FLASH ON: INT. GIRL'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
CAMERA DOLLIES AROUND a young GIRL (20s) on the phone. GIRL That sounds like fun, Frank. I love seafood. CUT TO: INT. FRANK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT Frank on the phone. FRANK So I'll see you about 7:30? Great, then. Bye-bye, Cindy. He hangs up. CUT TO:
INT. GIRL'S HOUSE - ANOTHER NIGHT CAMERA (HAND HELD) follows behind the GIRL as she walks from the kitchen to the front door, shaking her head, huffing and puffing.... FRANK (VO) You wait until about nine o'clock and you ring the doorbell. She opens the door and sees FRANK, crying and hysterical. FRANK (VO) She opens it up, pissed as hell, but finds you sobbing your eyes out -- Frank looks up at her and says: FRANK ...I can't believe what happened... Frank and the Girl sit down on the couch together. FRANK (VO) You explain between sobs that you hit a dog on the way over to pick her up and you had to rush it to the animal hospital but by the time you got there -- FRANK ...and it's paw was sticking out... and it was too late. It was too late. She moves in and hugs him. GIRL Ohhh, shhhh...shhh...Frank... CUT TO: INT. HOLIDAY INN/BANQUET ROOM - THAT MOMENT Frank is cracking himself up. He continues. FRANK I can't believe I'm telling you guys this, but the truly terrifying part is that: THIS WORKS. Any girl that calls herself your friend is not gonna let you be alone in a situation like that. Technique #2: Staging a fight. This is not knock down, drag out, crying screaming, yelling -- this is a simple, direct and subtle way of planting confusion into a girl's mind. Remember we are using reinforcement technique "G" with these women. Here's how:
INT. GIRL'S HOUSE - NIGHT The Girl picks up her phone and presses some numbers... FRANK (VO) One day, she calls you up on the phone... CUT TO: INT. FRANK'S HOUSE - NIGHT Frank picks up the phone. FRANK Hello?
GIRL Hey, Frank. It's Cindy. I'm wondering if you wanna grab a bite and see a movie?
FRANK (VO) You very directly say: FRANK "I don't think I have anything to say to you, Cindy." Frank hangs up the phone. CUT TO: INT. GIRL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT The Girl gets the dial tone. She looks completely confused and hurt. CUT TO: INT. HOLIDAY INN/BANQUET ROOM - BACK TO SCENE Frank speaking to the group: FRANK Let her wonder what she did wrong. CAMERA DOES A SLOW DOLLY IN. Frank's tone changes a bit, gets darker:
FRANK This is the way...because they will always wonder, "What did I do?" "What could I have done different?" "How should I behave to get this back?" And if they think that way -- then they are asking for you to hurt them and That Is What You Must Do. That is what you must do which is punish them many, many times over.