into frame, holding a pencil. For a few moments, we hear only
now hear Alvin and the Chipmunks' "Christmas Song."
is lazy, and a little bored.
Southland. No snow, no winter wonderland. Just a pleasantly
Having with her pale young son WILLIAM, late pre-teens. They
Excuse me, I'm a teacher. There is no
The Workman nods thanks, with faux appreciation, as Mom turns
that's my Mom.
This is the new professional-class. It's a mini-condo
community. Rows of Spanish-styled three-bedroom houses with
common walls. Move in on one of these homes, the one without
Christmas lights. At the door is a furtive 15 year-old Girl.
to enter. Music fades.
5INT. KITCHEN -- DAY5
son, as she cooks a pan full of soy-based health-food cutlets.
we see William. He's a great listener, with a calm and curious
- so Livia -
Just like Nixon.
William nods, intrigued. He has a good disposition. The
Anita, is that you?
Hey Mom! I already ate.
peers into the next room.
her. We now discover ANITA, 16, up-close. She is an alluring
You sure? I'm making soy cutlets.
I'm fine. Already ate.
about her daughter.
Synopsis: Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.
Actors: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee
Production: DreamWorks SKG
Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 103 nominations.
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