More Pulitzers than any other pile of scrap paper.
By Adam Conover & Kevin Corrigan
INT. SLICK WEB SITE PRODUCT SHOTS - NIGHT
Sleek, high-tech web site graphics slide across the screen.
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INT./EXT. VARIOUS LOCATIONS - DAY/NIGHT
From here on the sketch progresses with each person
addressing camera in a close up, followed by them acting out
what they described.
CARL is a fresh-faced homeowner.
There's nothing like having a real
newspaper delivered in the morning.
Reveal that his floor is covered with newspapers.
Nothing protects the floor better
when I'm painting.
KAREN is an elementary school teacher.
The Arts Section helps inspire my
students to create.
She rips the section into strips and dips it in papier
MARK is a high-end chef in a tall chef's hat.
The Dining and Wine section helped
me put my restaurant on the map.
He puts the newspaper in a basket and dumps a fry-basket
full of greasy fish and chips onto it.
ADAM is a go-getter business man.
I make sure to get the business
section every day.
He exits the subway and raises the newspaper over his head
like an umbrella. It's raining.
You never know when it's going to
Adam walks away and focus shifts to KEVIN, a homeless man
lying on a bench behind him.
The Real Estate section makes a
He snuggles up under the section.
MELISSA, a hiker, walks through a forest.
If you love the great outdoors, you
gotta have the travel section.
She sprays lighter fluid on a fire pit full of newspapers
and tosses a match in. They ignite in a fiery blaze.
MIKE is a writer-type.
And I like the Book Review. I find
it helps me with my own writing.
Reveal that Mike is composing a ransom note by cutting
letters out of the paper. "If you ever want to see your son
again please bring $10,00" Mike is adding zeros. Behind him
is a teenager bound in duct tape.
BETSY, a little girl, stuffs shredded newspaper into the
bottom of a rabbit cage.
Mom says this is garbage so it's
okay for Bosco to go to the
HARRY, a crazy, wild-haired conspiracy guy stands in a room
covered in newspapers, the walls, windows, everything. He
frantically scribbles on one. They're covered in weird
YOU NEED IT TO CRACK THE CODE!
Cut to: CHARLES, an ordinary guy in his 30s, does the
I like the crossword puzzle.
He looks at the pile of leftover newspaper next to him.
He shoves the pile into a recycle bin.
TITLE CARD: NYT.COM
The New York Times. Here, you throw it