EXT. NARITA AIRPORT - NIGHT
We hear the sound of a plane landing over black.
INT. CHARLOTTE'S ROOM - NIGHT
The back of a GIRL in pink underwear, she leans at a big
window, looking out over Tokyo.
Melodramatic music swells over the Girl's butt in pink sheer
underwear as she lies on the bed.
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INT. CAR - NIGHT
POV from a car window - the colors and lights of Tokyo neon
at night blur by.
In the backseat of a Presidential limousine, BOB (late-
forties), tired and depressed, leans against a little doily,
staring out the window.
P.O.V. from car window- We see buildings covered in bright
signs, a billboard of Brad Pitt selling jeans, another of
Bob in black & white,looking distinguished with a bottle of
whiskey in a Suntory ad... more signs, a huge TV with perky
Japanese pop stars singing.
EXT. PARK HYATT - NIGHT
Bob's black Presidential (looks like a 60's diplomat's car)
pulls up at the entrance of the Park Hyatt, a modern sky
The automatic doors open on the car, as Bob gets out. Eager
BELLHOPS with white gloves approach at the sight of the car,
welcoming Bob and helping him with his bags.
INT. PARK HYATT - NIGHT
Bob stands in the back of a crowded elevator surrounded by
Japanese businessmen below his shoulders.
The elevator stops at the 50th floor and the doors open onto
the massive, streamline lobby of the Park Hyatt.
Bob follows the JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN out into the marble and
glass lobby that frames the view of Tokyo.
The CONCIERGE and several eager HOTEL MANAGERS greet Bob. He
just wants to sleep, but more STAFF continue to greet him,
ask him about his fright. They lead him to reception.
INT. HOTEL RECEPTION - NIGHT
At the reception area four JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN and two WOMEN
quickly sit up from their seats on sight of Bob, and extend
handshakes and gifts. They bow and introduce themselves from
the commercial company, extend name cards and welcome him
More staff welcomes him and offer their service during his
One of them presents a fax that has come for him.
YOU FORGOT ADAM'S BIRTHDAY.
I'M SURE HE'LL UNDERSTAND.
HAVE A GOOD TRIP, L"
He doesn't know what to do with it, and stuffs it in his
The commercial people tell him when they'll be picking him
up, and ask if he needs anything else.