Punch-Drunk Love script
Synopsis: Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

He presses his hand on the foot pedal and presses a key and

a small note is made.....BEAT....he does it again....and

holds the note.....

CUT TO BLACK.

INT. WAREHOUSE - OFFICE - EARLY MORNING

Barry enters the warehouse with harmonium and runs into his

office. He places it on the desk and hits a key: no sound.

Barry goes to his knees and unlatched the bellows. He pumps

the bellow, reaches up, presses a note, and another...then

stands up into CU. and presses the 5 note

melody......SUDDENLY: THE SOUND OF THE POD BAY DOOR SLIDING....

....Barry spins around, scared shitless, sees: LANCE, who

enters the warehouse, Barry rushes out to greet him;

LANCE:

Hey, good morning, Barry.

BARRY:

Hey...Lance....can I.....

LANCE:

You ok?

BARRY:

Yes I'm fine.

LANCE:

Why you wearin' a suit?

BARRY:

Um....I bought one. I thought maybe

it would be nice to get dressed for

work, can I show you something?

LANCE:

Yeah.....you got here early huh?

BARRY:

....yes.....

They enter into the office, Lance sees the harmonium;

LANCE:

What is this?

BARRY:

I don't know. I think it's a

piano....a small piano.

LANCE:

That's not a piano.....I have a

piano at home.....where'd you get it?

Lance walks around behind the harmonium....leaving Barry

alone....towards the warehouse......he starts to back up a

little.....

BARRY:

Well.....it was dropped on the

street.....

Sal, Ernesto and Rico all start to come into work behind

Barry.....he sees them: CAMERA pushes in on Barry....

LANCE (OC)

Why is it here? Barry....Barry?

BARRY:

...it just....I don't know....I

don't know.

LAND IN CU. ON BARRY. CUT TO BLACK.

TITLE CARD Punch-drunk Love Movie

(maybe color blooms/overture here)

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) also known as P.T. Anderson, is an American filmmaker. Interested in film-making since a young age, Anderson was encouraged by his father to become a filmmaker. more…

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