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网上情缘(四) Ask for Help INT. KATHLEEN'S BEDROOM - DAY Kathleen in bed with her laptop reading Joe's letter. She starts to type a response. Can you help? I wish you could help... From NY 152 CLOSE ON KATHLEEN - TOTAL SHOCK ON SCREEN AS WE SEE THE MESSAGE JOE (V.O.): I had a gut feeling you would be on line now. INT. JOE'S BEDROOM - DAY Joe is in bed with his laptop. And cut back and forth between them and their computer screens as they type Instant Messages to one another. Possible split screens. JOE (V.O., cont'd): I can give you advice. I'm great at advice. KATHLEEN (V.O.): I don't think you can help. JOE (V.O.): Is it about love? KATHLEEN (V.O.): My business is in trouble. My mother would have something wise to say. JOE (V.O.): I'm a brilliant businessman. It's what I do best. What's your business? KATHLEEN (V.O.): No specifics, remember? JOE (V.O.): Minus specifics, it's hard to help. Except to say, go to the mattresses. KATHLEEN (V.O.): What? JOE (V.O.): It's from The Godfather. It means you have to go to war. CLOSE ON KATHLEEN - LOOKING AT THE COMPUTER KATHLEEN (to herself): The Godfather? She starts to type. KATHLEEN (V.O.): What is it with men and The Godfather? JOE (V.O.): The Godfather is the I Ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." What day of the week is it? "Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday." And the answer to your question is "Go to the mattresses." (continued) CAMERA ON KATHLEEN - CONSIDERING WHAT HE SAYS JOE (cont'd): You're at war. "It's not personal, it's business. It's not personal it's business." Recite that to yourself every time you feel you're losing your nerve. I know you worry about being brave, this is your chance. Fight. Fight to the death.