Today it’s Part 2 of our Great Scenes Mix. There is no bottom to the scenes you nominate could for this category so my criteria was: 1) Clips and scripts. (Find both so you can compare the written page with the movie.) 2) Don’t be freakin’ boring or predictable. (Speaks for itself).
The reason I do clips and scripts is make clear what needs to be obvious to even a break-in screenwriter: The thing is never done. Changes were made– sometimes significant changes– even to great scenes like these.
Hopefully, also, if you haven[t seen these, you’ll be inspired to check out the full movie. Vamos!
- HAPPINESS: I’M CHAMPAGNE AND YOU’RE SHIT
Check out the full script of Happiness for the full scene. Top of the movie, she’s breaking up with Jon Lovitz. He’s crushed but still hands her the gift he brought.
(hands her a gift)
Open it up.
(discovers a pewter ashtray)
Oh, but Stuart. This is�oh,
this is beautiful.
Thanks. It's a Gainsevoort
reproduction. Boston, late 1800's.
I sent away for it just after
we had our�first date.
Oh, I just love it. It's a�it's a
Yeah, it is pretty special.
It almost makes me want to start
Look at the bottom.
(examines more closely)
Forty karat gold-plate inlaid base.
Oh, Stuart. Thank you. This really
means something to me. I'll always
treasure it�as a token�
No, you won't.
(retrieves his gift;
a sudden shift in emotion:)
'Cause this is for the girl who
loves me. The girl who cares for me,
for who I am, not what I look like.
I wanted you to know what you'd be
missing. You think I don't appreciate
art. You think I don't understand
fashion. You think I'm not hip.
You think I'm pathetic, a nerd,
a lard-ass fatso. You think I'm shit.
Well, you're wrong. 'Cause I'm
champagne. And you're shit.
And till the day you die, you,
not me, will always be shit.
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