The saddest eyes you ever saw.
one of his paintings.
housewives are there too.
And one older man.
This is LUTHER WHITNEY. Mid 60s, very fit, neatly
successful company executive.
concentration. And patient. With eyes that miss
He has pilot’s eyes.
We’ll find out more about him as time goes on, but this
hero of this piece. As we watch him draw -
Luther’s sketchbook. He is finishing his work on the
eyes, and he’s caught the sadness: It’s good stuff.
work a moment, shakes his head.
Don’t give up.
I never do.
She’s indicated his sketchbook. He nods. She starts
Detail work. Eyes and hands. The eyes are good. The
hands are better. Very skillful.
You work with your hands, don’t
CLOSEUP -LUTHER *
An enigmatic smile. Now, from that -2
EXT. RED’S BAR -DAY 2
houses neat and well tended.
3 INT. RED’S BAR -DAY 3
(as they nod to
(as Luther hands
him a videotape)
operate a V.C.R.
My only failing.
As he turns -4
market, the hardware store, the drug store, the cleaners.
5 EXT. LUTHER’S HOUSE -DAY 5
6 INT. LUTHER’S HOUSE -KITCHEN -DAY 6
as he enters. Neat, tidy. A Cuisinart, a cheese slicer,
them happily. It’s Luther. When he was young.
Absolute Power (1997)
Synopsis: While robbing the home of aging billionaire Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall), Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is interrupted by an amorous couple entering the building. As Whitney hides, he sees Sullivan's young wife, Christy (Melora Hardin), and the U.S. President, Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman). When their affection turns violent, Christy is killed by the Secret Service. Although Whitney flees, he is framed for the murder. Now, he seeks justice with the help of detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris).