What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By Raymond Carver
Meet Mel & Teresa McGinnis (top couple) and Nick & Laura Sitting around that table having a conversation about the topic of LOVE.
This is the ONLY thing in the middle of the table as they have their conversation. Two couples plus gin equals the truth coming out.
We focus on Terri who is describing a relationship she had before she met Mel. Mel gets involved in her story.
Terri begins to smile. Mel gets angry.
Nick and Laura lovingly stare at each other. Nick answers Mel’s question.
During this entire conversation, gin is still being poured and drunk. Begins mixing with his finger Mel passes Nick a plate of limes. He squeezes it into his cup.
Laura holds her drink with both hands. Laura glances around at her friends.
Laura becomes shocked. Nick is shocked , but drifts off to the side because he can’t believe what he just heard.
Terri becomes sadden after reliving everything that happened. Mel puts on a serious face as he continues his story.
Terri takes a drink of her gin. Mel becomes more relaxed.
This is happening as Laura is talking. Laura has a big smile.
They are raise their glasses to make a toast. Once again, Nick and Laura stare lovingly at each other as Mel talks.
Terri interrupts Mel’s story and is smiling & laughing jokingly. Nick and Laura have serious faces as they listen to the rest of Mel’s story.
As Laura is drinking, someone pours a drink into a glass. Laura takes a drink from her glass. We see a hand holding a cigarette and another holding a lighter.
We shoot back towards Mel, who is angry and irritated again. Terri tries to ease things up by smiling big, then we shoot back up to Mel’s irritated expression.
We see Mel casting a side glance at Laura as he is speaking. Now we see a heart breaking as Mel describes the man’s inability to see his wife. We picture two people in full body casts.
Now we shoot to Nick what takes a drink of gin. Lastly, we see one glass flipped over on the table.