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T206 Final Project

By: Brittany Resnick and Alyssa Bierman


Preliminary Research We based the idea for our script off of one of our group member’s Plot Fest Assignments. The original idea was “A man spends his whole life pretending to be a superhero and then surprises himself when he saves someone’s life with a power he didn’t know he had”. We came up with the idea of incorporating a variety of popular superhero within the script using costumes, set design, and music while making our protagonist superheroes obsessed.

Since we are not familiar with superheroes and comics we had to research specific superheroes that would be appropriate to incorporate within our script. We also researched different superhero powers because we wanted John, our main character, to have somewhat realistic and unique super powers.

Another area of our final project that took a lot of time and research was coming up with a name for our movie. From the start, we knew we wanted the title to be John’s “superhero” name. Wanting to encompass his seemingly scrawny build, we looked up uncommon synonyms for the word “scrawny” and felt that “feeble” was the best fit. In order to portray his super powers we thought of the word “force”. We felt that the use of alliteration in the title made it strong and easy to remember.


FEEBLE FORCE A

TREATMENT FOR A FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY by 3’S COMPANY PRODUCTIONS October, 2010

The Past. New Jersey suburb. Bedroom. Morning. Through the escalating lyrics of the Batman theme song the autumn breeze enters through the opened window blowing the Superman covers off the left side of the NASCAR inspired bed. Suddenly a scrawny arm appears from underneath the covers to snooze the annoying melody. Up springs a skinny little body energetic to start his day. He lays down the ground and attempts to do his daily set of pushups. Collapsing after number two, JOHN struggles to pick his 5 lb. dumbbell off the floor. Slipping through what he thought was a strong grip, his mother screeched from the kitchen. Work out time was over. Leaping into the bathroom, John makes eyes at what he sees as a muscular frame. Instead he is a slender young boy with scruffy brown hair and big round puppy dog eyes. He glances down to unzip his Ironman onezie then proceeds to pick out that days attire from his vast collection of superhero ensembles. Once securing his Batman tidy whites, he quickly fastens his spider man outfit before attempting to fly down the stairs. Bursting into the kitchen he quickly grabs his Superman Lunch Box and matching backpack, 2 pieces of toast and kisses him mom before sprinting out the door. Knowing he forgot something, he drops his bag and heads for the fridge, stealing the gallon of milk from the top shelf. His mom screams after him but he ignores her and heads for the big bad bus stop. Confidently entering the chaotic bus, John is instantly shoved into a two person seat. PETE DURHAM spits on him while calling him a freakish wannabe superhero.


The Present. New York City downtown. Apartment bedroom. Morning. Among the mahogany headboard lies a neatly made bed fully equipped with colorful Superman sheets and pillow cases. At the bottom of the bed lies a nicely folded, Hulk inspired blanket. In the middle of the almost bare bedroom floor lies a 37 year old JOHN. Tall. Leanly built. Handsome in a geeky yet sophisticated way, except for his eyes which appear youthful behind his thick framed glasses. He glances down and scrunches his face in a way that prepares him for the pain he will endure while fulfilling his daily set of pushups. Successfully completing 15 grueling pushups, John heads over to his walk in closet. First, he is drawn to the blinding right side which houses his adorned superhero collection which has noticeably expanded over the years. Slipping into his ninja turtle outfit, he picks out a green button up shirt from the left side of his closet. Being careful to cover up all evidence of his juvenile getup, he throws on black dress pants and a sports jacket. Checking himself in the mirror before walking out the door, he realizes there is some turtle material peeking out of the spaces between his bulging shirt buttons. The Present. New York City downtown. Starbucks. Morning. On the streets of Chicago, John heads directly for the Starbucks located on the first floor of his office building, two blocks from his apartment. Holding the door open for the attractive Starbucks employee, JESSICA, who is visibly late for work on this Monday morning; he once again finds himself lost in her gaze. Coming back down to reality, he shakes his head out and focuses on his next move. An embarrassing display of rowdiness motions for him to join the group at the front of the line. Pete gives John a friendly but aggressive punch.


As the rest of the “office crew” files into the building lobby, John is cursed with his habitual spell of silence as he attempts to deliver his daily latte order. Distracted by Jessica’s obvious beauty, she awkwardly signals John to hurry up and order. The Present. New York City downtown. Office building. Late Morning. John exits the Starbucks into the lobby of his office building and heads towards the elevator. He sees the geeky ELEVATOR GUY whos rolled up comic book is sticking out of his pocket. John approaches him and they do their secret hand shake. As John heads into his office, the door closes behind him. Before we know it, the clock hanging above the office door fast forwards to five o'clock. John's work day is finally over. He walks out with his co-workers. John, about to explode with embarrassment and rage, runs to the elevator and presses the elevator down button repeatedly. Becoming even more enraged and impatient, John shocks his co-workers and himself when he unexpectedly yanks the steel doors apart just in time for the elevator to arrive on his floor. The Present. New Jersey suburb. Childhood home. Evening. John leaves the building and heads to his parking garage to get his beat up Volkswagen Beatle. We see him jamming to Third Eye Blind and singing along as he drives over the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey territory. He pulls into his childhood home. Getting out of the car, he takes off his three piece suit one piece at a time and throws it in the trunk. Everyones seated around the table. Mom is at the head while John and DAD are seated across from one another. There is a little tension in the room. Dad gets up from the table and heads to the kitchen to cool off. John kneels down to eye level with the bowl of mashed potatoes as he tries to serve himself potatoes through controlling the spoon with his eyes.


Heating up and losing control of his rage and emotions, John goes to push himself away from the dinner table and it unexpectedly flies across the room. His parents are frozen in awe of the incident that just unfolded infront of their eyes. John storms out of the house and back into his car not even bothering to put his suit back on and speeds down the residential street. The Present. New Jersey highway. George Washington Bridge. Evening. As John approaches the bridge he notices a horrible bumper to bumper traffic jam. So bad that the drivers and passengers in the cars in front of him are parked and standing outside trying to get a better view themselves. John angirly puts his car in park, opens the door, and gets out to get a better view. Feeling a jolt of adrenaline rush through his body, he is instanatly aware that something is wrong. He pushes through the crowd of people and approaches the cop blocking off traffic. Taking a step backward, John tries to concetrate on figuring out what the commotion is all about. All of a sudden his eyes project a beam of light and are able to zoom in close enough to see the face of the woman being dangled off the edge of the George Washington brigdge by a muscular, intimidating man. Without hesitation Josh sprints past the COP pushing him aside, runs to the edge of the bridge just as he sees the muscular guy's grip loosen finger by finger as Jessica starts to fall into the lethal, rough waters that lay below her. Not being able to take his eyes off of Jessica, he jumps off to save her as if it isn't the first time he has done it. Only a few feet from the water John swoops under Jessica and saves her from hitting the water. They touch down on the bridge and the crowd starts to applaud. John gently lays Jessica down and unexpectantly Jessica pulls his head in for a makeout session. In the distance, John notices the MUSCULAR MAN being hancuffed and guided towards the police car. John picks up the muscular guy up over his head and throws him off the bridge, what seems to be, an extroidinary distance into the night. As the crowd hears the loud splash they begin to cheer with joy. John walks back over to Jessica and another makeout session begins.


The Present. New York City. Press conference. Afternoon. John is sitting at a in front of him next smile on his face as blind him with their

long press conference table with microphones to Jessica and Pete Durham. He has a huge the news channels, newpapers, and paparrazi flashing cameras eager to take his picture.

The Present. New Jersey suburb. Childhood home. Afternoon. Mom and Dad are seated on the couch in the living room watching John's press conference on TV. As tears start to fall from Dad's eyes he removes his t-shirt and jeans and reveals that he too wears a superman costume underneath his clothes.


Feeble Force A Screenplay By: 3’s Company Production


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The Batman theme song escalates out of the alarm clock as JOHN is wakened by the cool morning breeze blowing through the open window. He slowly rises out of bed, stretches, and hits the snooze button. MOM (O.S) John! Get up! You’re going to be late! JOHN Alright, alright I’m up! Geeze. (Springs up. Rolls eyes. Gets down on floor in push-up position.) UGH! (Attempts to lift 10lb dumbbells) OOF! (Drops dumbbell) BOOM! MOM (O.S.) What is all that commotion John? Get your ass down here you’re going to miss the bus! JOHN Mom, relax! I’m coming! (Walking towards the bathroom.) MOM Do not tell me to relax young man! JOHN (Looking at himself in the mirror. Flexing biceps) Damn. Looking good this morning. (Walks back to room. Unzips pajamas. Opens closet) John picks out his outfit for the day, quickly throws it on, and heads to the kitchen. JOHN (Pretending to fly down the stairs.) WOOOSHHHH!!!!

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2. MOM (Hands him lunch box and backpack.) Here’s your lunch. Give me a kiss. Goodbye. JOHN (Sprints outside then right back in. Sprints to the refrigerator and grabs milk) I almost forgot my gallon!! Bye Ma! MOM What!! Bring that back here!!! Now!

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John hops on the chaotic bus. He walks down the aisle and is instantly shoved into a seat by PETE DURHAM. PETE DURHAM Sit down you little shit. JOHN Leave me alone Pete! PETE DURHAM What the fuck are you wearing? JOHN What? This? It’s my super suit you idiot! PETE DURHAM (Grabs milk.) Super Suit my ass. JOHN (Grabs for milk) Give it back! I need my protein! PETE DURHAM (Pours the milk on John’s head.) You can drink all the milk in the world and nothing will change the fact that you’re a little twerp. BUS DRIVER (Looks in the rear view mirror.) Break it up back there!

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3. PETE DURHAM It’s all good back here MRS. N. Right, John? JOHN (Milk dripping down face.Puts arm around Pete.) Yup! Everything is fine. We’re just joshin’. MRS. N You boys better behave. And clean that damn mess up!

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The Batman theme song escalates out of the alarm clock as John is wakened by the cool morning breeze blowing through the open window. He slowly rises out of bed, stretches, and hits the snooze button. JOHN Good morning, Scooter. SCOOTER WOOF! WOOF! JOHN (Gets. out of bed and onto the floor in a push-up position.) Ah! Another beautiful day in beautiful neighborhood. UGH! (Attempts to lift 20lb dumbbells) OOF! (Drops dumbbell) BOOM! SCOOTER Woof! Woof! JOHN (Bends down to kiss Scooter. Flexes bicep) How am I looking today, boy? SCOOTER HOOOWWWWWL! JOHN (Walks over to closet.) Who should I be today? Batman?

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SCOOTER GROWLS JOHN Okay you’re right. Superman? No. That was last Tuesday. SCOOTER (Walks over towards closet.) PANTS JOHN (Grabs costume and suit.) Ninja Turtle! Great choice! Slipping into his Ninja Turtle outfit he picks out a green button up shirt from the left side of his closet. Being careful to cover up all evidence of his juvenile getup, he throws on black dress pants and a matching sport jacket. JOHN (Checks himself in the mirror.Sees buttons pulling and costume underneath showing) Oh shoot. Good thing I double checked. The guys at the office would have had a field day with this. 4

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On the streets of New York John heads directly towards the Starbucks located on the first floor of his office building only two blocks away from his apartment. JOHN (Holds the door open for the attractive Starbucks employee behind him.) Um, Good Afte-...I mean, I mean morning, Jessica. Heh. JESSICA (Looks confused.) Uh, thanks. Coming back down to reality, he shakes his head and focuses on his next move. An embarrassing display of rowdiness motions for him to join the group at the front of the line.

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PETE DURHAM Ay buddy! Over here! JOHN (Scans room. Confused.) Where? PETE DURHAM Hello! Wake up. Right here! John walks up to the front of the line to join the rest of his associates. They are all decked out in formal business attire with brief cases in hand. JOHN (Motions to the other customers waiting in line.) Sorry. Excuse me. Sorry. PETE DURHAM (Gives a friendly but aggressive punch.) Get over here sucker. What took you so long? You’re late. JOHN (Grabs his sore bicep.) Intense workout sesh. You know the drill. PETE DURHAM (Rolls his eyes at the other co-workers) Oh yeah? If you say so. JOHN These guns don’t take care of themselves. As the rest of the “office crew” files into the building lobby, John is cursed with his habitual spell of awkwardness as he attempts to deliver his daily latte order. Distracted by Jessica’s obvious beauty, she awkwardly signals John to hurry up and order. JOHN Beautiful day outside huh? JESSICA Huh? Oh, yeah I guess.

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JOHN (Winks.) Not quite as beautiful as you though. JESSICA (Blushes.) Um, okay. Can I just get your order now please? There’s a really long line behind you in case you haven’t noticed. JOHN Oh. Um. Yeah. Sorry, I’ll have a Vente Carmel Machiatto. And load on the milk I’m trying to get huge. JESSICA (Tries to hold in a laugh but fails.) Yeah, that’ll be $5.95. JOHN (Hands over his money along with his business card.) Thank you miss. You stay beautiful now. Enjoy the nice weather. 5

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John exits the Starbucks into the lobby of his office building and heads towards the elevator. He sees the geeky ELEVATOR GUY whose rolled up comic book is sticking out of his pocket. John approaches him and they do their secret hand shake. JOHN (Stepping into the elevator) Sup buddy? How was your weekend. ELEVATOR GUY (Pushing the 66th floor) Dude! Best weekend ever! Found a first edition of the Aquaman comic series on EBay. JOHN Awesome Dude! I locked myself in watching the Ironman series on Cartoon Network. You know how it goes.

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ELEVATOR GUY Sounds like my kind of weekend bro. But you know. Like, did you do anything "special"? JOHN Ahhh I almost forgot. I spent a good portion of the weekend trying to figure out this weird shit that has been going on with my eyes. ELEVATOR GUY Oh yeah! You told me about that last week. How’s that going? JOHN Yeah I’m trying to perfect it.. but you know... keep it on the down low. ELEVATOR GUY (Elbows John) Of course bud. I gotcha. JOHN (Exits elevator) I’ll catch ya later man. Take it easy. ELEVATOR GUY (Waving) See yuh at 5. As John heads into his office, the door closes behind him. Before we know it, the clock hanging above the office door fast forwards to five o’clock. John’s work day is finally over. He walks out with his co-workers. PETE DURHAM (Tugs on John’s collar to see what is underneath) Wait! Wait! What the heck is that? CO-WORKER #1 Hold up everyone! Catch this! Who knew we were working with Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? GROUP OF CO-WORKERS (Laugh hysterically and get the boss from the office)

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CO-WORKER #2 Look at him! Is this for real? CO-WORKER #3 This just made my day that much better. You can’t make this shit up guys. John, about to explode with embarrassment and rage, runs to the elevator and presses the elevator down button repeatedly. Becoming even more enraged and impatient, John shocks his co-workers and himself when he unexpectedly yanks the steel doors apart just in time for the elevator to arrive on his floor. CO-WORKERS (Gasp and whisper in shock to each other) JOHN (sprints onto elevator quickly pressing the close button behind him. Leans against the wall) What did I do to deserve this? ELEVATOR GUY Rough day tough guy? JOHN (Rubbing his eyes) You don’t even know. Hell beyond belief. ELEVATOR GUY On the bright side, I’m not gonna make your day any worse by telling my boss about how you just mangled by elevator doors.Sick move by the way. JOHN Yeah that’s was a new one for me. Pretty cool nonetheless. Gonna head over to my parents for dinner in Jersey. ELEVATOR GUY Haha, your parents house. (Looks over at John who has a serious look on his face) Seriously?

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JOHN (Of course! Its nice to get a home cooked meal once a week. Plus, tonight is my favorite, my mom’s famous roast beef and garlic mashed potatoes. Yumm! (Walking out of the elevator) Have a great night my man. ELEVATOR GUY (waving) See ya tomorrow tough guy! John leaves the building and heads to his parking garage to get his beat up Volkswagen Beetle. We see him jamming to 3 Doors Down "Kryptonite" and singing along as he drives over the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey territory. He pulls into his childhood home. Getting out of the car, he takes off his three piece suit one piece at a time and throws it in the trunk. 6

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JOHN (Sprinting into the house) Guess who’s home!!!! MOM (Smiling and hugging her son) Honey! I am so glad you are here. I have been missing you all week. I put my entire day into this meal to make sure that its perfect for my baby. DAD (Rolls his eyes) Hi son. JOHN (Heads to the couch and turns on some Superman cartoons) This Tivo is god. MOM You should be glad I got to the clicker in time to stop your father from deleting your shows! DAD (Looking annoyed he glares at John’s outfit) (MORE) (CONTINUED)


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10. DAD (cont’d) So.. Did you wear that get-up to the office today, John? JOHN Oh no! I always wear them underneath my suit so I don’t get shit from the guys in the office. But today uh.. I wasn’t too good at hiding it. DAD Hiding what? JOHN My identity! You know, this! (Points at costume) Dad, quit antagonizing me. MOM Boys! Dinner is ready.

Everyone’s seated around the table. Mom is at the head while John and Dad are seated across from one another. There is a little tension in the room. MOM (Grabbing the serving spoon for the potatoes) Here sweetheart, would you like some mashed potatoes? JOHN (Smacks moms hand off of the spoon and puts it back in the bowl) I can serve myself! Thanks anyway mom. DAD (Grabs the bowl aggressively) No! No! No! Here! C’mon now. Don’t waste my time. JOHN (Hits the bowl out of dad’s hands) Let me try it! Mom! Tell him I can try it just this once. Dad gets up from the table and heads to the kitchen to cool off. John kneels down to eye level with the bowl of mashed potatoes as he tries to serve himself potatoes through controlling the spoon with his eyes. (CONTINUED)


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MOM (Her head in her hands unenthusiastically) C’mon hunny. You can do it. JOHN (frustrated) UGH! Dammit! I almost had it. DAD (Walking back into the room and then turning back around) I lost my appetite. Thanks John, thanks a lot. Lovely dinner with the family as always. MOM (tear rolling down her face. sobs quietly) Why can’t we ever just have a nice, peaceful dinner? DAD (Storms back in. Slams fists onto the table) Maybe its because your son still walks around in fricken Halloween costume. Maybe its because your son tries to use his "super powers" to serve himself the food you slaved over all day. Maybe its because your son still thinks he;s in the 5th grade living on his own fricken planet!!! MOM You, you stop that right this minute! There is nothing wrong with our son, he is just different! End of story!!! JOHN (His face turns red and he becomes enraged just as he was earlier in the day at the office) I hate you dad! Heating up and losing control of his rage and emotions, John goes to push himself away from the dinner table and it unexpectedly flies across the room. His parents are frozen in awe of the incident that just unfolded in front of their eyes. John storms out of the house and back into his car not


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JOHN (face still bright red with anger) I can’t believe him. He’s supposed to be my dad. He’s supposed to support and believe in me. As John approaches the bridge he notices a horrible bumper to bumper traffic jam. So bad that the drivers and passengers in the cars in front of him are parked and standing outside trying to get a better view of the commotion up ahead. JOHN (Bangs on steering wheel. Sticks his head out the window to try to see over the line of cars) UGH. What the hell is this now?! 8

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John angrily puts his car in park, opens the door, and gets out to get a better view. Feeling a jolt of adrenaline rush through his body, he is instantly aware that something is wrong. He pushes through the crowd of people and approaches the cop blocking off traffic. JOHN What’s going on!? Do you guys need some help? I can help! COP (Looking confused) Um. No I’m pretty sure we have it under control...Leonardo? (Giggles to himself) Please back away from the blockade. JOHN (Backing away) Jeeze alright then.

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Taking a step backward, John tries to concentrate on figuring out what the commotion is all about. All of a sudden his eyes project a beam of light and are able to zoom in close enough to see the face of the woman being dangled off the edge of the George Washington bridge by a MUSCULAR MAN. JOHN AHHH! Oh my god! Jessica!!!!!! I’m coming! I’ll save you! Without hesitation Josh sprints past the cop pushing him aside, runs to the edge of the bridge just as he sees the muscular man’s grip loosen finger by finger as Jessica starts to fall into the lethal, rough waters that lay below her. Not being able to take his eyes off of Jessica, he jumps off to save her as if it isn’t the first time he has done it. JESSICA AHHHHH! Help me! ONLOOKER #1 Officer! He just let her go! Go after him! COP I can’t fly! ONLOOKER #2 AHHHH! ONLOOKER #3 Someone help her! Only a few feet from the water John swoops under Jessica and saves her from hitting the rapid waves below. JOHN (Looking into Jessica’s eyes flying up towards the bridge. Winks.) Hey, Beautiful. They touch down on the bridge and the crowd starts to applaud. John gently lays Jessica down and unexpectedly Jessica pulls his head in for a make out session. JOHN (Opens his eyes) Whoa! Wasn’t expecting that.

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JESSICA Well if that wasn’t enough. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’re my superhero. Behind Jessica, in the distance, John notices the muscular man being handcuffed and guided towards the police car. JOHN (Walks towards the police car) You wait here my lady. I have one more thing I have to take care of. JESSICA (grabs johns muscles) I’ll be waiting hunk. COP Wow. Well done man. I saw your ninja turtle suit and didn’t think you had it in ya. JOHN Oh it was nothing. But there is one more thing I need to take care of. COP (Nod towards muscular man.) You mean this loser? Go, ahead be my guest. JOHN (rips muscular guy out of car) I’ve always wanted to do this. MUSCULAR MAN What are you doing? Don’t touch me. (Looks at cop) This is not legal! You can’t let him do this to me. Let go of me! JOHN Let go of you? Okay, if you say so. (John picks up the muscular man up over his head and throws him off the bridge, what seems to be, an extraordinary distance into the night. As the crowd hears the loud splash of the muscular man into the river, they begin to cheer with joy. John walks back over to Jessica and another make out session begins. )


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John is sitting at a long press conference table with microphones in front of him in between Jessica and Pete Durham. He has a huge smile on his face as the news channels, newspapers, and paparazzi blind him with their flashing cameras eager to take his picture. MAYOR OF NEW YORK (Pulls down cord attached to a curtain to review Feeble Force Billboard) We are here today to award John for his outstanding display of citizenship, heroism, and bravery that he exhibited last night. I am both proud and honored to recognize him as New York’s own Superhero "The Feeble Force". PETE DURHAM (Shouts out loud to crowd and holds John’s shoulders) This is my best friend right here. I always knew he had it in him! JOHN (Looks at Pete and gives him a friendly but aggressive punch) That’s right, Buddy. Here’s to being best friends. (Turns and gives Jessica a kiss) PETE DURHAM (Grabs arm in pain) CROWD OF REPORTERS (Cheer. Raise hands start jumping) WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!John! John! Hey! Over here! John! John! Look here! Over here buddy! Johnny boy! JOHN (points to reporter) Um. Okay. You. REPORTER #1 John, what made you risk your life to save Jessica?

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JOHN (Looks at Jessica) Who wouldn’t want to risk their life for this beautiful woman? The truth is I wasn’t even aware that I could fly... REPORTER #2 What? What do you mean you didn’t know you could fly? JOHN (his voice trails off in the distance) Well, you see I’ve always had this feeling I had super powers. Ever since I was little I just felt different... 10

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Mom and Dad are seated on the couch in the living room watching John’s press conference on TV. MOM (crying with happiness wiping them with a tissue) Look at our little boy! He’s so famous! And that billboard! Oh, I’m the proudest mother in the world! DAD Yeah, he is something isn’t he? I feel terrible for the other night. (Speaks quietly to himself directing comments at John) I love you, Son. I’m always proud. You go get ’em boy. As tears start to fall from Dad’s eyes he removes his t-shirt and jeans and reveals that he is wearing a superman costume underneath his clothes.


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Description Establishing Shot: Aerial view of suburban neighborhood. Long Shot/Zoom: Through John’s bedroom window. High Angle/Long Shot: John sleeping in bed.

Elements FG: John’s house. BG: Woods and grass. FG: Window BG: House and trees FG: John’s bed BG: Wooden floor Props: Rug, end table, alarm clock. None

High Angle/ Close Shot: Johns face as he is waking up. Point of View Shot: snoozes alarm Props: Alarm clock, end table. clock. Long Shot: John gets out of bed and FG: John does push-ups. BG: Room Props: Weights, Superman poster, bed, end table, dresser, alarm clock. Low Angle/Medium Shot: John FG: John struggles lifting the weights and BG: Room drops them on the floor. Props: Weights and wall poster. Follow Shot: John walks to BG: Hallway bathroom. Over the Shoulder Shot: Looks at FG: John in mirror. John’s reflection in the mirror. BG: Bathroom Props: Toothbrush, toothpaste Follow Shot: John walks to BG: Hallway bedroom. Point of View: Opens closet doors. BG: Hanging clothes Low Angle/Long Shot: John FG: John pretends to fly down the stairs. BG: Stairs and hallway. Props: Picture frames, clock, doorways, chandelier. Medium shot: Kisses mom and FG: John and Mom. grabs lunch. BG: Kitchen Props: Orange juice, lunch, pan, eggs. Long shot/Pan Left, then Pan Right: FG: John John sprints out door then back BG: Kitchen/outside inside grabs milk. Props: Lunchbox, backpack, milk. Following Shot: John walking onto BG: Bus interior and random students the bus and down the aisle. Props: Backpacks and milk High angle/ Long shot: Pete BG: Bus interior and random students shoving John into the seat. Props: Backpacks and milk Shot-Reverse-Shot: Pete talking, MG: Pete John. FG: John Medium Shot: Pete pours milk on FG: Pete and John John. Props: Backpacks and milk Long Shot/ Pan left: Pete and John BG: students


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Medium Close Up: Scooter in closet. Point of View: Scooter watching John getting dressed. Follow shot: John walking to the mirror by the door. Over the Shoulder Shot: Looks at John’s reflection in the mirror. Follow Shot: John walks down the city blocks to Starbucks. Long Shot: John holds the door open for Jessica.

Low Angle/Medium Shot: John struggles lifting the weights and drops them on the floor. High Angle/ Medium Close Up: John bends down to kiss Scooter.

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Point of View: John staring at Jessica as he holds the door for her. High Angle/Long Shot: John in Starbucks and scanning the room.

FG: Jessica BG: City street. FG: John BG: Customers in Starbucks Props: Cups of coffee, food, briefcases. Pan left/ Pan right: scan the crowd FG: Customers in line of people. BG: Starbucks employees behind the counter. Props: Cups of coffee, food, briefcases. Following shot: John as he moves FG: John through the crowd to find Pete. MG: Customers in line BG: Starbucks employees behind the counter. Props: Cups, food, briefcases. Medium Shot: Pete and John FG: Pete and John greeting one another. MG: Customers/co-workers Props: Cups, food, briefcases. Shot-Reverse-Shot: Pete talking, FG: Pete and John John. MG: Customers/ co-workers Props: Cups, food, briefcases. Long Shot: The co-workers and FG: Pete Pete leave John at Starbucks. MG: co-workers and John BG: Customers Props: Cups, food, briefcases. Over the Shoulder: John flirting FG: Jessica with Jessica. BG: Employees behind the counter Props: Cups, coffee, machinery Close Up: John winking at Jessica. None Pan Left: View long line of FG: Customers customers behind John. BG: Starbucks Medium Shot: John giving his order FG: John and Jessica to Jessica. BG: Customers Props: Cups, food, briefcases. Close Up: Jessica’s face None Close Up: John’s face None Low Angle/ Medium Shot: John FG: John and Jessica hands Jessica money. BG: Customers Props: Money and business card Following Shot: John walks to FG: John elevator. BG: Marble office High Angle/ Long Shot: John FG: John stepping into elevator. BG: Ground Medium Shot: John greets Elevator FG: John and Elevator Guy Guy. BG: Elevator interior


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Close Up: Elevator Guy pushes John’s floor. Medium Close Up: John and Elevator Guy talking. Shot-Reverse-Shot: John and Elevator Guy converse back and forth. Long Shot: Elevator Guy elbows John. Medium Close Up: John speaks, then walks out of the frame Point of View Shot: Elevator Guy waving at John from inside the Elevator. Low Angle/Medium Close Up: Office clock fast-forwards to five o’clock. Following Shot: Group of coworkers walking out of the elevator Over the shoulder shot/Close Shot: Pete Durham pulls on John’s collar to reveal costume High Angle/ Medium Shot: Coworkers laughing Close Shot: Co-worker makes rude remark Follow Shot: John runs towards elevator Extreme Close Shot: John reputedly hits the elevator down button Point of View Angle: Looks up to see what floor the elevator is on

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Props: None BG: Elevator interior Props: Briefcase BG: Elevator interior, Building Lobby Props: Briefcase

Low Angle/Medium Shot: Elevator guy and John have a conversation Pedestal/ Low Angle Shot/ Pan Right: John bends down to pick up briefcase, walks out of elevator High Angle/ Long Shot: John walks BG: City street out of building, into the parking Props: civilians, parked cars garage Medium Shot: John enters car BG: Parking garage Props: Parked cars High Angle/ Long Shot: John BG: City Skyline, River drives over the George Washington Props: Other cars on street Bridge Close Shot: John is singing along to BG: Residential streets, interior of car music in the car Prop: Air Freshener Long Shot: John pulls into parent’s BG: Neighbors’ house driveway Props: Parked cars across street, newspaper in driveway Medium Shot: John gets out of car BG: Beetle, neighbor’s yard takes off suit Props: None Over the shoulder shot: John opens BG: Interior of car trunk and throws his clothes inside Props: Suit jacket, Suit pants, white collared shirt Follow Shot: John runs into the BG: House and Neighbors house house Medium Shot: John walks into the BG: Living Room, Doorway to living room. Mom walks in and Kitchen gives John a hug. Low Angle/ Medium Shot : John BG: Living Room, Doorway to jumps on the couch kitchen, Mom Props: Couch, end table, lamp, grandfather cock Over the shoulder shot: John is BG: Window flicking through the TIVO to find Props: Curtains, Picture frames, TV, his superhero cartoons table Pan Left/Pan Right/Medium Shot: BG: Living Room, Door way to Dad walks in and sits down next to Kitchen John on the couch Point of View/ Tilting: Dad looking BG: None at Johns costume Props: None Close Shot: Dad and John have a BG: None conversation about outfit Props: None Extreme Close Shot: Mom calls the BG: None men in for dinner Props: Bowl of food Long Shot: Mom, Dad, and John all BG: Dining room


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High Angle/ Close Shot: John smacks bowl of food out of Mom’s hand Medium Shot: Dad aggressively grabs bowl from both of them High Angle/ Close Shot: John hits bowl of food out of Dad’s hand Pedestal/ Close Shot/Pan Right: Dad pushes back chair, stands up from table, throws napkin down on table, walks towards kitchen Point of View Shot: John tries to use his eyes to serve himself food without using his hands Close Shot: Mom is holding her head in her hands Follow Shot: Dad walks back into room and then turns back around Close Shot: Mom is crying, tears roll down her face, she sobs and wipes them Tilting/ Medium Shot: Dad Storms back into dining room Close Shot: Dad’s fists slam down on table Long Shot: Mom yells at Dad, Johns face turns bright red Panning Right: Table flies into the wall and everything on the table is all of the Dining Room Follow Shot: John storms out of the house and gets into his car Over the Shoulder Shot: John starts his car High Angle/ Long Shot: John speeds through the residential streets and heads towards the GW Bridge Point of View Shot: Bangs on steering wheel, puts car in park, opens door Medium Shot: John stands outside

Props: Bowls of food, utensils, cups, napkins, table cloth BG: None Props: Bowl, Serving spoon BG: Dining Room Props: Bowl, serving spoon BG: None Props: Bowl, serving spoon BG: None Props: Napkin

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of car trying to see over the traffic Extreme Close Shot: Has a suspicious look on his face Follow Shot: John walks towards barricades and the police Panning Left/ Medium Shot: John confronts cop Medium Shot: Cop puts his hand out to stop John from coming closer High Angle/ Long Shot: John backs away still looking at the commotion Extreme Close Up: Johns eyes start to bulge Low Angle/ Long Shot: Large, long beams shoot out of John’s eyes and directly towards the commotion Point of View: John’s eyes zoom in and he sees Jessica being dangled off the side of the bridge High Angle/Following Shot: John sprints towards the cop and shoves him out of the way Close Shot: Jessica’s scared face Long Shot: Onlookers screaming Medium Shot: Onlooker #1 Close Shot: Cop’s face Shot-reverse-shot: Cop and Onlooker #1 Medium Shot: Onlooker #2 Pan right/ Medium shot: Onlooker #3 High Angle/ Long Shot: John jumping off the bridge Low Angle/ Long Shot: John swoops under and catches Jessica Point of View: John looking into Jessica’s eyes Low Angle/Long Shot: John and Jessica flying back up to bridge level Long shot: John and Jessica landing on bridge High angle/ Long shot: John lays Jessica down on the bridge High angle/Medium shot: Jessica

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BG: Group of cops, cop cars, people

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BG: City buildings and lights, bridge, night sky BG: Crowd, Police, Cars still stuck in lone of traffic None BG: Journalists, Paparazzi, Conference Table BG: American Flag, Bright Lights, Jessica, Pete Durham Props: Microphones, Podium BG: American Flag BG: American Flag


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Mayor of NY makes speech standing at podium Extreme Close up: Mayor of NY pulls cord Long Shot: Feeble Force Billboard is revealed High Angle/ Long Shot: Press and Paparazzi taking pictures, raising hands, and calling out John’s name Close Shot: John points out a member of press of ask him a question High Angle/ Medium Shot: Journalist asks John a question Close Shot: Journalist asks question Point of View Shot: John looks at Jessica. She smiles at him. Close Shot: John answers question High Angle/ Medium Shot: Another reporter shouts out a question Medium Shot/ Zoom Out: John Answers question. The press conference which seemed like it was live is now pictured on a television set. Low Angle/ Medium Shot: Mom and Dad Seated on couch. Medium Shot: Mom wipes tears of joy with tissue Medium Shot/ Pan Left: Dad staring at TV Close Shot: Tears start to fall from Dad’s eyes Medium/ Tilting Shot: Dad Stands up Low Angle/ Long Shot: Dad begins taking off his coat Medium shot: Dad takes off his tshirt High Angle/ Close up: Mom looks up at Dad smiling Point of View: Mom watching Dad take off pants Low Angle/ Long Shot: Dad reveals his superman costume

BG: Wall BG: Conference table, audience looking up at billboard BG: Paparazzi, Press Props: Tripods with cameras None

BG: Other journalists and paparazzi None BG: Other people sitting at conference table next to Jessica None BG: Other reporters taking pictures

BG: Window, Curtain, the outside yard

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Medium/ Zoom Out Shot: Mom BG: Living Room stands up and gives dad a hug Establishing Shot: Areal view of BG: City in NJ and NY, NY suburban neighborhood, bridge, and city Long Shot: Skyline of NY BG: Jet sky writing the words Feeble Force


John likes to sport his Ninja Turtle costume under his work apparel. He has saved up a large collection of superhero outfits over the years. The muscular lines and overall tightness featured in the Ninja Turtle costume make John feel powerful. Although he does not wear the matching mask to work, he likes to wear it in the company of his parents and Scooter, his dog. Underneath the costume, John flaunts Superman boxers and matching socks. The bright colors signify his true character and obvious immaturity.

In the office, Pete portrays a modern professional persona. He wears a button up shirt and a suit jacket accompanied by a pair of classy dress pants. A tasteful burgundy tie adds a little spice to the bland ensemble. Stylish dress shoes with a matching briefcase are a must in a professional office environment. His watch is chic and displays the fact that he does well for himself.


Our environment concept is the Hearst Tower in New York City. We thought this would make a very visually attractive office building.


We scouted the inside of an office building similar to what we imagine John’s office would look like Copy Room

Center of Office

Meeting Room

Main Lobby/ Elevator Area

Cubicle


Music 5 Songs for Feeble Force Soundtrack

Aqua- Cartoon Heroes Context: A general song about comic book superheroes. Very pop sounding and upbeat . Perfect for the establishing/opening shot of Suburbia and into the superhero decorated room. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kwCZOCW3dE

Superhero- Jane’s Addiction Context: Rock and roll sounding. Very upbeat. Perfect for the exercising scenes. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1vIkTeh7I

Bat Man Theme Song Context: This is the song that the main character’s alarm clock plays Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP-NglUeZU

Marius Vries- Flying Home Context: This is soothing yet intense and is perfect for the rescue scene on the bridge. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W4qo_7z_9M

Superman’s Song- Crash Test Dummies Context: Closing song while credits are rolling. General song about different superheroes. Gentle sounding to match the feeling of the ending of the film. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihUIPlLw2ZE


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