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Great Scenes- Mix 2
Feb 21st, 2017 by paul peditto

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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.

JOY
	For me?

STUART
(hands her a gift)
	Open it up.

JOY
(discovers a pewter ashtray)
	Oh, but Stuart. This is�oh,
	this is beautiful.

STUART
	Thanks. It's a Gainsevoort
	reproduction. Boston, late 1800's.
	I sent away for it just after
	we had our�first date.

JOY
	Oh, I just love it.  It's a�it's a
	collector's item.

STUART
	Yeah, it is pretty special.

JOY
(laughs)
	It almost makes me want to start
	smoking again!

STUART
	Look at the bottom.

JOY
(examines more closely)
	Ooh.

STUART
	Forty karat gold-plate inlaid base.

JOY
	Oh, Stuart. Thank you. This really
	means something to me. I'll always
	treasure it�as a token�

STUART
	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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