Monday, October 01, 2007

Deleted Scene: Magnolia, Frank & Earl Say Goodbye (Much different version)

A much different, less angry version than what appeared on screen (which isn't nearly as dramatic). This is presented together (the scene would have appeared cut up in the film as it jumps from different storylines).


INT. EARL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT
      Frank and Phil stand in the foyer.  They're quiet a moment, then:
                                 FRANK
                      So....Phil....um...I think I'm gonna
                      step in and try and see him and say
                      something if he can...talk...I mean:
                                 PHIL
                      ...ok...
                                 FRANK
                      Can you stand...back...maybe, I mean...
                      just a little bit...in the room is
                      ok, but back from us a little...
                                 PHIL
                      yeah.
      Frank walks slowly into the Living Room and over to Earl's
     bedside.  He's holding back his tears.  He sits.  Earl
     is eyes closed, breathing a bit irregular....HOLD.
                                 FRANK
                      ...Dad...Dad...hey...Earl?
      He tries to wake him a bit, but Earl is not moving.
                                 FRANK
                      ...hey...Dad...Dad can you wake up
                      a minute Dad?
      He turns to Phil, crying now, says:
                                 FRANK
                      He's not waking up. 

INT. EARL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT

      Frank and Earl.  Earl opens his eyes a bit.

                                 FRANK
                      Dad...dad it's me...it's Frank...
                      It's Jack....It's Jack....Dad....

      Earl can barely make it but he touches Frank....Frank holds
     his Dad's hand....Phil steps up closer....

                                 FRANK
                      I'm here.  I'm here now.  What do you want?
                      Do you want anything?

                                 PHIL
                      I don't think, he can't...

                                 FRANK
                      ...just wait...Dad...you want
                      something...can you say...

                                 EARL
                      .....fuck...fuck...fuck...

      Earl is in PAIN and his hallucination make him a bit angry.

                                 EARL
                      ...thismssm....

                                 FRANK
                      Oh, Dad.  It's ok. jesus. ok.
                      it's ok...I'm here with you now, please.
                      i'm sorry...it's ok. alright..ok. 

INT. EARL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT

      The CAMERA holds on Earl and Frank.  Frank has his head buried
     in Earl's bed holding his hand, crying....it's very quiet....

      CU - Phil.  He's crying a bit standing off to the side.
     He looks out the window's and the glass doors and sees the FROGS
     come raining down.  His mouth drops and he can't speak.

      Frank doesn't notice.  The FROGS fall in the backyard and into THE POOL.

                                 PHIL
                      There are frogs falling from the sky. 

INT. EARL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT

     Frank lifts his head and watches the FROGS FALL outside the house.
     Earl looks to Frank....he musters something...Frank notices....

      All SOUND DROPS OUT except for the breathing of Frank and Earl.

                                 EARL
                      You are not what you think you are.

      Frank breaks down.  

INT. EARL'S HOUSE - THAT MOMENT

      CAMERA w/Frank and Earl and Phil.  Earl's last couple
     of breaths are short and quick...short and quick...short and
     quick...and then he dies.....his eyes are open.....

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