Tuesday, August 2, 2016

JUSTICE AND THE MACHINE scene selection pt. 2

JUSTICE AND THE MACHINE
Writing Sample by Brad Havens
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INT. WAITING ROOM- DAY

This room has three doors, a sofa and two chairs. The center
door blows inward, shards flying scattered through the room. The
Machine tosses Evelyn onto the sofa face first, having barely
enough time to twist out of the way of Justice’s incoming sword.
He falls back into the room under Justice’s pressing attack.
Evelyn SCREAMS.


INT. CORRIDOR- DAY

Travers and Clayton perk up. One look at each other, and they
hurry onward.


INT. WAITING ROOM- DAY

Justice and the Machine duel, moving faster than Evelyn can
follow. Gaining the advantage, Justice topples his opponent over
a chair. Evelyn cringes backward as Justice reaches for her.
Travers and Clayton burst through the door, guns out, drawing a
bead on Justice.

                         CLAYTON
          Federal Officer! Don’t- !

                         TRAVERS
          Don’t move, Mr. President.

Justice jerks Evelyn to her feet in front of him. The Officers
stare, dumbstruck at the sight of her. The Machine lunges in,
separating the two and pushing Justice out of the room.
Recognizing them from the clearing, the Machine pushes Evelyn in
their direction. Travers catches her.

                         MACHINE
          Take care of her.

Before they can respond, he’s out the door after Justice.
Clayton keeps his attention on the door.


                         TRAVERS
          Madame President. My name is Special Agent
          Travers. Are you all right?

Remembering the name, she nods.

                         EVELYN
          I’d really like to go home now.

Travers smiles. Gently, he passes her into Clayton’s arms.

                         TRAVERS
          Yes ma’am. You go with Special Agent
          Clayton, and we’ll get you home safe
          and sound. Clayton, please...?

                         CLAYTON
          Yes, sir. Madame President, please come
          with me.


He takes her by the hand and leads her out the way they
came in. Travers turns to the SOUND of fighting from the
other corridor. Jaw set in place, he goes after them.




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