Glory of Love - Part 6

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A dissatisfied wife seeks revenge after learning her husband and lover have joined forces and are plotting against her.

Excerpt from Glory of Love, a screenplay, by Allen Henriquez.

Copyright © by Allen Henriquez

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Submitted: May 10, 2014

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Continued:

 

EXT. MONTAGUE STREET/PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN – DAY

Fannie pulls into a parking garage and exits the vehicle.

The attendant takes the keys.

Fannie points her finger at the attendant:

FANNIE

You know.

ATTENDANT
I know.  No scratches.  Not even tine, tiny, little ones.

FANNIE

(still pointing her finger)

You know.

INT. STEPHEN’S APARTMENT BUILDING (HALLWAY) – DAY

Stephen is in the apartment on the computer.

Fannie drops her handbag on the sofa, looks at Stephen intently then goes into the kitchen.  Fannie exits after a few moments with a bottle of water sipping from it.

FANNIE

You’re going to have to explain it in such detail

that it makes complete business sense to me, com-

plete.

STEPHEN

What are you talking about?

FANNIE

The fucking painting.  What else?

STEPHEN

Oh that.  I bought it.

Fannie walks over to the sofa and sits, still drinking her water.  Fannie stops and stares at the back of Stephen’s head.

Stephen continues to type on the keyboard, but is forced to slow down, feeling

Fannie’s eyes on him.  Stephen finally stops typing and turns to face Fannie.

STEPHEN

I bought it with the money I made from selling

The furniture someone made me get rid of.

FANNIE

That’s a stupid lie.

STEPHEN

Excuse me?

FANNIE
There’s the phone, call you parents and tell them

they wasted their money putting you through the

university because you don’t even know how to

tell an intelligent lie.  Go ahead call.

STEPHEN

I don’t have to explain everything I do.

FANNIE

I agree.  Most of what you do is so unsophisti-

cated, but this.

STEPHEN

This what?

FANNIE

This is beyond your thinking process.

STEPHEN

What? I don’t have an appreciation for art?

FANNIE

For women, wine, and fast cars, yes.  For art? Try

finger painting.

STEPHEN

And the middle one is for you.

FANNIE

Leave the middle one out of it.  Your’s doesn’t

stand straight enough, long enough, anymore

anyway.

STEPHEN

That’s called the power of prayer.  Praying to get

it over with as quickly as possible.

FANNIE

If you felt that way why didn’t you speak up?

Aren’t you man enough?

STEPHEN

And wake up on the 18th hole dead like you almost

did with Raul.

FANNIE

The dead are more interesting than the dullard.

STEPHEN

You must have had something in common, you

married him.

FANNIE

Yes, his money in my pocket.

STEPHEN

That profound depth of emotions that is your trade-

mark.

FANNIE

It’s the parts that shook that attracted you.

STEPHEN
Maybe the rhythm they had has slowed down.

FANNIE

I know yours has, but what I want to know is how

you got that painting?

STEPHEN

I bought it.

FANNIE
You’re a liar.

STEPHEN

You’re the expert in that area, Raul can confirm

that.

FANNIE

You’ve got the right name ‘cause that’s who you

got that painting from.  Now what I want to know

is, what did you gibe him for it?

STEPHEN

You’re favorite, money.

FANNIE

That kind of money you don’t have.

STEPHEN
What would you know about art?

FANNIE

You see, fool, that’s where you’re wrong.  I

studied art in college.  I was an agent in the

business before I got married, Raul was one of

my clients.

Stephen is stunned.

FANNIE

That’s a Renault, it’s called “Forest of Blue.”

Value, forty-five to fifty thousand.

Stephen is now even more stunned.

  FANNIE

(smiling)

He told you it was worth more.  So now who’s the liar?

(Stephen stands up, looks at the painting, then walks across the floor looking down in thought.  Stephen then walks into the kitchen, takes a beer out of the refrigerator.  He takes a few sips of beer then returns to the living room.  Fannie has left the living room.  Stephen walks into the bedroom.

 

INT. STEPHEN’S APARTMENT/BEDROOM – DAY

Fannie is packing her items into two suitcases.

STEPHEN

Are you leaving?

FANNIE

What do you think?

STEPHEN

Where are you going?

FANNIE

I’ll have the maid come tomorrow and pick these

suitcases up.

Stephen sips his beer, not sure about whether he should be happy or sad.

EXT. FIFTH AVENUE AND CENTRAL PARK (EAST), MANHATTAN – DAY

Raul is jogging along the park on Fifth Avenue.  Raul gets to Central Park South and stops, jogging in place.

Joseph is sitting on his usual bench reading the newspaper.  Joseph looks up from the paper.

JOSEPH

How you doing?

RAUL

Fine.

JOSEPH

You have a good run?

RAUL

Yeah.

JOSEPH

Will running improve your sex life?

RAUL

Maybe I don’t know for sure, why?

JOSEPH

I was wondering, if it did, does that make life bet-

ter or worse?

RAUL

Why worse?

JOSEPH

The greater ability, the greater desire.  The greater

desire, the higher priority.  The higher priority, the

more problems.

RAUL

Maybe.  What about you, how is your sex life?

JOSEPH

I  have none, haven’t for years.

RAUL

Are you happy?

JOSEPH

I guess. Haven’t gotten into an argument in

years.

A man, HARRY NELSON, walks up and sits on the same bench as Joseph.

HARRY

Pear?

JOSEPH
Yeah sure, Harry.

Harry hands Joseph the pear.

JOSEPH

Thanks, want a cigar?

HARRY

Sure.

Joseph pulls one from his breast pocket and hands it to Harry.

Harry nods:

HARRY

Thank you.

RAUL

I’ll see you later.

JOSEPH

I hope so.

INT. RAUL’S APARTMENT/52ND STREET AND 1ST AVENUE, MANHATTAN – DAY

Raul enters the apartment with two suitcases sitting in the middle of the floor.

RAUL

Fannie?

 


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