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                          PRETTY WOMAN

                         


                          FINAL SCRIPT

                         
                   by Jonathan Frederick Lawton


                         
      From the original script written by J.F. Lawton, with the help of
      Stephen Metcalfe, Barbara Benedek, Robert Garland and probably
      Garry Marshall (the director of the film) himself. This original
      script itself was adapted from Lawton's first script called «Three
      Thousand», which was a much darker story about prostitution and
      drugs.                         

                         

                         BLACK SCREEN

                         
      In white letters on the black screen :

                         

                      TOUCHSTONE PICTURES

                           PRESENTS

                         

                         AND THEN :

                         

                      IN ASSOCIATION WITH

                   SILVER SCREEN PARTNERS IV



                         
          We hear voices over of people chattering and laughing.

                          MAN (voice over)
           Broke in right on the two of them. Caught them.

                          MAGICIAN (voice over)
           No matter what they say, it's all about money.

                         

                         FADE TO :

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - PATIO - EXTERIOR DAY

          We are in Philip Stuckey's residence on the Hollywood Hills.
          Apparently, a party is in progress.

                         
          Close Up on the Magician's hands and the hands of two ladies. The
          magician is doing tricks with coins in the ladies' hands.

                         
                          MAGICIAN (voice over)
           So let's imagine, ladies, that you're a Savings and Loan
           officer. Watch. One, two, three. See ?

                         
          On lady has got three coin in her hand, and the other one only
          one. The magician takes the three coins from the first lady's
          hand, and closes it. Then he takes the only coin from the other
          lady's hand, but leaves it open. He puts the four coins in his
          hand and closes it.

                         
          Credits appears in white capital letters on the screen.

                         
                          MAGICIAN (voice over)
           You've got it all, and we've got nothing. And you have all
           four. Just take a look.

          He opens his hand, which is empty. Then he opens the first lady's
          hand, which contains the four coins.

                         
                          WOMAN (voice over)
           Oh !

                         
                          MAGICIAN (voice over)
           But I wouldn't trust you with real gold. That's why this
           one's only worth about a penny.

                         
          He takes one of the coins from the first lady's hand, hides it in
          his hand, and makes it appears again changed into a huge penny
          coin.

                         
          End of the first set of credits.

                         
                          MAN (voice over)
           Hmm.

                         
                          MAGICIAN (voice over)
           And if you wonder where the other one went, watch.

                         
          His left hand moves to the first lady's' ear, and gets the missing
          penny out of it.

                         

                          PHILIP
           A penny from the ear. How much for the rest ?

                         
          Philip Stuckey, the host, walks behind the magician. Philip is a
          short man in his forties, with receding hair. He looks, at the
          same time, obsequious and domineering. His guests laugh at his
          joke. Philip moves toward a young man.

                         
          The camera follows Philip.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Have you seen Edward ?

           THE YOUNG MAN
           No, I haven't. Great party, Philip.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Well, my wife went to a lot of trouble : she called a
           caterer.

                         
          He walks to a group of guest gathered around a large buffet table.
          Behind the table, the balustrade of the patio, and in the
          background, Hollywood Hills.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Excuse me, Ann. Howard, how are you ?

                         

                          HOWARD
           Philip, good. Hey, I understand Edward's taking over Morse
           Industries.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Yeah, well, he's not here to get a suntan.

                         

                          HOWARD
           Can I get in on it ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Yeah. Call me.

                         

                          HOWARD
           When ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Just call me.

                         
          He turns to another guest and shake hands with him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Uh, hi. I'm Philip Stuckey, Edward Lewis's lawyer.

                         

                          THE GUEST
           Hey, where's the guest of honor anyway ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Well, if I know this fellow, he's probably off in a corner
           somewhere charming a very pretty lady.

                         
          He turns to a charming lady talking with a man.

                         

                          PHILIP
           How are you ?

                         
          He gives her a kiss.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - STUDY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Very modern design. An artistic picture of a nude girl on the
          wall.

                         
          Medium shot of Edward Lewis standing near the desk, talking on the
          telephone. He is a very handsome man in his early forties. He is
          very elegantly dressed, apparently with a very expensive suit.

                          EDWARD
           I told my secretary to make the arrangements. Didn't she
           call you ?

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           Yes, she did. I speak to your secretary more than I speak
           to you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I see.

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           I have my own life too, you know, Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           This is a very important week for me. I need you here.

                         
          He walks to the large bay window, overlooking Hollywood Hills.

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           But you never give me any notice. You just think I'm at
           your beck and call.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I do not believe that you are at my beck and call.

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           Well, that's the way you always make me feel. Maybe I
           should just move out.

                         

                          EDWARD
           If that's what you want, yes.

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           All right, when you get back to New York, we'll discuss it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Now is as good a time as any.

                         
           JESSICA (voice over on the telephone)
           That's fine with me, Edward. Good-bye.

                         
          She hangs up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Good-bye, Jessica.

                         
          Edward looks down, through the bay window, to the party still
          going on on the patio on the floor below. We can hear the chatter
          from the party.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - STAIRWAY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward is going down the stairs followed by a young blonde man,
          wearing a very elegant suit.

                         

                          YOUNG MAN
           Phil suggested that maybe I should take a lawy...

                          EDWARD
           Phil is just my lawyer, okay ?

                         

                          YOUNG MAN
           Yes, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           How did the Morse stock open at the Nikkei ?

                         

                          YOUNG MAN
           I don't know.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DOWNSTAIRS HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          They have reached the downstairs hall. Edward looks at his watch
          and then turns toward the young man. He is looking slightly angry.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You don't know ? Tokyo opened maybe ninety minutes ago. You
           have to keep on top of these things, all right ?

                         

                          YOUNG MAN
           Done.

                         
          Two charming women walks near the two men. One of the woman turns
          toward Edward.

                         

                          CHARMING WOMAN
           Hello, Mr. Lewis.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hi. How're you doing ?

                         
          Edward shakes the woman's hand, who walks away, and turns back to
          the young blonde man.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I want this whole thing... wrapped up as soon as possible.
           I gotta get to New York by Sunday. I got tickets to the
           Met.

                         

                          YOUNG MAN
           Yes, sir.

                         
          He moves across the crowd of guests, and reaches a servant, who
          gives him his coat.

                         

                          SERVANT
           Your coat, Mr. Lewis.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          He starts walking away with his coat in his hands, when he turns
          around to the sound of a feminine voice.

                         

                          SUSAN
           Edward !

                         

                          EDWARD
           Susan !

                         
          Susan is a beautiful woman, in her late thirties, wearing an
          elegant yellow silk blouse.

                         

                          SUSAN
           Hi.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hi.

                         
          They kiss on both cheeks.

                         

                          SUSAN
           I was sorry to hear about Carter.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, yeah. Thanks. Heard you got married.

                         
          They start walking slowly toward the exit of the house, Edward's
          arm around Susan's waist.

                          SUSAN
           Well... yeah. I couldn't wait for you !

                         
          She laughs.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mmm... Mmm... Susan, tell me something.

                         

                          SUSAN
           Yes ?

                         
          They stop walking, and Edward faces Susan.

                         

                          EDWARD
           When you and I were dating, did you speak to my secretary
           more than you spoke to me ?

                         

                          SUSAN
           She was one of my bridesmaids.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hmm. Your husband's a very lucky guy.

                         
          They kiss again on the cheeks.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Bye.

                         

                          SUSAN
           Thanks, bye.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Philip seated in an armchair, talking to a
          beautiful red-hair woman, seated in another armchair.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Do you ?

           THE RED-HAIR WOMAN
           Absolutely.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Wonderful.

                         
          Elizabeth, Philip's wife, walks rapidly toward Philip's armchair
          and taps him on the shoulder. Elizabeth is a red-hair woman in her
          forties. She is still nice-looking, and very elegantly dressed,
          but she doesn't have anymore the attraction that a younger woman
          can have on Philip.

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           He's leaving. Edward's leaving.

                         
          Philip looks toward the entrance of the house, and stands up.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Excuse me.

                         

           THE RED-HAIR WOMAN
           Sure.

                         
          Philip walks rapidly away while Elizabeth looks at him with both
          hand on her hips.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - PARKING - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot on a beautiful car : a grey Lotus Esprit.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Is this Mr. Stuckey's car ?

                         
          Medium shot of two Japanese parking valets, wearing white shirts,
          black bow-ties and black vests, looking at him. One of them
          answers him in Japanese. We don't understand what he says, but we
          understand the word «Stuckey» in his sentence.

                         
          Medium shot on Edward standing near Philip's Lotus. Edward turns
          around just as Philip is rushing toward him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, where you going ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           You got the keys to your car ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Why, what's wrong with the limo ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Look, the limo is buried back there. Darryl can't get it
           out.

                         
          Darryl, Edward's chauffeur, is reading a newspaper, next to
          another chauffeur. Darryl is a very tall and very strong-looking
          Afro-American man. He raises his hand to show his helplessness
          about the situation.

                          PHILIP
           Mmm.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Please give me the keys.

                         
          Philip gives his car keys to Edward.

                         

                          PHILIP
           All right, look. I don't think you should drive. You're a
           little excited. Don't drive my car. Let me work something
           out here.

                         
          Philip runs toward the Japanese valets.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Fellas, what kind of a system is this ? Can you move these
           cars out of here ?

                         
          Meanwhile, Edward has seated himself in the driver seat of the
          Lotus Esprit. Philip comes back to him as Edward closes the door
          of the car.

                          PHILIP
           Look, Edward. Edward... Uh, are you familiar with a stick
           shift ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, yeah.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Have you driven a shift ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Listen, all right. Just be ginger with it. Don't...

                         
          We hear the gears of the manual box clashing under Edward's
          unexperienced hand.

                         

                          PHILIP
           It's a new car. Don't, uh... Just don't...

                         

                          EDWARD
           Okay. I can do it.

                         
          Tires squeal as the car rushes forward.

                         
          The Japanese valets look up at the noise.

                         
          Edward has stopped after a couple of feet, and Philip runs to the
          driver's door.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward ! Give me a break, please !

                         

                          EDWARD
           I love this car.

                          PHILIP
           I love it too. Look, you don't even know where you're
           going. You're gonna get lost in the dark !

                         
          The car rushes forward. Tires squeal as Edward accelerate down the
          hill road.

                         
          The sky is slightly darker. Night is falling.

                         

                          PHILIP (YELLING)
           Beverly Hills is down the hill !

                         

          HOLLYWOOD HILLS - EXTERIOR EVENING AND NIGHT

                         
          Full shot of the Lotus Esprit driving along the streets of
          Hollywood Hills. Edward has switched the lights on.

                         
          We hear the song «King of Wistful thinking», performed by Go West.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I don't need to fall at your feet. Just 'cause you cut me
           to the bone. And I won't miss the way that you kiss me.

                         
          The sky is getting darker, and apparently, Edward doesn't know his
          way very well around Hollywood Hills.

                         
          Long shot on the famous «HOLLYWOOD» sign up on Hollywood Hills

                         
          Back to the car driving on the roads of Hollywood Hills.

                         
          Aerial shot of the car coming to a dead end in a parking lot.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Oh, shit.

                         
          The car backs up.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Aerial overview of Hollywood.

                         
          The last set of credits starts in white capital letters on this
          overview.

                         
          The music keeps on playing.

                         

                          LYRICS
           We were never carved in stone. If I don't listen to the
           talk of the town. Then maybe I can fool myself. I'll get
           over you I know I will. I'll pretend my ship's not sinking.
           And I'll tell myself I'm over you.

                         
          The overview now shows Hollywood Boulevard.

                         

                          LYRICS
           'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          Full shot on street level on Hollywood Boulevard.

                         
          The credits are still appearing and disappearing on the screen.

                         
          A man is selling maps, advertised by a huge board he is carrying,
          and on which is written in red letters : «Maps of the Stars
          Homes».

                         

           THE MAP VENDOR
           Maps here. Maps.

                         
          Close Up on two hands exchanging money and drug. Then Close Up on
          the faces of the two men.

                         
           THE DRUG DEALER (voice over)
           Have a good one.

                         
          Medium shot of two prostitutes cruising on the sidewalk. A car
          drives along the sidewalk, but doesn't stop.

                         
           MAN IN CAR (voice over)
           What do you say, blondie ?

           ONE OF THE PROSTITUTE
           Hi, honey, want some fun ?

                         
          Close Up on the «Carole Lombard» Star on the Hollywood Boulevard
          sidewalk.

                         
          Medium shot on two other prostitutes cruising on the sidewalk.

                         

           ONE OF THE PROSTITUTE
           Hey, baby, you looking for a date ?

                         
          Larger shot on a car stopping near the prostitute

                         

           MAN IN CAR
           Yeah, honey, we're looking.

                         

                          PROSTITUTE
           Well, here I am.

                         

           MAN IN CAR
           I'm Al and this is my friend Joe. Get in the car.

                         
          Another very short view of Hollywood Boulevard, showing a Close
          shot on a Chinese Restaurant. An then, a very fast horizontal
          panning of the camera, which gives us a blurred picture. The
          panning stops in :

                         

          SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium long shot on a very quiet side street near Hollywood
          Boulevard. The street seems even much quieter after all the noise
          and the hustle we've seen on the Boulevard itself.

                         
          The credits are still appearing and disappearing on the screen.

                         
          An ambulance is driving very fast along the street, with its siren
          wailing. On the side of the ambulance is written : «Los Angeles
          Fire Department», and below : «Paramedic».

                         
          The camera lets the ambulance go and moves to show us a shady-
          looking building with a vertical neon sign saying «HOTEL», but
          only the «H» and the «O» are lit, the others letters being out of
          order.

                         
          The music fades out.

                         
          This building actually is partly a regular hotel, and partly a
          place that rents small apartments on a monthly basis.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          We are in the small apartment rented by Vivian Ward and Kit De
          Luca, two young prostitutes, whom we are going to know better
          later on.

                         
          Close Up on a pretty woman buttocks, just covered by a very small
          black lace panty.

                         
          An alarm clock is ringing.
          The woman turns around, and shows us her stomach and her navel,
          showing from under a pink T-shirt.

                         
          The camera pans up to the woman's arm and hand stopping the alarm-
          clock.

                         
          Close-Up on several familial pictures pinned on the wall.

                         
          Close-Up on the woman putting on a white sleeveless close-fitting
          T-shirt over her black lace bra. But we don't see the woman's
          head.

                         
          Close-Up on the woman's hand picking up cheap jewels from a table,
          and putting them on. On the table there is also an empty bottle of
          a strong alcoholic beverage.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on Edward's face, driving the car. He seems a bit lost.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium long shot on the Lotus driving on Hollywood Boulevard.

                         
          We hear the song «Real Wild Child», performed by Christopher
          Otcasek.

                         
          Credits keeps on appearing and disappearing on the screen.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Well, I'm just goin' to school like I'm real, real cool.
           Gotta dance like a fool Got the message.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close-Up on a black stiletto-heel boot. The woman's hand is using
          a black felt-pen to hide the clear spots on the heel of the boot.

                          LYRICS
           And I gotta be a wild one Ooh, yeah. I'm a wild one.

                         
          Close-Up on the woman's hand pulling the zipper up along the side
          of the boot.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Gonna break it loose. Gonna keep on moving wild.

                         
          Close-Up on the face of the woman, putting mascara on her
          eyelashes. The woman is named Vivian Ward, and her head is covered
          by a blonde wig.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Gonna keep on swinging, baby I'm a real wild child.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The Lotus is driving through a crossroad. The tires screech, and
          the car swings a little. Apparently, Edward is still having
          problems with his gear shift.
          The camera follows the car for a couple of seconds.

                         

          VIVIAN'S HOTEL STAIRCASE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's legs going down the stairway. Then the camera
          moves backward and we see her in full. Another woman is going up
          the stairs.

                         
           HOTEL MANAGER (voice over)
           Now, wait a minute. You don't seem to understand me.

                         
          Vivian stop in mid-stairs.

                         
           HOTEL MANAGER (voice over)
           That's my job. At the end of the month, I collect
           everybody's rent.

                         
          Quick shot, through the bannister, of the manager talking to an
          Afro-American woman.

                         
          Back to Vivian still standing on the stairs.

                         
           HOTEL MANAGER (voice over)
           Now give me the money, or you're outta here.

                         
          Vivian goes back up the stairs.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - BATHROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close-Up on the toilet water tank, and Vivian's hands taking the
          lid off. She then takes a green plastic box out of the water. She
          opens the box and looks at the money hidden inside the box. There
          is only one one-dollar bill left.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Gonna meet all my friends. Gonna have myself a ball. Gonna
           tell my friends. Gonna tell them all.

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Vivian crosses the room.

                         

                          LYRICS
           That I'm a wild one. Ooh, yeah I'm a wild one.

                         
          Vivian opens a window and gets out of the room.

                         

          VIVIAN'S HOTEL - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          High angle shot of Vivian going out of the window and on the
          emergency exit.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Gonna break the news. Gonna keep on moving wild. Gonna keep
           on swinging, baby. I'm a real wild child.

                         
          Vivian starts going down the emergency stairway.

                         

          SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          A dark street around Hollywood. The Lotus is driving slowly. The
          engine is revving, as the car turns around the corner of the
          street.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward looks around him, visibly a bit anxious : he know he is
          completely lost.

                         

          VIVIAN'S HOTEL - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's face seen through the emergency ladder moving
          down.

                         
          An old woman is looking at her from across the street.

                         
          Full shot on the building and Vivian going down the steps of the
          emergency ladder.

                         
          Close shot on Vivian reaching ground level and walking away.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I'm a real wild one and I like wild fun. In a world going
           crazy everything seems hazy.

                         
          Medium shot. Vivian walks though a gap in the wire fence behind
          the hotel, and walks away on the street. The camera tilts slightly
          up and we see a painted inscription on the wall of the hotel that
          says «HOTEL - APTS».

                         

                          LYRICS
           I'm a wild one. Ooh, yeah, I'm a wild one. Gonna break the
           news Gonna keep on moving wild.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Long shot. The shot is slightly high angled.

                          LYRICS
           Gonna keep on swinging, baby I'm a real wild child.

                         
          End of credits.

                         
          The camera pans around and comes down to street level.

                         
          The music fades out.

                         
          We hear the voice of an Afro-American man yelling.

                         
           THE AFRO-AMERICAN (voice over)
           Welcome to Hollywood ! Everybody comes to Hollywood got a
           dream. What's your dream ? What's your dream ?

                         
          A young man with a red T-shirt and a white cap crosses the
          boulevard on a skateboard. He reaches the sidewalk and gets lost
          in the crowd. We see the Afro-American man. He is wearing a flashy
          printed shirt. He crosses the boulevard coming toward us.

                         

                          THE AFRO-AMERICAN
           Hey, mister ? Hey, what's your dream ?

                         
          Medium shot on a group of three young men seated on the sidewalk.
          One of them is the skateboard man we've just seen crossing the
          boulevard.

                         
          The young man stands up. He has apparently given something
          (drugs ?) to the two other ones.

                         

                          SKATEBOARD MAN
           Have a good one.

                         
          He jumps on his skateboard and rolls away. He passes Vivian who is
          walking toward us.

                         
          With the street lights, we get a better view of Vivian. She is a
          young woman in her early twenties. She is very tall and slim. She
          is a beautiful woman, even though her prostitute outfit and heavy
          make-up makes her a little less beautiful than she actually is.
          She is wearing a red jacket and a man's very large cap on her
          blonde wig. Underneath the jacket she is wearing her very short
          sleeveless white top, which is attached to her also very short
          blue skirt with a big metal ring. She is carrying a big bag
          strapped on her shoulder.

                         
           A WOMAN (voice over)
           What happened ?

                         
           A MAN (voice over)
           Some chick. She bought it over there.

                         
          Medium shot just a little further on the street. A young plain-
          cloth policeman is showing his badge to an afro-american man.

                         

                          THE POLICEMAN
           Detective Albertson. What do you know about that girl ?

                         

                          THE AFRO-AMERICAN
           I tell you, man. I don't know who she hang with.

                         
          Vivian walks behind them. She gives them a quick look, but doesn't
          stop.

                         

                          THE POLICEMAN
           Come on, guy. We just pulled her out of a Dumpster in the
           back. Who was her pimp ?

                         
          The camera follows Vivian, but we keep hearing what the two men
          are saying.

                         
           THE AFRO-AMERICAN (voice over)
           Cocaine her pimp. She a strawberry. She be out on these
           streets day in, day out, trading her sorry self for some
           crack.

                         
          Vivian stops, and looks at something we don't see on the sidewalk.
          She turns her head away, not feeling well because of what she has
          just seen.

                         
           THE POLICEMAN (voice over)
           And what do you do ?

                         
          Back to the two men.

                         

                          THE AFRO-AMERICAN
           I'm cool.

                         
           THE POLICEMAN (snickering)
           Oh, I'll bet.

                         
          He turns around. Two tourists, a male and a female are taking
          snapshots of what is down on the pavement, and which we still
          haven't seen.

                         

                          THE POLICEMAN
           Hey, hey, hey ! Excuse me ! Excuse me ! What are you, from
           the press ?

                         

           THE FEMALE TOURIST
           No, no. We're from Orlando.

                         
          The policeman looks at his uniformed colleague.

                         

                          THE POLICEMAN
           Oh, I don't believe this. Do you... I got tourists
           photographing the body, Al.

                         
          The uniformed policeman starts pulling the tourists away.

                         
          Close-Up shot on a lit sign that says «The Blue Banana Club»,

                         
          Full shot from across the street, showing the entrance of the
          club, with the sign, that we've just seen, above the door.

                         
           WOMAN (voice over)
           What happened ?

                         
           ANOTHER WOMAN (voice over)
           Man !

                         

          THE BLUE BANANA CLUB - MAIN ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close up on a woman's hips moving in rhythm with the sound of the
          music. The camera tilts up and we discover she is painting a
          fresco on the wall of the club. The fresco represents various
          hippy-looking characters.

                         
          The camera pans along the fresco and then moves back into the
          crowd of the club. People are dancing. We hear the song «Show Me
          Your Soul» performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

                         

                          LYRICS
           In a world that can be so insane. I don't think it's very
           strange for me to be in love with you.

                         
          Vivian crosses the dance floor and stops near a staircase leading
          to the upper floor. She looks around, visibly looking for someone.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I wanna know more than your brain.
          Vivian walks to the bar. The bartender is an older man, nicknamed
          «Pops».

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hey, Pops, has Kit been in here ?

                         

                          POPS
           Upstairs in the poolroom.

                         
          Vivian goes to the staircase and start walking upstairs.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Not something that I respected. And now I smile for your
           affection. We have made a soul connection.

                         

          THE BLUE BANANA CLUB - UPSTAIRS POOLROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close shot on Kit De Luca sitting down, and bobbing her head up
          and down in rhythm with the music.

                         
          Kit is a girl in her early twenties. She is clearly shorter than
          Vivian, and has dark hair. She looks a bit Latino. Actually she
          from Italian origin. She is pretty, but not as beautiful as
          Vivian, and more vulgar. She is wearing sunglasses and is absently
          combing the front of her hairline.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Just for whom does your bell toll. Don't be cruel. Show me
           your soul.

                         
          Kit suddenly realizes that someone is standing near her and
          looking down at her. She stops combing her hair and looks up. She
          takes her glasses off and smiles.

                         

                          KIT
           Yo, Viv !
          Vivian doesn't smile back at her, and looks even a bit angry.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Is it all gone ?

                         
          Instead of answering her friend's question, she points to the
          people around her.

                         

                          KIT
           Carlos, you know my roommate, Vivian. This is Angel. That's
           the Dude.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I know everybody ! Is it all gone, Kit ?

                         

                          KIT
           Carlos sold me some great shit. We just had this party. I
           was the hostess.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I can't believe you bought drugs with our rent. What is
           going on with you, Kit ?
          Vivian grabs Kit's arm and makes her stand up.

                         

                          KIT
           I needed a little pick-me-up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, we need rent money !

                         
          Carlos stands up and faces Vivian. He is a young Latino man.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Yo, calm down, chica. She only owes me 200 more.

                         

                          KIT
           Carlos !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Another 200 dollars ?

                         

                          KIT
           That was from way before.

                         

                          CARLOS
           That's right, 200, Vivian. But if you wanna work off her
           money with me, we can work something out.

                         

                          KIT
           That's a very sweet offer, Carlos, but not now.

                         
          She grabs Vivian's arm and leads her to the staircase.

                         

                          KIT
           Come on, Viv. Come downstairs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Work out... Work out what ? What are we gonna work out ?
          When they are gone, the girl named «Angel» looks at Carlos.

                         

                          ANGEL
           You really like her, Carlos ?

                         
          The music fades out.

                         

          THE BLUE BANANA CLUB - MAIN ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Vivian and Kit are walking down the staircase.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You took it while I was sleeping ?

                         

                          KIT
           You were unavailable for consultation.

                         
          Kit walks to the bar, and makes Vivian follow her.

                         

                          KIT
           Hey, let's go. Snack ! Snack !
          She has reached the bar and starts picking bits of food in plates
          on the counter.

                         

                          KIT
           Besides, it's my apartment.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, well, I have to live there too, Kit.

                         

                          KIT
           Look, you came here. I gave you some money. I gave you a
           place to stay...

                         
          Close Up on Kit's hands picking food (olives, onions, cherries...)
          in the snack plates, and putting them on a paper napkin.

                         

                          KIT
           ...and some valuable vocational advice. He was on my case.
           I had to give him something.

                         
          Back to the two girls behind the bar.

                         

                          KIT
           So don't irritate me.

                         

                          POPS
           This ain't a buffet, Kit.

                         
          Kit moves around Vivian, sits on a stool at the bar, and starts
          eating.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Irritate you ? Irritate you ? I just saw a girl pulled out
           of a Dumpster.

                         
          She sits down on another stool.

                         

                          KIT
           I know. Skinny Marie. But... she was a... a flake. She was
           a crack head. Dominic was trying to straighten her out for
           months.

                         
          We hear people shouting in the background and glass being broken.
          The two girls turns their heads around for a second and then come
          back to their conversation at the bar.

                         
           WOMAN (voice over)
           Leave her alone !

                         
           MAN (voice over)
           Leave her alone !

                         
           WOMAN (voice over)
           Come on, Blake !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Don't you want to get out of here ?

                         

                          KIT
           Get out of where ? Where the fuck you wanna go ?

          SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          A very quiet street.

                         
          Close shot on a tramp looking though some junks left over on the
          sidewalk, in front of a house.

                         

                          THE TRAMP
           Aah, nothing but garbage.

                         
          Full shot on the street, seen from the other side of the street.
          The Lotus Esprit stops at the tramp's level.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Uh, excuse me.

                         
          The tramp lifts his head.

                         

                          THE TRAMP
           Huh ?

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Can you tell me how to get to Beverly Hills ?

                         

                          THE TRAMP
           You're here !

                         
          Close Up shot on Edward's face behind the wheel on his car.

                         
           THE TRAMP (voice over)
           That's Sylvester Stallone's house right there.

                         
          He snickers.

                         
          Back to the full shot of the street with the Lotus and the tramp
          behind it.
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Thank you.

                         

                          THE TRAMP
           You're welcome.

                         
          The car moves away.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium full shot on Vivian and Kit standing near a table on which
          a man is selling some souvenirs. Another prostitute is leaning on
          a tree. Kit walks toward the prostitute.

                         

                          KIT
           Hey, yo, Rachel.

                         

                          RACHEL
           What ?

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah. You see the stars on the sidewalk, babe ?
          She is mentioning the stars of the Walk of Fame, embedded in the
          sidewalk of the boulevard.

                         

                          RACHEL
           Yeah.

                         

                          KIT
           Well, Vivian and me, we work Bob Hope, we work the Ritz
           Brothers, we work Fred Astaire, we work all the way down to
           Ella Fitzgerald. This is our turf. We got seniority. You
           better get off our corner.

                         

                          RACHEL
           Forgive me. I was just taking a rest here. Besides, she's
           new.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah. Well, I'm old, so go rest up by Monty Hall or Esther
           Wilson.

                         

                          RACHEL
           Williams.

                         

                          KIT
           Esther Williams ! Where you belong !

                         

                          RACHEL
           Back off, Kit. You know, you're really becoming a grouch.

                         
          She walks away on the boulevard. Kit turns toward Vivian.

                         

                          KIT
           Am I really a grouch ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yes. Sometimes.

                          KIT
           Well, just 'cause I'm hungry. I'm gonna go get something to
           eat.

                         
          We hear someone whistling, and then :

                         
           MAN (voice over)
           Hey, girls.

                         
          Kit turns toward the boulevard, where the voice is coming from.

                         

                          KIT
           Hey, yo, baby !

                         
          Medium shot on an open convertible red car driving along the
          boulevard. In the car, three young men, two in the front, one in
          the back. The man sitting next to the driver, yells to the girls.

                         

           MAN IN THE CAR
           How about a freebie ? It's my birthday.

                         
          The car keeps on moving on the boulevard and out of view.
          Back on Vivian and Kit.

                         

                          KIT
           Dream on !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's looking really slow tonight.

                         
          She takes her cap off.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah, well... maybe we should get a pimp, you know. Carlos
           really digs you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           And then he'll run our lives and take our money. No.

                         

                          KIT
           You're right. We say who, we say when, we say how much.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Do you think I look like Carol Channing ?

                         
          Kit puts her hands on Vivian's blonde wig.

                         

                          KIT
           No ! I love this look. It's very glamorous. Glamour choice.

                         
          We hear brakes screeching. Kit turns around toward the noise.

                         

                          KIT
           Oh, yo, oh, yo. Catch this !

                         
          Full shot on the boulevard. The Lotus is driving along the
          boulevard. The car bounces a little, while the gears are grinding.

                         
          Back to the two girls watching the car. Vivian points to it.

                          VIVIAN
           Wait a minute. That's a Lotus Esprit.

                         
          We see the car passing in front of the girls. Apparently, it has
          stopped a little further on the boulevard, because we hear its
          brakes screeching.

                         
          Reverse angle shot showing the two girls with the stopped car
          behind them.

                         

                          KIT
           No, that's rent. You should go for him. You look hot
           tonight. Don't take less than a hundred. Call me when
           you're through. Take care of you.

                         
          Vivian hugs Kit.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Take care of you.

                         
          She takes her jacket off and puts it across her bag. She walks
          slowly toward the car.

                         
           KIT (voice over)
           Work it. Work it, baby. Work it ! Work it. Own it.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward is sitting behind the wheel.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes, you can handle this.

                         
          Close Up on Edward's hand trying to work the gearshift.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           First is here somewhere.

                         
          We hear the gears grinding, but the shift doesn't want to move
          into first gear position.

                         
          Back to Edward sitting in his car. We see Vivian's back bending to
          look through the passenger's window.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hey, sugar, you looking for a date ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I wanna find Beverly Hills. Can you give me
           directions ?

                         
          Reverse angle shot showing Vivian's face through the window

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Sure. For five bucks.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Vivian's back.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Ridiculous.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Price just went up to ten.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You can't charge me for directions.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Vivian's face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I can do anything I want to, baby. I ain't lost.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Vivian's back. She is standing up.

                         
          Reverse angle shot showing Vivian's standing body through the
          window.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, okay ?

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          Full shot. On the other side of the boulevard, a little group of
          people, including Carlos, is looking at the scene.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Is that Vivian ?

                         

                          ANOTHER MAN
           Where ?

                         
          Medium shot on the Lotus seen from the back. Vivian opens the
          passenger door and climbs in.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           All right. You win, I lose. Got change for a twenty ?

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Vivian grabs the 20 dollars bill, and puts it away.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           For twenty, I'll show you personal. Even show you where the
           stars live.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, that's all right. I already been to Stallone's.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          On the other side of the boulevard, the little group is still
          looking at the scene. They start crossing the boulevard.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Right. Uh, down the street.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          The little group is still crossing the boulevard.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Vivian, did you forget ? I told you don't take no dates
           tonight.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward tries to start the car, but he just starts the windshield
          wipers !

                         
           CARLOS (voice over)
           Vivian !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Let's go.

                         
          Close up on Edward's hand trying to work the gearshift.

                         
           CARLOS (voice over)
           Hey, where you going, baby ?

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on the Lotus rear license plate : «2QCE465»

                         
           CARLOS (voice over)
           Vivian !

                         
          Larger shot on the car driving away.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Lights ! Lights would be good here.

                         
          Full shot on Hollywood Boulevard traffic, with the Lotus, seen
          from the front in the middle of the traffic.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           I guess this is not the greatest time to be a hooker, is
           it ?

                         
          Closer shot showing the couple seen through the windshield

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, I use condoms always. I get checked out once a month
           at the free clinic. Not only am I better in the sack than
           an amateur, I am probably safer.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          EDWARD
           I like that. That's very good. Should have that printed on
           your business card.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           If you're making fun of me, I don't like it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I'm not making fun of you.

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The couple seen through the windshield.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I'm not making... I'm not. I wouldn't offend you. I'm
           sorry.

                         
          Back on the boulevard. A traffic light going from amber to red. We
          hear the tires screeching as the car stops.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          EDWARD
           What's your name ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What do you want it to be ?

                         
          Edward smiles to her.

                          VIVIAN
           Vivian. My name is Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The light turned green, and the car starts.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           So, what hotel you staying at ?

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           The, uh, Regent Beverly Wilshire.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Down the block, right at the corner.

                         
          We hear gears grinding.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD - A WIDE STREET - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          We are now off Hollywood Boulevard, in another wide street or
          boulevard in Hollywood.

                         
          Full shot on the car moving away from us.

                         
          Medium shot of the couple through the windshield.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Man, this baby must corner like it's on rails !

                         

                          EDWARD
           I beg your pardon ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, doesn't it blow your mind ? This is only four
           cylinders.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on Edward's hand trying to change gears. It doesn't
          really succeed, and we hear a grinding noise.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD - A WIDE STREET - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Back on the shot through the windshield.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You know about cars. Where did that come from ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Road and Track. The boys back home I grew up with, they
           were really into American heavy metal : Mustangs,
           Corvettes.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Ah.

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          VIVIAN
           They bought them cheap and fixed them up. I paid attention.
           So how is it you know so little about cars ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           My first car was a limousine.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh.

                         

                          EDWARD
           So where is this...

                         
          He tries to shift gears and gets another grinding noise.

                         

                          EDWARD
           ...heavy metal... home ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Milledgeville, Georgia. You know, I think you left your
           transmission back there. You're not shifting right. This is
           a standard «H».

                         

                          EDWARD
           Standard «H». Like I know what that means.

                         
          She laughs.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Have you ever driven a Lotus ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You're gonna start right now.

          HOLLYWOOD - A WIDE STREET - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Back on the shot through the windshield.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You're joking.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No. It's the only way I can get you off my coat.

                         
          Medium shot on a lingerie shop.

                         
          We see Vivian's head, and then the camera follows her as she
          climbs into the driver's seat. Edward closes his door on the
          passenger's side. Vivian closes her door and puts her seat belt
          on.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Fasten your seat belts. I am taking you for the ride of
           your life. I'm gonna show you what this car can really do.
           Are you ready ?

                          EDWARD
           I am ready.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hang on.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Okay.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Here we go.

                         
          She adjusts the back-view mirror.

                         
          Medium close-up shot of the car seen from the back with the camera
          set on the road. The car starts very fast, but also very
          smoothly : it is now driven by very expert hands.

                         
          Several shots of the car racing along the streets.

                         
          Shot of the the couple through the windshield.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           This has pedals like a race car. They're really close
           together. So it's probably easier for a woman to drive,
           because they have little feet. Except me. I wear a size
           nine.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You know your foot's as big as your arm from your elbow to
           your wrist ?

                         
          She shows her arm to Edward, who chuckles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Did you know that ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I didn't know that.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's a little bit of trivia.

                         
          Edward looks at her and smiles.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD - A WIDE STREET - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Shot of the couple seen through the windshield.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Tell me, what kind of... what kind of money you girls make
           these days ? Ballpark.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Can't take less than a hundred dollars.

                         

                          EDWARD
           A hundred dollars a night ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           For an hour.

                         

                          EDWARD
           An hour ? You make a hundred dollars an hour and you got a
           safety pin holding your boot up ? You gotta be joking.

                         

          LOTUS ESPRIT - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I never joke about money.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Neither do I. Hundred dollars an hour. Pretty stiff.

                         
          She puts her right hand on Edward's zipper.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, no. But it's got potential.

                         
          Edward doesn't react, but he looks at her in such a way that she
          feels she has better take her hand off his zipper.

                         

          BERVERLY HILLS - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Several shots of the car driving fast in Beverly Hills.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The tires of the car squeal as it makes a last fast turn to stop
          in front of the hotel.

                         
          Full shot. The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel is a very luxurious
          hotel, certainly one of the most expensive hotel of the Los
          Angeles area.
          Medium shot on a uniformed attendant, who is standing near the
          entrance of the hotel, and rushes to Edward's car.

                         
          Medium full shot on the Lotus parked in front of the hotel. The
          attendant opens the passenger's door of the car, while Vivian
          comes out of the car on her own.

                         

                          HOTEL ATTENDANT
           Good evening, Mr. Lewis. Will you be needing the car
           anymore tonight ?

                         

                          EDWARD (LAUGHING)
           I... I hope not !

                         
          He gets out of the car. The attendant closes the door and then
          moves away, while Vivian joins Edward on the sidewalk.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Ah. You're here.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah.
          He looks at her for a couple of second, before talking again.

                         

                          EDWARD
           So you'll be all right ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, I'm gonna grab a cab with my twenty bucks.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Go back to your office.

                         
          She laughs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. My office. Yeah.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, thanks for the ride.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           See you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Good-bye.

                         
          Edward starts turning around to go inside the hotel, but doesn't
          do it, and instead looks back in Vivian's direction.

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian seated on the backrest of a public bench,
          with her feet resting on the bench itself. She puts her cap back
          on.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           No taxis ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, I like the bus.
          Edward walks to the bench on which Vivian is sitting.

                         
          Quick medium shot on the uniformed attendant watching the scene
          with curiosity from the entrance of the hotel.

                         
          Back to Vivian and Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I was thinking... Did you really say a hundred dollars an
           hour ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah... Well, if you don't have any prior engagements, I'd
           be very pleased if you would accompany me into the hotel.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You got it.
          She gets off the bench and laughs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What is your name ?

                         
          They start walking toward the entrance of the hotel

                         

                          EDWARD
           Edward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward. That's my favorite name in the whole world !

                         
          He smiles.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No ?!

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I tell you what, this is fate, Edward. That's what this is.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't you put this on ?

                         
          He puts his coat, which he was carrying on his arm, on Vivian's
          shoulders, and then wraps it around Vivian's body, in order to
          cover as much as he can of Vivian's very conspicuous outfit.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Why ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, this hotel is not the kind of establishment that
           rents rooms by the hour.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Ah.

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium shot on Edward and Vivian crossing the hotel lobby. While
          walking, Vivian puts her arms into the sleeves of the coat. Then
          she raises her eyes to look at the luxury around her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Wow !

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           It's all right.

                         
          Medium full shot on the guests seated in comfortable armchairs
          near the front desk. All these guests are very elegantly dressed,
          and mostly middle-aged. They all look with curiosity at the
          strange couple that just walked in.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Holy shit.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You're gonna be fine. Come with me. And stop fidgeting.
          Another medium shots on seated guests staring at the couple.

                         
          Edward walks to the reception desk, with Vivian following him. A
          very neatly dressed female receptionist is behind the counter.

                         

                          FEMALE RECEPTIONIST
           Good evening, Mr. Lewis.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hello. You have messages ?

                         

                          FEMALE RECEPTIONIST
           Yes, we have several.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          While Edward is looking through his messages, Vivian is leaning on
          the wall near the reception desk and looks around her. She takes
          her cap off, but one still can see her strange outfit underneath
          the slightly open coat. She stares at a passing female guest who
          stares back at her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Could you send up some champagne and strawberries, please ?

                         

                          FEMALE RECEPTIONIST
           Of course.

                         
          She picks up the phone.

                         

                          FEMALE RECEPTIONIST
           Room service for Mr. Lewis, please.

                         
          Edward slowly walks away from the desk, taking Vivian along with
          him.
          Medium shot on the elevator doors. Edward and Vivian reach the
          elevator, and Edward presses the call button. A middle-aged couple
          is already waiting for it. They both look at Vivian. Vivian turns
          around and notice their disapproving look. She raises her leg and
          puts the tip of her boot on the high ash-tray set near the door of
          the elevator, showing her thigh to the couple, and especially to
          the man.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, honey. You know what's happened ? I've got a runner in
           my pantyhose.

                         
          She laughs and turns to the middle-aged couple.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm not wearing pantyhose.

                         
          We hear the ding of the elevator bell. Vivian puts her leg down.
          The elevator door opens on Dennis, the young elevator attendant.
          Vivian is the first one to walk in.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, color me happy ! There's a sofa in here for two.

                         
          Edward wants to let the middle-aged couple enter the elevator
          first. The man starts to move, but his wife holds him back.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - ELEVATOR - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Vivian sitting on the sofa at the back of
          the cabin. She puts one leg on the sofa. Dennis looks at her and
          smiles.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Back on the entrance of the elevator. Edward starts to walk in the
          cabin. The middle-aged couple remains outside.

                         

                          EDWARD
           First time in an elevator.

                         

           THE FEMALE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE
           Ah...

                         
          She turns her head toward her husband.

                         

           THE FEMALE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE
           Close your mouth, dear.

                         
          The door of the elevator closes.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - ELEVATOR - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Dennis doesn't look at the couple behind him, but he still has a
          very broad smile. Vivian stands up from the sofa.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Sorry, I couldn't help it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Try.

                         
          The elevator moves up. Dennis tries to look casual, but doesn't
          really succeed.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - PENTHOUSE HALLWAY - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close shot on the elevator door. It opens.

                         

                          DENNIS
           Penthouse.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           The penthouse. Mmmm !

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes.

                         
          Vivian gets out of the elevator.

                         

                          EDWARD
           To the left.

                          VIVIAN
           Oh.

                         
          Edward gets out of the elevator. Dennis can't keep his eyes off
          Vivian, and watches her walking in the hallway. Edward turns
          around and looks at him a bit severely. Dennis wipes the smile off
          his face, goes back into the cabin of the elevator and closes the
          doors. The camera follows Edward walking away to the door of the
          penthouse, where Vivian is waiting for him. He gets his magnetic
          card out of his pocket.

                         
          Close Up on Edward's hands trying to insert the magnetic card into
          the slot in the lock of the door. He sighs.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, I miss keys.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium shot on the penthouse living room with the front door in
          the background. Everything - the rug on the floor, the furniture -
          is nice and very classy. All the lights are on. The front door
          opens.

                         
          Edward walk in first, followed by Vivian. He switches more lights
          on. Vivian closes the door and starts walking around the huge
          living room. Edward looks at her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Impressed ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You kidding me ? I come here all the time. As a matter of
           fact, they do rent this room by the hour.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Sure they do.
          Edward has been taking a newspaper left by an attendant on a small
          table near the front door. He crosses the room and and drops the
          newspaper on the desk. He sits down behind the desk, and starts
          looking through his mail, while Vivian walks out on the terrace.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over from the terrace)
           Wow, great view ! I bet you can see all the way to the
           ocean from out here.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll take your word for it, because I don't go out there.

                         
          Vivian walks in the room through another French window-door on the
          other side of the desk. She puts her bag on an armchair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Why don't you go out there ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm afraid of heights.

                          VIVIAN
           You are ?

                         
          Edward nods his head.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So how come you rented the penthouse ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           It's the best. I looked all around for penthouses on the
           first floor, but I can't find one.

                         
          Vivian takes off Edward's coat and puts in on a sofa.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, now that you have me here, what are you going to do
           with me ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Want to know something ? I don't have a clue.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I hadn't exactly planned this.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, do you plan everything ?

                         
          She takes her red jacket off.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Always.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. Me too.
          She sits down on an armchair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm actually... No, I'm not a planner. I wouldn't say I was
           a planner. I would say I was, hum, a kind of «fly by the
           seat of my pants» girl. You know, moment to moment. That's
           me. That's... Yeah.

                         
          Edward, still seated behind his desk, watches her with a strange
          look in his eyes. He suddenly realizes that perhaps he hasn't done
          something very wise in bringing Vivian with him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mm-hmm. You know, you could pay me. That's one way to maybe
           break the ice.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, yeah. I'm sorry. Uh, I assume cash is acceptable.

                         
          He takes his wallet out of this jacket.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Cash works for me, yeah.

                         
          She stands up and walks to the desk. Edward puts the money on the
          desk. She takes the money and sits on the desk. She puts the money
          in one of her high boots.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You're on my fax.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, that's one I haven't been on before.

                         
          She doesn't stand up but moves slightly in a very suggestive way.
          Edward takes his fax, but doesn't seem to react at Vivian's
          suggestive movements.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Cute. Very cute. Thank you.

                         
          She laughs, and zips one of her boots down. Out of the boot, she
          takes several condoms wrapped in cellophane paper.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           All right. Here we go. Pick one. I got red, I got green, I
           got yellow. I'm out of purple, but I do have one gold
           circle coin left. The condom of champions. The one and
           only. Nothing is getting through this sucker. What d'you
           say ? Hmm ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           A buffet of safety.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm a safety girl.

                         
          Edward stands up from his desk. Immediately Vivian reaches for his
          zipper.

                          VIVIAN
           All right, let's get one of these on you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, no. I...

                         
          He laughs awkwardly.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't we just talk for a little bit, okay ?

                         
          He takes his jacket off, and puts it on the back of the desk
          chair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Talk. Yeah... uh... okay. Edward, are you in town on, uh,
           business or pleasure ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Business, I think.

                         
          He walks away from the desk across the room.

                          VIVIAN
           Business, you think.

                         
          She zips her boot back up, stands up and follows him across the
          room.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well... let me guess.

                         
          Edward, now in his shirtsleeves, but still with his necktie and
          his vest on, has seated himself in an armchair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           That would make you... a lawyer.

                         
          She sits downs on a low pouf in front of his armchair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           A lawyer ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mm-hmm.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What makes you think I'm a lawyer ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You've got that, um... sharp, useless look about you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I bet you've known a lot of lawyers.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I've known a lot of everybody.

                         
          The doorbell chimes. They both stand up.

                          VIVIAN
           What is that ?

                         
          He turns around and find his face very close to Vivian's face, and
          seems a little disturbed by it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Champagne.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh ! Well. Might as well make myself useful. Take a load
           off.

                         
          The doorbell chimes again.

                         
          Vivian runs across the room to the front door and opens it. A room
          service male attendant comes in carrying a loaded tray. Vivian
          closes the door behind him.

                         

           ROOM SERVICE ATTENDANT
           Good evening.

                          VIVIAN
           Hi.

                         

           ROOM SERVICE ATTENDANT
           Uh, where would you like it ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Where would we like it ?

                         
          Edward has seated himself back in the armchair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, over by the bar.

                         
          The attendant seems a little surprised by Vivian's outfit, but,
          being a good luxury hotel attendant, he pretends not to notice,
          and carries the tray onto the bar. After he has put the tray down,
          he turns around and almost bumps into Vivian, who was standing
          behind him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Excuse me !

                         
          She giggles.

                         

           ROOM SERVICE ATTENDANT
           It'll be on your bill, Mr. Lewis.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          The attendant doesn't move away and remains close to Vivian,
          staring at her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What are you looking at ?

                         
          The attendant clears his throat.

                          VIVIAN
           What is he looking at ?

                         
          Edward walks toward the attendant, and gives him some tip money.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Ah, yes. Here you go. Thank you very much.

                         

           ROOM SERVICE ATTENDANT
           Thank you very much, sir. Have a nice night.

                         
          The attendant walks out of the room. Edward walks to the bar.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           A tip. Wow. I missed that one. Oh.
           (in a much softer voice)
           Stupid.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Don't worry about it.
          Edward sets the champagne glasses on the bar.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You mind if I take my boots off ?

                         
          She sits down on the steps that run across the room, separating it
          in two slightly different levels.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not at all.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So, do you have a wife ? Girlfriend ?

                         
          She zips one of her boots down.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I have both.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Where are they ? Shopping together ?

                         
          She takes her knee-length sock off. We hear the champagne bottle
          cork popping off.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My ex-wife... is now in Long Island... in my ex-home...
           with my ex-dog.

                         
          He brings her a glass of Champagne, which he sets down on the
          floor besides her. Vivian is taking her other boot off.

                         

                          EDWARD
           There you go.

                         
          He walks back to the bar to take his own glass.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My ex-girlfriend, Jessica, is in New York... moving out of
           my apartment even as we speak.

                         
          He looks at her, a bit surprised.

                         
          Vivian is draining her glass empty. Edward comes near her, with a
          silver bowl in his hands. In the bowl are some fresh strawberries.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't you try a strawberry ?

                         
          He takes the lid off the bowl and shows it to her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Why ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           It brings out the flavor in the champagne.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, groovy.
          She takes a strawberry and eats it. Edward closes the bowl and
          brings it back on the bar. He sits down on a stool.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Pretty good. Don't you drink ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Listen, I... I appreciate this whole seduction scene you've
           got going, but let me give you a tip : I'm a sure thing,
           okay ? So, I'm on an hourly rate. Could we just move it
           along ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Somehow I'm sensing that this time problem is a major issue
           with you.

                         
          He stands up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't we just get through that right now ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Great, let's get started.

                         

                          EDWARD
           How much for the entire night ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Stay here ?

                          (SHE SNICKERS)
           You couldn't afford it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Try me.

                          VIVIAN
           Three hundred dollars.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Done. Thank you. Now we can relax.

                         
          He takes the glass off her hand. She stands up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Are you sure you want me to stay for the entire night ? I
           mean, I could just pop you good and be on my way.

                         
          She walks to the bar, where Edward is filling the glass with
          Champagne.

                         

                          EDWARD
           To tell you the truth, I don't feel like being alone
           tonight.

                         
          He gives her the glass, and she immediately drinks it. He sits
          down on the stool.

                          VIVIAN
           Why ? Is it your birthday or something ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I mean, I have been the party at a couple of birthdays.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I bet you have.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So what do you want me to do ?

                         
          He doesn't answer immediately, remains pensive for a couple of
          seconds, and then looks at her. He laughs.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I don't know. I really don't know.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on the sink, and Vivian's hands been washed. She turns
          the faucet off and takes an white towel to dry her hands.

                         
          The camera tilts up to Vivian's face, who walks to the door.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'll be out in just a minute. That champagne kind of got to
           me.

                         
          She closes the door, and goes back to the sink. Edward re-opens
          the door and enters the bathroom.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I didn't hear you. What did you say ?
          Vivian hides something behind her back, but her hand in her back
          can be seen in one of the bathroom mirror.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Uh... I said I'd be out in just a minute.

                         
          Edward looks worried. He points to her

                         

                          EDWARD
           What is... What do you have in, uh, your hand there ? What
           are you hiding ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Nothing.

                         
          He walks toward her and sighs. He grabs her by the arm and moves
          her toward the door. He takes her hand bag

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, look. I do not want any drugs here. I don't want
           any of this. Get your things and your money and please
           leave.
          She gets rid of his hand.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I don't do drugs, all right ? I... I stopped doing drugs
           when I was fourteen.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What is this ? What is this ?

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's hand, which Edward is opening by force. She
          was hiding a little box of dental floss. Edward has put Vivian's
          bag under his arm.

                         

                          EDWARD
           This is dental floss.

                         
          She takes her dental floss back.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah ? So ? I had all those strawberry seeds. And you
           shouldn't neglect your gums.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm sorry. Please continue.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thank you.

                         
          She walks to the sink. He start walking across the room, but stops
          in his tracks, and looks at her. She turns around from the sink
          and looks at him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Are you gonna watch ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I'm going.
          He gives the handbag back to her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thank you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It's just that, uh, very few people surprise me.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, well, you're lucky. Most of them shock the hell out
           of me.

                         
          He nods his head. She goes back to the sink and brings a piece of
          dental floss to her mouth, stops, and brings it down. She turns
          around.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You're watching.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm going.
          He closes the door. Vivian starts cleaning her teeth with dental
          floss.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up shot on the TV screen, where an old black and white
          episode of «I love Lucy» is being played. It is episode 23 from
          Season 5, called «Lucy's Italian Movie». Lucy is standing close to
          a huge bucket full of grapes, and seems a bit reluctant to climb
          into it. Behind her, a fat Italian lady is speaking Italian to
          her.

                         
          We hear recorded laughs coming from the TV set.

                         
          The camera moves away from the TV set.

                         
          We hear Edward's voice speaking on the telephone.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Yes, that may be true, Vance.

                         
          We hear Vivian laughing.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Yes, I know, but I still need the numbers on Morse
           Industries.

                         
          On the TV screen, the Italian fat lady is climbing into the bucket
          full of grapes.

                         
          The camera keeps on moving away from the TV set, and we discover
          Vivian sitting on the floor and drinking Champagne. And, behind
          her, we see Edward sitting on an armchair near a small table on
          which the telephone set is resting. Edward is writing on a
          document resting on his laps.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh-huh. I've got them from London. I need them now from
           Tokyo. I'll call down and get them when I want them. Thank
           you very much.

                         
          He puts the phone down back on its hook.

                         
          Medium high angle shot on Vivian sitting on the floor, with all
          kinds of goodies around her, including the Champagne bottle in its
          bucket.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I have a little carpet picnic here. Are you sure you don't
           want a drink ?

                         
          Back on Edward, still writing on the document on his laps. He
          snorts.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm high on life. Can't you tell ?

                         
          Quick shot on Vivian laughing.
          Medium shot on the TV screen, where Lucy is putting a reluctant
          foot in the bucket. Close Up on her foot reaching into the grapes.
          She screams with a wide open mouth.

                         
          Back on Vivian changing position and lying on her stomach to be
          more comfortable to watch TV. She laughs.

                         
          Edward watches her without moving from his armchair.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           You know, I never saw this episode.

                         
          Edward chuckles. And then he stands up.

                         
          Vivian is still lying on the floor, laughing. Edward sits down on
          the sofa next to her.

                         
          Shot on the TV screen, where Lucy is stomping the grapes, with a
          disgusted face. We hear Vivian laughing very loudly.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's face laughing and holding the glass of
          Champagne. She looks up at Edward, still seated on the sofa.

                         
          Close shot on Edward looking at Vivian

                         
          Close Up shot on Vivian's face. She has a strange smile on her
          face.

                         
          Close Up shot on Edward's face looking at Vivian.

                         
          Back to Vivian. We hear the recorded laughs coming from the TV
          set. Vivian stands up on her arms and knees and walks on all four
          toward the sofa.

                         
          Quick shot on the TV screen, where Lucy and the other woman are
          stomping the grapes.

                         
          High angle shot on Vivian on her knees near the sofa. She puts a
          hand up inside Edward's pants leg. Edward snorts.

                         
          On the TV screen, Lucy now seems to be enjoying her grapes
          stomping.

                         
          Still resting on her knees, Vivian is taking her white top off her
          shoulders. She slips it down, and because the top is attached to
          the skirt, the skirt comes down with it. Vivian is now wearing
          only her black lace underwear and bra. Vivian puts the top and the
          skirt away from her on the floor, and bends down on the seated
          Edward. Suddenly, she stands up and walks away. Edward seems
          surprised. But she comes back with a cushion that she drops on the
          floor, and then kneels on it. She takes the TV remote control from
          the table by the sofa, and presses a button on it.

                         
          On the TV screen, Lucy and the Italian lady are still stomping the
          grapes, but the sound shuts off.

                         
          Back to the sofa. Closer shot. Vivian puts the remote control back
          on the table. Then she leans on Edward, and starts taking his
          necktie off. Edward puts his hand on her hair, and seems
          surprised : he hadn't realized it was a wig.
          Quick shot on the TV screen, where Lucy and her Italian friend are
          now dancing on the grapes.

                         
          Back to the sofa, where Vivian is taking Edward's pants off. She
          opens his shirt on his chest, and bends on it.

                         
          Close Up on their two faces, very close to each other.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What do you want ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           What do you do ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Everything. But I don't kiss on the mouth.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Neither do I.

                         
          She bends on his chest and starts kissing him on the chest, going
          down. She stops to look at the TV.

                         
          On the TV screen, the Italian lady is throwing grapes in Lucy's
          face.

                         
          Back to Vivian, who smiles and resumes her kissing job on Edward's
          chest.

                         
          Close Up shot on Edward's face : he is inhaling very strongly.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward is in the shower, hot water pouring on his head. He opens
          his eyes and seems to think about what just happened. He turns
          around to turn the water off.
          Close Up shot on the shower head. The water stops pouring from the
          head.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward is just out of the bathroom, wearing a white bathrobe. He
          puts his towel around his neck. He bends on the armchair, and
          picks up one of Vivian's bracelet. The camera pans away from the
          armchair, showing Vivian's clothes and stuff scattered around,
          including her blonde wig.

                         
          Edward looks at Vivian's things, then turns his head around toward
          the bed. He looks at the bed for a couple of seconds without
          moving, then starts walking toward the bed.

                         
          Reverse angle shot, showing Vivian asleep on her stomach in the
          bed, her long red hair scattered around her head.

                         
          Edward walks away from the bed.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT
          Medium full shot in the dark room. Edward is sitting behind the
          desk, working, the only light in the room being the lamp on the
          desk.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Early morning.

                         
          Full shot on the façade of the hotel. Two men are cleaning the
          sidewalk in front of the hotel, one with a water hose, the other
          one with a big broom. A uniformed attendant is watching them,
          standing near the main door of the hotel. The man holding the
          broom walks toward the attendant.

                         

           THE MAN WITH THE BROOM
           Hey, how you doing there ?

                         

           THE UNIFORMED ATTENDANT
           All right.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot of the lobby.

                         
          At his early hour, there are not many guests in the lobby of the
          hotel, only a chambermaid dusting a table, and three uniformed
          attendants talking together.

                         
          Barnard Thompson, the manager of the hotel, crosses the lobby,
          wearing a very elegant dark suit, and carrying a black briefcase.

                         
          Barnard Thompson will be later in the film nicknames «Barney» by
          Vivian. It is this nickname that we shall use to refer to him in
          the dialogues.

                         

                         

                          BARNEY
           Good morning, gentlemen.

           ONE OF THE UNIFORMED ATTENDANT
           Good morning, Mr. Thompson.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Good morning, good morning.

                         
          He keeps on walking toward the reception desk.

                         

                          ANOTHER ATTENDANT
           Good morning, sir.

                         
          Behind the desk, three clerks, two females and one male

                         

           ONE OF THE FEMALE CLERKS
           Good morning.

                         

           THE OTHER FEMALE CLERK
           Good morning, Mr. Thompson.

                         
          A chambermaid is cleaning some leather armchairs around a low
          table in front of the desk. Without interrupting his walk, Barney
          turns his head toward her.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Good morning, Marjorie.

                         
          She waves her hand to him.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          A uniformed waiter, with white glove, is setting the breakfast
          table. Edward enters the room, wearing a dark-colored night-robe,
          and with a wireless telephone receiver stuck between his head and
          his shoulder.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Of course Morse is going to fight. It's to be expected.
           He's run his company for a very long time now. I don't
           think he's ready to have his name taken off the stationery.

                         
          Edward signs the bill the waiter has shown to him.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Philip sitting behind the breakfast table. He is
          talking to Edward on the telephone. On the table in front of him,
          a cup, white china pots and a glass of orange juice.

                         

                          PHILIP
           He wants to meet you face to face, hmm...

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
           EDWARD (whispering to the waiter)
           Okay.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over from the telephone)
           I wouldn't do it.

                          EDWARD
           Sure, you wouldn't. But do it anyhow. Tonight. Dinner. Set
           it up.

                         
          Edward sits on a chair at the breakfast table.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, Edward, Edward. I... Look, it's really not a good idea
           that you see him.

                         
          A middle-aged maid walks behind him with a glass jar of coffee,
          fresh from the percolator. She wants to pour some coffee in
          Philip's cup, but, with his free hand, he moves her away.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Definitely not alone.

                          (HE CHUCKLES)
           You know ? He's a feisty old guy. You know, we say the
           wrong thing...
           (He snaps his fingers)
           ...we could wind up in court.

                         
          The maid walks out of the room.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, you know, there's always a possibility things are
           gonna go wrong.

                         
          The waiter leaves the room, and Vivian walks in from the bedroom,
          wearing a white bathrobe.

                         

                          EDWARD
           That's why I enjoy this so much. Oh, by the way, Phil,
           about your car.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Suddenly, Philip has a worried look on his face.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, God. What ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian stops in the middle of the room, behind Edward's back.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It corners like it's on rails.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          PHILIP
           What ? What does that mean ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY
           PHILIP (voice over on the telephone)
           Edward ? Edward !

                         
          He presses the «off» button on the telephone and puts it on the
          table. He picks up his newspaper. Vivian has not moved from the
          spot where she had stopped in the middle of the living room.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi.

                         
          Edward turns around and smiles to Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, good morning.

                         
          She slightly touches her hair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Red.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Better.

                          VIVIAN
           Y...You didn't wake me. I can see you're really busy. I'm
           gonna be out of here in just a minute.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, there's no hurry. Are you hungry ? You must be.

                         
          He stands up from the table.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't you sit and have something to eat ?

                         
          She walks slowly to the table.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I, uh, took the liberty of ordering everything on the menu.

                         
          Close Up shot on the table. Edward takes off the metal lids that
          were covering two plates. One has scrambled eggs and bacon, the
          other one has pancakes and strawberries.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I didn't know what you'd like.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thanks.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right ? Good.

                         
          Edward puts the lids on the table. Vivian takes a pancake and
          walks slowly to the terrace. She seems embarrassed.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Did you sleep well ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, too good.

                         
          Vivian enters the terrace.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over from the terrace)
           I forgot where I was.

                         
          Edward has seated himself at the breakfast table and is working on
          some documents.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Occupational hazard ?

                         
          She comes back into the room and chuckles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. Did you sleep ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, yes, a little, on the couch.

                         
          She sits down on the table near Edward.

                          EDWARD
           I was, uh, working last night.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You don't sleep, you don't do drugs, you don't drink, you
           hardly eat. What do you do, Edward ? Because I know you're
           not a lawyer.

                         
          He laughs.

                         

                          EDWARD
           That's right.

                         
          He looks at her sitting on the table, and points to the chairs
          around the table.

                         

                          EDWARD
           There are four other chairs here.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh.

                         
          She stands up and walks to an empty chair. She sits on it with one
          foot on the chair and her knee up above table level. She goes on
          eating breakfast.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So what do you do ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I buy companies.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What kind of companies ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, I buy companies that are in financial difficulty.

                          VIVIAN
           If they have problems, you must get them for a bargain,
           huh ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, the company I'm buying this week, I'm getting for the
           bargain price of about one billion.

                         
          She almost chokes on her pancake.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           A billion dollars ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Wow. You must be really smart, huh ?

                         
          He chuckles.

                          VIVIAN
           I only got through the eleventh grade. How far did you go
           in school ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I went all the way.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Your folks must be really proud, huh ?

                         
          He doesn't answer and just smiles.

                         
          She keeps on eating and tries to peak at the documents in front of
          him.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward is in shirtsleeves and vest, in front of the mirror,
          knotting his tie. Vivian walks in.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So you don't actually have a billion dollars, huh ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, I get some of it from banks, investors. It's not an
           easy thing to do.

                         
          She sits down on the table in front of him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           And you don't make anything.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           And you don't build anything.

                          EDWARD
           No.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So what do you do with the companies once you buy them ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I sell them.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Here, let me do that.

                         
          She grabs his necktie and starts knotting it properly.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You sell them ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, I... don't sell the whole company. I break it up into
           pieces... and then I sell that off. It's worth more than
           the whole.
          Close Up shot on Edward's necktie, and Vivian's hands knotting it.

                         
          Back on a medium shot of Vivian working on Edward's tie.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So it's sort of like, um, stealing cars and selling them
           for the parts, right ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah, sort of. But legal.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm-hmm.

                         
          Close Up on Edward's tie, which is now very well knotted.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           There. See, now it's perfect.

                         
          Edward puts a final hand on his tie.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not bad. Not bad at all. Where'd you learn to do that ?

                         
          She stands up and goes out of the room.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I screwed the debate team in high school.

                         
          She comes back with his jacket, and helps him put in on.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I had a grandpa ! He was nice to me. He liked ties on
           Sundays. Mind if I, um, take a swim in your tub before I
           go ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not at all. Just stay in the shallow end.
          He goes out of the bathroom, followed, a couple of seconds later,
          by Vivian.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          The breakfast has been cleared away. Philip's expensive leather
          attaché-case is lying on the table, supporting a big agenda.
          Philip is on the phone.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over on the phone)
           Hello ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, it's Phil. Listen, I'm running out the door.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot. Edward is speaking on a regular cord phone.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           I just wanted to let you know, Morse is all set for
           tonight.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, that's good.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           He's bringing his grandson.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          PHILIP
           He's grooming him to take over. I don't know.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          EDWARD
           Ah, yes. Very intense young man named David. He plays polo.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          PHILIP
           Look, I gotta say this again. I don't like you going alone,
           you know.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          In the background, we hear Vivian singing «Kiss» by Prince... not
          very well !

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           I just want your extra time and your...

                         
          The rest of the song is covered by what Philip is saying to Edward
          over the phone.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           Look... Well, I just think it'd be better if you... if you
           went with a date.
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           Uh-oh !

                         
          Edward walks out of the bedroom, carrying the telephone set.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           You know ? Keep it social.

                         
          He chuckles in the phone.

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           Uh - uh - uh !

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Still carrying the phone set and with the phone receiver on his
          ear, Edward enters the bathroom.

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           Got to know talk, baby, baby !
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           Edward ? Did you hear me ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, yes. Yeah, I'm here.

                         
          He walks to the bathtub, where Vivian is immersed in a foam-bath.
          She has earphones on her ears, and she is singing with her eyes
          closed.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           If you want to impress me...

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           What is that ?

                         
          Edward is standing near the bathtub, but Vivian, because of the
          loud music in her earphones and her closed eyes, doesn't seem to
          notice him.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           Oh-oh-oh...

                         

                          EDWARD
           Housekeeping is singing.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           Got to be too flirty, Mama...

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Philip seems a bit surprised by what he hears over the telephone.

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over in the phone)
           I know how to undress me...

                         
          Philip tries to concentrate on what he is saying to Edward.

                          PHILIP
           Yeah... listen.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward is still standing near the bathtub with the telephone to
          his ear.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           Edward, I know a lot of nice girls.

                         
          Edward snorts.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, you don't.

                         
          Medium shot on the bathtub, where Vivian is still singing with her
          eyes closed. We see the yellow walkman lying on the bathtub edge
          near her head. She is holding the water faucet with one hand.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           I just want your extra time and your...
          She makes loud kisses with her mouth.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           Kiss...

                         
          Back to Edward standing near the bathtub.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Besides, I already have one.

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           If you want to impress me...

                         
          Edward starts walking around the bathtub to get closer to Vivian's
          head.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You just concentrate on finding out what Morse is up to.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           Uh-uh, you can't be too flirty, mama.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm on my way.

                         
          High angle close-up shot on Vivian's head.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           I know how to undress me Mm-hmm...

                         
          Slight low angle shot of Edward. He has put the telephone set down
          somewhere, and he is looking at Vivian, smiling.

                         
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           Yeah, baby...

                         
          He sits down on the bathtub edge.
           VIVIAN (singing in voice over)
           I want to be your fantasy. Well, maybe you could be mine.

                         
          Back to Vivian singing in the bathtub.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SINGING)
           Mm-hmm You just leave it. All up to me.

                         
          She opens her eyes and notices Edward sitting on the edge of the
          bathtub close to her. She laughs.

                         
          Edward also laughs looking at her.

                         
          Vivian takes off her earphones, and puts them on the edge with the
          Walkman.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Don't you just love Prince ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           More than life itself.

                          VIVIAN
           Don't you knock ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian, I have a business proposition for you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What do you want ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm gonna be in town until Sunday. I'd like you to spend
           the week with me.

                         
          Vivian smiles, not believing what she just heard.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Really ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes. Yes, I'd like to hire you as an employee. Would you
           consider spending the week with me ?

                         
          She laughs awkwardly.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I will pay you to be at my beck and call.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, I'd love to be your «beck and call girl», but, uh,
           you're a rich, good-looking guy. You could get a million
           girls free.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I want a professional. I don't need any romantic hassles
           this week.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           If you're talking twenty-four hours a day, it's gonna cost
           you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, yes, of course !

                         
          He stands up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, here we go. Give me a ballpark figure. How
           much ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Six full nights, days too. Four thousand.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Six nights at three hundred is eighteen hundred.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You want days too.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Two thousand.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Three thousand.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Done.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Holy shit !

                         
          She laughs, and dives her head underwater.

                         
          Medium full shot of Edward bending over the bathtub.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian ?

                         
          He talks louder for her to be able to hear him underwater.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian, is that a yes ?

                         
          She taps her feet on the bottom of the bathtub.

                         
          Closer shot of Vivian coming out of the water, her face all
          covered with foam.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yes.

                         
          She brushes the foam off her face. Edward dries her face with a
          white towel. She spits water and laughs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yes !

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY
          Edward is coming out of the bedroom, followed by Vivian. Vivian is
          wearing a white bathrobe, and her head is wrapped in a white
          towel.

                         
          Edward has taken his wallet out of his pocket and he is giving
          several banknotes to Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll be gone most of the day. I want you to buy some
           clothes.

                         
          Vivian looks at the thick wad of banknotes he just gave her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You really should think about traveler's checks.

                         
          Edward keeps on walking across the room, with Vivian following
          him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           We may be going out evenings. You'll need something to
           wear.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Like what ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, nothing too flashy. Not too sexy.

                         
          He stops at the breakfast table, put some documents back in his
          brief-case and closes it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Conservative. You understand ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Boring.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Elegant. Any questions ?

                         
          He picks up his brief-case and walks to the front door.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Can I call you Eddie ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not if you expect me to answer.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I would've stayed for two thousands.

                         
          He had almost reached the door, but he comes back to face her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I would've paid four. I'll see you tonight.

                         
          He walks to the front door.

                          VIVIAN
           Baby, I'm gonna treat you so nice, you're never gonna wanna
           let me go.

                         
          He has opened the door but he turns around.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Three thousand for six days. And, Vivian, I will let you
           go.

                         
          He goes out and closes the door. Vivian smiles and speaks very
          quietly.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           But I'm here now.

                         
          She laughs and runs toward the bedroom.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          She laughs and screams, and jumps on the bed. Still laughing
          wildly, she rolls on the bed.

                          VIVIAN
           Three thousand dollars !

                         
          She kicks the bed with her foot. Then she remains quiet for a
          couple of seconds, gets rid of the towel on her head, and sits up
          on the bed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oof !

                         
          She picks up the telephone set on the night table and puts it on
          the bed.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KIT'S BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit is asleep with a scarf spread on her head. She is wearing a
          blue T-shirt. On the night table, various fast food items. The
          phone rings. Kit starts up, and gets rid of the scarf. She pushes
          the covers away, and, in the bed with her, we discover a Teddy
          Bear with a red sweater. She picks up the phone from the floor.

                         

                          KIT
           Hello ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is still seated on the bed, with the phone receiver on her
          ear.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I called and called. Where were you last night ?

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KIT'S BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit sits up on her bed, suddenly worried.

                         

                          KIT
           Ma ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           It's Viv.

                         
          Kit relaxes.

                         

                          KIT
           Oh. Hi. I had to party. Where are you ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, man. Are you ready for this ? The guy ? The Lotus ? I
           am in his hotel room in Beverly Hills. The penthouse. His
           bathroom is bigger than the Blue Banana !

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KIT'S BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit has taken a big paper cup, with a straw stuck in it, from the
          night-table.

                          KIT
           Do I have to hear this ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is getting very serious.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Kit, he wants me to stay the whole week. And you know what
           he's gonna give me ?

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KIT'S BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           Guess. You'll never guess.

                         
          Kit drinks some soda from her cup.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           Three thousand dollars.

                         

                          KIT
           Bullshit !

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I swear to God. And extra money to buy clothes.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KIT'S BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit is walking around the room with the telephone receiver stuck
          between her head and her shoulder.

                         

                          KIT
           Oh, man ! I am bummed. I gave that guy to you !

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KITCHEN - INTERIOR DAY
          Kit enters the kitchen and puts her soda cup on the table. The
          room is a mess. Dirty dishes in the sink. Table covered with food
          and junk. Clothes hanging to dry in the shower cubicle.

                         

                          KIT
           Three thousand. Really ? Is he twisted ?

                         
          Kit looks for something in the mess in the sink.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is now lying on her back with her legs on the pillow.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No.

                         
           KIT (voice over on the phone)
           Ugly ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He's good-looking !
           KIT (voice over on the phone)
           Well, what's wrong with him ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Nothing.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - KITCHEN - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit comes out of the shower cubicle with a toothbrush in her hand.

                         

                          KIT
           Did he give you the money yet ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           At the end of the week.

                         

                          KIT
           That's what's wrong with him.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian turns around on the bed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, he gave me three hundred for last night. And, Kit ?

                         
          She sits on the bed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm gonna leave some at the front desk for you. I want you
           to pick it up.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Kit is brushing her teeth while speaking on the phone.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           I'm at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Write it down. Are you
           writing it down ? You'll forget it. Write it down.

                         
          Kit sits down, picks up a felt pen and write on the plastic stool
          she is sitting on.

                         

                          KIT
           Reg... Bev... Wil.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Now, one more thing. Where do I go for the clothes ? Good
           stuff, on him.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          She is still seated on the stool.

                         

                          KIT
           In Beverly Hills ?
           VIVIAN (voice over on the phone)
           Yeah.

                         

                          KIT
           Rodeo Drive, baby.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot. Near the reception desk, the hotel manager, Barnard
          «Barney» Thompson is talking with an Italian male guest and an
          older lady seated in a wheelchair. The Italian guest is showing a
          business card to Barney and talking in Italian.

                         
          Vivian crosses the lobby, dressed in the same prostitute outfit as
          the day before, but without her wig. She has her large handbag
          across her shoulder and her red jacket is tied around her waist.
          Barney gives her a quick look, but goes back to his conversation
          with the Italian guest. He takes the card the Italian is holding.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Ah !

                         
          Medium shot on the reception desk. Miss Wilson, a blonde
          bespectacled receptionist girl is behind the desk.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi.

                         

                          MISS WILSON
           Yes, ma'am. May I help you ?

                         
          Vivian puts an envelope on the desk.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, I'm leaving this here for Kit De Luca. She's gonna
           pick it up.

                         
          The receptionist takes the envelope and looks at it.

                          VIVIAN
           Don't open that.

                         

                          MISS WILSON
           No, ma'am.

                         
          Back on Barney and the Italian guests.

                         

                          [ SPEAKING ITALIAN ]

                         

           THE ITALIAN GUEST
           Multo Grazie. Arrivederci.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Arrivederci.

                         
          Vivian walks near them, with the high heels of her boots clicking
          on the floor. The Italian starts pushing the wheelchair. Barney
          looks at Vivian.

                         

           THE ITALIAN GUEST
           Andiamo.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on the lobby. Vivian keeps on walking quite
          fast, and barely avoids bumping into an uniformed hotel attendant
          loaded with luggage.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Barney still standing at the same place. He
          turns his head toward the desk.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Miss Wilson, do you know that lady ?

                         

                          MISS WILSON
           No, sir.

                         
          Barney turns back toward the departing Vivian.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot of the building of the hotel.

                         
          We hear the song «Wild Women Do», performed by Natalie Cole.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Wild women do. And they don't regret it.

                         
          The camera pans down to street level and away from the hotel into
          Rodeo Drive.

                         

          RODEO DRIVE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          The camera pans along the expensive shop along Rodeo Drive. Many
          well-dressed people are walking on the sidewalk. Several are
          carrying bags from the shops.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Wild women show what they're going through.
          The camera crosses the street on a crosswalk. Vivian is walking on
          this crosswalk.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Ooh ! Wild women do what you think you'll never.

                         
          Vivian looks at the pedestrians, so different from the ones she is
          used to see on Hollywood Boulevard.

                         
          Several quick Close Up shots on various emblems above the shops :
          «Louis Vuitton», «Chanel», «Diamonds on Rodeo» «Gucci»

                         

                          LYRICS
           What you only dream about wild women do.

                         
          Mediums shot. Vivian stops near a jewel shops and looks in the
          window at the expensive jewels. She then moves away, looking
          around and smiling.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Oh, yes, they do.
          Vivian keeps on walking looking up at the emblems. She apparently
          doesn't notice that several pedestrians are looking at her,
          surprised by her «costume».

                         

                          LYRICS
           You tell me you want a woman who is simple as a flower.

                         
          Close shots on the beautiful clothes in the windows and then at
          Vivian smiling and looking at the clothes.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Well, if you want me to act like that, you've got to pay me
           by the hour.

                         
          A convertible BMV drives on the street. Both the male driver and
          the female passenger are talking on their cell phones.

                         

          BOUTIQUE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          A very expensive «boutique». A saleswoman and an old lady are
          seated on a sofa. The saleswoman is showing some items of clothing
          to the old lady. Through the window, we see Vivian walking toward
          the entrance of the shop.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Wild women do and they don't regret it.

                         
          Close shot on another saleswoman, who is arranging some flowers in
          a big vase. She is very neatly dressed and looks a bit snobbish.

                         
          Vivian enters the shop. The saleswoman seated on the sofa looks up
          at her.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Oh, wild women show what they're going through.

                         
          A third saleswoman, wearing a black jacket and standing behind a
          counter, looks up at Vivian. The saleswoman, who is arranging the
          flowers, also looks at Vivian.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Oooh-whoo ! Ooh, yeah.

                         
          Vivian stops to look around and then walks to dresses hanging on a
          rail, and starts looking at them.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Wild women do what you think you'll never.

                         
          The music fades out.

                         
          High angle shot on the whole shop. The saleswoman (Saleswoman #
          1), who was arranging the flower, is now standing behind Vivian.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           May I help you ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I'm just checking things out.

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Are you looking for something in particular ?

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian and the saleswoman. Vivian has moved away
          from the hanging rail.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No. Well, yeah. Uh... something... conservative.

                         
          She looks at a dummy wearing a very elegant suit. The saleswoman
          looks up and down at Vivian's «costume», and answers with a forced
          smile.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Yes.

                         
          Vivian walks away to watch other items in the shop.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You got nice stuff.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Thank you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           How much is this ?

                         
          Vivian looks at another dummy wearing a very elegant light-colored
          dress. The saleswoman (Saleswoman # 2) with the black jacket has
          joined them.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           I don't think this would fit you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I didn't ask if it would fit. I asked how much it
           was.
          The saleswoman # 1 turns toward her colleague.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           How much is this, Marie ?

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 2
           It's very expensive.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           It's very expensive.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, I got money to spend in here.

                         
          She starts walking nervously around the shop.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           I don't think we have anything for you. You're obviously in
           the wrong place. Please leave.

                         
          The two saleswoman are staring at Vivian, who seems thunderstruck
          by this unexpected blow. She walks to the door, and leaves the
          shop.

                         

          RODEO DRIVE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is walking on the sidewalk of Rodeo Drive, among the very
          elegantly dressed pedestrians. She has put her red jacket back on
          and is keeping it close to her waist with one hand. She walks very
          nervously, and her high heels don't help her to walk in a very
          elegant way.

                         
          We catch snatches of the conversations taking place around Vivian.

                         

                          WOMAN'S VOICE
           Doctor's office ? Two blocks down and to your left.

                         

                          MAN'S VOICE
           Thank you.

                         
          Vivian seems almost annoyed by those uninteresting bits of
          conversation. She keeps on walking.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot in front of the hotel. Vivian is crossing the street.
          Two businessmen in grey suits are talking just near the entrance
          of the hotel.

                         

           ONE OF THE BUSINESSMEN
           Tiffany is taking the corner space. They like the project.
           We're very excited about the whole thing. Did you realize
           that Via Rodeo is the first new street... in Beverly Hills
           in seventy-five years ?

                         
          Closer shot of Vivian entering the hotel under the surprised stare
          of the uniformed attendant at the door.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY
          Vivian crosses the lobby. Barney, the manager, who was standing
          near the open door of an office, walks toward her.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Excuse me, miss, may I help you ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm going to my room.

                         
          She keeps on walking and Barney follows her.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Uh, do you have a key ?

                         
          She stops walking and turns around to face Barney.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh. I forgot that cardboard thing. I'm on the top floor.

                         

                          BARNEY
           You're a guest here ?

                          VIVIAN
           I'm with a friend.

                         

                          BARNEY
           And who would that be ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Edward ?

                         
          The elevator bell dings and the elevator door opens.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward... Edward, uh...

                         
          Barney nods his head.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Mm-hmmm.

                         
          Dennis comes out of the elevator. Vivian points at him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He knows me.

                         
          Barney turns toward Dennis.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Dennis.

                         
          Dennis walks toward his boss.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Dennis, did you just come off the night shift ? Hmm ?

                         

                          DENNIS
           Yes, sir.

                         
          Barney buttons the collar of Dennis' uniform.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Do you know this young lady ?

                         

                          DENNIS
           She's with Mr. Lewis.

                         
          Dennis speaks with a croaky voice, because Barney is slightly
          strangling him while buttoning his uniform.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Mr. Lewis ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           That's it. Edward Lewis ! Thanks, Dennis.

                         
          She slaps Dennis' shoulder, and moves into the elevator.

                         

                          DENNIS
           Evidently she joined him last night.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Thank you.

                         
          Barney moves away from Dennis and joins Vivian into the elevator.
          Dennis puts his hands on his collar to open it and be able to
          breathe properly.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over from the elevator)
           Oh, God ! What now ? What ? What ?

                         
          She comes out of the elevator, with Barney holding her elbow.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What is with everybody today ?

                         
          They walk along the lobby, away from the elevator. Dennis looks at
          them and smiles. Two business men, going into the elevator, also
          look at them, surprised.

                         

                          BARNEY
           No, no. It's all right. Just come with me. We'll have a
           little chat. Thank you. Dennis, thank you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm coming. I'm coming.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - MANAGER'S OFFICE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close Up shot on a green plant, with, next to the plant, a metal
          pot that looks a bit like a coffee pot. Barney's hand takes the
          pot and starts watering the plant.

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)
           Uh, what is your name, miss ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           What do you want it to be ?

                         
          Full shot of the office. Vivian is seated on a leather armchair in
          front of an expensive-looking wooden desk, on which several
          documents are scattered. On the left-hand side of the desk, the
          total upper half of the wall is a large bay window protected from
          the outside by vertical Venetian blinds. Under the bay window, a
          small table on which is the plant Barney is watering.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Don't play with me, young lady.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Vivian.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Thank you. Vivian.

                         
          Barney puts the pot down on the table and sits down on the desk
          itself just in front of Vivian.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Well, Miss Vivian. Things that go on in other hotels don't
           happen at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Now, Mr. Lewis,
           however, is a very special customer, and we like to think
           of our special customers as friends. Now, as a customer, we
           would expect Mr. Lewis to sign in any additional guests,
           but as a friend, we're willing to overlook it. Now, I'm
           assuming that you're a...

                         
          Barney bends his head down, and Vivian also bends her head down
          before answering.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Relative ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yes.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Mm-hmmm. I thought so. Then you must be his...

                         
          Same game of bending heads down.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Niece ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           Of course. Naturally, when Mr. Lewis leaves, I won't see
           you in this hotel again. I assume you have no other uncles
           here.

                         
          Vivian shakes her head. She suddenly seems a bit tired by the
          situation.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Good ! Then we understand each other. I would also
           encourage you... to dress a little more appropriately.
           that'll be all.
          Vivian raises her hands and her voice.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, that's not all. That's what I was trying to do. I tried
           to go... get a dress on Rodeo Drive today, and the women
           wouldn't help me. And I have all this money now and no
           dress !

                         
          Vivian takes the loose jumbled banknotes from her bag and shows
          them to Barney.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Not that I expect you to help me, but I have all of this,
           okay ? I have to buy a dress for dinner tonight. And nobody
           will help me.

                         
          Barney takes the money out of Vivian's hands, then takes a white
          handkerchief out of the breast pocket of his jacket and gives it
          to Vivian. Then he gives her her money back.

                         
          He walks around his desk, and picks up his telephone.

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, man, if you're calling the cops. Yeah, call the cops.
           That's great. Tell 'em I said hi.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Women's clothing.

                         
          Vivian looks up, a bit surprised.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Bridget, please.

                         
          Vivian looks at him, and then takes the handkerchief and loudly
          blows her nose.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes, Bridget. Hello. This is Barnard Thompson here at the
           Regent Beverly Wil...

                          (HE CHUCKLES)
           Well, thank you. Yes, but I'd like you to do a favor for
           me, please. I'm sending someone over. Her name is Vivian.

                         
          Vivian looks at him and smiles.

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)
           She's a special guest. She's the niece of a very special
           guest.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full view of a screen, on which a film is being projected. This
          film shows an aerial overview of the port of Long Beach and Los
          Angeles, with a lot of industrial buildings along the wharves.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over)
           Now, this is the jewel in Morse's crown : prime industrial
           properties straddling the port of Long Beach and Los
           Angeles.
          Full shot of the meeting room, with the screen in the background.
          Because of the dark in the room, people around the table are only
          shadows. Edward is standing up near the screen.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over)
           The real estate possibilities are endless, but most of the
           yard we'll just level.

                         
          A young man, one of Philip's assistants, walks into the room and
          to the place where Philip is seated. He bends down to whisper to
          Philip.

                         

           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT
           We just got the information, Mr. Stuckey.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, we just got the Morse update. Don, can you hold the
           projection, please ?

                         
          The projection stops. Philip stands up and switches the lights on.
          He sighs and turns toward the young man.

                          PHILIP
           Yeah, what ? Speak.

                         

           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT
           Old Man Morse just got the inside track on a 350 million
           dollar contract to build destroyers for the Navy.

                         
          Edward looks very pensive.

                         
          Philip snickers, and looks at the young man.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Navy contract. I can't believe this shit. I thought you
           said they had nothing in the hopper on this one !

                         

           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT
           I thought they didn't.

                         
          Shot on another man, named Mark, seated at the table.

                         

                          MARK
           Hey, you know, if that's true it could cost a lot more.
           Those stocks could go through the roof.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Yeah, no shit, Sherlock.

                         
          The young man walks toward Edward, still standing up.

                         

           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT
           Maybe we're lucky to get this information now, sir. See, we
           can still walk away from it.

                         
          Edward doesn't answer and remains pensive.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Walk away ? Hey, forget it, pal. We got a thousand man-
           hours in on this ! Nobody's walking away from anything !

                         
          Philip sits down at the table, next to Mark.

                         

                          MARK
           Philip, I think he's right.

                         
           PHILIP (raising his voice)
           Forget it, Mark.

                         
          The two men start arguing, and since they are talking loudly
          together, we don't understand what they say.

                         
          Edward, with a glass of water in his hand, comes to the table and
          raises his voice.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Gentlemen, relax !

                         
          The arguments between Philip and Mark stops

                         

                          EDWARD
           Relax ! Who do we know on the Senate Appropriations
           Committee ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Senator Adams.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, Senator Adams. Let's find out where he is.

                         
          Philip stands up and the young man sits down in his chair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           The Navy's not going to spend 350 million dollar on
           anything without going to Appropriations first.

                         
          He drinks his water.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I don't understand what's going on here today, gentlemen.

                         
          The young man is on the phone, trying to reach someone.

                         

           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT
           Hello ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           That's why I hired you, Phil, to do my worrying for me.

                         
          He picks up his briefcase.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll be in your office. Bob, if you want to send over the
           geologicals ?

                         
           BOB (voice over)
           No problem.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          He goes out of the room. Philip follows him.

                         
          Mark and the young blonde man sitting next to him are working on
          the documents in front of them.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over)
           Edward.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward is about to enter Philip's private office. Philip is
          standing behind him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Listen, everything all set for the meeting tonight ?

                         
          Edward turns around to face Philip.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm-hmm.
          We hear faint voices coming from the meeting room.

                         
           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT (voice over)
           Yes, Senator Adams, please.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Who... Who is this girl you're going with ?

                         
           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT (voice over)
           Yes.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Nobody you know.

                         
          He enters Philip's private office. Philip turns around to go back
          in the meeting room, with a worried look on his face.

                         
           THE YOUNG ASSISTANT (voice over)
           Yes, Edward Lewis Enterprises. Phil Stuckey. Yes, I have
           him right here.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - WOMEN'S CLOTHING SHOP - INTERIOR

                         DAY

                         
          Full shot of the Women's clothing shop inside the hotel. Several
          women and even one man walking around. Counters and shelves full
          of women's clothing items. Hanging rails with dresses hanging on
          them.

                         
          Vivian walks into the shop and starts looking around. Bridget
          comes into the shop with a Mrs Rainey, a customer.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Don't worry, Mrs. Rainey, I'll call you the minute it comes
           in.

                         

                          MRS RAINEY
           Thank you.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Have a nice day.

                         

                          MRS RAINEY
           Thank you.

                         
          The customer walks away and Bridget stops near Vivian who is
          looking at something on a counter.

                         
          Closer shot of Vivian looking at her teeth in a mirror set on the
          counter. She makes a face and brushes something off her teeth.
          Bridget bends over the mirror.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Hello. You must be Vivian. My name's Bridget.

                         
          They shake hands.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, hi. Barney said you'd be nice to me.
          They both laugh.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           He's very sweet. What are your plans while you're in town ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           We're gonna have dinner.

                         
          She is ready to sit on the glass covering the counter, but Bridget
          prevents her from doing so.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Oh, don't sit on there, dear !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh !

                         

                          BRIDGET
           You're gonna go out ? Dinner ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mm-hmm.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Well, you'll need a cocktail dress then. Come with me.

                         
          Larger shot showing the whole shop.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Now, I'm sure we're gonna find something here that your
           uncle will love. You're a size six, right ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. How'd you know that ?

                         

                          BRIDGET
           Oh, that's my job.
          They start walking upstairs to the upper level.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Bridg, he's not really my uncle.

                         

                          BRIDGET
           They never are, dear.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Barney is going around a huge bunch of flowers, followed by two
          Japanese, one male and one female. The man is speaking Japanese to
          Barney. Vivian walks between them, carrying a garment bag over her
          shoulder.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Barney !

                         
          She quickly looks at the Japanese man.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Sorry, mister.

                         
          Barney says a few words in Japanese to the Japanese guests.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I got a dress !

                         

                          BARNEY
           Well, I'd rather hoped you'd be wearing it.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, no, I didn't want to get it messed up ! Listen, I got
           shoes too. You wanna see ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           No, that won't be necessary. I'm sure they're quite lovely.
           Thank you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Okay, well, listen. I didn't mean to interrupt you, but
           Bridget was really great... and I just wanted to say
           thanks. You're cool.

                         

                          BARNEY
           You're welcome, Miss Vivian.

                         
          She walks away, and Barney looks at her, with a slight smile on
          his lips.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian entering the room. She closes the door
          behind her. The phone is ringing. We see the white telephone on a
          low table in the forefront of the screen. Vivian drops her handbag
          on the floor, rushes to the phone and picks it up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hello ?

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Edward, seen from the waist up, standing up in the
          reception hall of his office. He is on the phone. We occasionally
          see shadows of people moving behind him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Never, ever pick up the phone.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Then why are you calling me ?

                         
          She sits down.

                         
           EDWARD (voicer over on the phone)
           Did you buy clothes today ?

                         
          She squeezes the phone receiver between her head and her shoulder
          to have a better look at the garment bag.

                          VIVIAN
           I got a dress. A cocktail one.

                         
           EDWARD (voicer over on the phone)
           That's good.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll be in the hotel lobby, 7:45 sharp.

                         
           VIVIAN (voicer over on the phone)
           What ? You're not coming up to the door ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           This isn't a date. It's business.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Where are you taking me, anyway ?

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm taking you to a restaurant called the Voltaire.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
           EDWARD (voicer over on the phone)
           Very elegant.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           All right. I'll meet you in the lobby, but only 'cause
           you're paying me to.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                          EDWARD
           Well, thank you very much.

                         
          He puts the phone down.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian also puts the phone down and smiles.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Larger shot of the reception hall. We discover that Edward is
          standing near the reception desk, behind which a female
          receptionist is sitting. Behind her on the wall, a logo and
          underneath it : «Lewis enterprises, inc.», and below : «Philip
          Stuckey - Attorney».

                         
           EDWARD (to the receptionist)
           Get her back for me, please.

                         
          The receptionist picks up the phone and starts dialing.
          A blonde female secretary walks behind Edward and bends down to
          speak to him.

                         

                          THE SECRETARY
           Mr. Stuckey wanted to see you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes, tell him I'm in the middle of a very important phone
           call.

                         
          The secretary walks away.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          The phone rings. Vivian walks to the low table to pick it up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hello ?

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
           EDWARD (smiling on the phone)
           I told you not to pick up the phone.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Then stop calling me.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward laughs and puts the phone down.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian also puts the phone down.

                          VIVIAN
           Sick.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Barney standing up in the lobby with his back to
          us. One of his assistant, wearing a dark suit, crosses the lobby,
          followed by an uniformed attendant.

                         
          Vivian rushes toward Barney.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Barney !

                         
          Barney looks at her and notices she is still wearing her
          prostitute costume.

                         

                          BARNEY
           It didn't fit ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Uh... I've got a little problem.

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - DINING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          High Angle Close Up Shot on a dinner table, showing a white china
          plate with a smaller plate inside, and on either sides of the
          plates, a full set of silver cutlery (three forks of various sizes
          on the left-hand side of the plate, and a knife and three spoons
          on the other side). In front of the plate, a napkin folded in a
          glass.

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)
           All right, Miss Vivian, one more time. Dinner napkin.

                         
          We see Vivian's hand taking the napkin.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Dinner napkin...

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)

                          MM-MMM

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           ...laid gently in the lap.

                         
          The camera pans away and we discover Vivian seated at the table in
          front of the plate. She puts the napkin on her laps and then her
          elbows on the table

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)
           Good. Elbows off the table.

                         
          She takes her elbows off the table.

                         
           BARNEY (voice over)
           Don't slouch.

                         
          The camera moves away from the table and we get a larger shot of
          the dining room. Uniformed waiters are setting tables behind
          Vivian and Barney, who is standing up behind Vivian. He points to
          the different forks on the table.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Shrimp fork, salad fork, dinner fork.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I definitely have the salad fork. The rest of the
           silverware is a little confusing.

                         
          The camera moves back again giving a full view of the dining room,
          with Barney and Vivian's table in the forefront. A black case is
          open on the table : inside a impressive collection of silver
          cutlery.

                         
          Barney picks up the different forks and shows them to Vivian.

                         

                          BARNEY
           All right, if you get nervous, just count the tines. Four
           tines : dinner fork. And sometimes there are three tines in
           the salad fork. And sometimes...

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR LATE AFTERNOON

                         
          A large grey limousine is driving slowly on Rodeo Drive, and comes
          to park in front of the hotel.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR LATE AFTERNOON

                         
          Edward crosses the lobby, carrying his briefcase. He stops to look
          around, expecting to see Vivian waiting for him. He starts walking
          again, still looking around him. Barney catches up with him.
          Edward doesn't stop walking, and Barney has to talk while walking.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Pardon me, Mr. Lewis. I'm Mr. Thompson. I'm the manager of
           the hotel.

                         
          Edward stops at a marble shelf with a row of courtesy telephones
          on it. He hardly listens to what Barney is telling him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh-huh. Excuse me, I just want to make one call.

                         
          He picks up a telephone but keeps looking around him. He seems a
          bit worried.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes, um, sir. I have a message for you, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           From who ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           From your niece, sir.

                         
          Edward, for the first time, looks at Barney. His finger is on the
          dial of the phone, but he doesn't dial.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My what ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           The young lady who's staying with you in your room, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh. Hmm.

                         
          Edward smiles and puts down the telephone receiver which he had
          already put to his ear.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I think we both know that she's not my niece.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Of course.

                         

                          EDWARD
           The reason I know that is that I am an only child.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes, sir.

                          EDWARD
           What's the message ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           She's waiting for you in the lounge. Intriguing young lady,
           Miss Vivian.

                         
          Edward remains pensive for a couple of seconds before answering.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Intriguing.

                         
          Edward picks up his briefcase which he had put on the telephone
          shelf.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Have a good evening, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you, Mr... ?

                         
          He walks away.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Thompson. I'm the manager...

                         
          He takes his business card out of the pocket of his vest to give
          it to Edward, but Edward is already gone.

                         

                          BARNEY
           ...manager of the hotel, sir.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOUNGE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The lounge of the hotel is a cosy place with potted green plants,
          comfortable armchair and soft piano music.
          Medium shot of Edward entering the lounge. The camera then follows
          Edward crossing the lounge toward the bar.

                         
          Larger shot of the lounge, with the bar in the background. There
          are not many people at this early time of the evening.

                         
          Medium shot of the bar. Only one person is seated on a stool at
          the bar. Even if we see only her back, we guess she is Vivian. But
          Edward doesn't seem to recognize her, because he keeps looking
          around for her.

                         
          As Edward is looking the other way from the bar, Vivian turns
          around and looks at him. Edward walks a couple of steps toward the
          door, and then turns around and eventually notices Vivian.

                         
          Medium shot on Edward. There is a look of surprise in Edward's
          eyes when he recognizes Vivian.

                         
          Back to Vivian still seated at the bar. She doesn't look like the
          Vivian we were used to see. She is wearing a very elegant dark-
          colored cocktail dress. Her hair also has been very elegantly
          styled.
          Edward looks at her without moving for a few seconds.

                         
          She stands up from the bar and walks toward him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You're late.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You're stunning.

                         
          She laughs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You're forgiven.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Shall we go to dinner ?

                         
          He gives her his arm. She puts her arm inside his arm and they
          walk across the lounge toward the exit.

                         

          RESTAURANT «LE VOLTAIRE» - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          High angle shot of the whole restaurant. It looks like a very
          expensive place. Tables are scattered around the room and on the
          gallery, but not too close to one another. In the middle of the
          room, a larger table used only by the waiters.

                         
          We see Edward and Vivian crossing the room, with a maitre d'hotel
          walking in front of them.

                         

                          MAITRE D'HOTEL
           This way, Mr. Lewis. Your party is waiting.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Stop fidgeting.
          Closer high angle shot of Vivian and Edward walking toward a table
          where two men, an old one and a younger one, are already seated.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mr. Morse.

                         
          The two men stand up. The older one is James «Jim» Morse and the
          younger one is his grandson, David Morse.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Yes, Mr. Lewis. I'm Jim Morse.

                         
          They shake hands.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           This fireball is my grandson, David.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           Well, I don't know about the fireball part, but grandson is
           true enough.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm pleased to meet you both. This is a friend of mine,
           Vivian Ward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi. I'm really glad to meet you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mr. Morse. David.

                         
          She shakes hands with both men.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Please, sit.

                         
          The maitre d'hotel pulls the chair for Vivian. The men wait for
          Vivian to be seated to sit down. Vivian has James Morse on her
          right, Edward on her left, and David in front of her.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SOFTLY)
           Excuse me.

                         
          She stands up. Immediately, the maitre d'hotel pulls her chair,
          and the three men stand up, to Vivian's surprise.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Where are you going ?

                         
          She smiles to the two other men.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm going to the ladies' room.

                         
          The two Morse men smile back to her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Upstairs, to the right.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Okay. Excuse me.

                         
          She starts walking away.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Shall I order for you ?

                         
          She turns around.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         
          She stops, exhales, and says, in a more polite tone :

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Please do so. Thank you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll do that.

                         
          She walks away. The three men sit down.
          Close Up shot on a plate being laid in front of one of the guests.
          On the plate, four appetizers, actually four canapés.

                         
           DAVID MORSE (voice over)
           Mr. Lewis, my grandfather believes the men who create a
           company...

                         
          The camera moves up from the plate to the guest's face. The guest
          is Vivian, and she looks a bit worried by what has been brought to
          her.

                         
           DAVID MORSE (voice over)
           ...should control its destiny.

                         
          Vivian turns to Edward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Where's the salad ?

                         
          David looks at Vivian, a bit surprised by what she just said.

                         
          Edward whispers to Vivian

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh, the salad comes at the end of the meal.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           That's the fork I knew.

                         
          David smiles.

                         
          Vivian takes one of her forks and looks at it, then she puts it
          back.

                         
           DAVID MORSE (voice over)
           Let me, uh, put it another way. Between your public
           statements and the rumors flying around on this thing, we
           find it very hard to figure out what your real intentions
           are.

                         
          Sensing Vivian's embarrassment, James Morse smiles to her.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I don't know about you, but I've never been able to figure
           which goes with what !

                         
          He points to the different forks around his plate. Vivian laughs.

                         
          David seems a bit annoyed by the fact that the conversation keeps
          on deviating on menial subjects.

                         
          James Morse takes one of the canapés with his fingers and eats it.
          Vivian smiles, and also takes the canapé with her fingers. She
          wipes something out of it before eating it.

                         
          Edward smiles. He is happy that Vivian and James are getting along
          so well.

                         
          Close Up on the table in front of Vivian. We see the waiter's hand
          putting down a plate of snails in their shells.
           DAVID MORSE (voice over)
           You know, there was a time when we built ships the size of
           cities. Men like my grandfather made this country.

                         
          Vivian looks at the snails and then at the waiter.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Who ordered this ?

                         
          David seems more and more annoyed by the situation with Vivian.

                         
           THE WAITER (voice over)
           The gentleman did, ma'am. Bon appétit.

                         
          Edward looks at Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           These are escargot. It's French for snails. It's a
           delicacy. Try it. David ?

                         
          David bends down on the table. His grandfather looks at him.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           Mr. Lewis, if you were to get control... and I don't think
           you will... but if you did, what do you plan to do with the
           company ?

                         
          Vivian is trying to figure out how to work the snail pincers.

                         
          Edward looks at David

                         

                          EDWARD
           Break it up and sell off the pieces.

                         
          Edward is trying to mime to Vivian how to use the snail pincers.

                         
          Closer shot on James Morse.

                          JAMES MORSE
           I'm sure you'll understand I'm not thrilled at the idea...
           of your turning forty years of my work into your garage
           sale.

                         
          Vivian is still fighting with her snail pincers.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's plate and her hands trying to use the snail
          pincers.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           At the price I'm paying for this stock, Mr. Morse, you are
           going to be a very rich man.

                         
          James Morse looks at Edward.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I'm rich enough. I just want to head my shipyard.

                         
          Eventually, Vivian had succeeded in fitting one snail into the
          snail pincers, but it flies away from the pincers.
          The waiter, a white-hair man with a gentle face, catches it.

                         
          Edward looks at the waiter and then at Vivian.

                         

                         VIVIAN SMILES

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Slippery little suckers.

                         
          Both Morse gentlemen smile.

                         
           THE WAITER (smiling)
           It happens all the time.

                         
          Close Up on the table in front of Vivian. A ball of green ice
          cream, in a silver cup, is being put down on the table.

                         
          Medium shot on the Morse gentlemen.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I met your father. What's his name ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Carter.

                         
          Vivian bits in a piece of leaf that was on the table, makes a
          face, and takes it out of her mouth.

                         
           JAMES MORSE (voice over)
           Yeah. Carter. Carter Lewis.

                         
          Medium shot on James Morse. Then medium shots on whomever is
          talking.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           He's not quite the bastard everybody says he is.

                          EDWARD
           No, I have the franchise on that.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Does that make him proud ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I doubt it. It doesn't really matter now. He passed away.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Oh, I hadn't heard. I'm sorry.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm sorry too.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mr. Morse, you asked for this meeting. What can I do for
           you ?

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Leave my company alone.

                          EDWARD
           I can't do that. I own ten million shares.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I'll buy your stock back.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You don't have the money.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           We will. We're getting a contract to build ten destroyers.

                         

                          EDWARD
           There will be no contract. The contract is now buried in
           Appropriations Committee. And it will remain there.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           And how the hell did you pull something like that ? You got
           dirty politicians in your pockets now or something ?

                         
           JAMES MORSE (voice over)
           Easy, easy, calm down. Calm down, David.

                         
          Quick shots at Edward with a slight ironical smile on his face,
          and then at Vivian, looking embarrassed.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Mr. Lewis plays hardball.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes, yes, I do.

                         
          David slams his napkin on the table

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           I've heard enough of this. Vivian, it was a great pleasure
           to meet you. I'm sorry, Grandfather. I've gotta get some
           air. Mr. Lewis.
          He stands up and walks away.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I'd better join my grandson. You two enjoy your dinner.

                         
          He stands up.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I'm sure it'll be delicious. Good luck, miss.

                         
          Edward stands up. James Morse comes close to him.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Watch out, Lewis. I'm gonna tear you apart.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I look forward to it, sir.

                         
          He walks away.

                         
          Vivian looks more and more embarrassed.

                          EDWARD
           Rich people throw their napkins a lot, don't they ?

                         
          He sits down.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He seems like a nice man.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I guess three thousand dollars does not buy loyalty, does
           it ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I just mean it's sweet the way he's crazy about his
           grandson.

                         
          Two waiters puts down plates in front of Edward and Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, his grandson thinks he's a relic. He hates that he
           does, but he does.

                         
          He makes a sign to the waiters who were wondering about the
          missing guests.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, just the two.

                         
           THE WAITER (voice over)
           Yes, sir.

                         
          From her purse, Vivian takes out a little ketchup sealed pack, as
          found in fast food restaurants, and starts tearing it open.

                         
          Edwards looks at her and smiles.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's plate, where there are a piece of meat, a cob
          of corn, a jacket potato sliced in two halves, and some salad. We
          see Vivian's hand pouring ketchup from the pack on her meat.

                         
          Medium shot on the maitre d'hotel walking toward the waiter and
          whispering in his ear. The waiter nods his head toward Vivian.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's plate. She spread the ketchup on her meat
          with her fork.

                         
          The maitre d'hotel walks away, bobbing his head in a deprecating
          manner.

                         
          Vivian looks around and senses that something is wrong.

                         
          Edward smiles and looks at the waiter.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's ketchup.

                         
          The waiter smiles.

                         

                          THE WAITER
           Yes, sir.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Check, please.

                         

                          THE WAITER
           Yes, sir.

                         
          The waiter walks away to get the check.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Haven't they ever seen ketchup before ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not in this building.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's bare feet putting on leather slippers.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Edward ?

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward, still wearing his jacket and tie, is seated at the
          entrance of the terrace, the back of his chair against the open
          French window.

                         
          Vivian walks toward him, still wearing her cocktail dress.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward, you said you never come out here.

                         
          He looks down at the feet of his chair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, I'm only halfway out.

                          VIVIAN
           Didn't say much in the car on the way home. You thinking
           about dinner ? I was a maniac.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium shot of the terrace seen from the open French window.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I mean, the business was good, I think. You know ?

                         
          Vivian sits down on the balustrade of the terrace.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He's in trouble. You want his company. He doesn't want to
           let it go.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thanks for the recap.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           The problem is, I think you liked Mr. Morse.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward points his finger toward Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What I would like is for you to get down from there. You're
           making me very nervous. Please come down.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's making you nervous ? What if I just leaned back a
           little bit like this ?

                         
          She starts leaning back a little.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Would you... Would you rescue me if I fell ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian, I'm serious. Come... I'm not looking.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's really high.

                         
          She takes her hands off the balustrade, and waves them up in the
          air.

                          VIVIAN
           Look, no hands, no hands ! Okay, all right. I'm sorry.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The terrace seen from the open French window.

                         
          She sits back and holds the balustrade with both hands.

                         

                          EDWARD
           The truth is, it really is totally irrelevant whether I
           like this man or not.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         

                          EDWARD
           I will not let myself become emotionally involved in
           business.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I know. Kit's always saying to me, «Don't get emotional
           when you turn tricks». That's why no kissing. It's too
           personal.

                         
          Edward is smiling.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's like what you're saying : You stay numb, you don't get
           involved. When I'm with a guy, I'm like a robot. I just do
           it.

                         
          Edward looks at her with an ironical smile on his face.
          Vivian sighs and smiles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I mean... except with you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Oh, of course, not with me. You and I are such similar
           creatures, Vivian. We both screw people for money.

                         
          Vivian looks embarrassed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I was sorry to hear about your dad. When did he die ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Last month.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Do you miss him ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I hadn't spoken to him in fourteen and a half years. I
           wasn't there when he died.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Do you want to talk about this ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The terrace seen from the open French window.

                         
          Vivian drops down from the balustrade, walks toward Edward and
          kneels down beside his chair.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I tell you what, 'cause I got an idea.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Shot of Edward and Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Let's watch old movies all night. We'll just veg out in
           front of the TV.

                         

                          EDWARD
           «Veg out» ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. Be still like vegetables. Lay like broccoli.

                         
          He stands up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Look, I'll tell you what. I'll be back. We'll do broccoli
           tomorrow.
          He strokes her chin very delicately. She stands up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Where are you going ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm going downstairs for a while.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Later in the night.

                         
          Close Up on the TV screen. We see the closing scene of the film
          «Charade», directed in 1963 by musical comedy actor Stanley Donen.
          Regina (played by Audrey Hepburn) is talking with Peter (played by
          Cary Grant).

                         
           REGINA (voice over from the TV)
           Did you say marriage license ?

                         
           PETER (voice over from the TV)
           Now, don't change the subject, just give me the stamp.

                         
          Regina throws her arms around Peter's neck

                         
           REGINA (voice over from the TV)
           Oh, I love you, Adam, Alex, Peter, Brian, whatever your
           name is.

                         
          The picture from the film, who was filling the whole TV screen,
          suddenly becomes a smaller one in the center of the TV screen.
          Four other pictures, from four other films, appears in each corner
          of the TV screen.

                         
           REGINA (voice over from the TV)
           Oh, I love you.

                         
          The camera moves back and we see the back of the sofa. There is
          some stirring in the sofa, and we see Vivian's arm holding the
          remote control and pressing on a button. The TV shuts off.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's hand putting the remote control down next to
          a clock that says three o'clock.

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian, wearing a white bathrobe, and putting her
          hand through her hair. She picks up the telephone next to the
          sofa, and presses a button on the telephone set.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi, uh, I'm in the penthouse. The guy that was here, Mr.
           Lewis, have you seen him down there anywhere ?

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot on the door of the elevator. It opens, revealing
          Dennis, the elevator attendant, and, behind him, Vivian in her
          white bathrobe. He takes her by the arm and guides her away from
          the elevator.

                         
          They cross the lobby, where, at this time of the night, there are
          only uniformed maids cleaning the place. Dennis guides Vivian to
          the door of a room, from which piano music is coming out.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - MUSIC LOUNGE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Full shot of the room, which is very dark. In the background, we
          see a stage with music stands on it. In front of the stage,
          Edward, in shirtsleeves, is playing on a concert piano.

                         
          Closer shot on Edward playing the piano.

                         
          The actor Richard Gere, who plays the character of Edward,
          actually plays live on the piano in that sequence. More, he
          composed the piece he is playing.

                         
          Medium shot on the cleaning crew listening to him while working.

                         
          Vivian walks slowly toward the piano.

                         
          She stops behind Edward and folds her arms. Edward stops playing.

                         
          Full shot of the room. The cleaning crew applauds Edward. Vivian
          walks closer to the piano.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you. Thank you very much.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I didn't know you played.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I only play for strangers.

                         
          Closer shot on the piano. Vivian leans on the piano.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I was getting lonely upstairs all by myself.
          Edward turns around.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Gentlemen, would you mind leaving us, please ?

                         
          Full shot of the room. The cleaning crew is leaving the room.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          Close Up shot on Vivian's face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           People always do what you tell them to do ?

                         
          Medium shot. Edward grabs Vivian by the waist and sets her in
          front of him. We hear the piano keys as they are pounded by
          Vivian's buttocks. Edward puts his forehead on Vivian's belly.

                         
          Vivian, her hand on his hair, looks down at him, with a strange
          expression in her eyes.
          Edward looks up and starts untying Vivian's bathrobe belt. Under
          the bathrobe, Vivian is still wearing her cocktail dress.

                         
          Close Up on Vivian's face as Edward lifts her dress up.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I guess so.

                         
          Edward grabs her, lifts her, and sits her on the piano. We hear
          the piano keys being pounded by Vivian's feet.

                         
          Edward strokes her hair. He wants to kiss her, but she moves away.
          Eventually, she puts her head into his neck, and kisses him on the
          neck.

                         
          The bathrobe has fallen down on the piano. Edward spreads Vivian's
          legs apart, and squeezes himself between those open legs.

                         
          Vivian lies down on the piano, while Edward is having sex with
          her.

                         
          The camera slowly moves away from the piano, giving us a full shot
          of the entire room.

                         
          We hear the piano key being pounded, and the camera goes down
          behind some unspecified piece of furniture, making a fade-out to
          black screen.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is asleep in bed. We hear the curtains being pulled, and we
          see the daylight coming on Vivian's face. Vivian wakes up, scratch
          her head and looks around her.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Wake up. Time to shop.

                         
          Edward sits on the bed, and Vivian turns around to face him.
          Edward has a MasterCard in his hand. He shows it to Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Now, if you have any trouble using this card, have them
           call the hotel. All right ?

                         
          Vivian takes the card and sits up in bed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh ! More shopping.

                         
          Edward ties his shoelaces.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm-hmm. I'm surprised you didn't buy more than one dress
           yesterday.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Wasn't as much fun as I thought it was gonna be.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why not ?

                          VIVIAN
           They were mean to me.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mean to you ?

                         
          Edward looks very surprised. Vivian nods «Yes».

                         

          RODEO DRIVE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot of Edward and Vivian crossing the street, holding
          hands. Vivian is still wearing her blue very short skirt, but the
          upper half of her body is covered by a white shirt, knotted at the
          waist and with the sleeves rolled back on her arms. She is also
          wearing regular woman's shoes, so she doesn't look like a
          prostitute any more.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           People are looking at me.

                         
          They now walk on the sidewalk.

                         

                          EDWARD
           They're not looking at you. They're looking at me.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           The stores are not nice to people. I don't like it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Stores are never nice to people. They're nice to credit
           cards.

                         
          He stops walking and Vivian also stops.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Okay, stop fidgeting.

                          VIVIAN
           All right.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Get rid of your gum.

                         
          She spits her gum, almost hitting two female pedestrians. One of
          them jumps up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I don't believe you did that.

                         
          Edward pulls her by the hand and they enter an expensive clothing
          store.

                         

          CLOTHING STORE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian and Edward standing near a hanging rail full
          of dresses. Edward is holding Vivian's hand, who seems a little
          embarrassed. A young well-dressed man approaches them : he is Mr.
          Hollister, the manager of the store.

                          EDWARD
           Yes ?

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           I am Mr. Hollister, the manager. May I help you ?

                         
          Edward shakes hand with him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Edward Lewis.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Ah, yes, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You see this young lady over here ?

                         
          Vivian joins the two men with a broad smile.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Yes.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Do you have anything in this shop as beautiful as she is ?

                         
          Vivian puts her head on Edward's shoulder.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Oh, yes.

                         
          Hollister understand he has made a blunder.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Oh, no ! No, no, no, I'm saying we have many things as
           beautiful as she would want them to be. That's the point I
           was getting at, and I think we can all agree with that.
           That's why when you came in...
          Edward takes Hollister's elbow and walks slightly away.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Excuse me. You know what we're gonna need here ?

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           ...we knew from the first...

                         

                          EDWARD
           We're gonna need a few more people helping us. I'll tell
           you why. We're going to be spending an obscene amount of
           money in here. So we're going to need a lot more help
           sucking up to us. That's what we really like. You
           understand that.

                         
          Vivian smiles behind Edward.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Sir, if I may say so, you're in the right store and the
           right city for that matter.

                         
          Later.
          Medium shot of Vivian seated in a comfortable armchair with a
          catalogue on her laps and Hollister kneeling at her side.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Anything you see here, we can do, by the way. Get ready to
           have some fun. Okay ?

                         
          Vivian smiles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Okay.

                         
          Hollister makes a sign with his hand.

                         
          Full shot of the store. In the forefront, Edward is standing
          behind a counter with a cordless telephone in his hand. He dials
          on the telephone.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Mary Pat, Mary Kate, Mary Francis, Tovah, let's see it !

                         
          He stands up. A saleswoman is running toward Vivian with a dress
          in her hands. She puts it on Vivian's laps, who puts the catalogue
          away.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Come on. Bring it out, girls.

                         

                          THE SALESWOMAN
           Oh, this is absolutely divine.

                         
          Another saleswoman, also with a dress in her hand, is coming from
          the other side.

                         
          Medium shot on Edward behind the counter. In the background, we
          hear female voices, but we don't understand the words.
          Hollister walks toward Edward.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Excuse me, sir, uh,

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah ?

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Exactly how obscene an amount of money were you talking
           about ? Just profane or really offensive ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Really offensive.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           I like him so much !

                         
          Edward takes the phone to his ear, and Hollister walks away.

                         
          We hear the orchestral music from the title song : «Pretty Woman»
          Vivian is still seated on her armchair, looking at all the clothes
          that the saleswomen are bringing to her.

                         
          She has a very bright red dress in her hand and she looks at
          Edward.

                         
          Edward makes a face and nods «No».

                         
          A saleswoman put a black hat on Vivian's head.

                         
          Edward smiles and nods «Yes».

                         
          Hollister sits down near Vivian and a saleswoman brings a grey
          dress. Vivian points to the dress and looks at Edward.

                         
          Edward makes a face and a «So-So» sign with his hand.

                         
          Slightly later.

                         
          Edward is standing near the counter, drinking coffee. In the
          background, we see Vivian surrounded by saleswomen. Hollister
          walks toward Edward.

                         
          The music stops.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Mr. Lewis, sir. Mr. Lewis, how's it going so far ? Pretty
           well, I think.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I think we need some major sucking up.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Very well, sir. You're not only handsome, but a powerful
           man. I could see the second you walked in here, you were
           someone to reckon with...

                         
          Edward has put the coffee cup down and has taken the telephone
          again. He turns toward Hollister.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hollister.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Yes, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not me. Her.

                         
          He points toward the group of saleswomen surrounding Vivian.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           I'm sorry, sir. I'm sorry.

                         
          He walks away from Edward and toward the group of saleswomen.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           How we doing, ladies ?

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - PHILIP'S ROOM - INTERIOR DAY
          Philip sits down behind his desk and talks into the hand-free
          telephone.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, Edward, Edward. Where the hell are you ? The word's all
           over the street.

                         

          CLOTHING STORE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot of Edward on the phone, with Vivian trying on new
          clothes in the background.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           Morse is gonna raise your offer, pal.

                         

                          EDWARD
           He's countering ?

                          (LAUGHING)
           God, he is a tough old bird.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - PHILIP'S ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
           EDWARD (voice over on the phone)
           He knows the navy contracts are stalled. Where's he gonna
           get the money ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           I don't know. He, uh... I think he's throwing in with the
           employees.

                         

          CLOTHING STORE - INTERIOR DAY

                         

                          EDWARD
           He still needs someone to underwrite the paper.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - PHILIP'S ROOM - INTERIOR DAY
           EDWARD (voice over on the phone)
           Find out who it is. I'll be in the office in an hour.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Yeah, okay. You got it.

                         
          He presses a button on the telephone set to cut the call.

                         

          CLOTHING STORE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward gives his credit card to Vivian. Vivian is now dressed in a
          very elegant brown suit, with a grey shirt underneath.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You're on your own. I have to go back to work. You look
           great !

                         
          He walks toward the exit of the store, and near Hollister.

                         

                          EDWARD
           She has my card.

                          HOLLISTER
           And we'll help her use it, sir.

                         
          Slightly later.

                         
          We hear the song «Oh, Pretty Woman», performed by Roy Orbison.

                         
          Vivian, wearing a black short dress, is dancing on the rhythm of
          the music, surrounded by two saleswomen.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman walking down the street.

                         
          Vivian comes out of a dressing cubicle, wearing a black sweater
          and brown pants.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman the kind I like to meet. Pretty woman.

                         
          Close Up shot of Vivian's back putting a beige silk blouse on.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I don't believe you. You're not the truth.

                         
          Vivian, wearing a light pink suit, whirls round.

                         

                          LYRICS
           No one could look as good as you. Mercy.

                         
          Vivian, wearing a white blouse, looks at some pieces of lingerie.

                         
          Vivian, wearing a brown dress with white dots, whirls round.

                         
          Close Up of Vivian's leg putting hoses on.

                         
          The volume of the music goes down.

                         
          Another department of the store : the shoe department. Vivian,
          wearing a white suit with thin vertical stripes, is surrounded by
          shoes. Hollister is kneeling beside her, and a salesman is helping
          her try a new pair of shoes. Vivian smiles and looks at the
          necktie worn by the salesman.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward would love that tie.

                         
          Hollister turns toward his salesman.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Would you give her the tie ?

                         

                          THE SALESMAN
           The tie ?

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Take off the tie. Give her the tie.

                         

                          THE SALESMAN
           The tie.
          He starts taking off his tie.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           He really wants to do this, by the way.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He would go crazy about this tie.

                         
          A saleswoman walks toward them, carrying a large pizza in an open
          cardboard box. Hollister looks worried.

                         

                          HOLLISTER
           Who ordered pizza ?

                         
          But Vivian seems very happy about the pizza.

                         
          The volume of the music goes back up.

                         

          RODEO DRIVE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close Up on a white parasol with flowers printed on it, looking a
          bit Japanese. The parasol moves away from us and we discovers we
          are back on Rodeo Drive.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman, stop a while.

                         
          The camera moves away from the parasol, and Vivian appears on the
          screen. She is wearing a very elegant white suit, long white
          gloves, and a black hat.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman, talk a while. Pretty woman give your smile to
           me.

                         
          The camera backs up away from Vivian, and we notice she is
          carrying several bags, certainly full of clothes. Men turn their
          head to look at her.

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman Yeah, yeah, yeah.

                         

          BOUTIQUE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          We are back inside the boutique, from which Vivian was very rudely
          ejected, the day before, by some snobbish saleswomen. Through the
          shop window, we see Vivian walking on the sidewalk.

                         
          She stops and looks inside the boutique.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman, look my way.

                         
          The camera moves from the window to the street door of the
          boutique.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me.

                         
          The volume of the music goes down, as Vivian enters the shop.
          Saleswoman # 2 walks toward her.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 2
           May I help you ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, thank you.

                         
          Vivian keeps on walking until she reaches Saleswoman # 1, who is
          working on a hanging rail. Saleswoman # 1 was the one who actually
          ejected Vivian from the boutique.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Hello.

                         
          The saleswoman has a broad smile.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Do you remember me ?

                         
          Apparently, the saleswoman doesn't recognize this very elegant
          woman as being the one she was rude to the day before.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           No, I'm sorry.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I was in here yesterday. You wouldn't wait on me.

                         

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Oh.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You work on commission, right ?

                          SALESWOMAN # 1
           Uh, yes.

                         
          Vivian shows her all the bags she is carrying.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Big mistake. Big. Huge ! I have to go shopping now.

                         
          She walks away, leaving the saleswoman with a very surprised look
          on her face.

                         
          The volume of the music goes back up.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          A uniformed attendant enters the lobby, carrying Vivian's shopping
          bags. Behind him Vivian walks in.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman don't walk on by.
          The camera moves across the lobby, until it reaches Barney, the
          managers, talking to two of his employees, one uniformed male and
          one female. He has not noticed Vivian yet, because she is coming
          behind him.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman don't make me cry. Pretty woman.

                         
          Suddenly he sees her, and immediately stops talking to his
          employees.

                         
          Reverse angle shot of Vivian's back, walking behind the uniformed
          attendant, toward the elevator.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Don't walk away, hey.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on Barney, smiling.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot. Vivian has put the bags she was carrying on the
          table, but has kept her purse, a vey elegant black leather item.
          She opens it, takes some money out of it, and gives the money to
          the uniformed attendant, who helped her carry her shopping bags.
          The attendant smiles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Wait... Thank you.

                         
          The attendant walks away. Vivian takes her hat off and falls into
          an armchair.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Oh, oh, pretty woman.

                         
          End of the music.

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          The modern building, where Edward's office in L.A. is located. The
          number above the main entrance says «333». We hear male voices
          over. We don't understand everything they are saying.

                         
           MAN (voice over)
           Mister Lewis.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Gentlemen.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Edward is standing up with his briefcase, smiling to the men of
          his team around him. He moves to his chair at the meeting table.
          Philip is trying to herd all his assistants out of the room.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Fellas, let's finish this up this afternoon, huh ?

                         
          Edward sits down. A blonde secretary joins the leaving group.

                          PHILIP
           Jake, set something up with Blair. Around two o'clock, two-
           thirty, would be good.

                         
          They all go out, leaving Edward and Philip alone.

                         

                          PHILIP
           You were right about Morse. He mortgaged everything he
           owns, right down to his underwear, to secure a loan from
           the bank.

                         
          He sits down next to Edward.

                         

                          PHILIP
           And it's not just any bank. Plymouth Trust, huh ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hmm.

                         
          Edward seems to be very pensive.

                         

                          PHILIP
           So, it goes without saying... that your business means a
           lot more to them than our friend, Mr. Morse. So, all you
           gotta do is call the bank.

                         
          He puts his hands on the telephone.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah.

                         
          Still, a very tepid reaction from Edward. He just takes a small
          glass and puts it in front of him on the table.

                         
          Philip looks at Edward with a worried look. He stands up.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, excuse me for saying this, but what the hell is
           wrong with you this week ? Are you giving Morse a chance to
           get away ?

                         
          Edward has put another glass on top of the first one, and now he
          puts a third one on top of the two other ones.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You know what I used to love when I was a kid, Phil ?

                         
          He puts a fourth glass on top of the other ones. Philip sighs.

                         

                          PHILIP
           What ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Blocks. Building blocks. Erector sets.

                         

                          PHILIP
           So, I liked Monopoly. Boardwalk, Park Place. Wh-What's the
           point ?

                          EDWARD
           We don't build anything, Phil. We don't make anything.

                         

                          PHILIP
           We make money, Edward. We worked for a year on this deal.
           It's what you said you wanted. I'm handing it to you.

                         
          Edward looks up at Philip.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Morse's jugular is exposed. It's time for the kill. Let's
           finish this. Call the bank !

                         
          He moves the telephone toward Edward. Edward just smiles but
          doesn't pick up the phone.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close Up on a big Hi-Fi tuner-amplifier. We see Vivian's hand
          setting the power on. Lights appear on the amplifier screen. A
          sign says «102.70 Mhz». We hear some soft easy music. Vivian's
          hand sets the volume a little higher.

                         
          Medium shot on a table, on which everything has been set for a
          dinner for two. Three candlesticks with lighted red candles in
          them are also set on the table. Vivian is seated on one of the
          chair by the table. We see her from the back, but she seems to be
          almost naked, except for what looks like a tie around her neck.

                         
          We hear a door opening, and then closing. Vivian puts her feet up
          on the table. She is wearing black shoes. She puts the end of the
          tie on the table : it is the tie she took from the salesman in the
          store.

                         
          Edward crosses the room, without apparently noticing Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           How was your day, dear ?
          Edward stops and looks at her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Nice tie.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I got it for you.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close up shot on the bathtub faucet. We see Vivian's foot reaching
          for the faucet, and the thumb of the foot trying to fit inside the
          faucet.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Well, my mother was a music teacher... and married my
           father...

                         
          Close Up on Edward naked chest floating in the bathtub. Vivian's
          hand is rubbing a washcloth on the chest.
           EDWARD (voice over)
           ...whose family was extremely wealthy.

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian lying in the tub with Edward lying on top of
          her. Her legs are spread open and her knees comes out of the water
          on either side of Edward's body.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Then he divorced my mother to be with another woman. And he
           took his money with him.

                         
          Vivian puts the washcloth down on the edge of the tub. She takes a
          sponge.

                         
          Close Up shot on Edward's chest. Vivian rubs it with the sponge.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           And then she died. I was very angry with him.

                         
          Medium shot of the tub seen from the foot of the tub.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It cost me ten thousands dollars in therapy to say that
           sentence : «I was very angry with him». I do it very well,
           don't I ? I'll say it again. «I was very angry with him».

                         
          Vivian laughs, and Edward smiles.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hello, my name is Mr. Lewis. I'm very angry with my father.

                         
          The camera moves slowly around the bathtub.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I would've been angry at the ten thousands dollars.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My father was president of the third company I ever took
           over. I bought it. I sold it off piece by piece.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What'd the shrink say ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           He said I was cured.

                         
          Now the camera has come near the faucet.

                         
          Edward takes Vivian's hand in his.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, so you got even. That must've made you happy.

                         
          Medium shot of Edward and Vivian in the tub.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Did I mention my leg is 44 inches from hip to toe, so,
           basically, we're talking about 88 inches of therapy...

                         
          She brings her feet up and wraps her legs around Edward's body.

                          VIVIAN
           ...wrapped around you for the bargain price of...

                         
           EDWARD & VIVIAN (together)
           ...three thousands dollars.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         

                         FADE TO :

                         

          LOS ANGELES EQUESTRIAN CENTER - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close Up shot on the lawn of the polo field. We hear an air-horn
          blowing, and horses galloping.

                         
          The small polo white ball is in the middle of the shot. We see the
          hooves of several horses approaching the ball. Then a mallet comes
          down and strikes the ball away.

                         
          Medium shot on horse-backed players galloping on the field.

                         
          We hear the announcer on the Public Address.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Ebersol of the Falcons passes to Kennan.

                         
          Full shot of the field, with the camera on ground level, showing
          the horses coming toward us.

                         
          Full shot of the players on the field.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           This is Bill Fricker with Gwen Olsen...

                         
          Medium shot of spectators watching the game. They are all very
          well-dressed, and evidently belong to the upper class of society.
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           ...giving you play-by-play of this marvelous charity event.

                         
          Full shot of a lawn used as a parking lot with car parked among
          people sitting in folding chairs and picnicking.

                         
          Philip and his wife Elizabeth are crossing the lawn. Philip is
          carrying a basket and Elisabeth is carrying a large piece of
          printed cloth, to be used as a tablecloth to picnic on it.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Watch where you're walking, because, if you step in
           something, we're not going back in the car.

                         
          Elizabeth is ready to set the cloth at the foot of a tree.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Not too near the tree. I don't like the ants.

                         
          Polo players are galloping in the background. A couple approaches
          Philip and Elizabeth. They all shake hands.

                          PHILIP
           Hello. Have you seen Edward anywhere ?

                         
          Medium shot on Edward and Vivian standing near a car. Edward is
          wearing a very elegant light-grey suit, and Vivian is wearing the
          brown dress with white dots that we've seen her buy on Rodeo
          Drive. She's also wearing a very elegant beige hat with a ribbon
          matching her dress. And Edward is wearing the necktie Vivian gave
          him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What if someone recognizes me ?

                         
          Larger shot of the couple.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not likely. They don't spend too much time on Hollywood
           Boulevard.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You did.

                         
          He puts his hands around Vivian's waist, to grab her hands behind
          her back.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Come on. Let go. Let go.

                         
          She eventually let him take her hands.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right. You look great. You look like a lady. You're
           gonna have a wonderful time.

                         
          Medium shot on the couple. She makes a face. He takes her hand and
          drags her behind him

                          EDWARD
           Okay. Don't fidget and smile.

                         
          She makes a broad smile, and walks behind him.

                         
          Close shot on the players on the field.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Humboldt's coming around to this side.

                         
          On the edge of the field, two well-dressed gentlemen, a young one
          and and older one, are watching the game.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Toquenee is on Kennan. Penalty on that play.

                         
          The two gentlemen walk away from the field. The camera follows
          them around a platform with a canopy above it. On the platform,
          the announcer, a white-haired gentleman, is sitting at a table in
          front of a microphone. On the other side of the platform, the
          camera lets the two gentlemen go on their way and stops on a group
          of four people : Edward, Vivian, Gwen and Gretchen. The two last
          ones are the Olsen sisters, two very elegant blonde women, known
          to be the gossip champions of Los Angeles upper class society.
          Gwen is seated on a chair on the platform, next to the announcer,
          when Gretchen is standing at the foot of the platform.

                         

                          EDWARD
           This is Gwen and Gretchen, the infamous Olsen sisters, who
           have made marrying well an art form.

                         

                          GWEN
           Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Be back in just a second. Hold on.

                         
          He walks away and Vivian remains with the Olsen sisters. In the
          background, a waiter is working on a buffet table.

                         

                          GWEN
           So, you're the flavor of the month. Hmm.

                         
          She turns back to the man seated in front of the microphone.
          Vivian looks a little disturbed by what Gwen just said.

                         

                          GRETCHEN
           Uh, she's just being testy. Edward's our most eligible
           bachelor. Everybody is trying to land him.

                         
          Vivian nods her head and answers Gretchen with a sardonic tone.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I'm not trying to land him. I'm just using him for
           sex.

                         
          She walks away. Gretchen laughs.

                         
          Medium shot on the edge of the field. A middle-aged couple is
          seated on two chairs and looks at the game. Edward is standing
          behind them. The couple claps their hands and yell to support
          their favorite team. Vivian joins Edward behind the couple. Edward
          claps his hands.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well done.

                         
          Vivian claps her hands louder than Edward, and then yells with
          wide movements of her hand.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well done. Whoo, whoo, whoo !

                         
          Close shot on the couple, who turns around to look at her.

                         
          Close shot on Edward and Vivian

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Tell me again why we're here.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Business.

                          VIVIAN
           Business mingling ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yeah.

                         
          We hear an air-horn blowing noisily.

                         
          Close Up on the field. We see the legs of a horse galloping on the
          field.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           That's the chukker, ladies and gentlemen.

                         
          Larger shot on the field with the horses galloping on it.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Falcons, seven. Gems, four.

                         
          Medium shot on a group of spectators under an open tent. Among
          them, Philip, with sunglasses on his nose, and a glass of
          Champagne in his hand. He leaves the group.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Excuse me. Edward !

                         
          Larger shot on another open tent across the lawn from the other
          one. Philip comes in and joins his wife.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward. Over here.

                         
          Edward walks in with Vivian. He shakes hands with Philip.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Phil.

                          PHILIP
           Ah, good to see you.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Me too. I want you to meet a new friend of mine, Vivian
           Ward.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Well, hi. Philip Stuckey, Vivian. This is my wife,
           Elizabeth.

                         
          Vivian shakes hands with Philip, then with Elizabeth.

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           It's always a pleasure meeting one of Edward's girls.

                         
          A very elegant blonde lady walks toward them and then away from
          them. Elizabeth turns around to look at her.

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           Oh, my God ! It's Tate Whitley Wallington.
          She runs after Tate.

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           Tate ! It's me, Elizabeth, from Workout World.

                         
          The two men and Vivian watch her go.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Sort of an aerobics queen. Feel the burns. Well, let me get
           you something to drink. Vivian, why don't you start with
           that. Okay ?

                         
          He gives his Champagne glass to Vivian.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I'll be right back. Did you notice Senator Adams is here ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm-hmm. I asked him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           That is why I have pledged my eternal love to you. Mmm !

                         
          He walks away.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Real genuine guy. Who is he ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           He's my lawyer. He's all right.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You could freeze ice on his wife's ass.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Maybe we'll try that later.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Are these people your friends ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I spend time with them, yeah.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, no wonder.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No wonder what ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No wonder why you came looking for me.

                         
          Medium shot on the announcer's platform. Gwen Olsen is speaking in
          the microphone.

                         

                          GWEN
           And I do need some help from you ladies and gentlemen in
           the audience.

                         
          Medium shot on a group of spectators, who are walking under the
          white ribbon which separates the audience from the polo field.

                         
           GWEN (voice over from the P.A.)
           We need you to help replace some of the divots out here on
           the grass.

                         
          Medium shot on guests seated around a table. They all stand up,
          some still carrying their glass of Champagne.

                         
           GWEN (voice over from the P.A.)
           So come on out now.

                         
          Medium full shot on the field. All those very elegant people from
          the upper class society, with their glass of Champagne in hand,
          stomps, with their feet, on the divots on the field.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Come on ! Come on, folks.

                         
          Close shot on the feet of the guests, stomping on the divots.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           You heard her. The stomping of the divots.

                         
          Close Up on a very elegant high-heel shoe putting a divot back in
          place.

                         
          Medium full shot of the announcer's platform. The white-haired
          gentleman is sitting at the table on the platform, with Gwen at
          his side. But he is not talking in the microphone. Another bearded
          man, standing in front of the platform, is talking in a wireless
          microphone. In front of the platform, people are walking under the
          white ribbon to go on the field.

                         

                          BEARDED ANNOUNCER
           This is a time-honored tradition, ladies and gentlemen.

                         
          Medium full shot of Philip, alone in front of a row of empty white
          folding chairs, sneezing and blowing his nose into a white
          handkerchief.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           As old as the game of polo itself.

                         
          Long high-angle shot of the field, where the guests are stomping
          the divots.

                         
          Close shot on Vivian, without her hat, stomping the divots and
          smiling.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Kings and queens used to do this.

                         
          Medium shot on Elizabeth, with a glass of Champagne in hand,
          talking to Edward

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           She's sweet, Edward.

                         
          Back on Vivian, stomping the divots.
           ELIZABETH (voice over)
           Wherever did you find her ?

                         
          Back on Edward and Elizabeth.

                         

                          EDWARD

           976-BABE.

                         
          Elizabeth looks a bit surprised by Edward's joke.

                         
          Back on Vivian stomping the divots. Edward joins her.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           Only one word of advice : Avoid the steaming divot !

                         
          Medium shot of Philip, seated on a chair, and looking at Vivian
          and Edward.

                         
          Back to Vivian and Edward stomping the divots. Vivian laughs very
          loudly, and Edward takes her in his arms.

                         
          Close shot on Philip, who seemed worried by what he sees.

                         
          Medium full shot of Vivian seated on the trunk of a red
          convertible car. Her hat is on the trunk near her. A man takes one
          of Vivian's shoes off to clean it. A woman is standing near the
          car, watching the scene.

                         

                          THE MAN
           No, it's all part of the game of polo. You get to have your
           shoes polished by a member of the club.

                         
          He looks at a dirty spot on the shoe.

                         

                          THE MAN
           I think I got something in the car that will buff that up.
          He walks away with the shoe.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thank you.

                         
          Medium shot on David Morse walking toward Vivian. He is wearing
          his polo player outfit : red shirt, with the name of his team
          «L.A. Gems» and his number in the team «2», and white pants. He is
          holding his helmet, his leather gloves and his riding crops in one
          hand.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           Vivian, hi. David Morse.

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian, still seated on the car. She smiles. The
          woman, who was talking with her, walks away.

                         

                          THE WOMAN
           Excuse me.

                         
          Vivian takes her hat, jumps from the car down on the ground, and
          walks toward David.

                          VIVIAN
           David.

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           How are you ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm okay.

                         
          David looks at the hat Vivian is holding

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           I thought that was you. I like this hat.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's new.

                         
          Medium shot on Philip watching Vivian talking with David Morse.
          His wife Elizabeth joins him.

                         
           DAVID MORSE (voice over)
           Yeah ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Yeah !

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           What are you looking at ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward's date.

                         
          Reverse angle shot on what Philip sees : David and Vivian talking
          together, seen from a distance. We can't hear what they are
          saying.

                         
           ELIZABETH (voice over)
           I'm going for a ride with the Ritter's in their new car.
           Okay, hon ?

                         
          Back on Philip. Elizabeth gives Philip a kiss on the cheek

                         

                          PHILIP
           Uh-huh.

                         
          Elizabeth understands that Philip has not heard a word of what she
          just said.

                         

                          ELIZABETH
           Philip, I'm going to rip off all my clothes and do a naked
           belly dance for the polo players.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Have fun.

                         
          Elizabeth walks away, looking a bit furious.

                         
          Back on Vivian and David, as watched by Philip. They are now
          standing in front of David's horse, held by a young blonde girl.

                          DAVID MORSE
           Come meet my horse, Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, Edward's waiting for me. I don't want to...

                         

                          DAVID MORSE
           Come on. He's right here.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Okay, I'll... Just for a second, though.

                         
          She walks toward the horse, looking back to watch for Edward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I didn't know you were playing today.

                         
          Medium shot of Philip and Edward walking between the stands.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Uh... I was asking for directions. There she was.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, so you just ran into her ? That's great, Jesus !

                         

                          PHILIP
           So anyway, what does she do ? Does she... does she work ?

                         
          They stop walking in front of a stand, where waiters are pouring
          Champagne for the guests.

                         

                          EDWARD
           She's in sales.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Sales ? That's terrific. That's good. What does she sell ?

                          EDWARD
           Why do you want to know ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Now just hear me out on this, okay ? I've known you a long
           time. I... I see some differences in you this week, like
           the tie, and, uh... I'm wondering if maybe this girl isn't
           the difference, especially when I see her talking to David
           Morse.

                         
          Different angle medium shot showing, behind Edward's back, Vivian
          to David in the background. Edward turns around to look at them.

                         
          Medium close shot on Edward looking at Vivian, and Philip, looking
          at Edward, with an inquisitive expression in his eye.

                         
          Closer shot on David and Vivian talking together near the horse,
          still held by the young girl.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           I introduced them at dinner the other night.
           PHILIP (voice over)
           So what ? Now they're best friends ?

                         
          Back on Edward and Philip talking together.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I mean, this girl appears from out of nowhere. Now she's
           talking to a guy whose company we're trying to buy. That's
           a little convenient, don't you think ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Don't be ridiculous.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, how... how do you know that this girl... hasn't
           attached herself to you because she's bringing information
           back to Morse ? This happens ! Industrial espionage...

                         

                          EDWARD
           Phil, Phil, Phil ! Phil, listen to me.

                         

                          PHILIP
           What ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           She's not a spy. She is a hooker.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh !

                         

                          EDWARD
           She is a hooker. I picked her up on Hollywood Boulevard. In
           your car.

                         
          Philip laughs.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, you are...

                          EDWARD
           Yes, yes.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Oh, man !

                         
          He keeps on laughing louder. He snorts.

                         

                          PHILIP
           You know, you're the only millionaire I ever heard of...
           who goes looking for a bargain basement streetwalker, you
           know ?

                         
           SENATOR ADAMS (voice over)
           Edward !

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm sorry I told you.

                         
          Edward walks toward Senator Adams, who is calling him. Philip
          keeps on laughing.

                          EDWARD
           Senator. Senator Adams, I'm pleased you could make it.

                         
          Medium shot on the Senator. Edward walks to him and shakes his
          hand.

                         

                          SENATOR ADAMS
           Thank you. I hope the information I gave you was helpful.

                         
          Back on Philip, who walks away with a laughing face.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Oh, absolutely, yes, and thank you for it.

                         
          Back on Edward with the senator.

                         

                          EDWARD
           There's no change, is there ?

                         

                          SENATOR ADAMS
           No, it's still bogged down.

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian, standing near a tree, with her hat in her
          hand. She is smiling.

                         
          Philip walks behind her. Vivian stops smiling.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Having a nice time, Vivian ?

                         
          She smiles again.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, I'm having a great time.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Must be quite a change from Hollywood Boulevard, hmm ?
          She stops smiling and shows a very sad and worried face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What ?

                         

                          PHILIP
           Yeah, Edward told me. But don't worry : you're secret is
           safe with me. Listen, maybe, uh, you and I could get
           together sometime...

                         
          He touches her bare arm with his sunglasses.

                         

                          PHILIP
           ...after Edward leaves.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, sure. Why not ?

                         
          We sense that Vivian feels like crying, but she masters her
          emotions and looks at Philip.

                          PHILIP
           We'll just have to do that, hmm ?

                         
          He puts the tip of his fingers on her bare shoulder.

                         
           ELIZABETH (voice over)
           Philip !

                         
          Philip turns around to look at his wife. Then he walks away.
          Vivian remains on the same spot, with a very sad face.

                         
           GWEN (voice over from the P.A.)
           Hi, tailgaters. I'd like to mention a couple of our silver
           sponsors...

                         
          Close shot on Edward looking at Vivian. He smiles.

                         
           GWEN (voice over from the P.A.)
           ...Jacobs Distributors, Norrell Saddlery, and we'd like to
           give a great big thanks to our platinum sponsor...

                         
          Back to Vivian. She doesn't look at Edward and keeps the same
          sullen sad face.

                         
           GWEN (voice over from the P.A.)
           Edward Lewis Enterprises.

                         
          Applause and air horn blowing.

                         
          Vivian crosses her arms, but doesn't look at Edward.

                         
           ANNOUNCER (voice over from the P.A.)
           The ball is in for chukker number four.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Medium shot on the main door. It opens and Edward comes in,
          followed by Vivian.
          Vivian closes the door, and Edward looks at his mail lying on a
          small table. Vivian throws her hat and gloves on another table
          with a nervous movement. Edward turns around to look at her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You all right ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm fine.

                         
          She walks away.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Fine. That's good. Seven «fines» since we left the match.

                         
          Edward picks up his mail and newspaper, and walks behind her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Could I have another word, please ?

                         
          The camera follows Edward in the room. In the background, across
          the open door of the bedroom, we see Vivian entering the bathroom.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Asshole ! There's a word.

                         
          She slams the bathroom door.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I think I liked «fine» better.

                         
          Edward drops his mail and newspapers on the desk.

                         
          Vivian opens the bathroom door, and stands near the open door.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You know what ? Just tell me one thing : Why did you make
           me get all dressed up ?

                         
          Edward walks toward her. The camera follows him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, for one thing, the clothing was appropriate.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Edward takes his jacket off.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, what I mean is, if you were gonna tell everybody I'm a
           hooker, - why didn't you just let me wear my own clothes,
           okay ?

                         
          Edward sits down on the bed.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I did not... I did not...

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I mean, in my own clothes, when someone like that guy
           Stuckey comes up to me, I can handle it, I'm prepared.

                         
          Edward starts unlacing his shoes. Vivian walks away toward the
          living room. The camera follows her.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Vivian is trying unsuccessfully to open a bottle of Coca-Cola. In
          the background, Edward is still sitting on the bed, taking his
          shoes off.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm very sorry. I'm not happy with Stuckey at all for
           saying or doing that. But he is my attorney. I've known him
           for ten years.

                         
          Edward stands up and walks toward Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           He thought you were some kind of an industrial spy. The
           guy's paranoid.

                          VIVIAN
           What are you, my pimp now ?

                         
          She puts the unopened bottle back on the table.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You know, you think you can pass me around to your
           friends ? I'm not some little toy !

                         
          She walks away toward the bedroom.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Look, you're not my toy, I know you're not my toy.

                         
          He walks behind her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian ! Vivian, I'm speaking to you. Come back here !

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Vivian was ready to enter the bathroom, but she turns around.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I hate to point out the obvious, but you are, in fact, a
           hooker ! And you are my employee !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, you don't own me. I decide, okay ? I say who. I say
           when. I... I say who...

                         

                          EDWARD
           I refuse to spend the next three days fighting with you. I
           said I was sorry. I meant it. That's the end of it !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm sorry I ever met you.
          She walks away into the bathroom

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm sorry I ever got into your stupid car !

                         
          He walks toward the bathroom, enters it and starts taking his tie
          off in front of the mirror.

                         

                          EDWARD
           As if you had so many more appealing options.

                         
          Vivian comes back to the bathroom door, carrying a bunch of
          clothes.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I've never had anyone make me feel as cheap as you did
           today.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Somehow, I find that very hard to believe.
          She gets out of the bathroom with her arms full of clothes. She
          picks up a small handbag and puts it on her shoulder. Then she
          tries to pick up a larger handbag.

                         
          Close shot on the handbag, stuck under an armchair. We notice that
          Vivian is bare feet.

                         
          Vivian finally succeeds in picking up the bag and put the straps
          over her shoulder, on top of the smaller bag. Edward walks out of
          the bathroom and joins her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Where are you going ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I want my money. I want to get out of here.

                         
          She crosses her arms on her bunch of clothes. She has a very
          sullen, sad face. Edward doesn't move for a couple of seconds,
          then walks to the bed, to pick up his jacket. He gets his wallet
          from the inside pocket of his jacket. He opens the wallet, and
          gets a large wad of banknotes out of it.

                         
          Close up shot on the bed. We see the wad of banknotes falling on
          the bed. They are all hundred-dollar bills.

                         
          Edward walks away toward the living room, and Vivian remains
          without moving with her sullen sad face. She looks down at the
          bed.

                         
          Close up shot on the wad of banknotes on the bed.

                         
          Back to Vivian, who hasn't moved. She starts walking away toward
          the living room, without taking her money.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Edward is standing near the desk, looking at his mail. Vivian
          walks behind him, coming from the bedroom and going away toward
          the front door. We hear the door opening. Edward looks up toward
          the door. The door closes, and Edward looks very pensive. He looks
          back into the bedroom.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Close up on the bed, where the wad of banknotes is still lying.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - PENTHOUSE HALLWAY - INTERIOR

                         EVENING

                         
          Medium shot on Vivian, standing near the elevator, and nervously
          pressing on the elevator call button.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Come on !

                         
          Medium close shot on Vivian. We hear the penthouse door opening,
          but Vivian doesn't look at it and keeps looking at the elevator in
          front of her.
          Larger shot. Edward is coming out of the penthouse, and he has
          left the door open. He walks toward Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm sorry. I wasn't prepared to answer questions about us.
           It was stupid and cruel. I didn't mean it. I don't want you
           to go. Will you stay the week ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Why ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I saw you talking to David Morse. I didn't like it.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           We were just talking.

                         
          He chuckles.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I didn't like it.

                         
          The elevator bell dings. The elevator door opens, and a smiling
          Dennis appears.

                         

                          DENNIS
           Down ?

                         
          Close shot on Edward's face, and then on Vivian's face.

                         
          Dennis feels some tension between Edward and Vivian and stops
          smiling. He goes back into the elevator, presses a button and the
          door closes.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You hurt me.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Don't do it again.

                         
          They look at each other for a couple of seconds, then slowly,
          Vivian walks back to the penthouse. Edward follows her and takes
          one of her handbags from her shoulder. They both enters the
          penthouse and he closes the door behind him.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          High angle shot above the bed. Edward and Vivian are lying in the
          bed, presumably naked, but covered by a sheet from their waist
          down. They are facing each other and talking.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           First guy I ever loved was a total nothing. Second was
           worse. My mom called me a bum magnet. If there was a bum
           within a fifty-mile radius, I was completely attracted to
           him. That's how I ended up here. I followed bum number
           three.
          Slowly, the camera moves closer to them.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So here I was : no money, no friends, no bum.

                         

                          EDWARD
           So then you chose this as your profession ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I worked at a couple fast food places, parked cars at
           wrestling. And I couldn't make the rent. I was too ashamed
           to go home. That's when I met Kit. She was a hooker and
           made it sound so great. So one day I did it.

                         
          The camera stops moving forward, having reached a medium close
          shot, showing Vivian and Edward's heads and shoulders.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I cried the whole time. But then I got some regulars and,
           you know... It's not like anybody plans this. It's not your
           childhood dream.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You could be so much more.

                         
          Close shot on Vivian's face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           People put you down enough, you start to believe it.

                         
          Reverse shot on Edward's face.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I think you are a very bright, very special woman.
          Reverse shot on Vivian's face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that ?

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Long shot on the building, seen from across the street.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot on Philip, standing in front of the desk, and
          talking to the receptionist girl.

                         

                          PHILIP
           No, I don't want to talk to him now. Tell him I'll call him
           on Monday.

                         
          He walks away from the desk.

                         

                          THE RECEPTIONIST
           Yes, sir.

                         
          A blonde female secretary walks into the room, carrying a thick
          pile of documents.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Where are you going ? Did he sign these ?

                         

                          THE SECRETARY
           No, he said he had to leave.

                         
          Philip walks nervously across the room.

                         

                          PHILIP
           He had to...

                         
          He meets Edward coming out of an office.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, you can't disappear now. We're in this too deep.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Don't panic, Philip. Morse isn't going anywhere. I'll be
           back here in the morning.

                         
          He stops at the reception desk.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Did you send the tickets to the hotel ?

                         

                          THE RECEPTIONIST
           Yes, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          He starts walking out of the room.

                          PHILIP
           Where are you going ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I have a date.

                         

                          PHILIP
           With the hooker ?

                         
          Edward stops walking. He doesn't seem very happy by what Philip
          just said. He slowly turns around, facing Philip.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Be careful, Philip.

                         
          He walks away. Philip slowly turns around and walks into his
          office.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Medium shot of Edward standing in front of the closed bedroom
          door. He is very elegantly dressed in black tuxedo and bow-tie.
          When he hears the bedroom door opening, he crosses his arm and
          leans on the bar.

                         
          The door opens and Vivian appears. She is very elegantly dressed
          in a long red evening dress. She is also wearing long white
          gloves. She walks into the room. She stops in front of Edward and
          faces him. Edward moves around her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Do I look okay ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mmm.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mmm ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Something's missing.

                         
          She looks at herself and at her tight-fitting dress.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, nothing else is gonna fit into this dress. I'll tell
           you that.

                         
          Edward picks up a mauve-colored box on the bar.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, maybe something in this box. I don't want you to get
           too excited. This is only on loan.

                         
          He opens the box : it's a jewel box. Vivian comes closer to the
          box and looks into it. What she sees looks like a very beautiful
          and expensive necklace. She moves her hand to touch delicately the
          necklace, but Edward snaps the lid of the box shut, almost
          squeezing her finger into it.

                          VIVIAN
           Oh !

                         
          She bursts out laughing loudly. Edward opens the box again.

                         
          Close shot in front of a mirror. Edward is fixing the necklace
          around Vivian's neck.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           They really let you borrow this from the jewelry store ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'm a very good customer.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           If you were gonna buy this, how much would it cost ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Quarter of a million.

                         
          Vivian laughs nervously.

                          VIVIAN
           A quarter of a million dollars ?

                         
          Edward turns around Vivian, and his black-colored back blocks
          completely our view of the scene, making some sort of fade-out /
          fade-in with the next scene.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - ELEVATOR - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Edward's back is still blocking completely our view of the scene.
          But then Edward moves to stand beside Vivian in the back of the
          cabin of the elevator. She is carrying a small golden purse.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So, where are we going ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           It's a surprise.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           If I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time
           tonight.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          Close shot on Dennis standing near the door of the cabin, and
          smiling.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR EVENING

                         
          We hear the beginning of the orchestral music of «Fallen», written
          and performed by Lauren Wood.

                         
          Vivian and Edward are getting out of the elevator and they start
          crossing the lobby. Dennis comes out of the elevator to have a
          better look.
          Medium full shot on a desk. Two uniformed attendant are standing
          near the desk. Another man, wearing a suit, is standing behind the
          desk, and checking things in an open ledger. All three of them
          look at the passing couple.

                         
          Vivian and Edward keep on walking across the lobby. He looks at
          her. She touches her necklace.

                         
          Medium shot on the reception desk. Miss Wilson and another female
          receptionist are standing behind the desk, talking with a guest.
          They look at the couple and smile.

                         
          Barney is standing near a wall tapestry, talking to a guest. He
          looks at the couple and seems very happy by what he sees.

                         
          Back on Vivian and Edward crossing the lobby.

                         

                          EDWARD
           When you're not fidgeting, you look very beautiful... and
           very tall.

                         
          Vivian laughs.

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR EVENING

                         
          The big grey limousine, that Edward uses all the time, is leaving
          the curb in front of the hotel.

                         

                          LYRICS
           You're a dream coming true. I can't believe how I have...

                         
          Close shot on the front left wheel of the limousine.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...fallen for you.

                         

          BURBANK AIRPORT - EXTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Long shot of the airport. The limousine enters the airport field,
          and stops near a corporate jet plane. A red carpet is lying on the
          ground between the limousine and the plane.

                         

                          LYRICS
           You are the one who's led me to the sun.

                         
          Medium full shot on the car. Edward comes out of the back of the
          limousine. Darryl comes out of the driver's door and holds the
          door for Vivian, who looks surprised to see the plane.

                         

                          LYRICS
           How could I know...

                         

                          EDWARD
           You don't want to go to San Francisco in a limousine, do
           you ?

                         
          Darryl closes the back door, and stands near the car.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...I was lost without you.

                          VIVIAN
           I've never been on a plane before.

                         

                          LYRICS
           And I want to tell you...

                         
          Edward walks, on the red carpet, toward the plane, followed by
          Vivian. They talk together, but the lyrics of the song cover their
          voices.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...you control my brain.

                         
          Long shot on the runway, with the corporate jet plane taking off.
          The camera follows the plane.

                         

                          LYRICS
           And you should know that...

                         

          ABOVE LOS ANGELES - EXTERIOR EVENING
          The jet plane is flying above L.A., with the sun setting down in
          the background.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...you are life in my veins.

                         
           PILOT (voice over)
           Well, it should be a pretty smooth flight, Mr. Lewis. The
           weather is clear all the way up to San Francisco. We should
           be there in about fifty minutes.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO - AERIAL VIEW - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Extreme long aerial shot of San Francisco.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium long shot of the main entrance of the opera house, with the
          cars coming and going and dropping the spectators.

                         
          End of the music.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - LOBBY - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Full shot on the lobby, which is almost empty. Apparently, Edward
          and Vivian are among the last spectators. Vivian, who seems a bit
          nervous, is holding Edward's arm very tightly.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           We're late.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, it's all right. Opening night never starts on time.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Okay.

                         
          They walk near a stand, where a girl, wearing black tuxedo and
          bow-tie, is distributing programs. Edward takes a program.

                         

           THE PROGRAM ATTENDANT
           Program, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - BOX - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The camera pans, from right to left, a succession of private boxes
          in the medium upper level of the theatre. All the men are wearing
          black tuxedoes and bow-ties, and all the women are wearing very
          elegant and very expensive evening dresses.

                         
          We hear the instruments of the orchestra warming up.

                         
          The third box is empty, but an usher shows Edward and Vivian
          through the door of the box.

                         

                          USHER
           Right this way, Mr. Lewis, sir.
          Vivian enters first, followed by Edward. Vivian looks down from
          the balustrade of the box. Edward shakes hand with Doris, an old
          lady in the next box.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Doris.

                         

                          DORIS
           Edward, how are you ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           How nice to see you. Nice to see you.

                         
          The camera starts going away and down from the box.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Sir.

                         
          He shakes hands with Doris' husband.

                         

                          DORIS' HUSBAND
           Good evening, Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Wonderful news. Congratulations.

                         
          Meanwhile, Vivian has moved to the corner of the balustrade.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hey, come here. You gotta look at this.

                         
          Medium close shot on the box. Edward, who, as we already know it,
          is afraid of heights, doesn't want to move any closer to the
          balustrade.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It's all right. I've already seen it.

                          VIVIAN
           If you're afraid of heights, why do you get seats up here ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Because they're the best.

                         
          He sits down, and Vivian also sits down. The ushers, who had
          remained behind them, slightly bends down toward Edward.

                         

                          USHER
           Is there anything else, sir ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, thank you.

                         
          He shows them something underneath the balustrade, and then moves
          away.

                         

                          USHER
           The glasses are there. Enjoy the opera.

                          VIVIAN
           Oh !

                         
          She picks up the opera glasses.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So, you said this is in Italian.

                         
          She tries to look through the glasses, but doesn't succeed in
          setting them right on their handle.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mm-hmmm.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           So how am I gonna know what they're singing. These are
           broken.

                         
          Edward takes the glasses from Vivian's hand.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mine are broken.

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, no. That's okay It's all right.

                         
          He sets them right on their handle, and gives them back to Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You'll know. Believe me, you'll understand.

                         
          Vivian looks through the glasses, while the lights are switching
          off and on, to warn the spectators that the opera is about to
          begin.

                          EDWARD
           The music's very powerful.

                         
          Mediums full shot on the two next boxes on the right of Edward's
          box. The spectators, who understood the lights signal, are sitting
          down.

                         
          Back to Edward's box. Medium close shot on Vivian and Edward.
          Vivian is looking through her glasses.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           There's a band !

                         
          Medium shot on the two other boxes. The light are definitely
          switched off, and ushers are closing the curtains on the exit
          doors.

                         
          Back to Vivian and Edward. We hardly see them in the dark.

                         

                          EDWARD
           People's reactions to opera the first time they see it is
           very dramatic. They either love it or they hate it. If they
           love it, they will always love it. If they don't, they may
           learn to appreciate it, but it will never become part of
           their soul.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Mmm.

                         
          The orchestra plays the overture of «La Traviata».

                         
          The lights, coming from the stage, enable us to see Vivian and
          Edward's faces. Vivian is smiling broadly. Edward is concentrated
          on the music and serious.

                         
          Close shot on Vivian's face. Still smiling broadly, she turns
          briefly toward Edward, and then goes back looking at the stage.
          She bends down on the balustrade to have a better look at the
          stage.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - STAGE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          The sets and the costumes are beautiful and very classic in their
          design. We see and hear the Love Duet of Act One in Violetta's
          sitting room.

                         
          Violetta walks to the forefront of the stage, and the camera moves
          away from her, showing, seen from the stage, Edward and Vivian in
          their box.

                         
          The picture and the music dissolve to the Second Act in Violetta's
          garden. Violetta is bending on Alfredo and singing.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - BOX - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Low angle shot of the box. Vivian turns toward Edward, and then
          look back at the stage. Edward looks at her.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - STAGE - INTERIOR NIGHT
          Medium close shot on Violetta and Alfredo, in each other's arms.
          Violetta keeps on singing.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - BOX - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Closer low angle shot on Edward an Vivian. The camera tilts up
          toward their faces.

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - STAGE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Violetta kisses Alfredo on the mouth, and then walks away.

                         
          The music dissolves on the Final Scene of the Third Act, and the
          picture dissolves on :

                         

          SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOUSE - BOX - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Medium close shot of Vivian and Edward. The camera moves closer to
          Vivian's face : she is crying.

                         
          Close shot on Edward's face : he looks at Vivian.
          Back on Vivian's face, crying.

                         
          Back on Edward's face.

                         
          Medium close shot on their both faces, seen in profile from their
          right.

                         
          Last orchestral notes and applauses.

                         
           VARIOUS SPECTATORS (voices over)
           Bravo ! Bravo ! Bravo ! Bravo ! Bravo !

                         
          Medium shot on Doris' box. Doris and her female friend are
          applauding, sitting in front of the balustrade. The two husbands
          are standing up behind them and also applauding.

                         
          Back to Edward's box. Close shot of Vivian standing up. She still
          has tears in her eyes. She walks away from her seat, coming near
          Doris' box.

                         

                          DORIS
           Did you enjoy the opera, dear ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, it was so good, I almost peed in my pants.

                         

                          DORIS
           What ?

                         
          She seems a bit surprised by what she just heard. Vivian walks
          away, and Edward turns toward Doris.

                         

                          EDWARD
           She said she liked it better than Pirates of Penzance.

                         

                          DORIS
           Oh !
          Edward walks away, leaving a very pensive Doris. Apparently she
          doesn't completely believe Edward's translation of Vivian's
          words !

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes. Good-bye now.

                         
          Still very pensive, Doris absently waves her hand to him.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Long shot from across the street. We see the limousine parking in
          front of the hotel.

                         
          Medium long shot on the limousine parking. We hear Edward and
          Vivian's conversation in voices over.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           No, don't touch..

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           I moved the queen. I like the queen.
           EDWARD (voice over)
           You can't move the queen.

                         
          Vivian laughs, still in voice over.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Vivian and Edward are seated on either side of a round table,
          playing chess. The room is very dimly lit, and there are two lit
          candles on the table. They are still wearing their opera clothes,
          but Edward has taken his jacket off.

                         
          Slowly, the camera moves forward from an medium full shot of the
          table and the two characters on either side of it, to a close shot
          on the chess board.

                         

                          EDWARD (LAUGHING)
           Did you really do that ? Why don't we finish this
           tomorrow ? It's really late, and I have to work.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Why don't you not go to work tomorrow. Take the day off.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Me, not work ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I do own the company.

                         
          The picture dissolves into :

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Aerial shot of Edward's office building. Actually there are two
          twins towers.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - PHILIP'S ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          High angle shot on Philip's desk. Various documents are spread on
          the desk. But set above these documents, there is a miniature
          billiard table. And Philip is practicing his billiard with a
          miniature billiard cue. He makes a shot and then looks at a
          printed document lying next to the miniature table. He then moves
          a ball on the billiard table.

                         
          A female secretary comes into view on the left of the screen. She
          is handing some documents to Philip.

                         

                          SECRETARY
           Here are the storage reports you wanted, and Mr. Lewis
           called.

                         
          Philip doesn't take the documents and she puts them on the desk.

                         

                          PHILIP
           What'd he say ?

                          SECRETARY
           He said he's taking the day off.

                         
          Philip looks very surprised.

                         

                          PHILIP
           He's taking the day off ?

                         

                          SECRETARY
           That's what he said.

                         
          She walks away, leaving a very perplexed Philip.

                         

          LOS ANGELES - A PUBLIC PARK - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          A beautiful public park in L.A.

                         
          A huge fountain with water works pouring gallons of water into the
          pool.

                         
          Full shot of Edward and Vivian walking along the fountain, Vivian
          walking on a low wall, and Edward walking in the lane. Vivian is
          wearing a white dress with thin vertical stripes, and carrying a
          little black purse. Edward is wearing a very elegant grey suit,
          and he is carrying his leather briefcase.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm starving. There's a snap dog vendor over there. Do you
           have any money ?

                         
          She jumps down from the low wall and takes Edward's arm.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I have money. I don't know what a snap dog is, but I have
           money.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, I'm gonna give, um... you'll buy a snap dog. We'll
           cop a squat under a tree somewhere.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Cop a what ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Cop a squat.

                         
          Later on a lawn in the park.

                         
          Medium close shot on a tartan red blanket spread on the lawn.
          Vivian is kneeling on the blanket, with Edward seated next to her.
          She has already taken one of Edward's shoes and socks off, and she
          is taking the other sock off. Edward is talking on his cellphone.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, read the first two pages.

                         
          Medium full shot of the lawn. We see that Vivian and Edward are
          sitting under a tree. Vivian takes the other sock off.

                          EDWARD
           Okay... Mmm...

                         
          Vivian stands up, and takes Edward's cellphone away from his ear,
          and shuts it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I was talking to someone.

                         
          The picture dissolves into :

                         

          LOS ANGELES - A RIDING CLUB - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          A riding club with white fences around the riding lawn.

                         
          Full shot of Vivian and Edward riding two horses. Edward is
          wearing an open black shirt, and a pair of slacks. Vivian is
          wearing riding pants and boots, a white shirt and a beige open
          sweater.

                         
          Closer shot on Edward's face talking to Vivian while riding.

                         
          Medium shot. The two horses are riding next to each other and
          Vivian is touching Edward's thigh.

                         
          Medium close shot on Vivian. She is smiling and looking very
          happy.

                         
          Long shot on the riding lawn. Edward and Vivian are walking next
          to each other, holding their respective horse by the reins.

                         
          Closer shot on Edward and Vivian walking with their horses.

                         
          The picture dissolve into :

                         

          LOS ANGELES - A SMALL STREET - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Full shot from across the street, looking into a small restaurant.
          In the window, neon signs say «Good Food» and «Quick Grill».

                         
          Edward and Vivian are seated at the bar.

                         
          Closer shot on Edward and Vivian. Vivian is apparently explaining
          something to Edward with a lot of hand movements.

                         
          The picture dissolves into :

                         

          LIMOUSINE - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Edward and Vivian are seated next to each other inside the
          limousine. Edward is wearing a suit and a tie, and Vivian is
          wearing a purple dress.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Did you know that two of the Bach pieces that we heard
           tonight... were found by Felix Mendelssohn in a butcher's
           shop ? They were wrapping meat with the sheet music.

                         
          Vivian is not listening to Edward and she keeps looking through
          the car window. She seems nervous.

                          EDWARD
           What's with you ? You're fidgeting. What's wrong ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Um... There's a club up here that I'd like to stop into for
           a second to see my roommate, if that's okay ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Absolutely.

                         
          He raises his voice.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Darryl !

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Uh, Darryl, can you just pull up into the back alleyway,
           please ?

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Full shot of the boulevard.

                         
          The limousine slows down in front of «The Blue Banana». There are
          several motorbikes parked in front of the club.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           The Blue Banana ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           The Blue Banana.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Very colorful life you lead.

                         

          BACK ALLEYWAY - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          Medium full shot of a very dark alleyway. Strange-looking people
          are walking around.

                         
          The limousine enters the alleyway and stops.

                         
          Medium shot on two tough-looking guys looking at the limousine.

                         
          Medium shot of the limousine. Vivian is already out of it, and
          Edward is coming out.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You say this is a nice place. I'm sure it's a very nice
           place.

                         
          He closes the door of the car.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I just wanna run in for a minute and see if she's there, so
           just stay here.

                         
          A quick shot on people exchanging «things», maybe drugs.
          Back to the limousine.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm hoping they don't spot this limousine as it is.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll block it with my body.

                         
          He leans on the limousine.

                         
          Vivian walks away toward the entrance of the night club.

                         

          THE BLUE BANANA CLUB - MAIN ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          We hear the song «Fame 90», performed by David Bowie.

                         
          Medium shot on a metal staircase, with a young man and a young
          woman standing at the bottom of the staircase.

                         
          Medium shot of a couple dancing in front of the fresco. The whole
          club is bathed in red light. The camera starts panning to the
          left, showing more people dancing.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Fame makes a man who'll take things over. Fame Lets him
           loose and hard to swallow.

                         
          Vivian enters the room, looking for Kit.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Fame puts you there where things are hollow.

                         
          Customers start looking at Vivian, and at her elegant dress.

                         

                          A CUSTOMER
           Hey, Viv, you looking good, man. What'd you win, the
           lottery or what ?
          Vivian walks toward Rachel, one of the dancing girls.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hey, Rachel, have you seen Kit ?

                         

                          RACHEL
           No, not since, uh, Tuesday. Hey, and Carlos is looking for
           her too.

                         
           A CUSTOMER (voice over)
           Hiya, honey, you look great.

                         
          Vivian walks toward the bar and Pops, the bartender, standing
          behind it.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi, Pops. Thanks. Have you seen Kit ?

                         

                          POPS
           I think she went to Santa Barbara.

                         
          End of music.

          BACK ALLEYWAY - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Close shot of a skate board and a pair of roller-shoes, rolling on
          the alleyway ground.

                         
          Medium full shot on the entrance of the club. Edward is standing
          facing the door. A group of tough-looking guys come behind him on
          rollers and skate-board. Edward turns around to face them.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hi.

                         
          We hear the muffled sound of the music, coming from the club.

                         

          THE BLUE BANANA CLUB - MAIN ROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          We hear the music loud again.

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian, still standing near the bar and facing
          Pops. She is writing something on a piece of paper.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Here's my number where I'm gonna be for the rest of the
           week. Have her call me or come by, okay ?

                         

                          POPS
           Okay, honey. Thanks.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thanks.

                         
          She walks away from the bar.

                         

          BACK ALLEYWAY - EXTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Muffled sound of the music coming from inside the night club.

                          LYRICS
           Fame, what you like is in the limo. Fame.

                         
          Mediums shot of Vivian coming out of the club. On the door, a sign
          says «I.D. Required». Vivian stops when she sees the strange crowd
          around Edward, then she starts walking again. She stops when she
          gets near Edward. Among the tough-looking guys around Edward, we
          recognize Carlos, still wearing his eternal hat, and another guy,
          one of Carlos' lieutenants, wearing a leather jacket, and holding
          a long stick in his hands.

                         

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What's going on out here ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I don't know. You left and all of a sudden I'm in the
           middle of West Side Story.

                         

                          CARLOS
           I think you owe me some money, baby.

           THE GUY WITH THE STICK
           Two hundred dollars.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why don't you go to school tomorrow ?

                         
          A girl, standing behind the group, starts giggling very stupidly.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Now I hear you got yourself a new job ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Let's just leave.

                         
          She starts walking away, but Carlos puts himself in her way.

                         

                          CARLOS
           You ain't going no place.

                         
          Edward takes a step forward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...

                         
          The guy, standing next to Carlos, takes a very long knife out of
          his skateboard.

                         

                          CARLOS
           You're out of your neighborhood, home boy. This ain't no
           Beverly Hills !

                         

                          EDWARD
           I don't believe this. He has this knife coming out of his
           skateboard. He's going to stab me.

                         
          He turns toward the guy with the stick.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What are you gonna do, you gonna strangle me with a
           Slinky ?

                         
          The stupid girl giggles again. Carlos turns toward her.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Shut up !

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right, okay, this is what's happening. You believe that
           this person owes you money, right, two hundred dollars ?

                         

                          CARLOS
           That's right.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Why ?

                         

                          CARLOS
           Because this is my block.

                         
          Edward turns toward Vivian.

                          EDWARD
           His block ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He's a drug dealer. It has to do with Kit. Let's just go,
           Edward.

                         
          She starts walking away. But Carlos is in their way.

                         

                          CARLOS
           Edward. So how's it feel to be a trick ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I am not a trick. This is a trick.

                         
          He points his hand toward Darry.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Darryl ! Left pocket.

                         
          Medium close shot on Darryl, standing near the limousine. He opens
          his jacket, revealing a holster with a gun inside.

                         
          Back to the group around Vivian and Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Isn't that incredible ? And he does have a permit. Thank
           you, gentlemen.

                         
          He pushes Vivian in front of him and crosses the group. He stops a
          couple of seconds near Carlos.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Don't you ever go near her again.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR NIGHT
          Full shot on the limousine driving away.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Does Darryl always carry a gun ?

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           When he drives me, yes, always.

                         
          The picture dissolves into :

                         

          PENTHOUSE - BEDROOM - INTERIOR NIGHT

                         
          Through the open door of the bathroom, we see Vivian getting ready
          for the night. She is wearing a sleeveless nightdress. She
          releases her hair, which were tied in a bun, and walks out of the
          bathroom. She stops and looks at the bed.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           He sleeps.

                         
          Reverse close shot on Edward asleep half-sitting in the bed. He is
          bare-chested. Vivian walks between him and the camera. She sits
          down on the bed.

                         
          Reverse close shot on Vivian's face. She is smiling. She gently
          kisses her index finger.

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian and Edward. Vivian puts her finger on
          Edward's lips. She slowly bends down toward his face, and kisses
          him on the cheek, hesitates a second, then kisses him on the lips.
          He slowly wakes up, and blinks his eyes. He answers to Vivian's
          kisses. He raises up from the bed, kissing Vivian passionately.

                         
          The camera moves around the bed, while the couple is lying on it,
          kissing passionately.

                         
          Vivian removes her nightdress, and goes back kissing Edward.

                         
          Later.

                         
          The camera tilts down from the head of the bed.

                         
          Edward is asleep, holding Vivian is his arm. She is still awake
          and smiling. She gently strokes his arm.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I love you.

                         
          She closes her eyes.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot on Edward seated at the breakfast table.

                         
          Edward is fully dressed, but without his jacket. He is eating
          breakfast.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           What are you thinking about sitting here all by yourself ?
          Full shot on the breakfast table. Vivian is wearing a black
          nightgown with flowers printed on it. She is looking at the
          newspaper.

                         

                          EDWARD
           The fact that this will be our last night together, and
           you'll finally be rid of me.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, you've been pretty tough to take.

                         
          She sits down on a chair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My business is almost over, so I'll be going back to New
           York.

                         
          Quick close shot on Vivian's face, who seems very pensive.

                         
          Back to Edward.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'd really like to see you again.

                         
          Vivian smiles.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You would ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes. Yes, I would, so I've arranged for you to have an
           apartment, to have a car...

                         
          Vivian's smiling face saddens a bit.

                         

                          EDWARD
           ...to have a wide variety of stores guaranteed to suck up
           to you anytime you want to go shopping. Everything's done.

                         
          Vivian takes her head in her hand and bends down on the table. She
          exhales.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What else ? You gonna leave some money by the bed when you
           pass through town ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian, it really wouldn't be like that.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           How would it be ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, for one thing, it would get you off the streets.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           That's just geography.

                         
          Vivian stands up and walks to the terrace.

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot of Vivian walking out of the penthouse on the
          terrace. In the background, we see Edward still seated at the
          breakfast table. Vivian bends on the balustrade. Edward stands up,
          and walks toward Vivian.

                         
          Slight low angle shot taken from outside the terrace, showing
          Vivian bending on the balustrade.

                         
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Vivian, what is it you want ?

                         
          Medium close shot on Edward standing by the terrace door.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What do you see happening between us ?

                         
          Back to Vivian bending over the balustrade.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I don't know. When I was a little girl, my mama used to
           lock me in the attic when I was bad, which was pretty
           often. And I would... I would pretend I was a princess...
           trapped in a tower by a wicked queen.

                         
          Edward is seriously listening to Vivian.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           And then suddenly this knight...

                         
          Back to Vivian bending over the balustrade.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           ...on a white horse with these colors flying would come
           charging up and draw his sword. And I would wave. And he
           would climb up the tower and rescue me.

                         
          She walks away from the balustrade and toward Edward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           But never in all the time... that I had this dream did the
           knight say to me, «Come on, baby, I'll put you up in a
           great condo».

                         
          The phone rings inside the penthouse. After a couple of seconds,
          Edward walks into the penthouse, and picks up the phone.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes.

                         
          Vivian starts walking into the room.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           I had to call.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Philip, wearing a dark-colored bathrobe, and
          standing near the sink in his bathroom. On the counter next to the
          sink, a lot of bottles and jars : perfumes and cosmetics. Philip
          is calling from a wireless telephone.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I just got off the phone with James Morse. Get this.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Back to the same scene, with Vivian standing near the terrace
          door, and looking a bit sad, and, in the background, in the
          living-room, Edward on the telephone.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           He wants to meet with you today.

                         

                          EDWARD
           What about ?

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           He wouldn't say.

                         

          PHILIP'S RESIDENCE - BATHROOM - INTERIOR DAY
          Philip, the phone receiver stuck between his shoulder and his
          head, is drying his hands on a white towel.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, I think we got him. His nuts are on the block. We
           got him !

                         
          He slams his towel on the counter.

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Same shot. We hear Philip's laugh on the phone.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over on the phone)
           Look, if he's really caving in, I want to get him to commit
           his stocks to us this afternoon. Hmm ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           No, it's no good. If he's really caving in, I don't want to
           wait until this afternoon. Have Morse meet me downtown this
           morning. Good-bye.

                         
          He puts the phone down and grabs his jacket from a chair. He puts
          his jacket on while walking toward Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I have to go now, but I want you to understand... I heard
           everything you said. This is all I'm capable of right now.
           It's a very big step for me.

                         
          She absently straightened his tie.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I know. It's a really good offer for a girl like me.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I've never treated you like a prostitute.
          He looks at her, then walks away toward the front door. Out of his
          hearing, Vivian whispers :

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You just did.

                         
          We hear the front door closing.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot on the front desk. Miss Wilson, the receptionist, is
          standing behind the counter. She doesn't wear her large glasses,
          but she looks a bit worried.

                         
          The camera slowly pans across the counter, and we discover Barney,
          the manager, talking on the phone.

                         

                          BARNEY
           It's Barnard Thompson here, Miss Vivian.

                         
          The camera keeps on panning and we discover Kit, chewing gum, and
          looking in a bad mood. On the top half of her body, she is only
          wearing a bra made into a fabric with a panther-skin motif

                         

                          BARNEY
           Could you come down to the front desk ? There's someone
           here who wants to speak to you. She says her name is Miss
           De Luca...

                         
          Kit extends her hand to take the phone.

                         

                          KIT
           Let me talk to her. Let me... Let me just talk to her.

                         
          Barney gives the phone to Kit.

                         

                          KIT
           Yo, Viv, babe. Would you come down here ? The sphincter
           police won't let me through. Okay.

                         
          She gives the phone back to Barney.

                         

                          KIT
           She's on her way.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Fine.

                         
          An uniformed attendant walks to the counter.

                         

                          THE ATTENDANT
           Mr. Thompson.

                         
          Barney turns toward him and Kit replaces the phone receiver on its
          hook.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes.

                          THE ATTENDANT
           The window washer is refusing to come down.

                         
          The attendant walks away.

                         

                          BARNEY
           It's a Saturday. Wait here, please.
           (to Miss Wilson)
           Watch her.

                         
          Barney walks away.

                         
           MISS WILSON (voice over)
           Yes, sir.

                         
          Kit bends down on the counter polished surface and blows on it.

                         
          Miss Wilson looks at her with a perplexed eye.

                         
          Kit stands up and smiles to Miss Wilson. Further along the
          counter, a couple of middle-aged customers stare at her. She turns
          her face toward them.

                          KIT
           Fifty bucks, Grandpa. For seventy-five, the wife can watch.

                         
          The couple walks away.

                         
          Miss Wilson looks at the leaving couple, then looks at Kit with a
          suppressed smile.

                         
          Kit smiles back at her.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - SWIMMING POOL - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Long shot on the swimming pool, seen from the terrace above the
          pool. A woman in bathing suit is coming up the stairs to the
          terrace, drying her daughter with a pink towel.

                         
          Reverse medium shot on the stairs. Vivian and Kit are coming down
          the stairs. The mother and her daughter are coming up. Vivian is
          wearing a very elegant dark pink suit with a white shirt. Kit has
          put a grey denim jacket over her panther-decorated bra, but she is
          also wearing a very short and tight black skirt. Vivian has put
          her arm in the crook of Kit's elbow.

                         
          The camera follows Kit and Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Listen, I've been calling you.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah, I know. They told me at the Banana you were looking
           for me.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You were supposed to come by Tuesday. I left the money at
           the desk.

                         

                          KIT
           I was hiding out from Carlos.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, if you picked up the money, you wouldn't have to
           hide.

                         

                          KIT
           Hey, I was busy. I had a life, you know. Nino got beat up.
           We had to visit him in the hospital. Rachel got arrested.
           It was a mess. Anyway, I got the money.

                         
          Kit waves the envelope with the money inside.

                         

                          KIT
           Thank you very much for saving my ass. Now Carlos can get
           off of it.

                         
          Now the two girls have reached the bottom of the stair, and they
          are walking between the dinner tables surrounding the pool.

                         

                          KIT
           You know, he was talking about you last night. He would
           bust something if he saw you in this outfit.

                         
          Reverse shot. The camera is a couple of yards in front of Vivian
          and Kit, and we see the two girls coming toward us.

                         

                          KIT
           I was afraid to hug you up there. I might wrinkle you !

                         
          Vivian lets go of Kit's arm and laughs.

                         

                          KIT
           You look really good.

                         
          Vivian points to a table.

                         

                          KIT
           No, something with shade.

                         
          Vivian points to another table.

                         

                          KIT
           You clean up real nice. You sure don't fit in down on the
           Boulevard looking like you do, not that you ever did.

                         
          Kit sits down. Then Vivian also sits down.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Well, thanks, but it's easy to clean up when you got money.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah. So, when does he leave ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Tomorrow.

                         

                          KIT
           You get to keep the clothes ?

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. Edward asked me if I wanted to see him again. But I
           think... I think definitely no. I mean, it's just another
           week, right ?

                         
          Kit has put her chewing gum into a teaspoon and she puts the spoon
          on the table.

                         

                          KIT
           «Definitely no».

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         
          Kits looks worried.

                         

                          KIT
           Oh, no.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           What ?

                          KIT
           I know this weepy look on your face.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, no, you don't !

                         

                          KIT
           You fell in love with him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No. Kit, please. Stop it.

                         

                          KIT
           You've fallen in love with him ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Kit !

                         

                          KIT
           Did you kiss him ? On the mouth ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Uh, yeah, yeah... I did.

                         

                          KIT
           You kissed him on the mouth ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I did. It was nice.

                         

                          KIT
           You fall in love with him, and you kiss him on the mouth.
           Did I not teach you anything ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, I'm not stupid, okay ? I'm... I'm not in love with
           him. I just... I like him.

                          KIT
           You like him ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah.

                         

                          KIT
           You definitely like him. Well, he's not a bum. He's a rich,
           classy guy.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Who's gonna break my heart, right ?

                         

                          KIT
           Oh, no. Come on. You don't know that. Hey, he asked you,
           right ? Maybe you guys could, like, um, you know, get a
           house together. Like, buy some diamonds and a horse. I
           don't know.

                         
          Vivian laughs.

                         

                          KIT
           Anyway, it could work. It happens.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           When does it happen, Kit ? When does it really happen ? Who
           does it really work out for ? Did it work out for Skinny
           Marie or Rachel ? No !

                         

                          KIT
           Those were very specific cases of crackheads.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I just wanna know who it works out for. You give me one
           example of somebody that we know that it happened for.

                         

                          KIT
           Name someone ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah, one person that it worked out for.

                         

                          KIT
           You want me to give you a name or something.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Yeah. I'd like to know.

                         
          Kit presses her hands on her temples.

                         

                          KIT
           Oh, God, the pressure of a name.

                         
          She sighs and takes her hands out of her temples.

                         

                          KIT
           Cinder-fucking-rella.

                         
          Vivian laughs. Kit starts laughing too.

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          The sidewalk in front of Edward's office building.

                         
          Medium shot of Edward walking from the curb, carrying his
          briefcase. He climbs the stairs that reaches to the upper level of
          the sidewalk and the entrance of the building. He slows down when
          he hears a father talking to his son

                         
           THE FATHER (voice over)
           If you do, I'll give you a piggy-back ride when you... See,
           I told you so... Not quick enough for the old man !

                         
          He laughs. Edward stops to look at him.

                         
          Reverse shot on the father and his son. The father is wearing a
          dark-blue tracksuit with advertisements printed on it. The son,
          about ten year-old, is wearing a white shirt and beige slacks. The
          father is carrying a cheap briefcase. They are running around a
          lamp-post.

                         

                          THE FATHER
           Winner gets a piggy-back. Come on, saddle up, boy.

                         
          He bends down for his son to climb on his back. The son jumps on
          his back. The father sighs.

                         
          Back on Edward, standing in the middle of the stairway, and
          looking at the father with a smile.

                         
           THE FATHER (voice over)
           Oh, Zachary ! Too many doughnuts.

                         
          Father and son laugh. Edward starts walking again.

                         
          Long shot on the large terrace in front of the building. Edward is
          crossing it toward the entrance. He slows down to give a last look
          the the father and his son.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot on the long conference table. Edward is standing
          behind his chair at the end of the table, in front of the bay
          window. All the other ones are already seated. On Edward's right
          hand side, James Morse and then David Morse. On Edward's left hand
          side, Philip. The other seats are occupied by the various male
          assistants.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Mr. Morse, you said this morning you wished to speak to Mr.
           Lewis. Mr. Lewis is now listening.

                         
          Edward is pacing up and down in front of the bay window.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           I've reconsidered my position on your acquisition offer...
           on one condition. I'm not so concerned about me, but the
           people who are working for me.

                         

                          PHILIP
           It's not a problem. They'll be taken care of. Well, then,
           gentlemen. If we could address ourselves to the contracts
           in front of you. If you look at...

                         
          Edward hardly listens to what Philip says. He seems worried. He
          raises a hand.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Excuse me, Phil.

                         
          Philip looks up at him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Gentlemen, I'd like to speak to Mr. Morse alone. Thank you.

                         
          Philip seems surprised by what Edward just said. A bit
          reluctantly, he says :

                         

                          PHILIP
           All right, gentlemen, you heard the man. Please wait
           outside.
          All the assistants stand up to leave the room.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You too, Phil.

                         
          Philip, still seated, looks up at Edward. He looks very surprised
          and chuckles nervously.

                         

                          PHILIP
           What do you mean ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           I mean I would like to speak to Mr. Morse alone.

                         
          Philip stands up and points toward David Morse.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Why does he get to stay ?

                         
          James Morse makes a discreet sign to his grand-son to enjoin him
          to leave the room.

                         
          Edward and Philip are standing, facing each other.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Please, please.

                         
          Reluctantly, Philip starts moving away.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I'll be right outside.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Good.

                         
          Philip leaves the room, followed by David.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY
          Medium close shot on the door of the meeting room. David is
          leaving the room, and Philip closes the door behind him.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot. Edward is still standing in front of the bay window. He
          manipulates the control of the vertical Venetian blinds, to dim
          the daylight in the room.

                         
          Close shot of James Morse looking at him questioningly.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Is that better ?

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           It's all right.

                         
          Medium shot of Edward standing near the coffee table.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Would you like a cup of coffee ?

                          JAMES MORSE
           Black.

                         
          Edward takes the coffee pot to pour the coffee. He sighs loudly.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mr. Morse, my interests in your company have changed.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           What is it you're after now, Mr. Lewis ?

                         
          Edward brings the cup on the table in front of James.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Well, I no longer wish to buy your company and take it
           apart. But I don't want anyone else to, either. And it is
           still extremely vulnerable. So I find myself... in
           unfamiliar territory. I want to help you.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Why ?

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot on the meeting room door. Philip and David are
          standing on either side of it. But they can't hear what is said
          inside the room. Philip gives a quick look at David and walks away
          toward the center of the hall.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot of the room. Edward is now seated in his chair facing
          James.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mr. Morse, I think we can do something very special with
           your company.

                          JAMES MORSE
           What about our Navy contracts ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Ah, they weren't dead. Just delayed. I... bluffed a little
           bit.

                         
          Medium shot of James, who chuckles.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           You're very good at it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you very much. It's my job.

                         
          He bends down and chuckles. Then he stands up from his chair.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I think we can leave the details up to the others.

                         
          More slowly than Edward, James stands up.

                          JAMES MORSE
           I find this hard to say without sounding condescending,
           but... I'm proud of you.

                         
          He puts his hand on Edward's shoulder. Edward seems moved by this
          gesture.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you. I think we can let in the other suits now.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot on Philip, standing behind the meeting room door, and
          sulking.

                         
          Larger shot, showing all the assistants, seated, and David,
          standing on the other side of the door.

                         
          Edward opens the door.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Let's continue the meeting.

                         
          He goes back into the meeting room, followed by Philip, David and
          all the assistants.

                         
          Through the open door, we see James Morse, standing at the back of
          the room, near Edward's chair. He motions to the men to sit down.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Come in, gentlemen. Sit down.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Philip coming into the room. Edward is smiling.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Edward, please, what was this all about ? Hmm ?

                         
          Edward slaps him on the arm.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It's all yours, Phil. Finish it up.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - RECEPTION HALL - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium close shot on the door of the meeting room. Edward is
          coming out. Before he closes the door, we see Philip bending down
          on the table to look at the documents.

                         
           PHILIP (voice over, heard through the door)
           Hold it. Hold it. These aren't signed ! These aren't
           signed ! Could someone please tell me what the fuck is
           going on here ?

                         
          Larger shot. Edward, with a broad smile on his face, walks away
          from the door carrying his briefcase.

                         
           JAMES MORSE (voice over, heard through the door)
           Mr. Lewis and I are going to build ships together.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - MEETING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot on James Morse.

                         

                          JAMES MORSE
           Great big ships.

                         
          Close shot on Philip. He doesn't look very happy about this
          unexpected situation.

                         

          EDWARD'S OFFICE IN L.A. - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot on the limousine parked on the curb in front of
          the building. Darryl is standing near the car. Edward gives his
          briefcase to Darryl.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You know, I think I'm gonna go for a walk. Just stay here
           for a while. I'll be back.

                         

                          DARRYL
           Yes, sir, Mr. Lewis.

                         
          Darryl sits down on the hood of the car, holding the briefcase in
          his arms.

                         

          LOS ANGELES - A PUBLIC PARK - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot on Edward's head and shoulders, walking up and down in
          the park.

                         
          Medium full shot, showing Edward's full body. He has taken his
          shoes and socks off, and he is holding them in his hand. He is
          walking up and down barefoot in the grass.

                         
          Close Up shot on Edward's bare feet.

          PENTHOUSE - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Close shot on Vivian's bare feet walking on the rug. The door bell
          is chiming. Vivian puts down a large hat box on the floor, and she
          walks to the front door. The camera tilts up and we see her full
          body. She is wearing the same dark pink suit she was wearing when
          she was with Kit by the swimming-pool. She opens the door to
          Philip.

                         
          Close up shot on Vivian's face : she doesn't seem very happy to
          see Philip.

                         
          Reverse shot on Philip, a strange sneer on his face.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Well, well. Hello again. I'm looking for Edward.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward's not here. I thought he was with you.

                         

                          PHILIP
           No. Uh, Edward is definitely not with me.

                         
          He walks in without waiting for Vivian to invite him in.

                         
          He chuckles. Vivian closes the front door.

                         

                          PHILIP
           No, if Edward were with me...

                         
          He puts his briefcase down on the floor and walks into the room.

                         

                          PHILIP
           When. Actually, when... Edward was with me, he didn't blow
           off billion dollar deals !

                         
          He walks to the bar and helps himself for a drink.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I think that, uh, Edward's with you. That's what I think.
           Mind if I have a drink ?

                         
          He pours whisky in a glass without waiting for Vivian's answer.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No.

                         
          He holds the glass toward her.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, thank you.

                         
          She walks away from him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Well, I'll just wait.

                         
          She sits down on the sofa, crosses her legs on the couch and
          starts writing in a notebook. Behind him, Philip sits down on a
          stool near the bar.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Uh, Edward will be back soon. Any minute, he'll be home.

                         
          Medium shot on Philip at the bar. He stands up and slowly walks
          toward her. The camera follows him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           You know...

                          (HE CHUCKLES)
           ...this is not home. This is, uh, a hotel room. And, uh,
           you are not... the little woman.

                         
          He sits down on the sofa, next to Vivian. She uncrosses her legs
          and lets them down on the floor. He puts his glass on the low
          table, crosses his fingers and snickers.

                         

                          PHILIP
           You're a hooker. Maybe you're a very good hooker, you
           know ?
          She puts her notebook on the low table.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Maybe if I do you, then I wouldn't care about losing
           millions of dollars. Because I have to be very honest with
           you right now, Vivian.

                         
          He moves slightly closer to her. She seems very tense by the
          situation.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Right now I really do care. I really do. And right now I am
           really pissed, you know ?

                         
          He moves his hand toward her bare leg. She glares at him.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Right now I am just freaking out. So maybe if I screw you,
           huh...

                         
          He puts his hand between her legs. She moves it away.

                         

                          PHILIP
           ...and take you to the opera, then I could be a happy guy,
           just like Edward.

                         
          He keeps on trying to fondle her, and Vivian keeps on trying to
          get rid of him.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hey, get off me !

                         
          They start fighting. He stands up.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Hey, hey ! Goddamn it !

                         
          She bites his hand.

                          PHILIP
           Ow !

                         
          He slaps her face very hard. She falls down on the floor.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Ow !

                         
          He kneels down beside her and grabs her.

                         

                          PHILIP
           Come on ! Come on ! I'll pay for it.

                         

                          VIVIAN (SCREAMING)
           Get off me ! Ow ! Get off me !

                         

                          PHILIP
           How much is it ? Twenty bucks, thirty bucks ?

                         

                          VIVIAN (SCREAMING)
           Get off me ! Get off me !

                          PHILIP
           Fifty ? You a fifty dollars whore, Vivian ?

                         
          Edward, who has come silently into the room, grabs him from
          behind, and forces him to stand up.

                         

                          PHILIP
           What are you doing ? Get off !

                         
          Quick shot on Vivian slowly getting up from the floor.

                         
          Back on Philip and Edward fighting.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Stop. I don't want to hurt you ! Stop it !

                         

                          PHILIP
           I don't know how to tell you this. You already did,
           Edward !

                         
          Edward pushes him toward the front door, which is still open.

                         

                          PHILIP
           All right, all right.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Out. Out of here.

                         
          Philip falls down on the floor. He slowly stands back up

                         

                          PHILIP
           Look, she's a whore, man. She's a goddamn... Aah !

                         
          Edward very violently punches him in the face. Philip falls down
          on the floor.

                         
          Quick shot on Vivian, seated on the sofa. She starts when she sees
          Edward punching Philip.

                         
          Philip slowly stands up, his hand on his face. Edward looks at his
          hand, who seems to hurt him after the violent punch he gave to
          Philip.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Aah ! Damn. Shit. Goddamn !

                         
          He picks up Philip's briefcase and throws it through the open
          door. It falls on the floor of the hallway.

                         

                          PHILIP
           I think you broke my nose.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Get out of here.

                         

                          PHILIP (SCREAMING)
           What is wrong with you ? Come on, Edward ! I gave you ten
           years ! I devoted my whole life to you !

                          EDWARD
           That's bullshit. This is such bullshit ! It's the kill you
           love, not me ! I made you a very rich man doing exactly
           what you loved. Now get out of here !

                          (YELLING)
           Get out !

                         
          Philip, subdued, walks slowly out.

                         
          Quick shot on Vivian, still seated on the sofa, and still very
          moved by what just happened.

                         
          Back to Edward, slamming the door behind Philip. He looks very
          upset.

                         
          Later.

                         
          Close up on a box full of ice cubes. One of Edward's hands is
          taking the cubes out of the box. The other hand, the one which hit
          Philip, is wrapped in a white napkin. He puts the cubes in another
          white napkin and wraps the napkin around the cubes.

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over)
           Why do guys always know how to hit a woman right across the
           cheek ?

                         
          Close up on Vivian's face. She is touching her red cheek.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Wham ! And it feels like your eye is gonna explode. What do
           they do ? Do they pull you aside in high school and show
           you how to do this ?

                         
          We see Edward's hand holding the napkin with the ice inside. He
          puts it on Vivian's cheek.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Is that... Ow !
          Even the light touch of the napkin seems to hurt her.

                         
          The camera moves slowly away, widening the shot, and showing
          Edward in shirtsleeves bending over Vivian, without her jacket,
          and lying on the sofa.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Not all guys hit.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I heard about what you did with Morse.

                         

                          EDWARD
           That was a business decision.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It was good.

                         

                          EDWARD
           It felt good.

                          VIVIAN
           I think this is okay.

                         
          She moves his hand away, and slowly sits up in the sofa.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I gotta get going.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes, I noticed you're packed. Why are you leaving now ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Edward, there'll always be some guy, even some friend of
           yours, thinking he can treat me like Stuckey, thinking that
           it's allowed. What are you gonna do ? You gonna beat up
           everybody ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           That's not why you're leaving.

                         
          She stands up from the sofa.

                         
          Full shot on the sofa, with Vivian standing up and Edward still
          seated.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Look, you made me a really nice offer. And a few months
           ago, no problem. But now everything is different, and
           you've changed that. And you can't change back. I want
           more.

                         
          Edward stands up from the sofa.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I know about wanting more. I invented the concept. The
           question is how much more.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I want the fairy tale.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Impossible relationships.

                         
          Vivian has put her jacket back on and she is putting her shoes on,
          seated on the step that goes across the room.

                         

                          EDWARD
           My special gift is impossible relationships.

                         
          Full shot on the room. Edward has taken his wallet, and he is
          taking money out of it. He throws the wallet on a table and sits
          down on the steps next to Vivian.

                         
          Medium shot on the steps. Edward gives the money to Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           You're welcome.
          She puts the money in the pocket of her jacket. He is holding a
          business card in his hand.

                         
           If you ever need anything... dental floss, whatever... you
           give me a call.

                         
          They both chuckle.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I had a good time.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Me too.

                         
          She stands up from the steps, and starts collecting her luggage.
          Edward, who had remained seated on the steps, stands up.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Do you want me to get you a bellboy ?

                         
          She is putting the garment bags on her arm.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           No, I got it.

                         
          He bends down to pick up a bag.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll carry this.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Thanks.

                         
          She starts moving toward the front door. He walks ahead of her and
          starts opening the door, then closes it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Stay. Stay the night with me. And not because I'm paying
           you, but because you want to.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I can't.

                         
          She seems very sad. She opens the door. He holds it for her.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Good-bye.

                         
          She starts moving out, then stops and smiles to him

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I think you have a lot of special gifts.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Mmm.

                         
          Edward closes the door without looking at her.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY
          Close shot on the marbled floor. There is a black spot on it.
          Barney and an uniformed attendant are kneeling on either side of
          the black spot.

                         

                          THE ATTENDANT
           I didn't do it, sir.

                         

                          BARNEY
           No, no. Now, I didn't say that. I want you to call
           maintenance and have them deal with this. You must delegate
           authority.

                         
          Vivian's legs walk in and stop between the two men.

                         

                          THE ATTENDANT
           Yes, sir.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Hi, Barney.

                         
          The camera tilts up and we see the faces of all of those three
          people. The two men stand up

                         

                          BARNEY
           Miss Vivian.

                         
          The attendant doesn't move away and looks at Vivian with a light
          smile. Barney looks at him.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Thank you.

                         
          The attendant walks away.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I wanted to say good-bye.

                          BARNEY
           Well, then, I gather you're not accompanying Mr. Lewis to
           New York.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Come on, Barney. You and me live in the real world... most
           of the time.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Have you arranged for transportation ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'm gonna call a cab.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Allow me.

                         
          He points to Darryl, whom we don't see, and calls him.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Darryl.
           DARRYL (voice over)
           Yes, sir.

                         
          Darryl walks near Vivian.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Please take Miss Vivian anywhere she wishes to go.

                         

                          DARRYL
           Yes, sir.

                         
          Darry walks away. Vivian holds her hand out to Barney. Barney
          bends down and lightly kisses the extended hand. Then he shakes
          it.

                         

                          BARNEY
           It's been a pleasure knowing you. Come and visit us again
           sometime.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Stay cool.

                         
          She slaps him on the arm and walks away. Barney turns around and
          looks at her walking away.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot on the limousine driving away from the curb in front of
          the hotel.

                         
          We hear the song «It Must Have Been Love», performed by Roxette.

                         

          LIMOUSINE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Vivian seated in the back of the limousine, looking
          very pensive.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Lay a whisper On my pillow. Leave the winter On the ground.

                         
          Vivian turns around to have a last look at the hotel.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I wake up lonely...

                         
          Vivian turns back and look absently in front of her, with the same
          pensive, slightly sad, look on her face.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...The stare of silence In the bedroom And all around.
           Touch me now.

                         

          BERVERLY HILLS - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Full shot on the limousine driving along the street.

                         

                          LYRICS
           I close my eyes And dream away.

                         
          The scene dissolves into :

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR EVENING

                         
          Medium shot taken from outside the terrace, of Edward standing
          near the balustrade. His vest is open and he has taken his tie
          off. He tries to look over the balustrade, but can't.

                         

                          LYRICS
           It must have been love, But it's over now. It must have
           been good...

                         
          He walks away from the balustrade, and back into the penthouse.

                         

                          LYRICS
           ...But I lost it somehow. It must have been love, But it's
           over now.

                         
          The camera lets Edward go inside the penthouse and pans to the
          right along the wall and the foliage decorating the terrace.

                         
          The picture dissolves into the foliage on the other side of the
          French window and :

                         

          PENTHOUSE - TERRACE - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Next day.

                         

                          LYRICS
           From the moment we touched, Till the time had run out.

                         
          The camera pans to the left from the foliage to a medium shot on
          the window.

                         
          Edward comes out on the terrace. He is fully dressed in an elegant
          grey suit. The camera follows Edward. We hear some thunder
          rumbling in the distance. Edward moves to the balustrade. He is
          holding a jewel case in his hand. It is the one with Vivian's
          necklace inside.
          A bell boy is coming out on the terrace. He has some luggage in
          his hands.

                         

                          BELL BOY
           Is that everything, sir ?

                         

                          EDWARD
           Yes. Yes, that's everything.

                         

                          BELL BOY
           I'll meet you downstairs, sir.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you.

                         
          The bell boy walks away from the terrace, carrying luggage.

                         
          More thunder and end of the music.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY
          Close shot on kit, seen through the window. It's raining. She is
          holding a picture of her and Vivian. She chuckles.

                         

                          KIT
           We look so dopey.

                         
          Medium shot inside the room. Kit is seated near the window,
          holding a Teddy Bear on her laps. She stands up.

                         

                          KIT
           San Francisco's not that great, you know.

                         
          She walks toward Vivian, who is wearing slacks, a white T-shirt
          and a dark jacket. Her hair is tied into a bun.

                         

                          KIT
           It's bad climate. It's foggy. It's unpredictable.

                         
          The camera moves back into a full shot of the room.

                         
          Vivian is putting things away in a bag.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           I'll wear a sweater.

                         

                          KIT
           What are you gonna do there ?

                         
          She sits down.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Get a job. Finish high school. I got things I can do. I
           used to make pretty good grades in high school.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah, I could see that about you. I could see that.

                         
          She turns around to face Kit.

                          VIVIAN
           Sure you won't come with me ?

                         
          Kit looks around her.

                         

                          KIT
           And leave all this ? Not in a million.

                         
          She laughs.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Come here.

                         
          Kit stands up, puts the Teddy Bear down, and walks toward her.
          Vivian takes some money out of her pocket. She puts the money in
          the breast pocket of Kit's denim jacket.

                         

                          KIT
           Whoa. Whoa. What is this ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           It's part of the Edward Lewis scholarship fund. We think
           you got a lot of potential, Kit De Luca.

                         

                          KIT
           You do ? You think I got potential ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Oh, yeah. Don't let anybody tell you different, okay ?

                         

                          KIT
           Okay.

                         
          Vivian is crying.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Take care of you.

                         
          She puts a cap on Kit's head.

                         

                          KIT
           No, I can't, I can't. It's your favorite.

                         
          She takes it off and gives it back to Vivian. She walks away.

                         

                          KIT
           What time's your bus ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           An hour.

                         

                          KIT
           Yeah, well, I gotta split, 'cause good-byes make me crazy.
           So, take care of you.

                         
          She hugs Vivian.

                         

                          VIVIAN
           Whoa.
          Vivian slaps Kit's back, and then kisses her on the head.

                         

          REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - LOBBY - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot from behind the front desk. Barney is behind the
          counter, working on some paperwork. Miss Wilson is standing
          besides him, with her large glasses back on her nose. Edward walks
          to the desk. Barney smiles to him.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Mr. Lewis.

                         

                          EDWARD
           You don't have any messages for me, do you ?

                         

                          BARNEY
           No, I'm afraid not, sir.

                         
          Edward starts signing some documents on the counter.

                         

                          EDWARD
           I'll need a car to the airport also.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Of course. Darryl will take you wherever you need to go.

                         
          Darryl walks to the desk.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Darryl, the limousine out front, please ?

                         

                          DARRYL
           Yes, sir.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Thank you, Darryl.

                         
          Darryl walks away. Edward pushes the signed documents across the
          counter to Barney.

                         

                          EDWARD
           One last thing.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes.

                         
          Edward gives the jewel box to Barney.

                         

                          EDWARD
           If you could possibly return this to Fred's for me, please.

                         

                          BARNEY
           Yes, of course. May I, sir ?

                         
          Edward chuckles.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Of course, please.
          Barney opens the jewel box.

                         
          Close up on the necklace in the box. It is the one Vivian was
          wearing at the Opera.

                         
          Close shot on Edward looking at the necklace with a sad face.

                         
          Then medium close shot on Barney, with a half-smile on his face.

                         

                          BARNEY
           It must be difficult to let go of something so beautiful.

                         
          Close up shot on the jewel box being closed by Barney.

                         
          Back to Barney.

                         

                          BARNEY
           You know, Darryl also drove Miss Vivian home yesterday.

                         
          Edward doesn't answer, but his face indicates he has taken the
          information in.
          Back to Barney.

                         

                          BARNEY
           I'll take care of it.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Thank you, Mr. Thompson.

                         
          Edward walks away, followed by the bell boy carrying his luggage.
          Barney looks at him with a puzzled eye.

                         

          LIMOUSINE - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot of Edward seated in the back of the limousine. He has
          an absent look on his face. It is raining outside.

                         
           DARRYL (voice over, from the driver's seat)
           Your plane is leaving as scheduled, sir, and you should be
           back in New York on time.

                         
          Edward gives Darryl a quick look, then look absently through the
          window. He must think about something that makes him smile a
          little.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian is also looking absently through the window of her hotel
          room.

                         

          HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium shot on a fast food stand on the street. Kit is standing in
          front of the stand, talking to Angel, another prostitute whom we
          have already briefly seen early in the film in the Blue Banana
          Club. She is drinking Coca-Cola from a paper tumbler.

                         

                          KIT
           I'm gonna have to charge you a little more rent than
           Vivian... because I've got this beauty course I'm looking
           into. I'm not gonna be there that much, you know ?

                         
          Full shot showing the whole sidewalk with the food stand in the
          middle. On the right of the food stand, a very small temporary
          flower stand in front of a closed shop. While Kit keeps on talking
          to her prospective roommate, Edward walks behind them.

                         

                          KIT
           'Cause you can't... You just can't turn tricks forever. You
           gotta have a goal. Do you have a goal ?

                         
          Closer shot on the flower stand and the florist, a middle-aged
          woman. Edward has just reached the stand.

                         
           ANGEL (voice over)
           Well, I always wanted to be in the Ice Capades.

                         
          Edward is looking at the flowers.

                         

                          THE FLORIST
           Help you, love ?
          Edward points to a bunch of flowers. The florist gives it to him.

                         

                          EDWARD
           There you go. Thank you very much.

                         
          He gives her money, takes the flowers and puts his wallet back
          into his jacket inside pocket. He walks away.

                         
          Back to Kit and Angel at the food stand.

                         

                          KIT
           So, you got a lot of stuff you gotta move in ?

                         

                          ANGEL
           No, Carlos burned most of my stuff when I said I was moving
           out.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Medium full shot. Vivian is putting her handbag on her shoulder,
          getting ready to move out of the room. She has already reached the
          front door, when she hears a car honking repeatedly. She stops and
          slowly turns around.

                         
          We hear music from La Traviata, a soprano solo.

                         
          Vivian drops the bag and walks toward the window. The music gets
          louder and Vivian has a broad smile. She walks to the window.

                         

          SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          High angle shot of the street, as seen from Vivian's hotel window.
          The limousine is slowly driving toward the hotel. The roof of the
          limousine is open, and the upper half of Edward's body is showing
          through the open roof. He has the flowers in one hand and a black
          umbrella in the other hand. The car is honking and moves closer to
          the curb.
          The car stops in front of the hotel. Edward raises one arm, the
          one with the umbrella.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian !

                         
          Close shot on the window. Vivian is laughing, but also ready to
          cry.

                         
          High angle view of the roof of the car. Edward is waving both his
          umbrella and his flowers. Darryl is coming out of the driver's
          door.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Vivian !

                         
          Back to Vivian, waving to him.

                         

          VIVIAN AND KIT'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - INTERIOR DAY

                         
          Vivian leaves the window.
           EDWARD (voice over)
           Princess Vivian ! Come down !

                         
          Vivian walks to another window, the one leading to the emergency
          exit.

                         

          SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - EXTERIOR DAY

                         
          High angle shot of the limousine. Edward comes out of the car
          through the roof and jumps on the sidewalk. Darryl, standing near
          the car, watches the scene and smiles.

                         
          Medium close shot on the balcony of the emergency exit. Vivian has
          come out of the room, and is smiling and looking down at Edward.

                         
          Medium close shot of Edward, standing on the sidewalk and looking
          up at Vivian.

                         

                          EDWARD
           Had to be the top floor, right ?

                         
           VIVIAN (voice over, from the top of the building)
           It's the best.

                         
          High angle shot of the emergency exit, seen from Vivian's balcony.
          We see Edward through the metal steps leading to Vivian's level.

                         

                          EDWARD
           All right. I'm coming up.

                         
          Back on the sidewalk level of the emergency exit. Edward grabs the
          emergency ladder with the hook of his umbrella, and brings it
          down.

                         
          Back on Vivian's balcony. She unties her hair, an lets it wave
          down.
          Medium shot on the emergency exit. Edward is slowly climbing the
          steps, with the flowers between his teeth.

                         
          Back to Vivian, looking down and smiling broadly.

                         
          Back to Edward on a landing of the emergency exit. He crawls on
          it, with his back pressed against the wall.

                         
          Close shot on Edward's face, with the flowers between his teeth.
          He stops moving and looks down.

                         
          High angle shot on the limousine, and Darryl, smiling
          encouragingly to Edward.

                         
          Back to Edward's close shot. He resumes his crawling walk with his
          back pressed against the wall.

                         
          Larger shot on the emergency exit landing. Edward reaches the
          ladder leading to Vivian's landing, whose shadow we see moving
          above Edward.

                         
          Low angle shot on Vivian's balcony. She walks on it to meet
          Edward.

                         
          High angle shot, seen from Vivian's eyes, and showing Edward
          walking up the last steps, holding the bannister very firmly.

                         
          Low angle shot on Vivian, standing on the top of the steps,
          laughing and looking down at Edward.

                         
          Back to Edward, who lets go of the bannister, and opens his arms
          to Vivian.

                         
          Close shot on Vivian walking down the steps. She reaches Edward,
          who climbs another step to be at her level. Their faces are now
          close to one another.

                         

                          EDWARD
           So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued
           her ?

                         

                          VIVIAN
           She rescues him right back.

                         
          Slowly, their mouth meet, and they kiss passionately.

                         
          Full shot of Vivian's hotel and the emergency exit. On the steps
          between the top landing and the one below, we see Edward and
          Vivian kissing passionately.

                         
          End of La Traviata music.

                         
          We hear the voice of the Afro-American man we saw at the beginning
          of the film, crossing Hollywood Boulevard.

                         
           THE AFRO-AMERICAN (voice over)
           Welcome to Hollywood. What's your dream ?

                         
          The camera moves away from the hotel and we see the Afro-American
          man coming down the street

                          THE AFRO-AMERICAN
           Everybody comes here. This is Hollywood, the land of
           dreams.

                         
          He crosses the street.

                         

                          THE AFRO-AMERICAN
           Some dreams come true, some don't. But keep on dreaming.

                         
          The picture moves away to the right of the screen, to be replaced
          by a full black screen.

                         
           THE AFRO-AMERICAN (voice over)
           This is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on
           dreaming.

                         
          The credits start rolling up while we hear the song «Pretty
          Woman», performed by Roy Orbison.

                         

                          LYRICS
           Pretty woman, Walking down the street. Pretty woman, The
           kind I like to meet. Pretty woman, I don't believe you.
           You're not the truth. No one could look as good as you.
           Mercy. Pretty woman won't you pardon me. Pretty woman I
           couldn't help but see, Pretty woman, That you look lovely
           as can be. Are you lonely just like me. Oh, pretty woman.

                         
          End of music.

                         
          A short silence, and then we hear the song «No Explanation»,
          performed by Peter Cetera.

                         

                          LYRICS
           You really took me by surprise. You're someone I've needed
           for a lifetime. Your heart was cleverly disguised, And it
           didn't look that way in my mind. Tell me how could it be. I
           was the last to know. Darling, I couldn't read what was in
           your mind, To turn around and love me, With no Explanation.
           I gave you everything I have. I didn't know that you would
           take it With sweet consideration. And after all that we've
           been through, I can't believe it's true Until I hear you
           say. Ooh ! I know now, now, now. Ah ! No explanation. I
           gave you everything I have. I didn't know that you would
           take it.

                         
          The music slowly fades out

                         
          End of credits.

                          


Pretty Woman (final script)



Writers :   Jonathan Frederick Lawton
Genres :   Comedy  Romance


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