At First Sight script
Synopsis: In the midst of a desperately needed vacation, cynical Manhattanite Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) meets blind massage therapist Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer). Fascinated by his independence and seduced by his positivity, Benic falls for him hard. As their relationship deepens, the two plan to leave the tiny resort town Adamson knows by touch for the hustle and bustle of New York City, where Benic suggests he undergo a cutting-edge medical procedure that could repair his sense of sight.

SUSAN:

That's it - I'm getting a divorce.

Amy smiles as she passes Susan and enters.

INT. VIRGIL'S MASSAGE ROOM - DAY

Virgil has his back to us as he prepares the table. The room is very

ordered - every vial, bottle, towel has its exact spot.

VIRGIL:

Hey, Amy, I'm Virgil - why don't you

get ready - hop up on the table.

Amy sees Virgil - his head turned slightly away - she drops her

sweats and lies on the table, face down - pulling the sheet to cover

herself.

AMY:

Sounds like you're a genius at this.

VIRGIL:

(laughs)

That's right.. Mozart, Einstein, Virgil Anderson, massage therapist.

Now I'm going to start working somewhat deep -

you let me know if you want anything deeper.

AMY:

Deeper is good - where I come from,

all you get is shallow.

VIRGIL:

I like that - deep it is.

CLICK - he hits a button on a CD player and as we hear the soulful

aria "Mira, 0 Norma" from Bellini's Norma.

VIRGIL:

First time in Pinecrest?

AMY:

Came in late last night..

missed the town completely.

VIRGIL:

If you came in broad daylight,

you could still miss the town completely.

Dissolve to:

Slow moving cuts of Virgil, working long strokes over Amy's body - -

his hands gracefully LENGTHENING and STRETCHING her muscles.

VIRGIL:

Too much compute? work.

AMY:

Uh-huh.

VIRGIL:

Bad chair - you should think about a change.

AMY:

(quiet)

Absolutely.

Virgil reaches his hands all the way down her spine and makes a move

that causes Amy to release a very deep guttural sound.

VIRGIL:

Too deep?

AMY:

No.. ..... just right.

Amy is now lost in another world - as Virgil shifts - working gently

- not caressing - but molding - like a sculptor.

A moment and Amy, surprisingly, begins to cry - softly. Virgil stops

- takes a step back.

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Steven Levitt

Steve Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. Levitt received his BA from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from MIT in 1994. He has taught at Chicago since 1997. In 2004, Levitt was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of 40. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's “100 People Who Shape Our World.” more…

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