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The Dark - Noir Script
Iluminar Released Apr 27, 2014

The Dark –Noir/Hard-Boiled Detective Electrician Thriller

FADE IN:

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

A typical dark, wet, city street from any Noir film. A 2nd storey building window features the name “Lightfoot Electrical” stenciled on it.

NARRATOR (VO)

It was raining. (Sound of RAIN) The type of rain that always seems to be accompanied by a lone saxophone. (SAX starts) In a city like this, even the soundtrack ends up in the gutters.


INT. OFFICE-NIGHT

A tiny, cramped and cluttered office containing a desk, filing cabinets, impossibly slow ceiling fan, and business name stenciled on door. Light from the street cuts through the venetian blinds casting shadows. A worn out looking man LIGHTFOOT, sits with his feet up on the desk which contains nothing else but a bottle of cheap liquor. He’s dressed like a typical hard-boiled detective, except he’s actually an electrician.

NARRATOR (VO)

The sign on my door said I was open for business. But the files on my desk said there was none.

A young, well dressed woman, BUSTY enters.

NARRATOR (VO) CONT.

I could tell the moment I saw her, the dame in the doorway was trouble.

She had eyes like a cup of Costa Rican and pair of legs that went up to where legs were meant to go. It was a trip I wouldn’t mind taking but in this town, a vacation like that could get your light snuffed. So I settled for the coffee.

BUSTY

The guy downstairs says you’re the guy to see about a light bulb…

NARRATOR (VO)

…She says, her voice low and husky like the light from a dusty desk lamp, begging you to lean in a little closer.

LIGHTFOOT

The guy downstairs would be right. Say, you’re Charlie...

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