1INT. CHANCE'S ROOM - DAWN
books, magazines, newspapers to be seen. A man, CHANCE, is
in bed, sleeping. His eyes slowly open, and, with no change
3INT. GARAGE - DAWN
limousine, in perfect condition.
4INT. CHANCE'S ROOM - DAWN
channels on the TV, then goes into the bathroom.
5EXT. GARDEN - MORNING
either side by a high brick wall. The door to the rear
eye on the garden, crosses to the townhouse.
screen for a moment, then turns, as if expecting someone.
Good morning, Louise.
(out of breath)
He's dead, Chance! The Old Man's
back to TV)
Must of happened durin' the night,
I don't know...Lord, he wasn't
breathin' and as cold as a fish.
I touched him, just to see, and
doin' more than I get paid to
do... Then I just cover him
Yes. I've seen that done.
...Then I get the hell out of that
room and call the doctor and I
think I woke him probably, he wasn't
any too alert. He just said, 'Yeah,
he's been expectin' it and said he'd
send somebody over...' Lord, what a
flashes of season's
...Yes, Lousie, it's snowing in
the garden today. Have you
looked outside and seen the snow?
It's very white.
A beat of silence from Louise, then anger.
Gobbledegook! Dammit, Boy! Is
that all you got to say? More
That Old Man's layin' up there
dead as hell and it just don't
make any difference to you!
Lousie takes a long look at Chance, then softens, sits
next to him.
Oh, Lord, Chance - I don't know
what I was expectin' from you...
I'm sorry for yellin' like I did...
No sir, I just don't know what I
react, watches TV)
some breakfast for you...
Being There (1979)
Synopsis: Simple-minded Chance (Peter Sellers), a gardener who has resided in the Washington, D.C., townhouse of his wealthy employer for his entire life and been educated only by television, is forced to vacate his home when his boss dies. While wandering the streets, he encounters business mogul Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas), who assumes Chance to be a fellow upper-class gentleman. Soon Chance is ushered into high society, and his unaffected gardening wisdom makes him the talk of the town.