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Paradise Montana: An Original Screenplay

Mark Anthony Given

Copyright 2012.  All Rights Reserved.

Smashwords Edition

Began at God’s Love Homeless Shelter in March 2005

Helena, Montana

FADE IN

Montage of Montana's Yellowstone River and the River Road in Paradise Valley, Montana leading to an upscale exclusive Hot Springs resort interspersed with fine dining calm restaurant chatter, dishes tinkling we see chef MARK in the kitchen calling out orders over the stove, expediting dishes, mincing garlic and parsley, busy valet parking, MARK arranging chairs in the empty restaurant in the middle of the night where he has commandeered a dining table for a make shift office.

INT. HOTEL HALLWAY DAY

We see MARK walking through the hotel hallways late at night after work, chef coat open carrying a plate of fruit with his mail under his arm making his way to his room. This long walk shows off the resort as he passes the lobby and back through the hotel to the pool/hot springs and bar to the employee housing.

INT. MARK'S ROOM DAY

MARK sitting at a writing table in his room overlooking the deserted pool with discarded dishes, crumpled pieces of paper on the floor radio playing low writing furiously long hand on yellow legal pads...

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