7.EXT. HIGH RISE - EVENING.7.
HELEN parks, gets out of her car, walks towards the
apartment building entrance.
8.INT. HIGH RISE LOBBY - EVENING.8.
HELEN walks towards the elevator and waits beside ALLEN.
ALLEN mumbles something. HELEN is oblivious.
How's it going?
The elevator arrives.
9.INT. ELEVATOR - EVENING.9.
ALLEN and HELEN step inside. They ride in silence up to
10.INT. HALLWAY - EVENING.10.
ALLEN and HELEN emerge from the elevator.
And they walk their separate ways.
11.INT. ALLEN'S APARTMENT - EVENING.11.
ALLEN drops his stuff.
He takes a shower.
He lies down.
He glances at a book of poetry. CLOSE ON the jacket photo
of the author and accompanying brief bio (i.e. "Nominated
for the PEN/Faulkner Prize for poetry, Helen Jordan has
taught at Harvard, Yale�")
He leans his head against the wall, listens to HELEN making
love to somebody next door: "Oh, Helen! Helen! Helen!" etc.
He removes his ear from the wall, sits on the bed, a phone
book beside him.
He starts flipping randomly through the phone book. He
turns to a page. He dials a number from the book. No
answer. He sighs. Tries to next number down. A man picks
up. ALLEN hangs up immediately. He dials again. A
beautiful-sounding WOMAN picks up.
Hello, is this Claire?
Who is this?
ALLEN hangs up. He buries his head in his hands.
12.INT. TRISH'S PLACE - DAY.12.
JOY sits in the kitchen with her sister TRISH, who is doing
her nails. Trish's baby CHLOE lies in JOY'S lap. JUANITA
the cleaning woman cleans up in the b.g. The family dog
KOOKI teethes on a bone.