The Queen of Hollywood Blvd (2017) Script

(PULSING SOUNDS)


(AMBIENT PULSING)


(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(GUNSHOT BOOMING)

(OMINOUS BEAT MUSIC)

(AUDIO REWIND SCREECHING)

(PHOTO REEL CLICKING)

WOMAN VOICEOVER: Hollywood.

A town where morality never crossed the city limits.

(PHOTO REEL CLICKING)

You find there are things that must be forgotten if you want to go on living.

Death is a lonely business.

(DRAMATIC STRING MUSIC)


(PIANO KEYS CHIMING)

(CITY COMMOTION)

RADIO ANNOUNCER: We got a beautiful day here in Hollywood.

72 and sunny.

Starting this day off right with some Lee Williams and the Cymbals.

"I'll Be Gone."

("I'LL BE GONE" BY LEE WILLIAMS AND THE CYMBALS)

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ When you get back ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ This old lifted heart of mine ♪

♪ Won't have to burn ♪

♪ Anymore ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

♪ I'll be gone ♪

(AMBIENT MUSIC)


VOICEMAIL: You have one new message.

To listen to your messages, press one.

WOMAN RECORDING: You've been avoiding me, okay, and I don't like it.

I figured I'd come here to wish you a happy birthday and keep me a piece of the moist birthday cake, will you?

All right, goodbye Mary.

Happy birthday.

(SOMBER BEAT MUSIC)


(AMBIENT ORGAN MUSIC)

(HELICOPTER CHOPPING)


This establishment has been my pride and joy for well over 20 years.

Tonight we are going to have a very special gathering for my birthday.

And, as always, I expect you to serve and entertain in any capacity.

Happy birthday, boss.

I want you to get this place looking nice.

Maybe we'll go with a different look for the night.

Something tropical.

A few American flags.

Never took you for a patriot.

Oh, I'm as American as they come.

A red-blooded capitalist.

(SOMBER BEAT MUSIC)

I got this new camera, she's HD.

Oh, okay.

You know, I direct all my own videos.

Oh, I didn't know that.

Yeah, you know, I'm the creative type.

I'm sensitive as well.

Man, you really do it all.

I do, baby, you have no idea what I can do.

Oh yeah?

Yeah.

Yeah, you gonna come on my ship sometime?

I'd love to come on your ship.

Take me down under.

Mhmm.

Take me to deeper seas than I've ever been to.

Otto.

You know you aren't supposed to be back here.

Vienna, you're on next.

Otto, what happened to your teeth?

Oh, ma, only the top ones are permanent.

Look at this.

Shit like five Gs in my mouth.

(DINGING)

You look good.

Happy birthday, how're you doing?

I'm doing great.

I was hoping that you'd come by the club tonight and help set up.

Oh, I can't, I'm so busy.

I gotta be in the studio.

I gotta go.

I got a present for you I'm gonna go get.

Something beautiful I got for you, you know?

You know I love you, best mom ever.

I like your new suit.

OTTO: You like it?

I love it.

Yeah, I like yours as well.

You know, I think it represents my inner self.

Your soul shines right through it.

Ah, you, I love you.

I love you, too.

Yo, I need like 50 bucks.

Is it cool if I get it out of the register on the way out?

Speak to Ray.

Oh, I love you, you're so sweet.

I love you, ma, happy birthday.

(BEAT MUSIC)

(TRAFFIC COMMOTION)

Mary.

Mary.

Mary.

MARY: What are you doing in my club?

Ha.

"My club?"

Is that how you're describing it these days, Mary?

"My club?"

Why are you here?

Mary.

Baby, where's your cordiality?

You used to just love the sound of my voice.

Yeah, well those days are long behind us, Duke.

Yeah, I supposed hanging out with all those pretty little girls, you forgot what a real man is all about.

Boys, girls, men, women, they're all the same.

Mary.

Baby, you owe me.

You owe me big time.

You borrowed and you borrowed and you took and you took and you come to the end of your line.

We had a deal.

Well, you know Mary, this is what you call a feudal society.

And I am the lord and you are my indentured servant and today you give my shit back.

Business isn't what it used to be in this town.

So, what do you want from me?

What do I want from you?

I want the club.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

I built this club from nothing.

Mary, you're doing it to yourself.

Come on, you know this bogart shit couldn't last forever.

It always comes at a price with you.

I thought I had already paid mine.

And what a beautiful life you've been given in return, Mary.

Why all of this today?

Why not yesterday?

Why not tomorrow?

Because today I really feel like being a cruel ass motherfucker.

Get out.

Get out!

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

Little Punk Rock Charlie is gonna come up in here a little later.

You know the kid, right?

Punk Rock Charlie.

(BOOMING)

He's gonna come over here.

He's gonna say, "Mary, I'm here for the keys."

And you're gonna give him the keys, aren't you, Mary?

You know, Duke, when I came to this country, I had nothing but a suitcase.

You'll have to pry the keys to this club from my cold dead hands.

A lot more to lose in this world than a neon sign and a couple empty bar stools, Mary.

Happy birthday to you.

Happy birthday.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(SOMBER MUSIC)

What're you doing?

You got to bend your knees more or something.

Stop.

Try it again.

What the fuck is that?

Look like a damn pretzel.

When she comes over to you, just relax.

Look her in the eye.

That's not how you do it.

Practice.

I don't think you even like me anymore.

How could you say something like that to me?

That hurts me when you talk to me like that.

Do you think I would do this for any girl?

Huh?

What do I have to do to prove it to you?

Hmm?

I remember when I first saw you walking down the street.

I said, "There goes my angel."

My angel of Hollywood.

I wouldn't do this for any girl but you.

That's the truth.

(DOOR CREAKING)

Mary!

How are you, darling?

Not now, Percival.

What do you mean, not now?

I got some talent here for you.

No.

Please, Mar, it'll take a minute.

She's a special one.

MARY: Hmmm.

PERCY: Mhmm.

You have my attention, Percy.

(SNAPPING)

Thank you for seeing me, Queen Mary.

Sit.

Something different about her, you think so, Mary?

Something, I don't know.

What would you call, innocence, I guess.

There's one person in this town who knows how to jumpstart a young girl's career and that's you, Mary.

Yeah, that's one way to put it.

Look at me, darling.

What's your name?

I didn't come all this way for you not to fucking talk!

Percy.

Don't speak like that in my club.

Sorry, Mary.

Grace.

My name's Grace.

Well that's a very pretty name and where are you from, Grace?

Baker.

It's in the desert.

MARY: You know, I know what it's like to leave home.

I left mine too, many years go.

Jesus Christ.

What is this, fucking therapy?

I just wanna know if you wanna hire this girl to walk around with titties hanging out and serving a few drinks and whatever and then you could introduce her to agents and managers and Hollywood types, whatever, but first you gotta throw me a few bucks for finding her.

Percy.

Stand up, Grace.

I want to get a good look at you.

PERCY: Look at those big eyes, Mary.

Think she looks like a deer or something.

Don't she look like a deer, Mary?

Now, Grace, I need you to take your clothes off, please.

(SOMBER MUSIC)

Turn around.

How old are you?

GRACE: 18.

You liar.

You didn't even see her ass yet, Mary.

Show 'em your ass, baby, take off your pants, baby.

What's the problem, Mary?

She's a child.

I just wanted to give this girl a chance.

Seize the opportunity.

Carpe diem.

MARY: Stay!

Do not move!

That's my property, she comes with me.

No, she's mine now!

Once a whore, always a whore, huh Mary?

MARY: Get out!

You sensitive old bitch.

Get the fuck out!

(PERCY LAUGHING) Get out!

Get out you fucking asshole!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

What am I gonna do now?

You'll be fine without him.

I assure you that.

Can I work for you?

No, you're a minor.

I'm yours now.

I have nowhere else to go.

(LIGHTER CLICKING)

I can do other stuff.

I can sweep the floors and take people's coats at the door.

(CIGARETTE SIZZLING)

I'll pay you for a day's work.

But it's a one day deal.

Understood?

Got it.

Go speak to Ray outside.

He'll get you started.

♪ Stay awhile ♪

♪ Stay awhile ♪

(SOMBER MUSIC)

Happy birthday.

(TEA KETTLE WHISTLING)


Gotta get my kicks somehow, these days.

Honey for my honey.

(SOMBER PIANO MUSIC)

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ Dear Queeny ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪ Make a wish.

Tonight.

Just blow out the candle.

MARY: I promise, at the club tonight.

So,

how are you?

Are you okay?

Remember, you're mine, baby.

I gave you everything.

Your lips are mine, baby.

It's all mine.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

Leaving already?

What's a girl to do?

MARY: I'm sure you'll figure it out.

What time do you want me to come to the club tonight?

MARY: Be there at 10.

Don't be late.

(CITY COMMOTION)

See, I suffer from an allergy.

An allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind.

Sometimes, you know, I can not differentiate the truth from the false.

I think that my alcohol lifestyle seems to be the only normal one.

And I'm really glad, man, that God has put me right here with you guys and I'm really glad that God opened another door for me.

My name's Jim and I'm an alcoholic.

GROUP: Jim.

I really don't know how I made it.

I was such a fucking asshole.

I would steal from people.

I stole from myself, I stole my own life.

But I put those drugs away.

I put that alcohol away.

I put that anger away.

I went and I got help.

I went and talked to people.

Each of us are our own strength.

Inside of you is salvation.

(EXCITING BEAT MUSIC)

♪ Let me see your star ♪

♪ I want you to dance with me ♪

♪ Come inside my life ♪

♪ And give yourself up to me ♪

♪ I travel between worlds ♪

♪ Give yourself over to me ♪

♪ Let me see your style ♪

♪ I want you to comfort me ♪

(SMACKING)

No touching.

Why not?

♪ Take a little while ♪

♪ Take your time for me ♪

♪ Go back to the wild ♪ MARY: Hello, Charles.

How're you doing, Mary?

Oh, I'm just fine.

And what brings you to my establishment?

Duke sent me to get the keys.

I'm the new manager of this dilapidated strip club.

♪ Right between your ♪

♪ Comfort me ♪

(EXCITING BEAT MUSIC)

♪ Comfort me ♪ Phoenix, darling.

Why don't you to take Punk Rock Charlie to the VIP area?

Give him something more personal.

♪ Let me see your style ♪ I'll hold on to those keys until you're done.

Make sure you do, Mary.

Will do.

(AMBIENT MUSIC)


PHOENIX: Is this better?

You like your new daddy, baby?

Slower.

(MOANING)

You get me hard, baby.

PHOENIX: Like that?

Just like that.

(MOANING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

I own you.

You're my property, baby.

(MOANING)

Oh, that's what you want.

Yeah.

(SNIFFING)

(LAUGHING)

Oh.

You like Charlie, baby?

Yeah?

You're gonna suck cock for pennies.

Oh yeah.

(PHOENIX WHIMPERING)

PHOENIX: No, no, no, not supposed to.

(WHIMPERING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

Don't you like Charlie?

(THUDDING)

(YELLING)

Motherfucker!

You'll get this up your fucking ass!

(MENACING MUSIC)

(SQUELCHING)

(BIRDS SQUAWKING)

They used to film the old Batman television show with Adam West here.

Who knew?

This is the Bat Cave, huh?

Leave him here.

Is he dead?

Sadly not.

Holy loose ends.

Let's finish the job.

Kids today, they got no respect.

I'm sure he's learned his lesson.

Leave him here to find his own way home.

Just got lucky, kid.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(DISTANT POLICE SIRENS)

(DOOR THUDDING)


(FOREBODING MUSIC)

(FILM REEL CLICKING)

(DRAMATIC MOVIE MUSIC)


(MOVIE AUDIO CRACKLING)

♪ To have me back where you belong ♪

♪ You're looking swell ♪

♪ Dolly, I can tell ♪

♪ La, la, la, la ♪

♪ La, la, la ♪ I feel so self-conscious.

Just imagine him when he's older going, "Oh, look at my mother."

(OTTO YELLING)

I'm making my own film right now.

The camera pans to a boy.

See?

There he is.

Let's go to the first scene, why don't we?

This is a very low budget production.

All we have are a pair of pliers.

Bring in the pliers. (OTTO GROANING)

(GROANING)

Easy!

Zoom in.

(CRYING)

(OTTO YELLING)

Shut it off!

I abhor it!

(YELLING)

DUKE: That's it, go ahead.

That's it.

(OTTO YELLING)

Shut it off!

(OTTO YELLING)

DUKE: That's it, go ahead.

One, two, three.

(CRUNCHING)

That's it.

Turn it off!

(SOBBING)

Goodnight.

Goodnight, mommy.

(OTTO CRYING)

Goodnight, mommy.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(TRAFFIC COMMOTION)


(OMINOUS BEAT MUSIC)

Ma'am!

You can't come in here!

This is empty!

You fuck!

How could you do this to me?

My son?

Your son?

You know Punk Rock Charlie?

He's somebody's son too.

And what you did to that young man's face.

You're a hypocrite.

Mary.

You're in no position to turn your back on me.

You can bring your ass over here if you ever wanna see that son of yours again.

That's it.

Come on.

Why don't you come right over her?

That's it.

Don't be shy.

Oh.

You've been a good girl, haven't you?

Oh yeah.

You gonna

give me your eyes?

Give me your eyes.

Please.

That's it.

Now you know what else I want.

I want your hand, please.

Please.

Your hand.

So sweet.

So soft, so strong.

You're like fine wine.

I'm gonna give you something that I think you're gonna like.

Now,

Mary.

Why don't you take a little taste?

Come on.

Just a little taste.

Yeah. (OMINOUS MUSIC)

(SCREAMING) (SIZZLING)

What was that thing that I thought you?

Say it, Mary.

You never break your bet.

Say it again, Mary.

You never break your bet.

That's it.

Very good.

(TRAIN SQUEALING)


(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(FLAME SIZZLING)

(ENGINE RUMBLING)

DUKE VOICEOVER: Go to the abandoned Angelino race track.

There will be a man waiting for you.

This time, do exactly as you are told.

No more chances.

(DRAMATIC BEAT MUSIC)


You got our package, I presume.

Then you know what I'm about to say should not be taken lightly.

You have owed this organization a great deal of money for quite some time now and as you already know, tomorrow you will relinquish ownership of said establishment.

We will give you one more chance, Mary.

I suggest you consider it very carefully.

We need you to get rid of someone.

An accountant who works for us.

He talks too much.

I'm a lot of things but I'm not a killer.

Do you think you have a choice here?

I always have a choice.

Then make the right one.

All your debts will be forgiven.

We'll still take the club but you can have your son back.

The future will be yours.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

Do it tonight.

He will call you for your services.

He has predilection f or young girls.

But I don't have a gun.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)


What do you have for me, huh?

I have for you, a 1911.

I'll get it for you.

I got it, I got it.

Don't worry about it.

I don't want your goddamn money.

Keep your fucking money, Mary.

Here you are.

You know how to use one of these?

I've seen it in the movies.

The movies?

Don't aim the son of a bitch at me!

What the fuck's wrong with you?

Jesus Christ.

You pull the trigger and somebody on the other end just dies.

(GUN CLICKING)

Like that, they're dead, got it?

I got it.

Well I'm glad you got it.

What the hell are these people you're messing with?

They're really scum.

A bunch of goddamn losers.

That's all, they're scum.

MARY: I know that better than anyone.

You do, huh?

You still sing?

No, I quit.

I can't sing anymore.

I lost my voice.

I can't hit a fucking note anymore.

It's awful.

I'll get back, don't worry about it, I'll get back.

MARY: Can I play a tune?

Why you can play anything you want, kid.

("LONELY ENTERTAINER" BY MIKE AND PAM MARTIN)

♪ I'm a lonely entertainer ♪

♪ No one will talk to me ♪

♪ I play the Magic Cocktail Lounge ♪

♪ Just seven nights a week ♪ Jack?

What can I do for you?

You can bing me up one more time because my hands are too goddamn weak now and I'm so goddamn tired, I can't believe it.

All the shit's right here on the table.

You'll feel better soon.

No pain.

♪ If you care to sing along ♪

♪ And for those of you who are dancing ♪

♪ We'll play it extra long ♪

♪ Then we'll play those songs ♪

♪ That take you back to those brighter days ♪

(JACK MOANING)

♪ They never went away ♪

(UPBEAT MUSIC)

You know what, Mary?

People never change.

They just keep on pretending.

(UPBEAT MUSIC)

♪ Lonely entertainer ♪

♪ No one will talk to me ♪

♪ I'll play the Magic Cocktail Lounge ♪

♪ Just seven nights a week ♪

♪ Every song I sing begins to sound the same ♪ I love you, Mary.

Please be careful.

I'll be seeing you, Jack.

JACK: I certainly hope so, kiddo.

♪ I meet a lot of important people ♪

♪ But I don't remember their names ♪

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(AMBIENT MUSIC)

DUKE VOICEOVER: I think you owe me, Mary.

You borrowed and you borrowed and you took and you took and you come to the end of your line.

(YELLING)

MAN VOICEOVER: Do it tonight.

He has predilection for young girls.

I have nowhere else to go.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

Inside of you is salvation.

(YELLING)

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

(YELLING)

♪ Dear Queeny ♪

♪ Happy birthday ♪

♪ To you ♪

(ENGINE REVVING)

(EERIE MUSIC)

(PLEASANT GUITAR MUSIC)

The usual for you?

I want a real drink.

Straight noise.

(TRICKLING)

You all right, boss?

Couldn't be better.


♪ And if I ever see you ♪

♪ Softly dancing through the sky ♪

♪ I will ask you to come dance ♪

♪ Within my garden ♪

♪ And we will drink of paradise ♪

♪ Until the morning comes ♪ What're you doing here?

I came in early to help set up for the party.

I'm sick of surprises today.

JOSIE: What happened to your hand?

MARY: Nothing.

Look, I came early because I heard about...

Who told you?

The girls in the back were talking.

Mary, this place is yours.

It always has been and it always will be.

There's nothing anyone can do about that.

Why the sympathy, Josie?

Do you think I'm an old, helpless woman?

I need your pity like I need a rock in my shoe.

I am not worried about what you can't do.

I'm scared about what you will do.

So I am begging you

don't do anything that you'll regret.

You don't tell me what to do.

You know nothing about obligation.

You know nothing about what I'm going to do.

Is this what you meant by doing something I'll regret?

(GASPING)

(COUGHING)

You!

You are a fucking bitch sometimes!

Josie.

I always hurt the people I love.

Well, back to work.

Time is money and money makes the world go round.

(PLEASANT GUITAR MUSIC)

♪ I only came to know you ♪

♪ Like a breath upon the wind ♪

♪ Like a thought upon the sea ♪

♪ You came upon me ♪

♪ I looked into your eyes ♪

♪ That sweet modulus of the light ♪

(KNOCKING)

Who's there?

It's Mama.

♪ Forever blowing bubbles ♪

♪ They fly so high ♪

♪ Never reach the sky ♪

♪ And like my dreams, they fade and die ♪

♪ Fortune's always hiding ♪

♪ I looked everywhere ♪

I wasn't expecting you.

Well, I wouldn't forget Mary's 60th birthday.

What do you think?

You'll have to get me on a better day.

Well, can I have a cigarette?

No, it's my last one.

Well, I've got my own.

The best of the best.

Here.

I like the sniff of a cigar.

It makes you feel in control.

Makes you feel powerful.

Smell and everything.

Oh my God.

It's all about control, isn't it?

It's been a long time.

I've been trying to reach you but I couldn't get a hold of you.

I mean, you've been difficult.

I have less time now than you would like to know.

I know, they're taking the club away from you.

Who told you?

Well, I've got eyes, I've got ears and I know everything.

Don't forget that I brought you here.

It was me.

You're my creation.

I'm your Pygmalion.

(CHUCKLING)

Honey, I know.

I know everything about you.

I know what's going on.

They've taken more than my club from me today.

They've taken my reason to live.

Your reason to live, you're such a drama queen.

Come on right now.

God gave us women two things.

One in the head and one between our legs.

You've used the latter too long.

It's about time you use your brain.

Composer, always composer, Mary.

There are just some lines I've never wanted to cross.

I don't believe you.

(PHONE RINGING)

I've got a birthday present for you.

The American dream.

(CHUCKLING)

(PHONE RINGING)

Thank you, Mama.

I'm sorry, Mama.

I have to get this.

♪ Pretty bows in the air ♪

(MAMA SINGING TUNE)

Mary speaking.

Duke told me to call.

Said that you could arrange what I'm interested in.

And what is it you're interested in?

Girls.

Innocent girls.

And where would you like me to arrange this randevu?

Harvard House Motel, right off Sepulveda and Van Nuys.

10 PM sharp.

I'll bring her myself.

Make sure she wears something fascinating.

Oh, we aim to fascinate.

You know, you should get out of this business.

I mean, everyone's really gross here.

I've worked in so much better places, you know?

Good evening, girls.

GIRLS: Good evening, Queen Mary.

Good evening, Queen Mary.

I think it's time you ended your smoke break and go back to the entertainment.

Not you, Grace.

I need to speak with you.

Sure.

That shit will kill you.

Grace, I want to ask you if you would like to go on an adventure with me tonight.

Sure, I love adventures.

Where are we going?

The Valley.

What's in the Valley?

A man.

You see, I need to get something from him but he needs something from me first.

You understand?

But I'm not going to give you to the man.

I'm just going to pretend to.

It's all pretend, Grace.

Just one big game of make believe.

So, what do I have to do?

This is disgusting.

(BEAT MUSIC)

(SOMBER MUSIC)

I can't do this.

This role I'm rehearsing for.

I'm not a killer.

I must become the assassin.

(DRAMATIC STRING MUSIC)

Who am I?

What do I want?

What are the given circumstances?

What is in my way?

Can't be that hard.

Just pull the trigger.

(GUNSHOT BOOMING)

I feel real weird in this outfit.

Oh but you look absolutely stunning.

And now for the final touches.

(AMBIENT MUSIC)


(STREET COMMOTION)

(EXCITING BEAT MUSIC)

(HONKING)

♪ Baby, get your good shit on ♪

♪ We're going into town ♪

♪ Spend the not-so-hard-earned cash ♪

♪ At the local lost and found ♪

♪ What's that sound your little brothers will love ♪

♪ He's socializing with suburban scum ♪

♪ He's so dumb ♪

♪ We're so cool ♪

♪ I'm never going back to summer school ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ Hey guys ♪

♪ What you doing ♪

♪ Ice cream social ♪ WOMAN: Happy birthday! MAN: Happy birthday, Mary.

♪ They gonna splash ♪ How's beeswax, you old cunt?

Oh fuck off!

♪ We never give in ♪

♪ We don't care what happens next ♪

♪ We just go home and have illegal sex ♪

♪ She passed thrills ♪ Queen Mary, this is Sir Charles.

You know Charles, the man.

Charles is in the house.

Stop it!

♪ Cruel ♪

♪ Summer ♪

♪ It's a twisted ♪

♪ Summer ♪ Mary.

I have to go out for a couple of hours and do something.

I'll be back before midnight.

Promise.

Midnight?

Leaving your own party?

What am I gonna tell everyone?

There's naked pussy everywhere.

I'm sure you'll keep them entertained.

RAY: You'll feel terrible tomorrow.

People like you and me, Ray, we don't have tomorrows.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


There's a few little slices of la vida loca.

Los Angeles, 1973.

I snap out of a warm, comfortable heroin nod to terrible sounds flying like fists at my head.

Bang, bam, slam, crumbling the doors.

Earthquake turbulence, rock in the walls.

Noise swinging from the chandelier like King Kong from the fucking Empire State Building.

And I'm caught like an invisible ghost in a barroom brawl of noise in a very bad western movie.

I look around for the source of the confusion but the television is silent.

This is the movie.

The very bad shoot 'em up movie of bad ugly life in the shadows of downtown Los Angeles.

Hey, Mary?

I wanna be an actress.

What's the fastest way to make it in Hollywood?

Take Fountain.

What?

(CHUCKLING)

(PLEASANT GUITAR MUSIC)

(SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

You know, the sign used to say "Hollywoodland."

It was originally a real estate development.

Then a young actress came along, Peg Entwistle.

Like most young actresses, she came here with a suitcase full of dreams.

Soon enough, the suitcase was empty.

One night she climbed to the top of the Hollywoodland sign, jumped off the H and plummeted to her death.

Everyone saw it as bad publicity.

They removed the latter part of the name and thus, Hollywood was born.

(DRAMATIC BEAT MUSIC)


(KNOCKING)

Fuck, why would she send me someone like you?

Oh.

My, my, they do grown them fast, don't they?

How much?

Oh, she's on the house.

I owed Duke a favor.

Did you now?

Tell him thank you.

Go on then.

What?

What time you gonna be done with her?

What's it matter to you?

I have to drive her home.

She's not old enough.

I get excited when you say things like that.

Well, you have until the cigarette goes out.

After that,

it's gonna cost you.

Fine, now fuck off.

You do know why you're here, don't you?

I don't have to tell you what to do, do I?

Everything's okay.

You like music?

I love music.

(PLEASANT MUSIC)

♪ Love ♪

♪ I've been that way before ♪

♪ Lonely nights spent wishing on a star ♪

♪ Broken promises ♪

♪ That turn to broken hearts ♪

♪ Twilight lovers may be right ♪

♪ From the start ♪

♪ Should I shoot for the stars in the sky ♪

♪ And the magic ♪ Will you dance with me?

♪ Should I shoot for the stars high above ♪

♪ And a special feeling that I call love ♪

♪ Since your first hello ♪

♪ Nothing's been the same ♪

♪ Can't wait to see you again ♪ What's your name?

Grace.

My saving grace.

Grace, look at me.

♪ Foolish and too shy ♪

♪ My soul cries tell you ♪

♪ What my mind feels inside ♪

Do you believe in God?

♪ In my life ♪

♪ Should I shoot for the stars in the sky ♪ Take your clothes off.

Do it!

(COUGHING)

Unbuckle my belt.

Come on!

I know it's not your first time!

Hey!

You don't look over there, you look here!

It's just you and me and God.

Now put those God-given talents to work.

(GUN CLICKING)

♪ Love ♪

♪ You can see it in my eyes ♪

♪ Silly dreamer, too foolish and too shy ♪

♪ My soul cries tell you ♪

♪ What my heart feels inside ♪

♪ I love you ♪ (SCREAMING)

♪ In my life ♪ No!

♪ Should I shoot for the stars ♪ (GRACE SCREAMING)

♪ In the sky ♪ Two for the price of one!

♪ The magic found in my lover's smile ♪

♪ Should I shoot for the stars ♪

(DISTORTED SINGING)

(MARY SCREAMING)

(DISTORTED GRUNTING)

(BELT CRUNCHING)

(THUDDING)

You fucking bitch.

You hit me!

(GROANING)

(EERIE MUSIC)

MARY: Motherfucker!

(GASPING)

(MARY GROANING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(SIZZLING)


(EERIE MUSIC)

Darling?

Where did you get that thing?

Put the gun down, baby.

I'm not gonna hurt you.

How could you leave me with him?

You said it was make believe.

MARY: That's true, baby.

Come here, darling.

It's all make believe.

(EERIE MUSIC)


(OMINOUS BEAT MUSIC)


(DRAMATIC BEAT MUSIC)


(DUKE LAUGHING)

Bad.

(GIRL GIGGLING)

Bad.

Oh.

Mary, Mary, Mary.

Why so downcast, baby?

Where's my son?

How the fuck I know where that little fat motherfucker is?

You watch your mouth, you hear me?

Get me my son.

Who the fuck do you think you are tonight, Mary?

Tell me right now, Duke, or I swear to fucking God, I will blow your fucking head off.

(LAUGHING)

Oh, okay, wow.

All right.

With that pop gun?

Come on, baby.

What you gonna do with all that?

God damn.

(LAUGHING)

All I want is this all to end.

The club is yours.

It's all yours.

I held up my part of the bargain.

Please, man, give me back my son.

He's all I have.

Charlotte, would you do me a little favor, please?

Yeah?

Would you go outside and see if you see a little cornrow Buddha-looking motherfucker?

(LAUGHING)

Send him in here and tell him that momma wants him.

Stay.

(LAUGHING)

I think it's a fine thing you gave up cock for pussy.

Oh, Mary.

I thought you gave up the bottle.

You thought wrong.

While you do this to me, your friends, for years, decades, once told me you loved me.

I tell all my bitches that.

I gave you money.

A lot of money.

A vouched for your ass.

Put my neck on the line for you.

And you never told me so much as, "Thank you, Duke."

We had a deal all so I could have this.

My own piece of the pie and you, you just wanna take it all away from me.

This is not yours because, why?

You borrowed it.

And you can't borrow the American dream.

You gotta grab it, you gotta snatch it, you gotta steal it, you gotta bleed for it.

I've stolen for it.

I have killed for it.

Cool.

Why don't you thank me and step the fuck off?

Because right now, this desk is my desk and this establishment is my establishment.

And all them bitches out there,

my pussy.

Your keys, now.

(DRAMATIC BEAT MUSIC)

Pull the trigger.

Give it to me.

(BOOMING)


Otto.

Baby.

I'm so sorry.

It was only business, baby.

I did everything they told me to do.

Everything.

Everything they told me to do and look at you.

You're gonna be okay, my baby.

You're gonna be okay.

Let me take you to the hospital.

OTTO: All I need is a drink.

I'll get you a drink.

It's only business.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(DOOR CREAKING)

Ray?

Baby?

Where are you?

Why are all the lights off?

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


I know it's my birthday and that's why most of you came.

But I really brought everyone here to say goodbye, old friends.

I came to Hollywood to become an actress.

And after some minor successes and some serious failure and bags under my eyes grew heavier, (DRAMATIC MUSIC)

I eventually fell into this way of life

and I never looked back.

I don't know what to do.

You're not the only one.

I have nowhere to go.

Go wait outside with Josie.

I'll be there in a minute.

I've had the opportunity to play business woman,

teacher, mother, lover, gangster.

We had quite a run.

Yes we have.

Yes we have.

What do you wanna do with all the decorations?

Leave them up.

It's not our problem anymore.

Can I ask you a favor?

Anything, baby.

Let me close up for nostalgia sake.

Absolutely.

Thank you.

Someone once said, "People pay for what they do

"and sew more

"for what they've allowed themselves to become

"and they pay for it very simply

"by the lives they lead."

As I celebrate one more year of living, I celebrate one more year

closer to dying.

Death is a lonely business.

And now, my friends, I must ask you all to leave, for the night has come to an end.

(WHOOSHING)

(FIRE CRACKLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


(CIGARETTE SIZZLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(BOOMING)

(GLASS SHATTERING)

(TINNITUS RINGING)


(FIRE CRACKLING)

(POLICE SIRENS ALARMING)

(THUDDING)

(SOMBER MUSIC)

♪ Look what you've done ♪

♪ You've made me love you ♪

♪ When you found somebody new ♪

♪ Look what you've done ♪

♪ You used to look at me ♪

♪ With those pretty eyes ♪

♪ It will make my heart sad ♪

♪ Look what you've done ♪

♪ Oh ♪

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

MARY VOICEOVER: I never cared much for last words because they were only words when you die like everyone else has as well.

("COWBOYS IN AFRICA" BY BUSH TETRAS)

♪ If ever in a dream ♪

♪ I begin the urge ♪

♪ Find a hole to crawl in ♪

♪ Find time to burn ♪

♪ A way to spend ♪

♪ A way to embrace ♪

♪ It's beyond the urge ♪

♪ It would seen a mistake ♪

♪ Cowboys ♪

♪ In Africa ♪

♪ Cowboys ♪

♪ In Africa ♪

(SOMBER GUITAR MUSIC)