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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted by Job O Brother, April 27, 2007 08:03pm | Post a Comment

               INT. CORPORATE OFFICES - NIGHT

               A large corporate office space with many cubicles is
               deserted; quiet.

               Desks littered with papers and personal affects.

               Minimal, after-hours lighting.

               CLOSE UP OF CRICKET ON DESK.

               The cricket begins to play his night-song.

               More and more we see many plants and trees in various spots
               in this office.

               Further shots reveal that this office is actually dense with
               an unusual amount of plant-life.

               A NIGHT-WATCH MAN enters in uniform.

               He walks through the maze of cubicles until he reaches a
               small area reserved for making coffee.

               Sitting on the ground gracefully is DORIS. She is beautiful
               and wears glasses.

               Behind her a fresh pot of coffee is percolating.

               She looks up at the Night-watch Man and smiles.

               He smiles.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         Hi, Doris.

                                   DORIS
                         Hi.
                             (extends hand to him)
                         Coffee?

               He takes her hand and helps her up.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         Thank you.

               She pours them each a cup.

               He watches her adoringly.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN (CONT'D)
                         Long day at work?

               She smiles.

                                   DORIS
                         Not too bad.

               Hands him cup and takes hers.

               They clink glasses.

               They sit down, close.

                                   DORIS (CONT'D)
                         I finally finished the Crew
                         account.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         Oh that's wonderful.

               She nods.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN (CONT'D)
                         That must feel good.

               She smiles.

               Her eyes widen as she sees something.

               She points.

               He looks.

               SHOT OF NEWBORN FOAL WALKING NEAR A WATER COOLER.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN (CONT'D)
                         Oh would you look at that.

               Doris is beaming.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN (CONT'D)
                         His mama must be nearby, if he's
                         here.

                                   DORIS
                         So beautiful.

               They watch as the foal suckles drink from the water cooler.

               The Night-watch Man sets his drink down and puts his arms
               around Doris.

               She nestles into him.

                                   DORIS (CONT'D)
                         It's funny... how quiet it is here
                         at night.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         Not like that in the daytime.

                                   DORIS
                             (chuckles)
                         No.

               Beat.

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         I'm lucky. This is really the only
                         part I get to see.

                                   DORIS
                         Maybe I should become a night-watch
                         woman?

                                   NIGHT-WATCH MAN
                         You stay... exactly as you are.

               They touch foreheads.

               They turn their faces again to watch the foal.

                                           END

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