8 days ( !! ) left for the Kickstarter campaign, i.e. Nov. 20, 2015 – go to www.limpingtowardsbabylon.com to pledge
.. so it’s time to go a little deeper into the script. I want you, my supporters, to get a better sense of “E”‘s character as well as the humor in the script.
The teaser video has just a tiny section of the opening scene where Adam interviews Thomas and Marcus for their suitability as roommates. Shortly after that, “E” interrupts the interview:
”E” is really EILEEN SMITH, 23 or 24, in the grad Art and Architecture School, but she goes by “E” and signs her paintings / mixed media Combines as “E. Smythe”.
ADAM: Fine. I withdraw the question.
She speaks as she leans over Adam’s shoulder and starts reading his notes. Then, she turns the page, to read his earlier questions.
“E”: You’re the two new roommates?
ADAM: “E”, please.
She puts her hand out to shake hands with Marcus and Thomas.
“E”: (To Adam) They look good. I don’t see any serious problems. (To Thomas) Sorry. I didn’t say…
ADAM: No, I haven’t said they’re… Will you please – (let me tell them…)
“E”: I’m “E”.
“E” nods to Marcus.
THOMAS: “E”? Uh, how do you spell that?
“E”: Just the letter. “E”.
THOMAS: Oh. So, like the poet: e.e. cummings?
“E”: No. Not like him. I capitalize my name….
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And finally, here’s a photo of Josh and Matt goofing on me during filming: