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Guess the screenplay



Here's the first few (badly formatted!) pages of the screenplay of a film released in the last 10 years. It's IMDb rating is 7.7. Guess the film correctly, and you win 20% off a script doctoring by me for you.


Music starts.


OPEN ON -


1 INT. OFFICE - DAY 1


- a COMPUTER MONITOR.


Lines of code appear, as they are typed.

main( ) {

extrn a, b, c;

putchar(a); putchar (b);putchar (c); putchar(’!’*n’);

}

a ‘hell’;

b ‘o, w’;

c ‘or


CUT TO -


- a view above an ultra-cool, ultra-designed open-plan

office.

In a kitchen area, young men and women mill and chat.

Casually dressed. Feels like an intelligent, relaxed

environment.

Behind them, more young men and women sit at desks, in front

of screens and keyboard.

Each workstation is personalised. Photographs of friends or

family, or pets. Cutting from magazines. Ironic

superhero/video-game figurines.


CUT TO -


- the hands of the young man writing code. This is CALEB.

He types fast, with two fingers.


CUT TO -

- EXTREME CLOSE UP of a pinhole web-cam lens in CALEB’S

monitor.


CUT TO -

- the POV of the web-cam.

Looking back at CALEB.

Twenty four. Glazed. Ear buds in, connected to cell phone.

Head bobbing slightly to the music.

As we watch from the monitor POV, we can see the computer’s

facial recognition system in operation.

Imaged as vector boxes, which track CALEB’S face, and the

faces of all the people behind him.


CUT TO -


- the COMPUTER MONITOR.


On which a message appears, in a small window, over the code.

VIP EMAIL RECEIVED

subject: HIDDEN


CUT TO -

- the monitor web-cam POV.

As CALEB stops typing.

He gazes at the message.

Then clicks on the link.

Then mouths the word: Fuck.

CALEB reaches for his cell phone.


CUT TO -

- the CELL PHONE POV, seen from the tiny camera above the

screen, as CALEB lifts the phone, and starts keying-in a

text.

We see facial recognition software flickering over CALEB’S

features, and reacting to shifts in his expression.


CUT TO -

- the cell phone. The screen. The tiny camera nestled above

it. Lens glinting.

On the screen, a time-bar extends next to the word:

sending

A beat later, a reply text message appears.

WTF? seriously!?


CUT TO -

- the WEB CAM POV, watching CALEB react to the arrival of the

text.

CUT TO -


- cell phone screen.

CALEB sends the word:

2.

yes

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