#2130 40-B Rev. 11/5/79
You have to look at things differently to see what's
there. You can do anything you want.
A man and woman are just passing
Excuse me. See that painting?
They just casually glance at it.
It's pretty good, don't you think.
I don't know. I never really looked at one before.
Well, look at that one.
The man and woman look up at the displays.
Hey. That one's good.
He did it.
I like that one, too.
She points to another one Sonny did.
Another one of his.
Several people stop on their way in or out of the store
and look up to what the other people are looking at.
(to the first woman)
His name is Sonny Malone. He's a famous artist,
What're you doing?
Showing you what you don't see.
He's be glad to sign it, wouldn't you Mr. Malone? Sign.
Sonny takes the pen.
He's awkward for a moment, then gives in
He signs the album cover.
Thanks. Now it's really special.
She walks off with the album cover.
Another young guy also has the album.
Would you sign mine, too.
Sure, why not?
And with a flourish, Sonny signs the album.
We can't stay too long, Mr. Malone.
We're due at the theater.
(to the people)
Sorry folks, you know how it is
She takes his arm and ushers him to the car.
I was just beginning to enjoy it.
Hey, where are we going?
62 THRU 64
EXT. MOVIE THEATRE - NIGHT - SONNY & KIRA
drive up to an old movie hours. Some people are
just buying tickets and going in. They get out of
the car. Two people have just purchased tickets as
Sonny and Kira get to the booth. Sonny takes out
a couple of bucks and passes them through the
small window. The lady selling tickets is another of
Kira's sisters. She punches the two tickets through.
Only the vaguest recognition passes between Kira
and the sister.
What is this place?
People used to get dressed up to come here.
It was like a night on the town. For twenty-five
cents you'd see a movie and a stage show.
They even gave away dishes.
How do you know?
I just know.
Sonny and Kira go the the theatre entrance.
Taking tickets is another sister. Sonny gives them
to her and she tears them in half. Sonny and Kira
go in the theatre.
INT. THEATRE - NIGHT
In the lobby. It's a beautiful old place with a
grand staircase and architectural touches that are
from an era long past. There's a waterfall in the
It's beautiful. I've never been here before.
Hardly anyone comes here any more.
It looks like it's dying.
In a year it'll be a parking lot.
Don't say that, something this beautiful can't die.
Look at that fountain, it looks like a waterfall.
What does it make you think of?
A lot of different things. I've been working on
something and it's not exactly this place, but
it should have the same feeling.
Tell me about it.
I can't -- It's just a feeling.
Open your eyes -- look carefully.
I'm looking -- It's just a feeling.
It's close, isn't it?
Closer than ever.
She gets up quickly.
I don't hear anything.
Silence. And then the sound of music as if
in the distance. She starts off.
Where are you going?
67 and 68
EXT. CHURCH BAZAAR - NIGHT - FERRIS WHEEL
Kira and Sonny riding a Ferris wheel. It's a small fair,
set up in a parking lot. Food Stalls, prize booths
I love it up here. It's like being on a cloud.
Everything's so beautiful.
This is what it should feel like.
The place you were walking in?
Yeah. It should feel like a carnival.
With lights and music and...
Like a birthday party and it's your birthday.
You said tonight was going to be special.
You weren't kidding.
And it's not even half over. There's more.
MAIN AREA OF BAZAAR
Sonny and Kira do some of the the things offered
at the bazaar. At one booth, Sonny wins a stuffed
animal. The booth operator who gives him the prize
is one of Kira's sisters.
Kira and Sonny walking. He takes her hand.
She swings his hand in hers and with that motion,
Sonny spins her slightly into his arms.
Their faces are close.
There is a booth near them. Twenty-five cents to
knock down bottles. The prizes are old things,
DONATED GIFTS, a sign says. The girl operating
the booth is another of Kira's sisters. Sonny throws
a ball. Misses. Throws another. Misses. One ball left.
Gives it to Kira. She flips it up in her hand once or
twice, looking at him. The meaning is clear; so you
think I can't do it. She effortlessly tosses the ball
and knocks down all the bottles. Turns to Sonny.
Easy. She points to the prize she wants. It's an old
What do you want that for?
I like it.
The sister hands Sonny the prize.
They look at the bazaar.
I keep getting these thoughts...
Little pieces of things that keep popping into my mind.
What kind of things?
I don't know. They're hard to say.
Try saying them anyway.
Well, it's like everything's connected.
Everything we did tonight. The record store, the
movie house, this. It's like they're telling me about
the place I've been working on... I just don't know
what it is.
Then stop trying. Just let it happen.
What if nothing happens?
Not a chance in the world. Not tonight.
Tonight magic happens.
You're like a kid, you know that.
You really believe you can have everything.
You can. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
She takes his hand and leads him away from the
booth. She makes eye contact with her sister. Just
as they walk away, the sister picks up a square
package wrapped in old brown paper and string.
She hands it to another sister who is just passing
the booth. That girl gives it to another who is just
passing on the merry-go-round who in turn hands
it to another who is on the ferris wheel who in turn
gives it to another sister on a different ride until the
package is placed in a bin with a sign on it reading:
EVERYTHING - 50cents. And at just that moment,
Kira and Sonny get there.
Look at that...
Kira takes out the package and gives it to Sonny.
Sonny starts opening the package.
A PAINTING - IT'S OF LUNA PARK AT NIGHT
Kira and Sonny away from everyone else.
It was called Luna Park. When it opened it was the
most beautiful place of all.
I never heard of it.
Hardly anyone has. But once... once it was fantastic.
People used to come from all over just to see
Luna Park. Going there was like going into a fantasy.
How do you know?
You can see it in the painting.
When it got dark, that first night, when someone threw
the switch... the whole park lit up. It was like...
Yes. Like a magical dream that had just come true
for everyone at the same time. You danced
and laughed. It was beautiful.
Sonny looks at the painting.
It's all here, I know it. All the bits and pieces.
Just put them together. Think of the things you just
saw, think of how they made you feel.
It's your dream.
They made me feel like I could do anything.
INT. SONNY'S APARTMENT - NIGHT - SONNY & KIRA
Well then do it. Here it is. Just put it together.
You make everything sound so easy....
As she talks now, she repositions some of the
drawings on the wall. It's as if she's not really
paying attention to where they go. They do, however,
go in an order that makes them begin to be something.
When that man said he thought your painting was
terrific, what did you think?
It made me feel good.
And when we were in the old movie house,
what did you think about?
...That places like that don't exist anymore...
and they should.
And what were you thinking at the carnival?
She's still changing positions of drawings.
That it was the closest I've ever felt to what I
wanted to build.
This is what the entrance should look like.
He repositions a drawing.
And these are the walls... I'm gonna make the stage
look like this....
He positions the waffle iron to be in front
of the drawings.
And the fountains off to the side...
He repositions the aquarium spout. He is still not
totally paying attention to the work he's doing.
I want it to be like everything we saw tonight.
And they'd have to check their problems at the door.
You could have a problem checker,
fifty cents a problem.
And if they left with the same problems,
they get their money back.
Give them a dollar.
At least they'll get something out of it.
My dream is to build a place where I'd dance with
someone I'd love. Where everything's taken care of.
Where you don't have to do anything
except enjoy yourself.
Do you have a name for it.
Yeah. I always knew what I wanted to call it.
What is it.
Now all movement stops. He looks at what he's done.
It is complete. She unfolds a paper from her pocket
and pins it to the wall.
That's it. That's what I've been trying to do.
Kira, it's Xanadu....
He looks down. The room is empty. The only movement
is the little oriental doll. It's head moving up and down
in a yes gesture.