Where we're going, we don't need melodies.
By Patrick Cassels
(INT. HIGH SCHOOL DANCE - 1950S)
We're at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance from "Back to
the Future. Boys and girls slow-dance as MARTY MCFLY, on
stage, plays the final chords of "Earth Angel". Everyone
claps. MARVIN, the singer, turns to Marty.
Yeah, man. That was good. Let's do
Uh, well, I gotta go.
C'mon man, let's do something that
Something that really cooks.
Alright, alright, this is an oldie
but, uh, actually I don't know what
In a hurried manner, Marty puts down his guitar, runs O.S.,
and returns wheeling out a electronic soundboard. As he
addresses the rest of the band he takes off his jacket and
shirt and puts on a leather jacket and glasses.
Okay guys, this is an
techno-influenced riff with
oppressively dark sound, watch me
for the sound loops and try to keep
up when I drop the bass.
Marty turns to his sound board. He plays a dubstep song.
It's loud and chaotic. Marty goes bananas as he
plays, flipping knobs and pressing buttons.
On the dance floor. The kids look momentarily surprised,
then do a corny shoulder shrug, turn to their partners and
start popping and locking. For some reason they are
extremely good at it this modern dance.
On stage, Marty picks up a lit cigarette and takes a drag.
The band gets into it. The DRUMMER throws his sticks away
and violently KICKS his drums. The SAXOPHONE PLAYER puts a
mic in the mouth of his sax, throws them both on the floor
and starts stomping on them.
ON THE DANCE FLOOR, GEORGE MCFLY pops-and-locks with
LORAINE. A COUPLE dances by, smiles and addresses George.
Hey George, you laid out Biff--
BACKSTAGE, Marvin yells into a phone.
Hey, hey. It's your cousin. Your
cousin: Marvin Skrillex. You know
that new sound you're looking for?
CUT TO SKRILLEX, on the other end, microwaving a Hot Pocket.
BACK TO MARVIN.
Well listen to this!
Marvin holds the phone out to Marty/the dubstep.
I need a pen.
I- I need a pen!
Back on stage, the bass drops and shit gets real.
"WUBWUBWUB!" Marty begins kicking over amps and other
equipment. He rolls back and forth across stage, holding a
mic close to his mouth and yelling.
He opens his eyes. REVEAL the students have stopped dancing
and are staring at him, slack jawed.
I guess you guys aren't ready for
that yet. But you're kids... are
also not gonna like it. But their
kids! Will be strangely intrigued
He runs off stage.