Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Case Study No. 0107: Bianca Burnette

Scream 3 (2000) - Being Gale Weathers
A funny scene from Scream 3. All rights to their owners.
Tags: Scream 3 Funny Scene Gale Weathers Hollywood Studio Archive Studio Courtney Cox Parker Posey Jennifer Jolie Carrie Fisher
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[Gale Weathers tries to enter the Sunrise Studios Archives building, but the door is locked]
GALE: [looking in the window] Hello?
[she reaches into her purse for a credit card to jimmy the lock, then jumps when Jennifer Jolie taps her shoulder from behind]
JENNIFER: Jeez ...
GALE: What the hell are you doing?
JENNIFER: Being Gale Weathers! What the hell are you doing?
GALE: I am Gale Weathers!
JENNIFER: Here's how I see it, I've got no house, no bodyguard, no movie, and I'm being stalked. Because someone wants to kill me? No, because someone wants to kill you! So now, starting now, I go where you go. That way, if someone wants to kill me, I'll be with you, and since they really want to kill you, they won't kill me ... they'll kill you. Make sense?
GALE: None!
JENNIFER: Y'know, in the movies, I play you as being much smarter.
GALE: And as a sane person! Hm, for you that must be quite a stretch!
JENNIFER: That's funny.
JENNIFER: [whispers] Need to get in that building?
GALE: Yeah.
JENNIFER: There a story in that building?
GALE: Maybe.
JENNIFER: [holds up her security card] Gale Weathers ... would find a way.
[she swipes the card and unlocks the door]
GALE: [under her breath] Bitch ...
[Jennifer heads for the door, and Gale turns to her]
GALE: Alright, wait!
[she pushes her aside and enters first]
JENNIFER: [following her inside] Don't tell me what to do ...
[cut to Gale and Jennifer walking down a dark staircase]
JENNIFER: Basements, wow ... basements creep me out.
GALE: Make a fascinating interview ...
[they hear noises coming from behind a chain-link door]
GALE: Hello?
[they hear coughing coming from down the hall, and walk towards an open door, where they see the studio's archivist sitting at her desk]
GALE: [walking up to her and reaching into her purse] Hi. Excuse me, I am Gale Weathers, and I'm here researching with the police ...
[she places a photograph on her desk]
GALE: This photo. It was taken at the studio. Her name is Maureen Prescott. Back then it was probably Roberts.
[they suddenly notice that the archivist bears a striking resemblance to actress Carrie Fisher]
GALE: Hey, are you--
BIANCA: [coldly] No.
[they look around and see a photograph of a young Bianca Burnette on the wall]
JENNIFER: But you look just--
BIANCA: Like her? I've been hearing it all my life.
JENNIFER: It's uncanny!
BIANCA: I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So who gets it? The one who sleeps with George Lucas.
GALE: Uh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bring up a sore subject for you.
BIANCA: Sure you didn't. No of 'em did ...
[she takes a drag off of her cigarette]
BIANCA: So how can I help you? Or do you want me to tell you who you look like?
GALE: Hm, how about some information on Maureen Roberts?
BIANCA: I don't work for the cops, sweetie. I work for the studio.
GALE: Really? Well, would you work for ...
[she puts a fifty dollar bill down on the table]
GALE: The President?
BIANCA: [she pushes the bill across the table towards Gale] The president ... of the studio.
JENNIFER: Fifty dollars? Who are you, a reporter for Woodsboro High?
[she takes off her ring and puts it on the table]
BIANCA: [exhales a puff of smoke into the air]
JENNIFER: It's worth two grand. Are you gonna help Gale Weathers or not?
[cut to Bianca opening a large filing cabinet, as the three stand in a room surrounded by old movie reels and card catalogs]
BIANCA: I know every face in here ... I got a respect for the unknown actor.
[camera zooms in on Bianca leafing through the various folders in the filing cabinet]
BIANCA: If they're looking for Maureen Roberts, they're never gonna find her ...
[she pulls out a folder and hands it to Gale]
BIANCA: Rina Reynolds, they will.
JENNIFER: Rina Reynolds ... stage name.
BIANCA: You should talk, Judy Jurgenstern.
[Jennifer gets a disgusted look on her face, as Gale laughs]
GALE: [turns over one of the photos in the folder and sees a list of feature films that Reynolds appeared in for Sunrise Studios] What are these movies? "Amazombies"? "Space Psycho"? "Creature from the San Andreas Fault"?
BIANCA: Horror pictures. Back in Milton's heyday.
GALE AND JENNIFER: Back in what?
BIANCA: John Milton, the horror producer. Those were his movies.




Craven, Wes (Director). Scream 3. United States: Craven-Maddalena Films, (2000).

Starring: Carrie Fisher (Bianca, Archivist); Courteney Cox Arquette (Gale Weathers); Parker Posey (Jennifer Jolie)

This conventional horror slasher offers a brief scene set in a motion picture studio archive when reporter Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) and Jennifer Jolie (Parker Posey, star of Party Girl) need information about a movie actress from years before. They are startled to find that the archivist, Bianca (Carrie Fisher), is the spitting image of Princess Leia of Star Wars, and no wonder since it's the same actress, but she denies this and states in a bitter voice: " I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So, who gets it? The one who sleeps with George Lucas." Bianca is filing her nails when they arrive, and during the conversation she lights up a cigarette. Her red hair is shoulder-length and straight, and her clothing is shiny and theatrical. No eyeglasses. At first Bianca refuses to help, but then the ladies bribe her with a fifty dollar bill and a gold ring worth two grand. She pulls photos for them from a file cabinet and off they go on their quest. There's lots of humor in the scene, a nice break from all the blood and bad music.

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