Tuesday, October 7, 2014
To Protect And Swerve
In Chapter 26 of BLUE HOTEL, Alona, Gil, Beggar and Holly camp out in Alona's sleazy beachside motel room trying to figure out their next move, now that they have two dead bodies to deal with ...when Holly suddenly sees the cops outside the building ... on their way inside ...
INT. ALONA’S SHITTY HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Beggar and Alona roll Lief’s body up
in the large, imitation Persian rug.
Holly sits on the bed, in a daze,
looks out the window,
drinking vodka out of the bottle.
A pile of BLOODY TOWELS
sits by the wall.
We hear the sound of VOMITING
in the bathroom.
The toilet FLUSHES.
Gill comes into the room,
white as a ghost.
I’m leaving. Going to Mexico.
Come with me, Alona. Please.
We can start a new life together.
Shut the fuck up, asshole.
Leave my woman alone.
YOUR woman? I’m NOBODY’S woman.
What the fuck?
That’s RIGHT, she’s NOBODY’S woman.
She’s a free spirit, a bird, free to fly.
Come fly with me, my love.
Cut the crap, Gill.
We’ve got a situation here.
Yeah, and you’re not going ANYWHERE.
Oh YEAH? Try and STOP ME.
Gill goes to the door.
GRABS the doorknob.
You open that door and
I’ll punch your fucking clock.
Holly sees something out the window.
Eyes BUG OUT.
GUYS. There’s a couple of COPS outside.
And they’re COMING IN THE HOTEL.
INT. HOTEL STARLIGHT - FRONT DESK - AT THAT MOMENT
Kenny stands chatting with Bunky.
Scribbling something in his note pad.
Danette and Bernie walk in.
I was just givin’ my statement
to your compatriot here.
He’s on the second floor, in room 25.
Checked in a little before midnight.
Has he left his room?
He went out about twelve-thirty,
that’s when I first saw him.
I’m the night man,
midnight to eight.
Hewas with another guest,
young girl named Holly.
How long was he gone?
‘Bout an hour, I guess.
That’s when he got mugged and carjacked,
then came to the station.
Did he go out again?
Yeah, he did -- right away.
Then came back forty-five minutes later.
Looked spooked. An’ he was limpin.’
Now I know why.
He’s up there now?
Far as I know.
What’s the story with Holly?
Don’t know that much about her,
only been here a couple of weeks.
Said she was a writer.
Hangs out sometimes with Alona,
one of our permanent residents.
What’s her story?
Alona’s okay --
for a lady of the evening.
She’s a hooker?
World’s oldest profession.
What room is Holly in?
Room 24, right next to Gill’s.
Excuse me. Gotta go the head.
He turns, goes into the next room.
C’mon, let’s go up.
Do me a favor and keep watch outside?
Yes, ma’am. To protect and serve --
Kenny salutes. Trots off.
Ah, to be a rookie again.
So full of energy, hope, promise.
Well there’s that -- and he
wants to fuck your brains out.
Guess there’s a lot of that
going around, huh --