Wednesday, September 04, 1996

Deleted Scene: Hard Eight, Cigarette Trick

The Cigarette Trick



SYDNEY
Here...
(he offers John some cash)
Go to the mall and get something new.  John will take you.

JOHN
I got money, Syd.
(to Clem)
I'll take you, would you like to go?

CLEMENTINE
Yeah.

SYDNEY
And that's that.  I'll see you later.

Sydney goes back in his room.  John looks to Clementine.  PAUSE.

JOHN
...well...

Clementine smiles at John, he gets her some coffee, gives her a cigarette and lights it for her.

CLEMENTINE
The first one of the day is always the best.

JOHN
Wanna see a trick?

CLEMENTINE
Sure.

John takes the cigarette from his mouth and very carefully places the filtered end in the crease between his forehead and his nose.  He squints down, holding the cigarette in place, makes a motion as if he's inhaling, then blows the smoke from his mouth.  Clementine laughs hysterically.

JOHN
I can do it with eight cigarettes.  Eight cigarettes in this crease between my nose and forehead...

CLEMENTINE
Lemme see...

JOHN
No...I gotta go talk to Syd for a second.  I'll be right back.

John exits.

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