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This is the story of a day (16 hours) in the life of a businessman. It’s told in the form of a “Rock Opera” with dialogue interspersed among eleven songs. The music and lyrics set the mood and ...

This is the story of a day (16 hours) in the life of a businessman. It’s told in the form of a “Rock Opera” with dialogue interspersed among eleven songs. The music and lyrics set the mood and describe situations in his day, ranging from his morning shower and his struggles with office politics to his introspective look at who he is and his journey home at the end of the day.

The story elicits strong emotions as the main character searches for answers to questions about who he is and what he’s supposed to do. He looks for guidance from a voice on his car radio. He tries to find meaning in his work routine. He marvels at the eternal optimism of some of his co-workers. And he consults with his “other self” . . . the one that isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and recommend actions.

A Long Day’s Journey Into Business (ALDJIB) is a tough and thought provoking look at American business. Sit back, relax and let it take you for a ride. You may be surprised where you end up at the end of your journey.

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  • A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Original Screenplay By David J Rizzo Copyright David J Rizzo (Unpublished Work) Copyright Registration No. PAu-2-350-436
    • This is the story of a day (16 hours) in the life of a businessman. It’s told in the form of a “Rock Opera” with dialogue interspersed among eleven songs. The music and lyrics set the mood and describe situations in his day, ranging from his morning shower and his struggles with office politics to his introspective look at who he is and his journey home at the end of the day.
    • The story elicits strong emotions as the main character searches for answers to questions about who he is and what he’s supposed to do. He looks for guidance from a voice on his car radio. He tries to find meaning in his work routine. He marvels at the eternal optimism of some of his co-workers. And he consults with his “other self” . . . the one that isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and recommend actions.
    • A Long Day’s Journey Into Business (ALDJIB) is a tough and thought provoking look at American business. Sit back, relax and let it take you for a ride. You may be surprised where you end up at the end of your journey.
    2 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Synopsis
    • Dave
      • Late thirties, married, two kids. Home in the suburbs of a medium – sized Midwestern city. He has a degree in marketing and is currently employed as a manager for a large, consumer products manufacturer. He is a practical businessman. His job provides numerous channels for creative expression, but he yearns of more. He rails at “the system” that values process excellence over idea generation. He listens attentively to advice from his “other self”. He finds comfort and stability in his home, wife and kids.
    • Barbara
      • Late thirties, married to Dave. She is a Registered Nurse at a local hospital, but works part time. This allows her to spend more time with the kids and personal projects. She runs the household. The wants Dave to be happy, but knows that he’s troubled. She tries to be supportive without pandering to his every request.
    • Other Self
      • The curious and questioning side of Dave. He expresses many of Dave’s feelings and emotions through song.
    • Operator
      • An employee. Soloist in Symphoney.
    • Devil
      • Lead singer in Meeting Mania.
    • Employees
      • Join chorus in Meeting Mania.
    • Lunch Bunch
      • A troop of entertainers that sing and dance in the company lunch room. Featured performers in Lunch Bunch.
    • Lunchmaster
      • Master of ceremonies in the lunch room.
    • Chorus
      • Joins “other self” in delivering songs. Handles chorus parts for various songs.
    3 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business List Of Characters
    • Wake Up Bright clothing, fun dance, smiling faces.
    • Drive Time AM Blues ensemble. Soft focus, FM disc jockey.
    • Black costumes.
    • Start The Routine Dave out of body. Employees look like zombies or
    • drones. Dave soliloquy. Preaching to management from
    • a pulpit.
    • Symphoney Off stage. Echo over.
    • Meeting Mania Devil’s costumes. Dark setting. Ritualistic dance.
    • Foreboding of evil.
    • Lunch Bunch Bright. Happy. Broadway musical atmosphere. Lively, acrobatic dance.
    • Focus Yourself Somber. Silent. Reflective.
    • Who Are You? Dave’s soliloquy. Questioning and reflective, but
    • positive and motivational in the end.
    • Keep The Faith Positive. Hopeful. Inspiring.
    • Drive Time PM Similar to Drive Time AM. Softer lighting.
    • Evening Subdued clothing. Positive, hopeful feel.
    4 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business List Of Songs
    • INT. DAVE’S BEDROOM --- DAY --- 6:00AM
    • Dave is seen in his bed. He’s lying next to his wife Barbara. The “wake to music” setting on their radio has awakened him to the local news.
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ Yea, whatever. You know, if people spent more time doing
    • something instead of complaining about the plight of the spotted
    • owl, or that gender equity in college sports hasn’t gone for enough,
    • the world would be a better place.”
    • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ WAKIN’ TO THE SOUND OF CHATTER ON THE AIR.
    • ROLLIN’ ON OVER THERE’S NO REASON TO DESPAIR.”
    • BARBARA (O.S.)
    • “ What time is it?”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ It’s 6:00 hon. Do you want me to reset the alarm?”
    • BARBARA (O.S.)
    • “ No, that’s OK. Just wake me before you leave.”
    • INT. DAVE’S DEN --- DAY
    • Dave is seen getting dressed in a warm – up suit. He begins his workout. Stretching exercises. Universal gym.
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ STARTIN’ MY WORKOUT I KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO.
    • FEELIN’ ALL RIGHT NOW THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.”
    • Dave continues his workout.
    5 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • INT. DAVE’S DEN --- DAY --- 6:30AM
    • Dave is seen at the peak of his workout.
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ WORKIN’ REAL HARD NOW MY PULSE IS RISING FAST.
    • A FEW MINUTES MORE HEY I GOTTA MAKE IT LAST.”
    • INT. DAVE’S SHOWER --- DAY
    • Dave is seen showering after his workout.
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ WATCHIN’ ALL MY TENSION FLOWIN’ DOWN THE DRAIN.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW AGAIN.”
    • INT. DAVE’S BATHROOM --- DAY--- 7:00AM
    • Dave dries off, shaves and gets dressed.
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    6 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • INT. DAVE’S KITCHEN --- DAY
    • Dave grabs a small glass of orange juice and glances at the newspaper headlines.
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ EATIN’ ALL THE RIGHT FOODS, TAXES ON THE RISE.
    • A LITTLE BABY’S BORN, A RETIRED PERSON DIES.”
    • INT. DAVE’S HALLWAY --- DAY
    • Dave stops briefly in front of the hallway mirror to check his hair and straighten his tie.
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ DRESSIN’ FOR SUCCESS, GOTTA BE ONE OF THE FEW.
    • HEADIN’ FOR THE OFFICE, THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.”
    • EXT. DAVE’S GARAGE --- DAY
    • Dave is seen opening his garage door and stepping outside to check the weather. He fills his lungs with some fresh air, then opens his car door and starts his car. The chorus continues as Dave pulls out of his garage and heads for work.
    7 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • “ THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.
    • THE DAY IS BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • EXT. DAVE’S CAR --- DAY --- 7:30AM
    • Dave is seen in his car driving to work. It’s a seasonably warm day. He turns on his car radio.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE DJ IS MY FRIEND.
    • HE LEADS ME ON MY WAY.
    • HE PUTS LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE.
    • PLAYING SONGS WHILE LISTENERS SAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
    8 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • EXT. ON THE ROAD TO WORK --- DAY
    • Dave’s other self leaves his body. Along with other spirits, they begin to
    • lead (virtually carry) Dave to work in a dreamlike state.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ I DREAM AS I DRIVE ON.
    • SUBCONSCIOUS LEAD THE WAY.
    • A JOKE OR TWO, A WEATHER REPORT.
    • AND AGAIN, THE LISTENERS SAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ HARD NEWS IS WHAT WE’RE AFTER.
    • LEAST WE SAY SO ANYWAY.
    • PEOPLE STARVING, PEOPLE DYING.
    • AND STILL THE LISTENERS SAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
    • EXT. ON THE ROAD TO WORK --- DAY --- 8:00AM
    • Dave is in his car listening to the radio. He is seen pulling into his company’s
    • parking lot. The sound of the chorus follows him into the office building.
    9 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE DJ IS MY FRIEND.
    • HE HELPS ME START MY DAY.
    • HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT LIFE’S ABOUT.
    • AND HE LISTENS AS THEY SAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
    • INT. DAVE’S OFFICE ON FIRST FLOOR --- DAY --- 8:30AM
    • Dave is seen in his office. He goes about his daily routine. Turning on the lights, hanging up his coat, powering up his computer, filling up his mug of hot chocolate.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ ONCE IN AWHILE I STILL MANAGE A SMILE.
    • WITHOUT THINKING SAY FINE HOW ARE YOU.
    • FUNNY IT SEEMS, BUT FOR ALL OF MY DREAMS.
    • I CAN SPARE JUST A MINUTE OR TWO.
    • THE TELEPHONE RINGS, THE MORNING MAIL BRINGS.
    • ENDLESS PAPER, A SEA OF DISMAY.
    • IT’S ALL A ROUTINE, A NON – CHANGING SCENE.
    • THE SAME PATTERN REPEATS EVERY DAY.”
    10 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
          • DAVE & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ INNOVATE AND CREATE
    • MERE WORDS THAT’S ALL, NOTHING MORE.
    • MAGICAL THINGS, THE MERE SOUND OF WHICH STINGS.
    • THE EARS OF THE CONSERVATIVE CORE.
    • WHEN WILL THEY SEE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME.
    • IT’S MY BEING, IT’S ALL THAT I AM.
    • ANOTHER DAY PASSES FOR ALL OF THE MASSES.
    • TOMORROW I’LL TRY ONCE AGAIN.”
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ MAKING MY WAY THROUGH EACH BUSINESS DAY.
    • MY EMOTIONS FIND SHELTER INSIDE.
    • MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AND DECISIONS ARE MADE.
    • BUT THE ANSWERS CONTINUE TO HIDE.
    • EVERYONE SPEAKS, BUT THE ATMOSPHERE REEKS.
    • OF THOUGHTS NEITHER TRUE OR SINCERE.
    • IT’S ALL JUST A GAME, EACH DAY IS THE SAME.
    • OUR OWN VOICE IS ALL THAT WE HEAR.”
          • DAVE & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ INNOVATE AND CREATE
    • MERE WORDS THAT’S ALL, NOTHING MORE.
    • MAGICAL THINGS, THE MERE SOUND OF WHICH STINGS.
    • THE EARS OF THE CONSERVATIVE CORE.
    • WHEN WILL THEY SEE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME.
    • IT’S MY BEING, IT’S ALL THAT I AM.
    • ANOTHER DAY PASSES FOR ALL OF THE MASSES.
    • TOMORROW I’LL TRY ONCE AGAIN.”
    11 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • INT. EXECUTIVE BOARD ROOM ON FOURTH FLOOR --- DAY
    • The other self is seen behind a pulpit at the front of the boardroom. The boardroom morphs into a church. He is seen preaching to management. Trying to get them to listen. Trying to get his message across. After verse two, the chorus joins him.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ COMPUTERS, E-MAIL AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB.
    • WELL – INTENTIONED, TECHNOLOGICAL TOYS.
    • MAYBE SOMEDAY, THEY’LL ALL GO AWAY.
    • AND OUR IDEAS WILL MAKE ALL THE NOISE.
    • THE PACE IS TOO FAST, THE PEOPLE WON’T LAST.
    • STARING AT SCREENS, SLIDES AND CHARTS.
    • OPEN YOUR MINDS, TO THE SOUNDS OF THE TIMES.
    • WE’RE PEOPLE, NOT INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS.
          • DAVE & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ INNOVATE AND CREATE
    • MERE WORDS THAT’S ALL, NOTHING MORE.
    • MAGICAL THINGS, THE MERE SOUND OF WHICH STINGS.
    • THE EARS OF THE CONSERVATIVE CORE.
    • WHEN WILL THEY SEE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME.
    • IT’S MY BEING, IT’S ALL THAT I AM.
    • ANOTHER DAY PASSES FOR ALL OF THE MASSES.
    • TOMORROW I’LL TRY ONCE AGAIN.”
    • INT. DAVE’S OFFICE ON FIRST FLOOR --- DAY
    • Dave is seen back in his office. The office commotion has died down. Dave his heard singing to his own four walls.
    12 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ WHEN WILL THEY SEE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME.
    • IT’S MY BEING, IT’S ALL THAT I AM.
    • ANOTHER DAY PASSES FOR ALL OF THE MASSES.
    • TOMORROW I’LL TRY ONCE AGAIN.”
    • INT. OPERATOR’S DESK IN COMM. CENTER --- DAY--- 9:00AM
    • A phone operator is seen handling incoming calls. Her switchboard is lighting up like a Christmas tree. She is courteous, but has a subtle, sardonic wit. The chorus sings off stage with appropriate sound effects underneath.
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
          • OPERATOR (O.S.)
    • “ HELLO, CAN I HELP YOU?
    • HE’S ON THE OTHER LINE.
    • I’D BE GLAD TO TAKE A MESSAGE, BUT I HAVEN’T GOT THE TIME.
    • TWO OTHER CALLS ARE WAITING.
    • HE’S IN MEETINGS ALL DAY LONG.
    • IT’S REALLY NOT MY FAULT SIR, PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR SONG.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
    13 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
          • OPERATOR (O.S.)
    • “ HELLO, CAN YOU HOLD PLEASE?
    • NO, HE’S OUT OF TOUCH RIGHT NOW.
    • HE CALLED YOU BACK AN HOUR AGO. NO SIR, TELL ME HOW?
    • HE SHOULD BE BACK AROUND TWO O’CLOCK.
    • THANK YOU, I’LL LET HIM KNOW.
    • IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE CHATTING SIR, BUT I REALLY HAVE TO GO.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
          • OPERATOR (O.S.)
    • “ HELLO, YES HOW ARE YOU?
    • I RECOGNIZE YOUR VOICE.
    • I’LL PUT YOU IN HIS MAILBOX, SINCE I HAVE NOT OTHER CHOICE.”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ HI, YOU’VE GOT DAVE’S MAILBOX.
    • PLEASE LISTEN FOR THE BEEP.
    • LEAVE YOUR NAME, NUMBER AND A MESSAGE.
    • IS IT URGENT, OR WILL IT KEEP”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
    14 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
          • OPERATOR (O.S.)
    • “ HELLO, YES, IT’S ME AGAIN.
    • HE’S STEPPED AWAY JUST NOW.
    • I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN SIR, WOULD YOU CARE TO TELL ME HOW?
    • HELLO, I CANNOT HEAR YOU.
    • SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH THIS LINE.
    • PLEASE CALL US BACK TOMORROW, I’M SURE HE’LL HAVE MORE TIME.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.
    • RING, BUZZ, RING – RING, BEEP, BUZZ.”
    • INT. AN ELEVATOR --- DAY--- 10:00AM
    • A group of bright, young, energetic employees are seen getting into an elevator. Their conversation is animated, light and happy. As the elevator doors close, their mood suddenly changes. There’s a dark foreboding. The devil sings verse one as the elevator makes its way to the second floor.
          • DEVIL (O.S.)
    • “ THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED.
    • YOU KNOW WHERE YOU SHOULD GO.
    • A FOUR – WALLED CELL ON SECOND FLOOR,
    • YOUR INSTINCTS TELL YOU NO.
    • THE DRAW IS LIKE A MAGNET.
    • THAT WILL NOT BE DENIED.”
    15 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • “ AN UNSEEN FORCE OF CORPORATE WILL,
    • LAUGHS AS YOU STEP INSIDE.”
    • INT. A HALLWAY LEADING TO A CONFERENCE ROOM --- DAY
    • The elevator doors open and the employees are greeted by the chorus. Members of the chorus are dressed as inhabitants of hell (demons, tempters, ghouls, and others of the devil’s disciples). They perform a ritualistic dance. The entire scene is colored black and red.
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ WE LIVE IN FEAR OF IT EACH DAY.”
    • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ CONFUSION, IGNORANCE, DESPAIR.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ TRY NOT ATTENDING IF YOU DARE.”
    16 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • INT. A CONFERENCE ROOM ON SECOND FLOOR --- DAY
    • The employees are seen entering the conference room. They begin to look sullen, old and tired. The room is full of images of hell. Fire, smoke, distant wailing. The devil’s disciples lead the employees into the conference room.
          • DEVIL (O.S.)
    • “ IT STARTS OUT SLOW AND EASY.
    • THEN LIKE A CANCER GROWS.
    • YOU SPEND EACH DAY IN PRAISE OF IT,
    • WHY, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS.
    • IT MAKES YOU FEEL IMPORTANT.
    • YOU RELISH ALL THE POWER.
    • BUT LIKE A THIRSTY ANIMAL.
    • IT DRAINS YOU BY THE HOUR.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ WE LIVE IN FEAR OF IT EACH DAY.”
    • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ CONFUSION, IGNORANCE, DESPAIR.”
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    • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ TRY NOT ATTENDING IF YOU DARE.”
          • DEVIL (O.S.)
    • “ CHALLENGE ITS EXISTENCE.
    • YOU’LL BE SURE TO TAKE A FALL.
    • THE COMPANY EXPECTS IT TO BE PRACTICED HERE BY ALL.
    • YOU LEARN TO OBEY MINDLESSLY.
    • YOU SMILE AND NOD YOUR HEAD.
    • BUT WHAT YOU REALLY THINK OF IT IS BETTER LEFT UNSAID.
    • INT. SAME CONFERENCE ROOM ON SECOND FLOOR --- DAY
    • The descent into hell continues. The room takes on a personality of its own. The floor, walls and ceiling portray suffering of all kinds.
          • DEVIL (O.S.)
    • “ IT’S TAKEN FULL COMMAND NOW.
    • MOMENTUM’S ON IT’S SIDE.
    • YOU MIGHT AS WELL RELAX AND LET IT TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ THE FEAR IS ALL PERVASIVE NOW.
    • MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN TELL.
    • WE MIGHT AS WELL JUST FACE THE FACTS, THIS IS A LIVING HELL.”
    • INT. SAME CONFERENCE ROOM ON SECOND FLOOR --- DAY
    • As the last two choruses are sung, the employees are seen in submissive roles (chain gang, oarsmen on a Roman warship etc.).
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          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ WE LIVE IN FEAR OF IT EACH DAY.”
    • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ CONFUSION, IGNORANCE, DESPAIR.”
          • CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ MA MA MA MEETING MANIA.”
    • EMPLOYEES (O.S.)
    • “ TRY NOT ATTENDING IF YOU DARE.”
    • NOTE: Repeat chorus twice and then out.
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    • INT. THE LUNCH ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR --- DAY
    • The scene is the polar opposite of Meeting Mania. Bright, colorful costumes and loud music. The scene is reminiscent of an upbeat Broadway musical or cabaret. The employees are seen as happy and incredibly optimistic . . . like wide – eyed children at a circus performance. The Lunchmaster (like the ringmaster of a circus) enters and introduces the Lunch Bunch, who immediately begin to “work the room.” Employees are sitting at their tables eating their lunch.
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ THERE’S A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT I WANT YOU ALL TO MEET.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ STEPPIN’ TO THE RHYTHM. FINGERS SNAPPIN’ TO THE BEAT.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ FORGET ABOUT THE MENU, PLEASURE’S WHAT THEY’RE LOOKIN’ FOR.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ AFTER ONE PERFORMANCE YOU’LL BE CRYIN’ OUT FOR MORE.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
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    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO THEM.
    • THEY’D RATHER SING AND DANCE.
    • THEY CAN MAKE LUNCH FUN AGAIN.
    • IF GIVEN HALF A CHANCE.”
    • INT. THE LUNCH ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR --- DAY
    • Employees are still seated, but they begin to tap toes and drum fingers in sync with the beat of the music.
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ THEY’LL HELP YOU TO ESCAPE AND LEAVE YOUR TROUBLED WORLD BEHIND.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ A NICER GROUP OF PEOPLE YOUR JUST NEVER GONNA FIND.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ NOW YOU FEEL THE RHYTHM. SEE IT. SENSE IT IN THE AIR.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ GET UP ON YOUR FEET AND JOIN THE PARTY IF YOU DARE.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
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    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO US.
    • WE’D RATHER SING AND DANCE.
    • WE CAN MAKE LUNCH FUN AGAIN.
    • IF YOU GIVE US HALF A CHANCE.”
    • INT. THE LUNCH ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR --- DAY
    • Employees are up and dancing. They join in the song, The atmosphere is joyous chaos. The Lunch Bunch leads a conga line that winds throughout the lunch room. Everyone is involved.
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ THE ENTIRE ROOM IS JUMPIN’ NOW EVERYBODY’S UP AND SINGIN.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ TOES ARE TAPPIN’. HANDS ARE CLAPPIN’. JOY IS WHAT THEY’RE BRINGIN’.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ WE ALL NEED SOME TIME AWAY FROM STRESS AND STRAIN AND TENSION.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ LET THE LUNCH BUNCH LEAD THE WAY. JUST GIVE THEM YOUR ATTENION.”
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    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO US.
    • WE’D RATHER SING AND DANCE.
    • WE HAVE MADE LUNCH FUN AGAIN.
    • THANKS FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE.”
    • INT. THE LUNCH ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR --- DAY
    • The celebration begins to calm. The Lunch Bunch continues the song and dance, but the pace is much less frenetic. The employees are seated again. The Lunch Bunch begins to exit the lunch room.
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ THEY’RE A GROUP OF PEOPLE I’M GLAD YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ STEPPIN’ TO THE RHYTHM. FINGERS SNAPPIN’ TO THE BEAT.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ LUNCH IS NEARLY OVER NOW. WE HOPE YOU HAD SOME FUN.”
    • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.)
    • “ WE’RE THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.”
          • LUNCHMASTER (O.S.)
    • “ YOU BEST GET BACK TO WORK NOW. THE DAY IS ONLY JUST HALF DONE.”
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  • LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.) “ HEY THE LUNCH BUNCH. TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THE LUNCH BUNCH.” LUNCHMASTER (O.S.) “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO THEM. THEY’D RATHER SING AND DANCE. THEY HAVE MADE LUNCH FUN AGAIN. THANKS FOR GIVING THEM THE CHANCE.” LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.) “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO US. WE’D RATHER SING AND DANCE. WE HAVE MADE LUNCH FUN AGAIN. THANKS FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE.” LUNCH BUNCH (O.S.) “ LUNCH IS NOT A MEAL TO US. WE’D RATHER SING AND DANCE. WE HAVE MADE LUNCH FUN AGAIN. THANKS FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE.” NOTE: LUNCH BUNCH chorus continues and fades out as they exit the lunch room. 24 A Long Day’s Journey Into Business Story
    • INT. DAVE’S OFFICE ON FIRST FLOOR --- DAY
    • Dave and the Other Self are in Dave’s office with the office door closed. Dave is seated at his desk. He is seen as tired, frustrated and on the brink of despair. The only sound is the humming of his computer.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THERE’S TOO MUCH TO DO. I CAN’T GET IT DONE.
    • MY WORK DAY SEEMS OVER BEFORE IT’S BEGUN.
    • I MAKE ALL MY LISTS. I KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO.
    • THEN, ‘HEY DAVE CAN I HAVE JUST A MINUTE OR TWO?’”
    • DAVE (O.S.) & CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ TOO MANY PROJECTS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.
    • WORK SHOULD BE FUN AND NOT SUCH A GRIND.
    • HEAD COUNT REDUCTION AND COST CUTTING TO.
    • FOCUS YOURSELF ON NEED NOT WANT TO DO.”
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ WANTING TO SAY YES TO EVERY REQUEST.
    • THE BOSS SAYS IT’S TOUGH YEA, BUT GIVE IT YOUR BEST.
    • DELETING PHONE MESSAGES. WHERE DID THEY GO?
    • TOSSING. FILING. RECYCLING. JUST GO WITH THE FLOW.”
    • DAVE (O.S.) & CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ TOO MANY PROJECTS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.
    • WORK SHOULD BE FUN AND NOT SUCH A GRIND.
    • HEAD COUNT REDUCTION AND COST CUTTING TO.
    • FOCUS YOURSELF ON NEED NOT WANT TO DO.”
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          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ PRIORITIES. PROJECT LISTS. MEETINGS, AND THEN
    • GO BACK TO YOUR OFFICE AND START OVER AGAIN.
    • CALL HOME OR LOG ON. SEE THE SKY. SMELL THE AIR.
    • REFRESH YOURSELF. FOCUS, CONFIDENCE. NOT DESPAIR.”
    • DAVE (O.S.) & CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ TOO MANY PROJECTS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.
    • WORK SHOULD BE FUN AND NOT SUCH A GRIND.
    • HEAD COUNT REDUCTION AND COST CUTTING TO.
    • FOCUS YOURSELF ON NEED NOT WANT TO DO.”
          • DAVE & OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ PLAY YOUR ROLE. PICK YOUR PROJECT. WHICH EXEC. IS HOT?
    • MAKE SURE WHEN IT’S OVER, YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT SPOT.
    • DEADLINES AND MILESTONES. WHO’S GOT WHICH BALL?
    • IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER. JUST DO THEM ALL.”
    • DAVE & OTHER SELF (O.S.) & CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ TOO MANY PROJECTS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.
    • WORK SHOULD BE FUN AND NOT SUCH A GRIND.
    • HEAD COUNT REDUCTION AND COST CUTTING TO.
    • FOCUS YOURSELF ON NEED NOT WANT TO DO.”
    • NOTE: Chorus continues and fades out.
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    • INT. MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM ON GROUND FLOOR --- DAY
    • Dave is alone in the company’s main conference room. He is alone with his thoughts for the first time all day. There are no distractions. He begins to ask the questions that only his Other Self has been capable of asking up till now. The last two verses of the following song are sung to Dave by the Other Self. Instead of the frustration and despair so evident in previous encounters, this one is positive and motivational.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ONE PERSON BE?
    • A FATHER. A HUSBAND. A BOSS, EMPLOYEE.
    • A BROTHER. A SON. AN IN – LAW. A LOVER.
    • A FRIEND. A NEIGHBOR. SOMETIMES JUST ANOTHER.”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ ALL OF US HAVE PEOPLE HIDDEN INSIDE.
    • ROLES THAT WE PLAY. EXPOSE AND THEN HIDE.
    • DON’T BE YOURSELF, THEY MAY NOT LIKE IT.
    • DON’T BE SOMEONE ELSE, OR YOU’LL NEVER FIT.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO BE?
    • IF NOT WHO YOU ARE. YOU’LL NE VER BE FREE.
    • FREE FROM THE SHACKLES THAT OTHERS IMPOSE.
    • FREE TO MAKE USE OF ALL THAT YOU KNOW.
    • DON’T MAKE EXCUSES. FIND A WAY TO SUCCEED.
    • OTHERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO CONCEDE.”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ WHO CALLED THIS MEETING? WHAT SHOULD I BE?
    • HOW DO I KNOW WHAT’S EXPECTED OF ME.
    • SHOULD I SHOW FEELINGS? LAUGHTER, FEAR, LOVE, HATE?
    • I NEED TO DECIDE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.”
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          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ LOOK IN THE MIRROR. WHAT DO YOU SEE?
    • THE PERSON IN THIS LIFE THAT ONLY YOU CAN BE.
    • A SHAVE AND A HAICUT. A SUIT AND A TIE.
    • ARE YOU HAPPY IN THIS LIFE, OR IS IT JUST A LIE.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO BE?
    • IF NOT WHO YOU ARE. YOU’LL NE VER BE FREE.
    • FREE FROM THE SHACKLES THAT OTHERS IMPOSE.
    • FREE TO MAKE USE OF ALL THAT YOU KNOW.
    • DON’T MAKE EXCUSES. FIND A WAY TO SUCCEED.
    • OTHERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO CONCEDE.”
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ YOUR PARENTS WERE GUIDEPOSTS ALONG YOUR WAY.
    • THEY CAREFULLY KEPT YOU FROM GOING ASTRAY.
    • WAS IT LOVE OR JUST ENVY. LIFE’S SUPPOSED TO BE HARD.
    • YOU HAD EVERY CHANCE, BUT YOU DIDN’T PLAY THE CARD.”
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ A NEW YOU MUST EMERGE FROM WITHIN THIS CACOON.
    • IF NOT RIGHT AWAY, THEN SOMETIME VERY SOON.
    • BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE. DO IT RIGHT NOW.
    • THE YOU IN THE MIRROR IS THE ONE WHO KNOWS HOW.”
          • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO BE?
    • IF NOT WHO YOU ARE. YOU’LL NE VER BE FREE.
    • FREE FROM THE SHACKLES THAT OTHERS IMPOSE.
    • FREE TO MAKE USE OF ALL THAT YOU KNOW.
    • DON’T MAKE EXCUSES. FIND A WAY TO SUCCEED.
    • OTHERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO CONCEDE.”
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    • INT. DAVE’S OFFICE ON FIRST FLOOR --- EVENING
    • It’s the end of the workday and the Other Self continues to deliver the motivational message to Dave that began in the main conference room.
          • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ I SENSE YOUR FRUSTRATION. YOUR ANGER AND RAGE.
    • EACH DAY IT BECOMES HARDER TO JUST TURN THE PAGE.
    • YOU WANT TO STAY SILENT. NOT BITCH AND COMPLAIN.”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ BUT IT’S NOT GETTING BETTER. IT’S NOT EVEN SANE.”
          • OTHER SELF & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE’LL DO IT AS A TEAM.
    • ONE DAY AT A TIME. WITH RHYTHM AND RHYME.
    • NOT THE SAME ROUTINE.
    • DON’T PLAY THE VICTIM. THAT WON’T GET IT DONE.
    • STOP SEEING ONLY ROADBLOCKS. GET IN ON THE FUN.
    • DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST. KEEP YOUR EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD.
    • DON’T LOOK FOR PROBLEMS. FIND SOLUTIONS INSTEAD.”
    • INT. THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE OFFICE BUILDING --- EVENING
    • The motivational message continues, but now Dave, the Other Self and the Chorus are joined by other employees in the front lobby. Everyone wants Dave to know that they’re behind him. They want him to succeed.
    • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ GIVE IN TO YOUR FEELINGS. LET YOUR TRUE SELF SHOW.
    • TELL THEM ALL WHAT YOU THINK. NOT JUST WHAT YOU KNOW.
    • IT’S SAFE TO STAY SILENT. WHY RISK LOSING FACE?”
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    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE ANSWER’S IN WANTING TO WIN THE RACE.”
          • OTHER SELF & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE’LL DO IT AS A TEAM.
    • ONE DAY AT A TIME. WITH RHYTHM AND RHYME.
    • NOT THE SAME ROUTINE.
    • DON’T PLAY THE VICTIM. THAT WON’T GET IT DONE.
    • STOP SEEING ONLY ROADBLOCKS. GET IN ON THE FUN.
    • DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST. KEEP YOUR EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD.
    • DON’T LOOK FOR PROBLEMS. FIND SOLUTIONS INSTEAD.”
    • EXT. JUST OUTSIDE THE FRONT ENTRANCE --- EVENING
    • The scene shifts outside as everyone sends Dave on his way home for the night. He’s feeling good about himself.
    • OTHER SELF (O.S.)
    • “ BE WHAT YOU CAN BE. NOT JUST WHAT YOU ARE.
    • LET THE OTHERS ALL SEE WHAT YOU’VE KEPT IN THE JAR.”
    • OTHER SELF & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ IT’S REALLY QUITE SIMPLE. YOU’VE KNOWN ALL ALONG.”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ I NEED TO TAKE CHARGE AND START SINGING MY SONG.”
          • DAVE & OTHER SELF & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE’LL DO IT AS A TEAM.
    • ONE DAY AT A TIME. WITH RHYTHM AND RHYME.
    • NOT THE SAME ROUTINE.
    • DON’T PLAY THE VICTIM. THAT WON’T GET IT DONE.
    • STOP SEEING ONLY ROADBLOCKS. GET IN ON THE FUN.
    • DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST. KEEP YOUR EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD.
    • DON’T LOOK FOR PROBLEMS. FIND SOLUTIONS INSTEAD.”
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    • INT. INSIDE DAVE’S CAR FOR THE DRIVE HOME --- EVENING
    • Dave is mellow. He leaves work behind and looks forward to connecting with his family. He leaves the office parking lot and heads for home. He turns on the car radio. He no longer needs the Other Self. He is relaxed and confident.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE DJ IS MY FRIEND.
    • HE TAKES ME HOME EACH DAY.
    • HE FINDS A WAY TO MAKE ME SMILE.
    • AND MY WORRIES DRIFT AWAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE.
    • MY WORK LIFE FADES AWAY.
    • I THINK OF CALM, PASTORAL SCENES.
    • AND THE CAR FINDS IT’S OWN WAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
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          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ MY MIND IS CLEAR AND FOCUSED.
    • ON HOME AND KIDS AND WIFE.
    • THEY MAKE EACH DAY A SPECIAL GIFT.
    • THEY ARE MY LOVE AND LIFE.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ THE DJ IS MY FRIEND.
    • HE HELPS ME END EACH DAY.
    • HE SEEMS TO ALWAYS SPEAK TO ME.
    • AND ALL THE LISTENERS SAY.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL.
    • HOW ‘BOUT NEW WAVE, THAT’S THE SOUND.
    • JAZZ, RAPP, SOUL OR A BIT OF THE BLUES.
    • YOU WERE LOST AND NOW YOU’RE FOUND.”
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    • EXT. THE DECK ON THE BACK OF DAVE’S HOME --- EVENING
    • Dave is home. Instead of going immediately into the house, he climbs the rear stairs of his home and stands on the deck in the back of the house. The house is perched on top of a hill, and the deck provides a scenic lookout over the city. It’s a clear night. The sky is full of stars and the lights of the city are unusually brilliant. He sings the closing song with the help of the chorus, but again, the Other Self is nowhere to be found. He is no longer needed. The chorus joins Dave on the deck for the final two choruses.
          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ LIFE HOLDS FOR US ALL A WILL TO SUCCEED.
    • IT’S BURIED WITHIN US AND WE HAVE THE KEY.
    • WHEN WE CHOOSE NOT TO USE IT, WE SELFISHLY SAY.
    • ‘ I’D RATHER NOT SHARE MY TALENTS TODAY.’”
    • DAVE (O.S.)
    • “ NOT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT ROLE THEY SHOULD PLAY.
    • SOME NEVER FIND OUT AND THEIR LIFE DRIFTS AWAY.
    • BUT THOSE THAT ATTACK IT WITH FERVOR AND FIRE.
    • FIND THAT LIFE CAN FULFILL THEIR EVERY DESIRE.”
    • CHORUS (V.O.)
    • “ TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
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          • DAVE (O.S.)
    • THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN MONEY AND FAME.
    • MORE THAN JUST SIMPLY PLAYING THE GAME.
    • AND NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK LOUD AND CLEAR.
    • THIS IS ME! UP ON TOP! IT’S ME! WAY UP HERE!”
    • DAVE & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • DAVE & CHORUS (O.S.)
    • “ TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • EVERYDAY’S A GIFT IT’S UP TO US TO LOOK INSIDE.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • IT’S ALL RIGHT I SAID IT’S ALL RIGHT.
    • TOMORROW’S BRIGHT AND NEW.
    • SEEIN’ ALL THE DOORS TO MY LIFE ARE OPEN WIDE.”
    • END
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