We hear the music of JOHN COLTRANE’s “Blue Train.” Bold letters spell out…
FADE UP ON:
moving smoothly to the MUSIC, through the back alleys. He knows this town. We seen an attractive GIRLDOG who calls to him from a window
Hey, Steve, wait up! Let’s go to
Can’t…gotta keep moving…
He moves along, turns the corner where he cooly escapes an oncoming car. Keeps moving.
Steve, you want to —
No baby . . . I swing alone . . .
Where we see the legs of a HUMAN
That’s a nice dog. Here, have a hone…here, jump for the bone…
Steve looks up at the Human — spare me — and moves to the MUSIC.
Where Steve hangs with a few buddies.
My person puts these scarves on me
. . . I look like a joke.
Steve, let’s go to the park.
Yeah, ride with me.
No, man, that whole park scene . . .
No. I’ll see you later.
Later for you guys.
Later, Steve —
Gotta keep moving…
He moves alone through a darker, scarier alley. A bum throws a can at him…a bigger dog takes out after him…he outruns the dog, turns a corner into…
full of happy dogs nipping at their owners’ heels, running in pairs…and Steve is alone. Very alone. In middle of all this happiness, he begins to howl…