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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Here Comes Summer

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. KITCHEN - 20:00


  4. Finishing a bottle of lemonade, PETER is in thoughts.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Days ago I heard a melodic song called "Here Comes Summer".


  6. Peter surfs the web for videos on "Here Comes Summer".


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's a 1959 song sung by Jerry Keller.


  8. Recalling.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Living in Central at the age of five then, my concept of seasons was quite blur.


  10. On screen, Peter reads the lyrics: Here comes summer, school is out, oh happy day. Here comes summer. I'm gonna grab my girl and run away...


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since age 15, I worked every summer.


  12. Peter reads on: Here comes summer, we'll go swimming every day, let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home.


  13. Act 2


  14. FLASHBACK


  15. EXT. TUEN MUN HIGHWAY - 12:30


  16. Under the sunshine, Peter is driving a silver Eunos 30X coupe with windows and sunroof open.

  17. PETER (V.O.): Sunshine and fresh air are hard to beat.

  18. Driving.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like sunny hours and summer days.

  20. EXT. GOLDEN BEACH - 13:15


  21. Towing a cyber-green buoy, Peter is swimming in the sea along at the outer edge of the swimming area.


  22. PETER (V.O.): The water is calm and cool.


  23. Swimming frog stroke leisurely.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The mind is like the water. When its choppy, it's difficult to see. When its calm, everything looks clear.


  25. Swimming free style leisurely.


  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Here's like heaven on Earth, I feel so comfortable and free.


  27. Observing the environment.


  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): How beautiful this world can be!


  29. Thinking.


  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Our water world is unique. How lucky I'm to be part of it.


  31. Peter continues to swim.


  32. INT. LAKESIDE RESTAURANT - 14:45


  33. Having enjoyed a Pork Chop Croissant, Peter drinks a big cup of Ice Chocolate.


  34. PETER (V.O.): After 45-minutes of non-stop swimming, life goes better with them.


  35. EXT/INT. PETER'S NT HOME - 16:00


  36. Driveway. Having driven away the SMART car onto the garden, Peter jump-starts his Nissan SILVIA 13.


  37. PETER (V.O.): I don't own any boat; I take good care of my old cars.


  38. Terrace. Playing a black electric bass up there, Peter observes occasional passers-by down the road.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Playing bass let me dream sound out subtly.


  40. Studio 1/F, Peter tunes a black electric rhythm guitar before playing on the beat.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Life is like playing any guitar: tune, play and repeat.


  42. Peter repeats playing joyfully.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm having a good time in my happy summer home.

  44. EXT. SAN TIN HIGHWAY - 19:15


  45. Traffic jam. Driving past an accident scene, Peter sees the front of a truck smashed.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Accidents hurt, safety doesn't.


  47. Driving steadily in the middle lane, Peter sees other cars in the fast lane speeding past him.


  48. END FLASHBACK


  49. Act 3


  50. INT. KITCHEN - 22:45


  51. Peter turns on a lamp.


  52. PETER (V.O.): Summer is a season.


  53. Peter opens the fridge.


  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Summertime is like a song.


  55. Taking out a papaya, Peter cuts it.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Today, I've had a deep breath and taste of the sweetness of summer.


  57. Tapping Google Photos on screen, Peter checks images.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Too many good ones.


  59. As Peter taps a video link on screen, we hear someone singing: Here comes Summer...


  60. THE END


  61. FADE OUT







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