R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.
A technique known as "end slating" was used to capture Paul's reaction as he enters the nearly vacant Club Berlin. Right before filming the shot, Griffin Dunne went to a bar around the corner, ordered drinks for the customers, then ran out without paying. The scene opens on him immediately after this had happened off-camera.
Alright, punch. Punch it in.
Paul Hackett: Okay, let's, first of all, refresh the screen here. Alright, and go into "format ruler".
Paul Hackett: There.
Lloyd: All right. Now, file?
Paul Hackett: Right.
Lloyd: And it's in memory?
Paul Hackett: Right. And?
Paul Hackett: Mark this down in the prefix...
Paul Hackett: ...file ...
After Paul and Horst's exchange about his rudeness to Marcy, Kiki says to Paul "Well it's not too late to finish what you've started" though when she says the word "well" her mouth doesn't move.
The closing credits are displayed over a moving shot of Paul's office, during which more and more employees show up for work. When the camera passes Paul's desk again, he has disappeared.
$45,435 15 September 1985
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