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This is the opening monologue for the movie mentioned in DAY # 23 (with a little luck, I think I can finish this screenplay and two one-acts by the end of June - that's one of my goals using this daily blog)
Mar. 9, 2014 Day #25 Monologue Mania
by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved 2014 email@example.com
iPirates! - (think - Hackers of the Caribbean)
Monologue for opening
Voice-over - VINCENT
What little boy doesn't want to be a pirate? I mean, there is no downside to pirates! They are brave and strong and no one bullies them around......
EXT. Great battle on the open seas
We see a scene with pirates fighting their way from their ship onto another ...the handsome Captain leading the way by - of course -swinging in on a rope.
And girls like them......
We see the Captain kissing a beautiful captive on the attacked ship.
V-O - VINCENT
And they have lots of fun......
EXT. Pirates on ship carousing, in town, carousing
We see the pirates drinking and looting and having pirate fun.
And they never get nagged by their mothers.....
Now we see a little boy in a pirate outfit playing with friends as his mother comes in and complains about the mess
V-O -VINCENT (resigned, sighing)
I guess some things never change.....
We now see VINCENT RYAN, a nice-looking geeky young man - think Shia LaBaoef - sitting by a computer in his room, surrounded by mess, and a mother yelling at him that it's time for work.
He grabs things in a rush, puts on shoes that are falling apart and runs out.
Now we see him standing in front of a crowd, hair still a little awry, While he is speaking, we see images of him at work in his room, interspersed with pirate scenes.
(Still geeky, but now impassioned)
Why did I become a pirate chaser? Because nowadays, that's the closest thing you can get to hunting down criminals....without actually getting hurt.
But it's also because these modern day thieves - I like to think of it as Cyber-Sea Piracy.....these thieves are not only stealing money....lots and lots of money!......
when they steal all these things - the money and identities and actual merchandise.....they are stealing something that can never be found or given back - time!
How much time does anyone have? No one knows! Who wants to spend days, weeks, months - in some cases years!- fixing what these modern-day pirates have stolen? No, I am one of the few people who figures out where they are hiding - whether it's Russia or South America or here in the good old USA - and when I find them, I shut them down.
And make sure the police get them and they are prosecuted and everyone is a tiny bit safer when you use your computer or cell phone!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need the funding for Google Track Down - an international cooperative of the world's best pirate chasers - so we can truly make cyber space a safe place for everyone!
(He sits down to applause)
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