“Julia/Juliana” Random Scene 1

This is lifted from a screenplay I wrote with Tonet for a Hawaiian film. We were commissioned by a Filipino-American producer. It’s a romantic sci-fi musical tentatively titled “Julia/Juliana.” It is yet to be shot.

A little background. Michael is a white soldier. Juliana is his ex-wife who abandoned him. Julia is his new wife who looks, speaks, and acts almost exactly like Juliana. When Juliana decides to return and win back Michael’s heart, things get ugly. Julia leaves Michael and doesn’t want to be found. Anyway, this is just one scene.

82   EXT   BEACH,   NIGHT – LATER

At this time of the night with these crowds, it seems impossible to find JULIA. MICHAEL is acting desperately, asking anyone he comes across with.

JULIANA is doing the same.

MICHAEL breaks away from the crowd and approaches the shore. JULIANA comes running after him.

JULIANA:
Mike! Mike!

MICHAEL does not budge. He stops walking. JULIANA finally catches up.

JULIANA:
I’ve done everything but I really can’t find her.

MICHAEL:
That’s okay. Thank you.

JULIANA notices how this event saddens MICHAEL. For almost a minute, amidst the distant noise from the crowd, silence covers the shore.

JULIANA:
You really love her, don’t you?

MICHAEL just looks at JULIANA and smiles.

JULIANA:
I’m happy for you. But…

JULIANA seems to be very reluctant to complete her sentence.

MICHAEL:
But what?

JULIANA:
But I can’t, I just, I just cant help but notice how similar we are. Juliana and me. I mean, for a while, I thought, you just love her because…

MICHAEL:
Because she reminds me of you.

JULIANA:
Yeah, because she reminds you of me.

MICHAEL:
You know how sometimes, when something… or someone so dear to us just disappears, it’s hard to live again. So we find things… people to remind us of our loss, of what we had and let go.

And we begin to love the similaries of what is now and what used to be. But later on, those similarities just… they just disappear, too. All is left is how different now is.

And how special now is. And how beautiful now is.

And you can’t even remember what used to be.

JULIANA feels a little guilty. Teary-eyed. She smiles.

JULIANA:
Well, I’ve changed.

MICHAEL finally looks at JULIANA in the eye.

MICHAEL:
Of course you have. You always do.
That smile, I used to see that all the time.
But eventually, it disappeared. It disappeared with you.
So I’m afraid to love that smile again.
Because I know, sooner or later, it’ll disappear again.

JULIANA looks away. A tear finally falls from her eye. She wipes it off. Silence. Then she speaks again.

JULIANA:
Well, what are we doing? We should be looking for Julia.

JULIANA walks away. Her heart, completely broken but completely happy for her ex-husband.

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  • http://iamtheclosetgeek.blogspot.com geek

    the past, the present and the future….ewan ko, yan bigla yung pumasok sa isip ko..hehehe

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      hahaha. past and present lang siguro. :P

  • http://vitsofvins.blogspot.com VinS

    you never fail to amaze your readers yoshke… *sigh*

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      BOLA!

      • http://vitsofvins.blogspot.com VinS

        anong mapapala ko kung bobolahin kita? haha

        • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

          gusto mo talagang sagutin ko yan dito? haha

        • http://vitsofvins.blogspot.com VinS

          whaaa!

  • http://elyong.blogspot.com Elyong

    hahaha.. magkakabukingan ba dito… baka kayo ang maging random scene 2 hahaha

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      hahaha. hindi pede. :P

  • http://odinhood.blogspot.com odin

    naalala ko yung ‘my best friend’s wedding’…. di ba michael din yung name nung guy hehe

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      haha, yeah, michael din.

  • jake

    galing ha. malungkot lang nga.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      haaaaaay, sabi nga ni ricky lee, 1 out of 5 love stories lang ang may happy ending.

      • jake

        saan mo pinaghuhugutan yan? hehehe

  • http://www.gillboard.blogspot.com gilbert

    nice… kaya lang bitin… well, good luck with that screenplay.. although I wonder kung paano naging scifi yung story… clone ba si juliana ni julia? anyway, i guess we’ll have to wait.. hehehe

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      bayad na yang screenplay na yan. nabayaran na kami for that so bahala na sila.

      Clone? Close to it. :P

  • http://iamtheclosetgeek.blogspot.com geek

    btw, yosh, please check my bits and pieces na post…hehehe

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      waaaaah, i did. thank you for that. check out my comment on that post. :P

  • http://iamtheclosetgeek.blogspot.com geek

    i did.. you are very cute…

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      wahaha, im a pimply bastard. not cute at all!

      • http://iamtheclosetgeek.blogspot.com geek

        i completely disagree, yosh…

        • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

          ay, ewan ko sayo. Bahala ka. Marunong ka pa saken eh katawan ko ‘to! haha, joke lang. :P

        • http://iamtheclosetgeek.blogspot.com geek

          hahaha

          shut up, or else am going to kiss you….

          hahaha kidding, kidding….

  • http://elyong.blogspot.com Elyong

    Yoskie, Geek, sa random scene 3 na lang kayo.. hahaha

  • http://roneilberania.blogspot.com ron

    wow… it was very well-written. i didn;t know you’re a screen writer too! kudos, mate ! wohooo!

  • http://www.msc-quest.blogspot.com ced

    astig ah!
    it reminds of a scene sa isang movie pero yung 2 girls ay total opposite ng ugali. hehehe

    pwedeng pwede na screen writer at magaling sa research.
    todo talent na eto ah. hehe

  • http://www.jayviedistor.wordpress.com gravity

    wow!!! nice. sosyal, fil-am produ. at hawaiin film, international ka na talaga =)
    ano ending hehehe?

    ******
    so you’ve read ‘para kay b?’

  • http://www.pinoyupdates.com Jason

    Thats nice. Pano yung “7 night stand”? Wala pang kasunod? hehe

  • http://mylifeasnoah.blogspot.com noah

    oo nga, ung 7 night stand…. hmmm…

    nice! ganda..

    uhm, may naiisip na ko kung ano si Julia and how is she related to Juliana, if in terms of scifi.. haha..

    malakas akong mag-imagine eh. hehe :D

    cheers for Yoshke! :D

  • http://yahken.multiply.com The Lady in Green Ruffles

    ayy,

    lesson gained!