your boyfriend know you
can sing
                                                            
She gives a big laugh
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Boyfriend,Ha, don't have one
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Really as pretty as you are it's
hard to believe
                                                            
She stops dead in her tracks
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Thanks!!
                                                            
 
INT. GAMESTOP-EVENING(ABOUT 8:00 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shaun walks in with anticipation
He rings the bell
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Excuse me anyone here
                                                            
A guy comes from the back room his name is JASON
                                                            
                       JASON
Yea what can I do you for man
                                                            
Shaun pulls out his wallet and slams the money on the table
                                                            

8.

                       SHAUN
Yes. I would like to buy
_____________________
                                                            
Jason turns around to get the game
                                                            
                       JASON
So, who's your lady friend
                                                            
                       SHAUN
That's Arlean, I meet her couple
hours ago.
                                                            
Jason leans towards Shaun
                                                            
                       JASON
Personally dude, no chick follows
another guy she meet a couple of
hours ago to a game store
                                                            
Shaun turns his head towards her, she is looking around the
store
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Maybe your right
                                                            
He turns back to jason
                                                            
                       SHAUN (cont'd)
Then why do you think she's here
                                                            
                       JASON
That's for you to find out
                                                            
He rings up the game
                                                            
                       JASON (cont'd)
That's $65.76 little dude
                                                            
Shaun turns to her and pauses
                                                            
                       SHAUN
You know what keep the game I got
a better idea.
                                                            
He walks toward Arlean
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Oh, hey Shaun done already
                                                            
                       SHAUN
No I didn't buy it
                                                            

9.

                       ARLEAN
Why they didn't have i--
                                                            
                       SHAUN
--Arlean would you like to go get
something to eat
                                                            
Arlean interrupted takes a second to answer
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Ummm, yea sure, lets go
                                                            
                                         FADE TO: RED LOBSTER
                                                            
 
INT. RED LOBSTER- EVENING(ABOUT 8:45 PM) - NIGHT
                                                            
Both of them enjoy the meal they order,they also enjoy each
other
                                                            
                       SHAUN
So how did this whole night turn
out for you
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
This night was the best, thank you
                                                            
Shaun nods
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Don't thank me...
I should thank you
                                                            
With a confused look she answers
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
Why?
                                                            
He proudly answers
                                                            
                       SHAUN
Because this is the most fun i
have had....ever
                                                            
She blushes
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
But you didn't get your game
                                                            
He nods again
                                                            
                       SHAUN
True, i got something better
                                                            

10.

He grabs her hand
                                                            
                       ARLEAN
What?
                                                            
                       SHAUN
You
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From ashton Date 12/1/2008 *
ok i think it is a funny plot but you should probably fine tune it. dialogue could be better. times not needed. it should at least be said that this guy is not nerdy looking because 4 beautiful girls would not pick a nerdy huy up but if he was attractive but nerdy then i t would work. don't let it get you down edit fine tune. it has the posibility to be good.

From Maeby Setavo Date 11/24/2008 1/2
I agree, dialogue WAS stiff. There are also some incredibly unrealistic parts. Like a group of pretty girls dragging a gaming nerd to a party at 6:30 at night. Try to add a little more detail to make it interesting, and try to transition better from scene to scene. Its a bit cut and dry.

From Josh Echevarria Date 11/23/2008 1/2
i read the first line of dialogue and it's awful. You really need to work on dialogue. there's no need to insert times. Read other scripts to get an idea of what a real script looks like and definitely work on your dialogue. ALOT. Just isn't realistic and doesn't flow. Give it another try.

From Kevin Isaacson Date 11/20/2008 *
Dialogue was stiff and as with the actions, not realistic at times. As mentioned before, leave the times out. The topic itself was a little shallow. Keep trying though. Polish up the dialogue. Talk it out loud to see how it sounds and how it flows so it sounds like a real conversation. Don't give up!

From Taylor Hann Date 11/15/2008 *
No offence but this is pretty bad. Not really needed to put times in like 7pm, 7.45pm. The starting dialogue sounds like someone who is mentally derranged. A sappy ending. My advice: Leave this project and start something else. But that's my opinion. You don't have to take it.


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