【August 1996: Breakdown】/故事大纲
Did a story breakdown for WKW today----and turned it into as good a synopsis as I could. It looks a little feeble in this form----few ‘motivations’,little apparent action and no sub-plot. Thank God we’re all selfassured and intuitive enough to believe something interesting will eventually evolve. It reads like this:
The blue/green magnificence of the Iguazu Waterfall. Pull back to reveal the image is in fact a souvenir lampshape by a messy bed in a tacky love hotel. Two silhouettes overshadow the falls and the desolate room.
A red convertible crosses the brilliant,white expanse of the Salta salt flats,just this side of the Bolivian border. Tony and Leslie are loving and partying their way worth. At noon on September 23(the vernal equinox) they cross the Tropic of Carpricorn. Now there is no turning back!
Their sex that night is abrupt and vcilent. They part in the morning. Leslie is in tears. Cut to Buenos Aires. Leslie is distraught,but hesitant to throw himself from the La Boca bridge.
Tony gets off a bus in La Boca. He holes up in the Hotel Rivera and plays at love and odd jobs. A good fight is as welcome as a good fuсk. His self-respect is drowning in each next drink he takes.
Leslie works in a gay Tango Bar. Dancing and tricking the night away without reflection or remorse. He plays hard to get when Tony crosses his path again,but softens to his loneliness. He steals a ROLEX and then a passport from one of his tricks. The pawn money will pay for Tony’s ticket home.
His hands crushed by the angry trick, Leslie retreats to the Hotel Rivera where Tony nurses him. Leslie betrays what starts to look too much like love by running off with a cheap Milonga pimp.
Back in the north at a Bolivian border town. Wild,colorfull lights pattern the ceiling and walls. Leslie,stoned stares through the waterfall lamp at the tacky predicament he has fallen into. His Milonga trick has passed out,or else OD’d?
Leslie flees once more. Without forgetting the oneounce stash of coke.
No ROLEX to bail him out anymore,Tony agrees to rendezvous with Leslie at the Iguazu the Falls.