Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Love doll

I’m writing a movie script. This is the outline so far:

“The protagonist becomes disgusted with the world around him and the people in it. Then gradually he becomes disgusted with himself. We see him staring coldly at his reflection while shaving. At some point he decides to go away forever. He talks incessantly about sealing himself into a container on a deserted island in the Antarctic, living alone for the rest of his days. This mad plan unexpectedly becomes feasible when he inherits a large sum from an uncle in America. He is overjoyed.

He brings food and water for a year, and for company a Japanese love doll named Pirate Sally. The container is nice and cosy. He talks to Sally, getting to know her, learning her likes and dislikes. When he asks her what sign she is, she doesn’t answer. He interprets her silence as tacit acquiescence. He makes mad, passionate love to her on the icy cold floor of the container.

The next morning he wakes up alone. In his bones he knows he has now become the antagonist. He sits down and starts writing a novel about penguins.”

That’s all I have as yet. Ideas welcome.


Blogger suttonhoo said...

penguins are good.

you might want to introduce some harp seals as sympathetic victims.

5:24 am  
Blogger Susanne said...

I somehow feel that Willy should be there, in the end somewhere.

2:07 pm  
Anonymous ungovernable said...

killer whale love doll

5:41 pm  
Blogger Antagonous said...

maybe there could be some baby seal clubbing to up the drama level

9:45 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

I'm impressed with the high level of brainstorming going on here.

11:03 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

Maybe a damsel-in-distress scenario? The love doll about to be taken in a walrus attack?

12:20 pm  
Anonymous ungovernable said...

i had this idea about the penguin protagonist. it was feeling misunderstood or alienated or lonely or something, so it got itself that killer whale love doll but all the other penguins got scared shitless, some even died, and the protagonist penguin had to run away in shame, while the rest of the penguin flock pushed the killer whale love doll into the ocean. but i guess it's not on.

7:04 pm  

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