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RFS
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Guys
I am pulling the screenplays out of the Golden Girl thread to a new home here - so that we can use Golden Girl for maybe the 2008 WTA Locker room confrontations as JJ goes forth and FINALLY dishes it out to Justine... in spades!!!

A recap - parts I to III...

RFS
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:38 PM
ROAD TO WIMBY 07– A Speculation on the strange world of Mixed Troubles (Based earlier in the year - March 2007)

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (1)
SOUND of bustling TALKING on radios

FADE IN

EXT: MIAMI Combined ATP/WTA Tournament: Exhibition/Party staff walking back and forth – organised chaos setting up the red carpet area; hassled staffers from ATP/WTA tours with flapping lanyards hurrying around, looking stressed

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (2)

FADE IN
EXT: Series of cuts of executive cars/limos arriving with various tennis stars getting out; hassled lackeys leading them to a bank of cameras

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (3)

FADE IN
EXT: 3 young men clamber from a car to be greeted by an ATP Staffer – all tall, one blond and rangy, the other two with unruly mops of hair

CUT TO
EXT: Red Carpet Area – looking out onto banks of photographers and endless flashes

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (4)
EXT: The 3 guys stand, waiting their turn. The blond guy is exuberant and making sure that the girls having their pictures taken can hear him.
The younger of the 2 paler guys is begging the other to help him get a beer as he’s older…

ERIC TALKING to JAMIE who is equally being distracted by ANDY on the other side of him

ERIC
Come on – seriously – the Bryan boys have marketed themselves on this whole “frat boy” element – I think we need to do the same… I guarantee it’ll score us some action

ANDY
Oh come ON… Mum need never know – just the one beer – I’ll make it last all evening, honest… please, Jamie and I promise I won’t go on about how I now thrash you at every thing we do

Jamie looks across to the Red Carpet area for a moment and catches the eye of the next person to face the photographers… a striking looking girl with unmistakable features, who strikes a pose while flashing a genuine smile
She happens to look over to where these guys are clamouring for Jamie’s attention and briefly smiles at him


JAMIE
Andy – you have got to be kidding, seriously – mum is right over there. Go get a coke and have done with it.

He looks over and smiles at the girl

ERIC
(follows his gaze)
You have NO chance – what you think you – shy Jamie could just walk up to her and say – hey chick… fancy a round of doubles with me later?
I’ll show you how it’s done…

ANDY
(also looking over)
Heh! Yeah – I’ll win a Wimbledon title long before you’d ever be able to charm someone like her…
(Sees that Jamie is completely taken in by this girl, and a little taken aback by Eric's actions...leans in to whisper in his brother’s ear as ERIC bounds over to the cameras)
But seriously bro – go talk to her anyway – before Eric sweeps her off her feet

Jamie and Andy follow Eric on to the Red Carpet for their photos to be taken.
Eric is being boisterous and looking over to make sure he has the girl’s attention… but notices she keeps looking past him

CUT TO
Jamie and Andy standing casually as they have their photos taken together
Eric has now positioned himself next to Jelena and is hollering mock abuse at the Murray boys

JELENA
Hi – I’m wondering whether you can help me…

ERIC
Sure – hey why don’t we go get a drink and discuss whatever you need over there out of the way…

JELENA
(cranes away slightly, looking confused)
Oh no… I was just going to ask – who’s that guy with Andy Murray… I see him sometimes practicing and watching, sometimes carrying his rackets… is he a tennis player?

ERIC
Sure is – he’s actually my tennis partner – we’re gonna be the new Bryan brothers.
I’m marketing us as Booty & Stretch (I’m Booty by the way) and we’re the frat-boy invasion. He’s Andy’s big brother… but again… let’s chat over a…

JELENA
Stretch? That can’t be his name?

CUT TO
An amused older woman striding towards the Murray brothers – on closer look she seems to be related to them
She pretends to clip the older Murray across the ear

JUDY
JAMIE! Did you honestly think I’d let you get away with trying to get a beer for Andy?

The three of them walk towards the waiting Eric and Jelena
Eric starts to follow them as they progress towards the party and Jamie looks back, just once and flashes Jelena a grin

JELENA
(being ushered to the WTA buffet by a WTA staffer)
Jamie… Jamie Murray…

FADE OUT

дalex
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Are you trying to piss someone off :lol:

RFS
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Are you trying to piss someone off :lol:

Not at all - but I'd rather take them out of a Locker Room confrontation-type thread out of respect ....

RFS
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:44 PM
ROAD TO WIMBY 07– A Speculation on the strange world of Mixed Troubles (Based earlier in the year - June 2007)

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (1)
VOICEOVER (VO)
Previously, on Road to Wimby
JELENA
Hi – I’m wondering whether you can help me…

ERIC
Sure – hey why don’t we go get a drink and discuss whatever you need over there out of the way…

JELENA
(cranes away slightly, looking confused)
Oh no… I was just going to ask – who’s that guy with Andy Murray… I see him sometimes practicing and watching, sometimes carrying his rackets… is he a tennis player?

ERIC
Sure is – he’s actually my tennis partner – we’re gonna be the new Bryan brothers.
I’m marketing us as Booty & Stretch (I’m Booty by the way) and we’re the frat-boy invasion. He’s Andy’s big brother… but again… let’s chat over a…

JELENA
Stretch? That can’t be his name?

CUT TO
An amused older woman striding towards the Murray brothers – on closer look she seems to be related to them
She pretends to clip the older Murray across the ear

JUDY
JAMIE! Did you honestly think I’d let you get away with trying to get a beer for Andy?

The three of them walk towards the waiting Eric and Jelena
Eric starts to follow them as they progress towards the party and Jamie looks back, just once and flashes Jelena a grin

JELENA
(being ushered to the WTA buffet by a WTA staffer)
Jamie… Jamie Murray…

FADE OUT

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (2)

FADE IN

EXT: PARIS – ROLAND GARROS Practice Courts
ERIC and JAMIE stroll towards a free court, through a linkway.
ERIC stops in his tracks and whistles over to one of the courts
The girl practicing looks over and momentarily frowns, then recognises JAMIE, smiles and sketches a wave

ERIC
Right here will do fine


ERIC and JAMIE set up to practice on the court next to JELENA
ERIC acts boisterously to make sure he’s noticed (not least by other courts who stare over in irritation).
They are joined by LOUIS who starts to take them through drills

LOUIS
OK Jamie – get up to the net – let’s do those volley drills

LOUIS and ERIC begin to pelt tennis balls from close and longer range at JAMIE who begins reflex volleying them away
JELENA stops her practice to watch for a while

CUT TO
EXT: Side of the practice court – ERIC and JAMIE pausing for a break during their practice
JELENA walks behind their chairs and kit – having finished practicing


ERIC
So any time you want to join me in pelting balls at my freckly mate here, you just let me know

JELENA
(To Jamie)
You know, I should improve this part of my game but what you do – that’s too scary
(Chuckles, but doesn’t take her eyes off him)

JAMIE
(Smiling)
Well maybe one day you can join me in pelting someone else

JELENA
(Smiling)
Maybe…
OK Perhaps I will see you around in the Players Lounge?

JAMIE
Sure…except Eric here thinks that clay is something you mould into ashtrays for relatives you don’t particularly like!
We’re hoping to better here than we have done on clay but we’ll see

JELENA laughs at this, gently lays her hand on JAMIE’S arm as she walks by, fails to notice a look of indignation on ERIC’S face at being made fun of, and waves as she walks away

CUT TO
EXT: The completion of a tennis match – JAMIE and ERIC playing the losing point of their R16 match.

CUT TO
EXT: The Womens Singles Semi Final – Justine Henin closes out a 6-2 6-2 victory against JELENA

FADE OUT

FADE IN
INT: PATRICIO’S office (the agent to both JAMIE and ANDY MURRAY)

TELEPHONE RINGS and is ANSWERED

PATRICIO
Hello…
Ah yes, thanks for returning my call

Yes that’s right…Jamie is a doubles specialist
He was just enquiring if…

Yes oh yes – it’s usually just seen as late evening fun at Wimbledon

They tend to put the bigger names and/or Brits on the larger courts – people often will stay to watch

OK so I’ll let him know that it’s a…

OK I’ll tell him maybe, depending on the draw.
OK thanks then

PATRICIO dials out

PATRICIO
Hey Jamie, it’s Patricio…
Yeah – just heard back from her agents…

Well it’s a maybe…


FADE OUT

RFS
Dec 9th, 2007, 09:44 PM
ROAD TO WIMBY 07 PART 3– A Speculation on the strange world of Mixed Troubles (Based earlier in the year - June 2007)

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (1)
VOICEOVER (VO)
Previously, on Road to Wimby
INT: PATRICIO’S office (the agent to both JAMIE and ANDY MURRAY)

TELEPHONE RINGS and is ANSWERED

PATRICIO
Hello…
Ah yes, thanks for returning my call

Yes that’s right…Jamie is a doubles specialist
He was just enquiring if…

Yes oh yes – it’s usually just seen as late evening fun at Wimbledon

They tend to put the bigger names and/or Brits on the larger courts – people often will stay to watch

OK so I’ll let him know that it’s a…

OK I’ll tell him maybe, depending on the draw.
OK thanks then

PATRICIO dials out

PATRICIO
Hey Jamie, it’s Patricio…
Yeah – just heard back from her agents…

Well it’s a maybe…


FADE OUT

BLACK SCREEN – Titles (2)

FADE IN

EXT: QUEENS – BBC TV Footage
ERIC and JAMIE are warming up for their doubles match

INT: Commentary box
DAVID (MERCER)
And of course Jamie, older brother of Andy, is getting noticed and not just for his doubles skills – rumour has it apparently that Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic is rather keen on him
(Chuckling in the box from his co-presenter)
FADE OUT

CUT TO ORDINA OPEN – JELENA receives the runner’s up trophy
CUT TO NOTTINGHAM OPEN – ERIC and JAMIE win the tournament

CUT TO
EXT: An open Centre Court at Wimbledon as the Hertz vans start to bring the tennis players through to the practice courts.

DOOR SLIDES OPEN
JELENA gets out, lifting her racquet bag as another van pulls up
JAMIE gets out of this van and they recognise each other

JAMIE
Hey – So well done for Birmingham – pity you lost out at 's-Hertogenbosch

JELENA
(puts down bag briefly)
Yeah – well you know Ordina was also an ATP event – where were you guys?

JAMIE
(Smiling)
Oh you missed us?
Actually we stayed in the UK after Queens, we went up to Nottingham and we won there

JELENA
You know – my agents told me that you asked about the Mixed Doubles?
I am not so good with doubles – I don’t take it seriously, you know?
For me, it’s like practice, for sure

JAMIE
Look it’s just a bit of fun – often you can get really good crowds – the Brits love their tennis, especially if throws together strange combinations

JELENA
(laughs)
You think I’m strange?
You could ask anyone, Jamie – why are you asking me?

JAMIE
(also laughing)
Nah – but to be honest I hadn’t thought to ask anyone else – sure if you need to concentrate on the singles here – that’s fine…
I just think we could play really well together y’know

JELENA
Wait – where’s Eric? Isn’t he normally near by?

JAMIE
He’s staying elsewhere so he’ll be along in one of the cars in a minute

JELENA
You are not at the same hotel?
Oh or are you staying with Andy?

JAMIE
No – a friend who lives near by.
To be honest – all that ever happens is people ask me about Andy – so it’s nice to come “home” y’know

JELENA
For sure – for my mum and me, I have rented a small place nearby too

The two carry on chatting, cars are arriving all the time but they seem not to notice…

JAMIE
Look – I need to go meet Louis… will you play? Go on? You’ll have a laugh?
(Laughing out loud)
You get to spend hours hanging out with just me – no Eric
(smiles)
Look no pressure – let’s just go out and have some fun playing tennis in the evenings – I have no expectations at all here… just, y’know… give it a try?
(Laughs openly again)
Heh – for all we know we could win it!

JELENA
(Also laughing)
Yeah, but you know – we might go out in the first round!


PAUSE – one beat – they just stand looking at each other, smiling for a moment

JELENA
(softened smile)
OK go and sign
I am not good with this – I think you are making a mistake in asking me, but OK, I will play

JAMIE
(Smiles)
OK – deal
Let’s have a hit once the schedules are out…
Good luck in your match – see you later?
If you’re in the players lounge or something, maybe grab something to eat?

JELENA
OK – if I see you around, that would be nice
When is your match?

JAMIE
Hopefully we play tomorrow but, y’know - the weather.
I’ll see you

JAMIE heads off with a wave, but pauses to look back
JELENA – also pausing, waves back
They continue to their courts


FADE OUT

ivanban
Dec 14th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Hopman Cup

JJ successfully starting her new season with flawless victory. After signing several dozens autographs she left the court and went to locker room. All of a sudden Jamie bumps in front of her from the crowd.

Jamie: Hi, sweety, surprise!!!

Jelena: OMG, you hairy freakshow, are you stalking me (slap, slap, slap :boxing:)?!!! :eek: Scramp, and I don't wanna see ya before Wimbledon, comprendo?!!!

Jelena turns again towards the crowd, gave them few more smiles and kisses :kiss::kiss::kiss: and left to locker room :angel:

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Right - that reminds me - must get the SPotY one up before Xmas overtakes us...

Oh god - too many things to play with at WTAW... not enough days before Xmas!!!

дalex
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Can't wait for that Rozzie, make it a special Christmas edition for all of us who enjoy your stories :angel:

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Bit OT (even for THIS thread...) but...
yeah I will do - I actually have some time over this weekend to give it some thought - 'cos afterwards I'll be at my mom's and her broadband is shaky, to say the least - it makes your connection look solid as a rock, sweetie!!!

I'll be taking the laptop down with me as that seems to work ok - that PC she has is off the bleedin' ark, but the bloody woman has now gotten used to it and when she redecorated, she decided she wanted to have a study upstairs... so now I'm having to educate her that a wireless laptop can be used ANYWHERE in the house!

Mind you - you would not believe how frickin' long it took her to convince her that a mobile was.... y'know... mobile and that you can take it out with you and {shock horror} it still works! :lol:

дalex
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:16 PM
:lol: about your mom. My connection is so much better now Rozzie, I guess it was 'cos the temperature dropped down very quickly..It's freezing cold now.
Anyway you MUST mention that guy who said they're couple now, her heels of course, and naturally Jamie's hair :lol:. Imagine what would happen between them if his hair is a bit better - fireworks, I tell ya :lol:

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:22 PM
On that subject - I remember thinking "oh my god that hair.." at their pressers... but then I looked back over it the other day - there's a montage of all 3 interviews in You Tube... and how I yearn for his hair to be that length!!!

redsonja
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Mind you - you would not believe how frickin' long it took her to convince her that a mobile was.... y'know... mobile and that you can take it out with you and {shock horror} it still works! :lol:

My mother wouldn't leave hers on for the longest time because "I'm not on the transplant team, who needs to get in touch with me that badly?" Oh? And do you also unplug your landlines when you don't think anyone's going to call you with anything crucial? :rolleyes: :lol:

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:27 PM
:haha:
mind you - she's turned into a texting demon, I tell you!
If I haven't texted her first thing in the morning, I get bombarded with "Where's my text"...
She also goes into book shops, reads up on all the latest trendy abbreviations, then puts the book back, skulks out the shop and then tried them out on me...
Me.. I type in normal prose, so I get what looks like bloody RUSSIAN comin' at me!

Sheeeesh - parents and technology SOOOOOOOO don't mix!

дalex
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:27 PM
I guess your mom is yearning for the old times Sonja, just as we're all for a new hairstyle for Jamie :lol:

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:41 PM
OK - so...
Rozzie's tasks (oh the busy life of a would be screenplay author...)
1) Come back from boyf's in the Saturday Xmas panic traffic via the Post Office where a parcel was delivered in the 3 seconds I was out the flat!
2) Check that any and every HD Recorder in the house caught Soccer AM
3) Get that damned tree down and probably garotte myself with the tinsel
4) Watch SPotY - include Linsdayno1's info and transcript the bit on stage with Sue "CAN YOU HEAR ME OVER THERE" Barker
5) Also add the transcripted radio Interview
6) Crack open a bottle of port and give myself gout while singing Gaudete, Oh Holy Night and anything else christmassy that my poddy spits up at me...

Did I miss anything?

redsonja
Dec 14th, 2007, 04:48 PM
I would totally skip right to number 6. :lol:

Michael27
Dec 14th, 2007, 05:00 PM
At the beginning of SPoTy when Virginia Wade and Ann Jones went on to the stage Jelena and Jamie were staring at each other in fits of laughter.

Michael27
Dec 14th, 2007, 05:23 PM
I've also been listening to the radio interview again. I just can't get over the giggle from Jelena after saying we're J.........Good Friends.

RFS
Dec 14th, 2007, 05:52 PM
I would totally skip right to number 6. :lol:

Oh well... consider it done then!