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INT.NURSINGHOMECORRIDOR-DAY
Blackscreen,thenaquotefromPabloPicassoappears,
"Everythingyoucanimagineisreal."
Wehearthelead-indrumlicksfromtheLEONARDCOHENsong,
InMySecretLife.Thesongbegins.Showtitleandroll
credits.
Slamcutto:Twopairsoffeetwalkingsidebysideona
tilefloorinacorridor.Ontheleft,apairofwhitenurse
shoesandwhitestockings.Ontheright,brownwingtipsand
dresspants.
CreditsrollandthecamerabeginstopanupasCohenbegins
tosing.Throughoutthisscene,thereisnodialog,only
song.
LEONARDCOHEN(V.O.)
(singing)
Isawyouthismorning.Youwere
movingsofast.Can’tseemto
loosenmygriponthepast.AndI
missyousomuch.There’snoonein
sight.Andwe’restillmakinglove
InMySecretLife....
Songcontinuesascreditsrollandcamerapansuptoreveal
DR.PETERZITTERAALandNURSE1walkingdownthehallway.
Nurseisdressedinstandardwhitenurse’sdressand
Zitteraaliswearingdressclothesandaneatlypressed
whitelabcoat,carryingaclipboard.Zitteraal,early30s,
istallwithacrewcut,cleanshaven,wearingtightwire-rim
glasses.Hehasflintygreeneyes,paleskin,looksrather
likeafishofsomesort.
Theypassanoldwomanstrugglingalongwiththeassistance
ofawalker.Sheseemstobechatteringangrily,pointsan
accusatoryfingeratZitteraalashepasses.Theyignoreher
andpasson,turnacorner.
LEONARDCOHEN(V.O.)
(singing)
I’llbemarchingthroughthe
morning,marchingthroughthe
night,movingcrossthebordersof
mysecretlife....
ZitteraalandNurse1passanoldmansittingaloneina
chair.Heseemsalmostlikeastatue.Closeinandholdon
thevacuousstareinhiseyesastheypasshimwithout
stopping.
(CONTINUED)
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