The following is shot DOCUMENTARY-STYLE.
LOST. They're very sad -- several are crying.
One girl, in particular, (AMY) is really sobbing. She's sweat-
You quit! You gave up!
He KICKS a CHAIR.
Now Amy is really a mess. She's crying, coughing, shaking.
(right in Amy's face)
Qutters! ... Quitters!
This IMAGE FREEZES.
And that would be it. I don't
think you need any narration at
all. Just end it right there.
2 INT. OFFICE - DAY
We're in New York City. We're in the conference room of a modestly
all over them.
This room is not for show -- work gets done here.
She's the boss.
What do you think?
It's horrible, it's depressing, I
love it. What else?
I want to re-pitch that pregnancy
pregnancies and follow them all right
through to the births.
Yeah, when all that stuff comes
Mixed reactions, mostly negative.
I have an idea.
This is something I've been thinking
about for a long time. We're "Real
TV" right? I mean that's the name
of the station.
So let's go real. We find someone.
Just a regular person, someone. And
live... all day long.
Silence. No movement at all.
What do you mean, like PBS did in
the seventies? What was that
No. We go way beyond that. We
don't film it and edit it and put
it on later. We go on the air
goes off each night, when our
subject goes to bed. In between,
we're on live all day, every day -
the same person, -- for
let's say a month.
No one is wild for this. Some hate it -- some are unconvinced.
That's not a show that's a
You can't do that.
The hell we can't. Look, the
beauty of being a cable
channel is we can take chances. I've
thought about this and I'm
telling you, I think this can
make a noise. A loud one. There
You've got to do something that
says "Look at me!" Hell, people
look at fish tanks all day. This
Someone's real life -- an TV, all day
long - live... And, you know what?
I'm doing it.
In that case, we love it.
A BUS passes. On the bus is an ad. It says, "Would you
phone number) Coming (and a date)."
Synopsis: EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the Quebec film Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (Louis 19, le roi des ondes) (1994), it stars Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Landau, Rob Reiner, Sally Kirkland, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard, and Dennis Hopper. The movie received mixed reviews and was a box office flop (grossing only a little over $35 million compared to its $80 million budget). The film was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.