You love us right?! You want
us right?! I can’t hear you!
The CROWD is SCREAMING — Morris flashes
a wide, exaggerated grin–
What time is it?!
And MUSIC. The Time launches into “The
Bird” and Morris, laughing heartily,
does ‘The Bird” (dance) with Jerome as
the audience ROARS their approval.
(107) INT. DRESSING ROOM/BACKSTAGE — NIGHT
as Prince and his Band sit in grave
silence, the exuberant SOUNDS of the
CLUB filtering through the open door.
Jill is also in the room, sitting on a
table, holding the dog silently in her
lap. She casts sidelong looks to
Prince, tears welling in her eyes.
The Band Members fidget nervously,
knowing full well that their jobs are on
the line, and feeling awful about the
personal tragedy that has befallen
Prince. The entire situation is very
tense, and it’s made worse every time
the crowd lets out a delighted ROAR of
approval. But Prince sits placidly, his
face an enigma, his feelings a mystery.
(108) INT. CLUB — NIGHT
And it couldn’t be more of a contrast!
The place is a riot of color and raucous
carryings on. “The Bird” is a smashing
success with everyone on the dance floor
trying gamely to get the steps right.
Morris and Jerome are flushed with
pride, surprising even themselves with
their impromptu adjustments to the act.
The MUSIC crescendos, then comes to a
rousing blistering end!