PRETENTIOUS BEAT POETRY, #1
1 INT. COFFEE HOUSE STAGE - 1950S NIGHT 1
MLS, MONOCHROME, HIGH CONTRAST: Its just a bar stool and
its just a 1950's microphone on a stand on a stage, in
classic LIMBO lighting.
MUSIC, UNDER THROUGHOUT: Whoa, Daddy-O, its a cool Fifties
Beat Jazz groove on bongos and string bass.
CG, MOMENTARILY SUPER: BEAT POETS
2 EXT. DOWNTOWN ALLEY - 1950S DAY 2
COVER SHOT, MONOCHROME, HIGH CONTRAST: Two 1950's greasy-
pompadoured, whiteT-shirted, leather-jacketed, bluejeaned
PUNKS are beating the hell outta two stereotypical, bearded,
black turtlenecked, blackslacked POETS... who are wearing
black barets (of course, you betcha).
ESTABLISH, THEN CUT TO:
PUNK 1 POV, MONOCHROME, HIGH CONTRAST, FEATURING POET 1:
Poet 1 whimpers between Punk 1s jabs.
Hey, man, why do you assault me so?
MCU, MONOCHROME, HIGH CONTRAST: Punk 1 punctuates each beat
of patter with a punch to Poet 1s head.
ironic and, yes, violent)
Well hey, man, that inverted syntax
crap is Medieval. Like its so
pretentious, man. And though Im
usually a sucker for alliteration,...
(turning to Punk 2)
Aint I a sucker for alliteration,
TWO-SHOT, MONOCHROME, HIGH CONTRAST: Punk 2 stops throttling
Poet 2 for a moment and turns to Punk 1.