Below is the script idea for THE SECOND FALL of KID TIGER. It is the humble sequel to CREME. We’re shooting the existential wanderings through the city and by the sea in our free time.
THE SECOND FALL OF KID TIGER
Written by K. Hartrum
TIGER FANTASIZES ABOUT GIRL
TIGER SEES GIRL
TIGER LOSES GIRL
TIGER GETS DRUNK
TIGER DREAMS OF WOMAN AND THE SEA
TIGER SEES TIGERESS THROUGH WINDOW OF MOVING TRAIN
We see tight shot of a poster of an attractive Idol.
Tight shot of Kid Tiger. He is breathing heavily in rhythm.
Again we see the poster. It is clear that the tiger is focusing on the image of the woman in front of him.
We finally see that the Kid Tiger is curling weights. He stands in front of the poster for inspiration. We see a close-up of the girl’s face. She is smiling, playfully…as if mocking him to become stronger so that he may obtain her. we move closer to the eye of our hero. There is a mad intensity within.
The screen is black for an extended period of time. We hear classical music, which will become the theme. (something like MAURICE RAVEL: BOLERO or Prelude op 23 No 5: Rachmaninoff)
We see the text:
THE SECOND FALL OF KID TIGER FADE MUSIC OUT WITH SOUNDS OF THE SUBWAY
FADE OUT TEXT
- INT. TOKYO METRO/SHINJUKU STATION Possible b-roll of random people on the subway. A young woman is riding a Tokyo metro train. She stands facing the doors preparing to exit. The train is crowded. A female voice announces the train’s arrival at Shinjuku station. The doors open. The girl steps off and follows the large, quiet crowd of commuters out of the train. . CUT TO
1b. INT. TOKYO METRO ESCALATOR
We see a view of the young woman’s back as she stands on an escalator traveling up. The escalator is long. She looks at people on their way down.
- INT. SHINJUKU STATION (tracking shot) The girl walks outside of the east exit of Shinjuku station JR and stops.
- EXT. EAST SIDE
A young man wearing a gold tiger mask is leaning against wall in the smoking section of the east side of Shinjuku. He is drinking milk. He sees a woman exit the station.
3b. The girl stands outside of the station. Kid Tiger cannot make out her face. The view of her zooms in quickly and becomes a very tight shot. We see her face for the first time. It glows for him.
SFX- WE HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE SEA, TIDE, SEA GULLS IN THE DISTANCE
The girl is pretty and fair skinned. She is looking around, possibly waiting for someone.
3c. EXT. MONTAGE OF AROUSAL:
Kid Tiger is nervous and excited: His nostrils flair. He crushes the half-drank milk carton. Milk spills out over his fingers and onto the pavement. A bead of sweat rolls down his neck.
3d. Kid Tiger speaks with intensity. KID TIGER</p>
(We hear the sound of a tiger’s purr dubbed over in place of the Kid Tiger’s voice.)
- EXT. SHINJUKU East
The girl walking towards Tiger. She walks past him.
We see the man who she was waiting for. It is her lover. They embrace.
Tiger’s face: sadness
The girl and the man kiss. Time slows.
Murmer’s the word: FUCK
(Dubbed over we here a tiger’s Grrroooowwwlllll)
The couple walks away.
Kid Tiger stands motionless in the street.
- INT. BAR/NIGHT/KOENJI
5a. A record is placed on a turntable.
5b. The record is spinning. A hand lowers the needle into a groove of the vinyl.
5c. A drink is poured, the ice crackling.
5d. A Slow, panning shot of the bar which stops on Kid Tiger. He looks serious and lonely. A drink is placed in-front of him. He drinks it quickly and places the glass back onto the bar-top.
5e.MONTAGE OF DRINKING
-Shots -He and Salary-man smoking and drinking. -an overturned glass on the counter. -A Glass of Beer that tips towards the camera, the foaming liquid simulating the sound of the sea
CUT TO BLACK
- MONTAGE The tide. The Tiger stands before the cold sea. In the distance on the beach we see a girl. She is running. Kid tiger is chasing her. He reaches out to touch her. She turns. We do not see her face.
- EXT. KOENJI STREET/ very early morning
Kid Tiger wakes on the pavement. He is very drunk. There is half-drank beer next to him. He stands up slowly. He is shaky. He walks down the street. He is defeated.
- INT. Metro Station.
8a. Kid Tiger stands next to a pillar waiting for the subway. He looks miserable. the train stops. The doors open.
8b. He sits on the subway’s bench. An old man sits on a bench across from him.
8c. Through the doors, a girl wearing a tiger mask runs to the train, but the doors have closed and she is too late. She is pretty. Her mask is white.
8d. Kid Tiger stands up and moves to the glass and tries his best to watch her as the train picks up momentum. He can no longer see her.
8e. Tiger sits down. The early morning light breaks through the train windows. He is awake.
CUT TO BLACK & CLASSICAL MUSIC THEME We see the text: