Well there I was staring at paper ...
(lifts glass to air) watching my wine
turn to vinegar as it were ...
You can turn a phrase.
I said I couldn't write, I'm a wiz at
speaking. Anyway there I was staring
at blank paper, not a stitch of an idea,
and the damn typewriter had cost me
4400 pesetas in Andorra.
So what happened to the great American
After seven months all my money ran out.
Then I spent another month looking at the
"wine dark sea," and then I came home ...
Properly humbled and chastened.
So how did you become a (points
glass of wine towards him) ...
Probation Officer? No bread. Tapped out.
Saw a blind ad in the paper asking for
people with experience dealing with people,
took the test, and the rest (sips wine)
Well, you're wasting your time. But I like
you anyway ...
A typical New York shopping bag man is seen
approaching. He is talking to himself.
Why is Pharaoh spelled with a "p" and an "h"?
Oh, yeah, there is something worth looking at
there--yes sir ...
Mascaras and Joan watch him as he disappears.
My God, they are out today. Must be something
in the air.
Poor man, wonder why people get like that?
That's the difference between us, I just wonder
why he's walking when he should be in the rubber
Nonsense--you're just trying to pull that tough
Know me like an open book eh?
Let's walk a bit. I'm due back soon.
By the way, I'm going to a party this Saturday.
Care to come.
Sure. Have to visit my mother and brother in
the afternoon. How about I pick you up at
Fine. We should be there at about nine anyway.
Just where is there by the way?
Some old family friends on East End Avenue.
MASCARAS (laughs softly):
Always wanted to see how the other half lives.
Well you will. We are very nice ...
Don't doubt it for a moment.
Oh, there will be a moment here and there when
Camera DOLLIES away from Mascaras and Joan as
they walk in the park.