Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Great Escape
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In Chapter 12 of ZOMBIE & JULIET, liberal Rommy climbs up conservative Jool's building and meets her on her balcony, where he asks her to run away with him to escape their parents' disapproval of their love ...
EXT. CARLING’S MANSION - NIGHT
Rommy climbs up the drainpipe
on the exterior wall of the house.
He pulls himself up.
Feet search for a resting place.
They find it, on a narrow ledge.
He rests a moment. Winded.
This is great, Rommy. Just great.
You’re gonna get yourself killed.
I should have my head examined.
He takes a deep breath. Starts climbing.
Goes up, up, up -- until he’s
just below Jool’s balcony.
He carefully grips the pipe.
Keeps climbing. Sees her window.
Thank god. Light from her yonder window --
Jool rushes out onto the balcony. Sees him.
Rommy climbs over. Goes to her.
Takes her hands in his.
Hey, there. Miss me?
You -- climbed up the building.
You are the sun, and the moon is --
really pissed off. I don’t know.
Something like that.
Rommy, oh Rommy. Wherefor art thou --
At two in the morning.
My bike had a flat and I had to walk.
And running away from home is
a big decision, you know? Kinda stressful.
I can’t believe you’re here.
Neither can I. That was SOME climb.
Wait a minute.
You said 'running way from home?'
Okay, look. Here’s the deal.
Our families have forbidden us
from seeing each other.
Well, I say screw them.
Why do we have to do what THEY say?
We can still be together.
You mean --
Come away with me.
I’ve got some money saved up --
(off her look)
I know it’s really sudden.
If you need time to think about it,
I totally understand.
YES. YES. I will --
Jool, what are you doing out there?
You’ll catch your death of cold.
Hold that thought. I’ll be right back.
INT. JOOL’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
Jool dashes over to Nin excitedly.
It’s Rommy. He’s HERE.
He climbed UP THE BUILDING.
YES. Guard the door.
If Uncle Carling comes by,
tell him I’m asleep.
You got it.
She DASHES back out onto --
Where Rommy stands waiting.
Yeah. That was my -- Nin.
She watches out for me.
But you better get out of here.
If my uncle finds you,
he’ll KILL you.
Okay. What time should we meet tomorrow?
How about -- nine-AM?
Where should we meet?
Times Square. We’ll be safe there --
we can disappear in the crowd.
Meet me in front of the
old Disney store ruins.
Isn’t that -- kinda hokey?
Can you feel the love tonight --
Okay, okay --
Kiss me, you fool.
And they embrace.
Kiss passionately. Pull apart.
Then suddenly looks freaked out.
I just realized.
Now I’ve gotta climb back down --