Script by Francesco Carreri

Go Your Own Way

Draft 1

25.01.14

By

Francesco Maria Carreri

Adapted from

’A Cupboard Full of Coats’

by Yvvette Edwards

f.carreri1@arts.ac.uk

07845794359

INT.LIVING ROOM.NIGHT

Lemon, a heavy caribbean man well into the second half of

his life, is sitting on the couch. He has the confidence and

calm of a man who’s seen alot in his life, but always looks

on the bright side. Jinx, a slight woman in her early 30s,

is cleaning the room, furtive and apparently anxious about

something. It already looks clean but she’s taking care of

every single detail.

LEMON

it looks fine to me

JINX

I like it when it’s clean

LEMON

so you do like it

Jinx looks at Lemon with a sort of annoyed face, then looks

around and nods

JINX

I’m sure it’s going to make a good

Impression

LEMON

of course it is, this place is the

best

Jinx seems to have noticed something and goes on to clean a

Bookshelf

JINX

there’s always a lot of dust

here, it would be so much easier

if there wasn’t so much stuff

around

Lemon looks at Jinx raising his eyebrows

JINX

30 years of useless stuff. Why this

huge bookshelf in the living room

when she barely ever read?

LEMON

She liked detective novels

JINX

They don’t count as reading

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 2.

LEMON

You know the story of that

bookshelf, right?

Jinx doesn’t answer

LEMON

Well, your Mum went to buy it at-

JINX

Fuck

LEMON

what?

JINX

I can’t remember when he’s coming.

He told me on the phone but I can’t

remember.

Lemon looks at her again and then away. As Lemon keeps on

cleaning the two get lost in their own thoughts for a

moment. Suddenly Lemon starts chuckling to himself. Jinx

spins round.

JINX

What?

LEMON

I just got to thinking about that

party, you know the one after

Brandon’s wedding?

JINX

Who’s Brandon again?

LEMON

You remember, when.. what was his

name.. oh God (laughs) he was near

passed out with boozin’, all on the

floor singin his big lungs out

Lemon laughs heartily to himself, then frowns

LEMON

(to himself)

Just what was the old fella’s name?

You were there, you must remember

the guy’s name.

JINX

I don’t even remember that

happening.

3.

Lemon looks at Jinx and shakes his head

INT. LIVING ROOM. DAY

Jinx and Lemon are in the room, with them Gareth, the estate

Agent

JINX

So, what do you think?

GARETH

it’s perfect

Jinx smiles

GARETH

Were you thinking of leaving the

furniture or not?

JINX

Yes, I’m leaving everything here,

definitely.

GARETH

Oh that’s great, I love the feeling

of the place, really old style.

JINX

Yeah, too old for me.

Jinx does a kind of fake nervous laugh

LEMON

It’s all from the 70s, my friend

Hank made most of the things. He

was a smart guy, do you remember

him Jinx?

Jinx’s laugh dies away.

JINX

Yeah I do

GARETH

So it was all handmade by the same

guy?

LEMON

Oh yes.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 4.

GARETH

That’s amazing, the guy was a real

Artist

LEMON

Yeah, a good guy he was

Gareth’s phone rings, he answers

GARETH

I’m sorry, I have to take this

Gareth takes a few steps away from them to take the call

GARETH

(on phone)

What? They’re pulling out? Oh for

Christ’s Sake!…

Gareth is furious. An awkward silence between Lemon and

Jinx, then Lemon smiles out of nowhere as if he’s just

remembered something funny and turns to Jinx

LEMON

That guy Hank was really a clever

guy, he made it all by himself,

that bookshelf took 7 months to

build, did you know that?

Jinx nods but looks annoyed

LEMON

…and when he finally-

Lemon is interrupted by Gareth screaming

GARETH

It’s just not on Terry, I’m not

having this kind of bullshit!

Lemon looks at Jinx, he finds the situation kind of amusing

GARETH

No, no, look, I’ve got clients,

we’ll sort out this bloody mess

when I’m back in the office.

Goodbye.

Gareth comes back and turns to Lemon and Jinx as if nothing

has happened.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 5.

GARETH

Sorry about that.. now, where were

we?

Silence. Lemon and Jinx exchange glances

GARETH

So, why don’t we talk numbers. Now

I’ll need to get a surveyor in

before I can give a firm quote, but

between you and me I think you

could be looking at 500 grand,

minus VAT.

JINX

…Ok

GARETH

Let’s sit

Gareth lays out some papers. Lemon looks at Jinx, for the

first time he looks apprehensive.

GARETH

So here’s the breakdown… that’s

how much you’ll pay in stamp

duty… Of course, the property

isn’t actually on the market yet,

but once the surveyor’s been round,

there’s no going back!

Gareth makes a theatrical face and laughs. Jinx laughs

uncomfortably.

JINX

Alright

Jinx still sounds a little hesitant but firm at the same

time, as if she’s accepting a mission she knows she might

not survive but has to accept anyway. Gareth looks at Jinx

and the document, then turns away and notices the bookshelf

GARETH

(absent-mindedly)

This bookshelf is really something

Lemon smiles

LEMON

Yes, Hank made that too. Great guy.

Jinx’s Mum loved reading books,

mostly about killing and cops,

stuff like that, after a while she

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 6.

LEMON (cont’d)

got so many that Frank just made

her this huge bookshelf

GARETH

I see… it’s a terrific piece of

work.

LEMON

You know a lot about these kind of

things?

GARETH

Well I deal with furniture every

day so yes, you could say so.

Gareth makes a kind of disturbing smile and turns back to

the bookshelf. Picks up a random book and chuckles

GARETH

These books have some spectacular

Titles

Gareth’s phone rings again, Gareth puts the book down and

rolls his eyes

GARETH

Sorry

Gareth goes off again to take the call and we hear him from

the next room

GARETH

(on phone)

Yeah?! What the fuck?! No, no just

tell him that… (shouting like

hell) fucking listen to me Terry!

Gareth turns back to call to Jinx and Lemon. They are both

looking pretty unimpressed. Gary acts like nothing is wrong

GARETH

Sorry folks, won’t be a minute

He turns back around. Lemon turns to Jinx

LEMON

Jinx, are you really going to go

through with this? Because you

know, if you go to Manchester – for

God knows why – me and Sharon will

only be able to come and see you

maybe once a mont-

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 7.

Jinx is looking at the bookshelf kind of hypnotized. She

stands up and goes to get the book that Gareth left on the

table and looks at it, it’s a ridiculous pulp criminal tale

with a crazy cover and title, she looks at it and hands it

to Lemon

JINX

She used to read the craziest stuff

LEMON

Yeah she loved her detectives and

gangsters, it’s all she talked

about

We can still hear Gareth shout from the other room but not

that much. Lemon hands the book back to Jinx and she puts it

back on the shelf

JINX

It is really beautiful

Lemon looks at Jinx with a curious look, but different from

the one he had at the beginning, he doesn’t seem worried

Gareth enters the room

GARETH

I’m sorry about this, we’ve got a

bit of an emergency back at the

office-

LEMON

I’ve Noticed

GARETH

I just need to go to my car and get

some documents, make a phone call

and I’ll be back with no

interruptions, I promise

Jinx doesn’t really seem to care and says without even

Turning

JINX

OK, no problem

GARETH

Thank you, I’m very sorry about

This

Gareth leaves the house, there’s just Jinx and Lemon left,

Lemon goes to sit, Jinx stays there, standing up, she’s not

looking at anything

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 8.

LEMON

That guy… I mean he’s not very

professional, that’s all I’m gonna

say. I mean, I would have just…

Jinx turns to Lemon

JINX

I remember the name of the guy

LEMON

What guy?

JINX

The guy, the guy at the party, his

name was Jordan

Lemon smiles

LEMON

Oh yeah, sure, Jordan, what a

guy… how could I not remember

that

Jinx smiles

LEMON

Jordan….

INT. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

Flashback: Jordan, a small, fat man is lying drunk on the

floor under the bookshelf. With his eyes shut and a big

smile on his face he sings, head tilted back, chest puffed

out. In the background we hear a few drunken conversations

and a few men laughing hysterically at Jordan, calling his

name.

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