A memorable scene from Say Anything (written by Cameron Crowe):
Setup: Lloyd drives over to Diane’s house to deliver a message:
INT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Diane is lying on her bed, upset. We hear music coming from outside. Diane lifts her head slightly. EXT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Lloyd has driven over, and is holding a boom box high above his head with both hands. It is playing 'In Your Eyes'. INT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Diane lets her head drop back onto the pillow when she realizes where the music is coming from, and who it is. EXT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Lloyd is still there, in the same position as before. INT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Diane turns away from the window, trying to ignore the music. EXT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Lloyd is still there, raising the box slightly at times, getting uncomfortable, but still stays there. The camera slowly zooms into his face.
Here is the movie scene:
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