A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Synopsis: A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Roman Coppola
Production: Swan Design Studios
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

Not sleeping well?


Hard time dealing with reality?


Feel the world is against you?

That nobody understands you?


Spending a good part

of your time daydreaming?

Rescue fantasies and the like?


Like you save the day or

save a girl from some threat or villain...

which you can easily overcome.


Say, a few times a day?

That's about right, doc.

Very good. Let's take a look inside.

Can you take your hat off, please,

and turn sideways?

Okay, it looks like about 70 percent

of your brain, this whole region here...

is concerned

pretty much exclusively with sex.

You're using about 20 percent

of what remains...

on your desire for power and money.

This small section here

is used to deal with bodily functions...

and also manage your affairs.


Like balancing your checkbook,

mortgage, et cetera.

Right, right. I get it.

Wait. I'm looking closer.

I'm seeing an additional area.

An active one, and this is usually

the area devoted to close relationships.

I'm noticing an older woman. Very old.

My grandma.

Right. And a young man.

That's Kirby, my best pal.

Hey, batter, batter, batter.

And a young woman?


- My sister.

- I see.

And what is all this?

What are all these shoes?

I was trying to block that out.

Well, who do they belong to?


Why are the shoes all over the floor?

She threw them there.

Well, I understand, but why?

Because, uh...

she was leaving me.

I'm still in love with her.

I can't do this anymore!

I can't believe this is how you treat me!

You know that's the drawer

where I keep all my pictures.

That's the drawer

where we keep pictures of us.

I don't want to be in the same

fucking drawer as them.

I'm sorry, Ivana.

Can you just believe that I love...?

Oh, f*ck. Typical shit.


Mother of Christ.


Come on.


I can not love as I have

loved and yet I know not why.

Is the one great woe of life

to feel all feeling die?

He would have loved this.


You were great, Penny.

Smart with a cute accent.

You're all pants and no trousers.

I loved it when you said that.

- And me?

- You were a pain in the ass.

But it was worth it.


- Naughty boy.

You deserve

to have your heart broken by her.

Is that so?

How did it look?

Great man, just great.

I didn't know you could dance like that.

- Was Ivana here? Did she see?

- She's here. She was very impressed.

Was she sad?

- Devastated. Definitely.

- Good.

- He's just trying to get my attention.

- Ignore him.

He's a total asshole. This whole dying

fantasy thing is ridiculous.

He used to be so sweet. And charming.

Go ahead and unplug it.

I don't want to live.

I don't think I have the ability

to fall in love again.

To tell all my old stories.

And spend the time caring.

I guess I'm just gonna end up alone.

You gotta let your uncle rest, honey.

What did the doctor say

about my experience?

He said death fantasies

were pretty normal.

- This was not a fantasy.

- Take these pills.

It'll bring your blood pressure down.

Ivana didn't call, did she? Forget it.

I keep going over it and over it.

- My brain is so tired.

- Look. This came from work.

- Maybe that will get you out of your funk.

- I can't deal with this right now.

I do hope you're gonna do the cover

to my novel when you're feeling better.

- Of course I will.

- But I don't want any bosomed women.

No? Why not? What's it about?

- It's about my life, you idiot.

- Am I in it?


Tell me. Be honest.

You didn't like her, did you?

There are many things I liked about her.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Roman Coppola

Roman François Coppola (born April 22, 1965) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. With the 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom, he and co-writer Wes Anderson were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2016, his television series Mozart in the Jungle won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Comedy. Coppola serves as president of the San Francisco-based film company American Zoetrope. He is also founder and owner of The Directors Bureau, a commercial and music video production company. more…

All Roman Coppola scripts | Roman Coppola Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Mar. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/a_glimpse_inside_the_mind_of_charles_swan_iii_1909>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.