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Multiplicity

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Beatsheet
TitleMultiplicity
GenreOut of the Bottle - Thing Bottle
Year1996
Runtime117 mins
AuthorWilliam
Movie Databasehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117108/
Screenplay
Log Line
Moral PremiseDisparaging work and family responsabilities leads to loneliness and frustration, but appreciating work and family responsabilities leads to companionship and joy
   
Opening ImageTBDDoug wants the driveway finished; but Vic just makes more work for him to do
Theme StatedTBDTed : We'll have to put in more hours. This isn't just a nine-to-five job. There is a saying where I worked last. ""If you don't come in on Saturday, don't bother coming in on Sunday.""

The first emphasis of embracing the work before you. Time and where we invest it is a recurring subject throughout the film.

Shot of fax machine, again brings in the copying theme
SetupTBDDoug wants to finish his work; but Ted and Del give him more


Doug wants to be at his kids events; but he has too much work to do
Doug wants to be there for his kids events; but he has to watch the video instead


Doug wants to be there for his kids; but his wife wants to go back to work full time
CatalystTBDDoug wants the construction done; but the crew is lazy and the plumbing is bad
Doug wants to relax and play golf; but Leeds offers him a miracle instead
DebateTBDDoug wants a practical solution; but Leeds offers him a miracle instead
Doug wants to be safe; but the lab intimidates him
Break Into TwoTBDDoug2 wants to be Doug; but Leeds explains the facts
B StoryTBD
Doug wants to set down some rules; but Doug2 says hes whipped
Doug wants to enjoy time with wife and kids; but wife and clone are both apprehensive
Fun and GamesTBD
Doug wants to get to work; but everyone else is just waking up


Doug wants to get to work; but Doug2 beat him to the meeting
Doug wants to enjoy construction; but Doug2 takes over and tells him to go away
Doug2 wants to get to the work site; but Ted challenges Doug2 for outdoing him
Doug wants Zack in the game; but the coach wants to run the game his way
Wife wants to know how Doug is managing his workload; but Doug wants to relax her
Doug2 wants to get work done; but his wife wants him to help the daughter
Doug wants to enjoy his golf game; but Doug2 wants him to take care of the kids
Doug wants to get the girl cleaned up for photos; but she doesn’t want to get dressed up
Doug wants to get the girl dressed; but she doesn’t want to be dressed up
Doug wants to get the girl dressed; but she doesn’t want to be dressed up
Doug wants photos taken; but the teacher wants it done tomorrow
Doug wants to clean up the kitchen; but the kids want attention on them
Doug wants to free up time and avoid doing housework; but his wife wants to keep selling real estate
Doug wants to keep the clone secret; but Doug2 is at the restaurant
Doug wants to dodge the housework; but Doug2 wants to avoid being at home with the kids
Doug wants to get Norrine out of the resurant; but Doug2 is making out with his wife
Doug wants to find some high quality time to play golf; but Doug2 wont accept Doug3
Doug goes bungee jumping
Doug wants to take care of the house; but wife is worried about household
Doug wants to be home for wife and kids; but he is enjoying the Laker game
Doug wants to sneak in quietly
Doug wants to go to bed with Laura; but Doug3 is in his spot
Doug wants to enjoy his wife; but the clones are taking over


Doug wants to enjoy his family sailing; but they arent there
MidpointTBD
Doug wants to sleep with his wife; but the clones are blasting music from the guest house
Doug wants the clones to just do his housework and construction work; but the clones create Doug4 to enjoy quality time of their own and leave the work for someone else
Bad Guys Close InTBD
Walt and Robin invite Doug to Catalina; but Doug is alone


Doug and Doug3 want to keep the clones a secret; but Laura is getting suspicious
Doug wants to take Laura to Catalina and forego responsabilities; but Laura is panicking about Dougs erratic behavior
Doug wants to take a full time out and go away; but the clones arent giving Doug much confidence
Doug goes to Catalina alone; but Walt and Robin want his wife to come along


Doug wants to enjoy time alone at Catalina trip; but he is sea sick
All Is LostTBD
Doug3 wants to follow Rule #1; but Laura wants to have sex


Doug3 wants absolution; but Laura wants to keep the night going
Doug2 wants to eat; but Doug4 ate all the bologna
Doug2 wants to get some food and follow the rules; but Laura wants sex
Doug4 wants comfort from the storm; but he's alone
Doug2 wants to get out of the house; but Laura wants him to come back upstairs
Doug4 wants to find the other Dougs; but Laura wants him to come upstairs and dry off
Doug4 wants to dry off; but Laura wants to have sex again!
Doug wants to be home with his family again; but he's in Catalina with Walt and Robin
Doug2 wants to go to work; but Doug3 wants him to rest
Doug3 wants to pass inspection; but the inspector is grilling him hard
Doug2 wants Doug3 to stop working; but Doug3 gets them fired
Doug2 wants some Pepto Bismol;, but Laura wants him to explain why she had to change her schedule
Laura wants to know if Doug loves her; but Doug4 wants pizza


Doug wants to see Laura; but the clones drove her and the kids away
Dark Night of the SoulTBD
Doug wants to know why Laura left; but Doug4 can't remember without a drink
Break into ThreeTBD
Doug wants the clones to get his life back together; but the clones have no idea what he's planning to do
Doug wants a driveway; but he has to make amends with Vic first
FinaleTBD
Doug wants to know if Laura still loves her; but he realizes he never enjoyed the time he had with his work and family


Doug wants Laura to come home; but Laura is hurting badly
Doug wants Laura to love his work; Laura is overwhelmed
Doug wants Laura to accept his work;
Laura wanted to know how he got it all done
Doug wants Laura to take him back;

Laura accepts him
Final ImageTBD
Doug wants to know where the clones are going; but the clones assure him they will be great


Laura wants to drive the kids to school; but she can't figure out why she's seeing Doug's everywhere


Doug2, Doug3, and Doug4 are working hard, and enjoying life doing it
Notes
Bert confuses the two driveways, brings in cloning theme right away


Ted : We'll have to put in more hours. This isn't just a nine-to-five job. There is a saying where I worked last. "If you don't come in on Saturday, don't bother coming in on Sunday."
The first emphasis of embracing the work before you.
Time and where we invest it is a recurring subject throughout the film.
Shot of fax machine, again brings in the copying theme"
Cloning theme, yet again
The call an exorcist line again foreshadows behavioral changes in Doug
Use of water in key scene as usual
Use of the term miracle ties two sequences together
Confusion already starts
Doug's relationship with his clones - Family Love genre
Duplicate waste cans again reinforcing the cloning tone of the film
Confusion sets in on which is the right bin to take
Doug tells the coach he should be out playing golf, just like he wanted to do with his time
Vic was married seveal times, again reinforcing the copying message
All the girls wearing the same outfit, row of white chairs on right, copy theme again
Doug says he doesn’t have time to have an affair
Foreshadowing Act 2b climax
We hear a lot about what Doug wants here, hes been working since he was twelve, its break time!
First hint of doug second guessing his strategy
The clones have become Doug, they are escapoing resonsabilities to enjoy a party. Everything is turning upside down now
Doug still wants to escape his responsabilities
Another reference to quality time together
Rule #1 is dead
Doug finally is learning his lesson
Now Doug's work life is gonna get trashed along with his Rule#1
Now Doug's work life is gonna get trashed along with his Rule#1
Marriage is now falling apart
Laura leaves, the marriage is dead now too
Doug ruined his life
Doug4 reveals to Doug that Doug never fixes things
Doug3 brings the Premise home : "It's all quality time Doug…"
Time is referenced yet again…


Laura finally gets a clue to why Doug's been so erratic
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