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Nobody Knows

Logline: An innocent text message sets off a tragic series of events.

Selected Text: A student short based on the on the short story Nobody Knows from Winesburg Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson.

Notes: I wanted the story set in modern times .  I added the texting element to the script.
I thought the last line spoken in the short story "she hasn't got anything on me; nobody knows" was gripping and pulled me in.

George sees text message from the very young reading "I'm yours if you want me"
he spends his day obsessing over it.
Instead of texting her back he goes over to her house and stalks her.
Louise agrees to meet George at an old barn.
They get in a little argument and George is extremely insulted by Louise.
George gets Louise to follow him into the woods.
Louise does not like the woods.
They make it to a beautiful Meadow.
George presses his advances on Louise.

I think the most trouble I had was adapting the short to modern times. Also grammar and scene setting. I purposely made the speech as close to the original text as I could.


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