EXT. T ANNE CLEARY WALKWAY - MORNING
KRISTIN RIVERS, dressed in a way that mirrors her eccentricity
(think fish nets), is walking to the beat of upbeat music. She is
not wearing headphones--the music is in her head. We are hearing
the music each time the camera is focused solely on her. Kristin
does not seem to realize that she is acting oddly.
Students eye her warily and skirt around her, giving her a wide
berth. As we get these various point of view shots from the
onlookers, we no longer hear the music, and we realize that it is
not actually playing.
EXT. NORTH HALL - MORNING
We are following close behind Kristin as she continues jamming to
her music. The music suddenly stops as an apparently
unsurpassable idea occurs to her. She slowly turns her head,
facing the camera.
(excited to the point of seriousness)
We should go see the duckies.
Kristin pauses slightly, then abruptly starts walking briskly
(staring straight ahead)
Don't argue. We're going.
(looks back, rolling eyes)
Why should I care that we went yesterday? Loosen up a little,
EXT. PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE - LATE MORNING
Kristin leans on the rail, watching a group of ducks. She seems
much calmer now. She turns to the camera again.
This is nice, isn't it?
Kristin then notices a COUPLE on the bridge also looking at the
ducks. She starts to look around, and sees a GROUP of laughing
friends here, another COUPLE there. Kristin sighs and looks back
to the water, watching a duck swimming on its own.
EXT. THEATER BUILDING - LATE MORNING
We're following Kristin again. She spots a BOY and GIRL talking
casually and starts to approach them.
(to the camera)
Come on, don't be shy.
Kristin is now right in front of them.
(nervously applying chapstick)
Heyyyy, what's up?
(surprised and confused)
Uhh, nothing really...
Can we help you?
Yeah! Now that you mention it. You two fine strangers can be my
Kristin does a little head jerk-her nervous tic-the boy and girl
look at each other, eye brows raised. The boy is just a little
confused; the girl seems annoyed and uninterested.
Actually, we, uh...
(to the camera)
See, I knew this wasn't a good idea! But you couldn't take
no for an--
Who are you talking to...?
We get a POV shot from them, of Kristin standing by herself
nervously applying chapstick again.
I don't know what you're talking about...
Kristin hurries away and the boy looks confusedly at the girl.
Who was that...?
Oh, just Schizo-Kristin. Is it surprising she has no friends?
EXT. NORTH HALL - LATE MORNING
We're following Kristin as she approaches the set of stairs in
front of North Hall. Three or four students are sitting on them,
leaving just enough room for people to get by. She squeezes
through and then notices a GIRL sitting alone on the bench ahead.
Kristin excitedly sits next to her.
(nervous head twitch)
You look lonely.
Yeah and I was just thinking that-
A loud buzzing noise is heard, filling Kristin's ears and making
it difficult to hear. She opens her jaw, trying to pop her ears.
The girl is looking at her confusedly.
(almost yelling now)
I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU WOULD WANT TO-
Are you alright?
WHAT? CAN YOU HEAR THAT? WOW, THAT'S LOUD.
We get the girl's POV of Kristin. The buzzing noise is no longer
heard as Kristin has her head tipped and is hitting herself in
the ear, as if trying to rid them of water.
Back in Kristin's POV, the buzzing continues. The girl gets up
and leaves, and all of a sudden it stops.
Hey! It's gone now, come back!
She isn't coming back. Kristin sits by herself and applies some
chapstick. The camera joins her on the bench.
(to the camera)
Don't even say anything.
EXT. BURGE HALL - AFTERNOON
Kristin approaches a GIRL reading a book. The girl doesn't notice
Kristin sit at the same table as her. Kristin reaches
convulsively for her chapstick, but then forces herself not to
use it. She takes a deep breath.
(although she can obviously see the cover)
What are you reading?
The girl, slightly annoyed, gestures to the cover.
Oh yeah, that's a good one.
(to the camera)
Would you quit? I know I haven't read it!
The girl is confused. We see Kristin from her POV, talking to no
Leave me alone! Do you want this to work or not?
(turns back to girl, head twitch)
Listen, do you wanna hang out sometime?
Well, I don't know, maybe-
Kristin is looking off-screen, distracted. The camera tilts up
and pans right and the screen is filled with a hypnotizing, wheel
of swirling colors.
From the girl's POV, we see Kristin staring up at nothing,
transfixed. After a while, the girl gets up and leaves. Kristin
finally snaps out of it and realizes she's alone again. She is
very upset, reaches for her chapstick, but her hands are shaking
so hard that she drops it. It rolls underneath the adjacent
table, and Kristin follows it on her hands and knees. It comes to
a stop next to a pair of eccentric-looking feet. All of a sudden
another tube of chapstick falls from above, next to Kristin's. A
BOY's face appears beneath the table, reaching for his chapstick.
Kristin hands it to him and rises from the ground, sitting at the
table with him. They both do the same nervous head twitch at the
EXTREME CLOSE UP OF KRISTIN'S ECSTATIC FACE.