The Blazing World (2021) Movie Script

[fire cracking]
[Music plays]
[Tschaikovsky's Pas Deux plays]
Where are the band aids?
Front closet.
I thought you were working.
Pencil rebelled against me
oil it bears its soul.
You should go outside
and apologize to her, Tom.
You scared her.
What did you do?
[Crow bangs into wall]
Well go ahead,
I'm listening this time,
I'm listening.
Listen to me.
[alarm beeping]
[Alice] Hey, honey,
it's your mom again.
Sorry to call so late.
Couldn't sleep
that Ambien you gave
me stopped working.
Anyway, the movers are
coming in the morning
to finish packing up and I
set aside some things for you.
And I want you to see the
new landscaping we put in.
It's just too bad we can't
stick around to enjoy it.
I thought you might
want to drive down and
see if you
wanted anything before
your father throws it out.
Anyway if you do want anything
call me and if you come,
could you bring more Ambien?
[dramatic music]
[dramatic music]
Rosicrucian and Aurobindonian
thought. Considers the macro
cosmic plane reality
to be construed purely
in the mind.
Thoughts of consciousness
are not a byproduct
of brain functioning but have
their own objective reality
independent of the physical.
This reality
is just one gradation
of a whole series
of planes of existence.
can all be accessed
and unlocked
not by the body
but by the mind.
Hey, did you eat my cake?
My cake, did you eat it?
Oh, no.
No, I know, I was like, what
the fuck, what am I supposed
to tell you?
Hey, I'm going home
for a few days.
Hey, let me call you back.
Stop, lame, why?
[Margaret] Yeah, I don't know
my parents are moving, so.
Oh, okay.
How are you other than that?
[dramatic music]
Hi, thanks,
I know it was short notice.
But I'm out.
No worries,
I got you, anytime.
Be careful out there.
[suspenseful music]
Oh shoot.
Oh my God.
Excuse me?
I am such a big fan
of your show.
Thank you, that's too kind.
Have a nice day.
It is so funny
running into you here.
I was actually just wanting
to ask you something.
Of Course you do.
I know you, you're that girl.
Middle-class 20s white female.
I'm sorry.
Our key demographic.
Hey, you keep us alive whether
I feel good about it or not.
I'm not going to complain
about a captive audience.
- Psych major?
- I read your book.
Oh, sorry about that.
I was just wondering,
is it possible
for someone to be trapped
in another dimension?
Well, Doctor Who
certainly thinks so.
You should watch his work
it's on the BBC.
Are we talking the physical
or the metaphysical realm?
Theoretically, yes, to enter
any room, there's a door.
So it stands to reason the
door may be stuck or locked.
Or guarded.
Can someone be taken
against their will?
By what?
[ominous music]
Can they be brought back
if they're trapped?
If this door is unlocked?
I see.
What did you say
your name was?
Oh, no, no, no, I'm not
crazy, I'm just,
it's just not working.
Sometimes, if we don't
like the answers the world
gives us, we keep looking.
We go down rabbit holes.
Trust me, I know.
What if there's something
at the bottom?
Excuse me?
What's a rabbit hole?
What's down there?
[dramatic music]
[yelling from inside the house]
[Tom] Are you kidding me?
[vacuum whirring]
I didn't hear you come in.
Sorry, I thought I called.
Have you eaten?
[Margaret] Just some gas
- station food.
- Well, I picked
up enough to feed an army
but the movers ordered pizza.
Have you eaten?
Well, your father has.
He's been going a mile a
minute with this new company.
I'm so happy you're here.
I hate not having you here.
It's been so lonely.
I love you.
I'm happy to have you home.
[dramatic music]
How is it?
It's good.
Wanted you to have
your favorites.
House looks so crazy all
packed up.
It's been on the market
a while, huh?
We should've waited
to the summer.
No one listens to me
around here.
But don't worry,
I didn't touch your room.
I didn't want you to kill
me or anything about that.
I know how
sensitive you can be.
So I set boxes so that you
could put all the things that
you want in there and then
the movers will toss the rest
in the morning, wine?
I'm not sensitive, I don't
care what you throw out.
Did you see how pretty
the landscaping looks?
It's dark out.
Oh, well, tomorrow.
Easy, hard?
It's good, yeah,
I like my classes.
That's good.
So glad to hear that.
Do you keep in touch
with Blake?
Not really.
I spoke to his mom
the other day.
She said he's doing so
well after treatment.
It was brave of him to
go get help, isn't it?
Good for him?
I'm just so proud of him
and his mom, she's so open
about it all, it's just
quite shocking, isn't it?
Sure is.
Oh, remember when he,
he brought you that bouquet
- of roses.
- Made of cardboard.
Some glue rolled paper
or something.
Oh, I forgot to tell you, I,
I found them yesterday.
I wish we could do this
all the time, I hate you
living so far away from me,
I'm so lonely.
You can come visit me
anytime, mom.
No, I know.
It's just been so crazy
around here lately
and you know, with the move.
I get it.
Once everything settles,
I'll just buy a little place
there and then I'll just come
all the time.
Wasn't even really.
- What?
- Hm?
[dramatic music]
Are you hungry for dessert?
I got carrot cake from
the Mod.
No, that's okay,
I'll definitely have it
tomorrow though.
I'm just gonna go to my
room, feeling kind of dizzy.
Oh, your room's all
made up, go lie down.
I'll get out of your hair.
I'm glad you're home.
Me too.
If you need any water,
just holler.
[suspenseful music]
I'm in the next room,
if you need me.
[upbeat music]
Don't have
To sell my soul
He's already in me
I don't need
To sell my soul
He's already in me
I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored
Hey, what are you doing here?
Oh, I just thought of
you, I just saw a picture.
I got it, I got it.
Oh, my little girl.
Library looks illiterate.
Well, why not schmutz it up
a little bit
before we go have some fun?
Soup up the hardware, golf pro
XL, and about $20,000 worth of
marrow tickling decibels.
[suspenseful music]
What are you doing
down here?
Sorting, you want to help?
Not really.
[suspenseful music]
Don't you wanna keep this?
Toss it.
I told your mom, you
didn't have to come home
but I'm happy you did.
Moving is the second most
stressful thing behind,
you know.
it's okay, I had a minute.
I did wanna, just take it,
I think I forgot your birthday
or what have you.
School's fine?
Yeah, it's okay.
Did you ever
look into that ballet class?
You're not gonna be young
forever, I want you to seize
these opportunities, Margaret.
You're a very beautiful
Things will slip by and
you'll wish you did 'em.
I'm thinking about it.
How are you?
Do you wanna keep this?
Trash it.
How old do you think
you are here?
I don't know, six.
[suspenseful music]
That's for the
important things.
I don't care what you
fuckin' think, I don't care.
I don't care, you say the same
thing over and over again.
[Alice] Have you been
enjoying yourself, Tom?
[suspenseful music]
[piano music]
Let there be light.
[ominous music]
[Alice] Honey,
how about a glass of water?
[phone ringing]
[Blake] Yo stranger,
long time.
Yeah, I know, how are you?
[Blake] Do you really care?
Where are you?
[Blake] Come to the woods.
It'll be real nice to see you.
[Margaret] I'll come.
[Blake] Really?
[Margaret] Anywhere is
better than home.
[Blake] After you.
[upbeat music]
Dreams brings this world
and I
Seeing you
just seeing that eye
Catch and release
Where is everybody?
You'll make your own peace
Architects are looming
Newcomers are on the trial
Catch and release
You make your own peace
They take things very
literally here.
I missed you.
I missed you too.
Well, then come back.
I'm clean now.
- Uh huh.
- Yes.
Pretty exciting, man.
Yo, you remember that
Ina Lindalay shit?
That is so weird,
I opened that earlier.
Whoa, okay, that's weird,
okay. So Melcor, right?
That motherfucker, that
motherfucker is coming in so
hard with that doubt, right?
Oh, that doubt, that
doubt, it's the most evil.
It's the most persuasive
force in the universe.
And the whole symphony
goes haywire.
The journey's all fuckin'
shady once he gets into their
heads, man, and the elves
can't see, man, it's all dark.
It's all fucked up, Margaret.
Our hearts.
Our hearts.
They're hurting.
And it reminds me of the
great music.
My God, Margaret, what,
- Margaret!
- I missed your face.
Dude I missed your face man.
Where the hell have you
- North
- Oh, you always
disappear on me, I never
know where you are.
Yeah, I know.
- How are you?
- I'm good.
Can I have some of that?
Oh you certainly can.
Ooh, yeah thank you, wow.
[Blake] Wow, gang is all
here. Good to see you all.
Here we are.
Big night,
- babe did you want some?
- Yes.
Who messed up my cards?
Do you want to know
the answers to life's deep
dark secrets?
I didn't know you knew how
- to do it.
- [Margot] Yeah, my
aunt taught me when I was a
- kid.
- Those tricks are
- bullshit.
- Ah, excuse me,
no, they're not. They have
transcendental powers.
[Sean] It's just inference
based off knowledge somebody
else has already gathered.
It's okay, the cards
aren't magical and it's all
about life, death, rebirth
and repeats, it's a cycle,
right? And I'm just a vessel,
I'm just here to help you.
If you want my help, I'm here.
All right,
you know what to do?
Okay, so close your eyes.
Think about something that
you would like clarity on or
like any question that
- you want.
- Okay, got it.
Okay, now it's real.
Now it's real.
[Chris] How about we go
girls watch the time
five minutes.
Chris, how many fucking
times do I have to tell you?
Time doesn't exist.
Don't give me that shit Rob.
I solved the causal paradox,
bro. I got my master
thesis in metaphysics.
We don't have pure blood
lines. You know this,
we're all going to hell.
What kind of acid is that,
[Rob] I'm sorry.
Okay, so back to business.
So what I'm seeing
here is you.
You've had a huge
emotional loss
and everything that comes
after that is just like a
chain reaction of
that early trauma.
[suspenseful music]
Be careful.
Okay, if you spend too much
time in the spiritual realm,
you might not be able to
come back.
- Bullshit.
- Excuse you.
I'm watching out for her,
- I'm just...
- She's actually
really good at this.
Thanks babe.
Anyway, what I'm really,
really seeing here,
what I'm really seeing and
that's just my opinion is...
Really intense, girl,
whatever question you asked,
this is giving you a really
crystal clear answer, which is
you're going to go on a trip.
Wait, oh my God, wait.
Babe, we have the best acid.
Babe, would you please go
get it? Please, please,
please, please.
Go get it, Margaret.
Oh, Margaret.
Good luck out there.
Where are you?
[ominous music]
[rock music]
You usually save me baby
I can sell my soul myself
I don't need your company
But I could really
use it now
My pillow princess
Lay down and watch
how we do it to you
You will never go back
To the other side
Of your rainbow now
Where is everybody?
[ominous music]
Yo, Margaret, wait.
Thanks for the ride.
I didn't know your
parents were moving.
Where are they going?
Somewhere else.
Are you okay?
- Margaret?
- Hm?
[Blake] Margaret, Margaret.
Let go.
It's okay.
[ominous music]
find us.
[ominous music]
Save her.
I'm gonna go.
Yo, wait, you don't wanna
smoke by the pool or
something? Margaret, wait.
I gotta go.
It's the great music,
The wound is an entry
for the light.
It's me, open up.
[suspenseful music]
[light music]
[suspenseful music]
Oh Margaret
When waited
The life of a raven
We thought
You'd never come
We thought you
had forgotten
[Lained] Don't be afraid.
We met before.
Don't you remember?
Of course you do.
Nowhere better does a dream
stick than in the
mind of a girl.
[Margaret] What is this
Where are my parents?
They don't live
here anymore.
But she does, she does.
- She's dead.
- But that's not
what you believe.
Your father drank to forget.
Your mother cried to remember.
But not you.
Not you.
You never cracked.
You never cracked.
And now
you'll be rewarded.
Here she is imprisoned
between life and death.
Life and death.
What are you?
What a question. Could you
even answer yourself?
A breathing knot of tissue
and blood. A breathing knot of
tissue and blood, who am I?
I am the emperor
amidst the dust of his empire.
I am the darkest dream
in the forest of light.
I apologize.
I cannot control my appetite.
You're wondering if this is
another dream
or a dream within a dream.
No, now I'm wondering
if I'm insane.
No, no, no,
you're not insane.
You're just under the water.
- Where is she?
- What?
You said
that she's imprisoned here
between life and death,
if that's true, she could go
either way, right?
Let me bring her back.
Is that possible?
Life is a spirit,
not a body.
I knew it.
Where is she?
How does it work?
Open them.
I don't have the power.
You piece of shit,
open them!
Don't raise your
voice at me.
I am a friend and not a slave.
She is held by three demons.
To open the door, find the
three and take their keys
and I warn you,
they're not going to be
as nice to you as I am.
There's four locks.
I'll give you mine
Are you ready for the game?
Your light.
I'm your friend.
Don't linger in the gray.
is not long lasting in here.
And your shadows keep
what the shadows take
and when the candle burns out,
so does the light.
What happens when the light
- ends?
- I'm not the only
hungry thing here.
And what the darkness eats,
the darkness keeps.
[Tchaikovsky arabian
dance plays]
[Alice] What do you think
of the garden?
[flies buzzing]
It's beautiful.
Music to my ears.
Sure, thank you, that
would be so nice.
Oh, please, sit.
It's not often I have guests.
I'm looking for something.
Feeling a bit
stupid, actually.
Could you help me?
Who are you?
[Alice] Hm?
Your name.
I haven't thought about it
in a while.
I traded it away
to a man, of course.
What'd he give you?
Nothing that lasts.
Could you help me?
But you just arrived.
What will you give me?
I don't see you much.
[suspenseful music]
I'm sorry.
I'm just feeling a bit dizzy.
Could I have a glass of water?
What about your tea?
It's right there in your lap.
Drink up, sweetheart.
You think you want
these things?
I did too.
I know the game.
I've been here for some time.
She never gave me anything.
Cold as ice, that woman.
She said tea is hospitable
to give anything else without
getting is a crying shame.
And so we wait.
Polite and we wait.
Won't we?
This is nice.
I wish you lived closer so we
could do this all the time.
I'm so lonely.
You have a lot of things
People carry many things
and leave even more behind.
More for me,
if ever a drought.
Is there anything else of
mine you'd like?
[suspenseful music]
May I see?
What will you give me?
What's your price?
What about that?
It's pretty.
Not for sale.
Doesn't work for anything.
Hasn't for years.
No use.
Please, I need that key,
I'm running out of time.
Time, the only thing
we cannot trade.
Name your price for the key.
A memory.
Leave some of your
weight behind.
I deserve it, don't I?
Out here all alone.
we moved throughout the world.
Claws pricked on things
that no longer serve us.
Dead and bloody things
that'd be best left
off the calendar.
Avoided and so forgotten.
Then get out!
What kind of memory?
A small one.
That's all.
Just a small taste of joy for
a lonely woman in the desert.
You'll never even miss it.
I'll hold it for you.
I'll keep it safe for
you here, share the load.
I can't even remember my name.
Oh, I can take care of her.
I can keep her safe here.
I love you, come back to me.
No, the key, please
give me the key.
Let me have her!
Oh, no.
Oh, no, oh, no, oh, no,
oh, no, oh, no!
[dramatic music]
Oh, Margaret, so much
time in the desert.
Why did you hurt her?
Why you run?
She is so frail, so alone.
Think how easy it would be.
To erase it all.
How light you would feel.
Like having wings.
They're mine.
That's right.
Two more doors,
do you have the spirit?
Because you don't
have the light.
If I vanish with the light,
who is going to guide you?
[suspenseful music]
[water dripping]
[suspenseful music]
[upbeat music]
[Narrator] Before man learned
how to control fire and put it
to work, it was his own
greatest enemy.
In much the same way, your
emotions can be your
own greatest enemy.
Or, under control, your
emotions can make you
healthier and happier and
improve the lives of people
around you.
I take a fire in connection
with emotions because when
you become stirred up, when
your emotions control
your actions...
With three general patterns
of emotional response.
Rage is the response to
the primary stimulus.
Something interfering with our
our action.
Fear is the response to loud
noises and the emotional
response to love is usually
the result of a show of
affection or favors and these
seem to be the emotions
with which we start life.
[Tom] Hey, kiddo,
how's your drive?
Didn't think you'd
make it home.
You wanna wet your whistle?
A man shouldn't drink alone.
It gives the devil an
open invitation.
Why'd you come back?
Thought I scared you away.
[Margaret] I came back to
- see you.
- [Tom] Liar, liar,
pants on fire.
Are you all right, dad?
I'm all right, I'm a man,
doesn't hurt me.
You want a drink?
Come on, sit.
I'm okay.
Sit, we don't talk anymore.
I was having this dream.
It was all of us together.
We're walking near a lake.
You looked peaceful.
Aren't you gonna have a drink?
Walking next to a lake,
we look peaceful.
And the sun is high in the
sky and the ducks are bobbing
for fish and we spread
out a picnic blanket
and we set out all our food
so we eat and eat and laugh.
Our eyes see those things
providing an intimate,
infinite light,
but there's something inside
of me, I don't pay it any
mind, but it burns, it burns.
And you begin to melt.
It all begins to melt in the
face of me,
harbinger of violence.
And your eyes are bubbling in
your skulls and your skin's
cracking and peeling and
then you fade away, gone,
just like that and me,
I'm right as rain,
sitting alone on the
fucking blanket,
laughing and laughing.
There's a fire inside me,
Doesn't hurt me
because I'm a man.
Take it.
I think I missed
your birthday.
Don't be scared.
I can control it.
Feed it,
do you know how I feed it?
A man has to have his secrets.
Your mom didn't like my fire.
She went away
to stew somewhere.
Can't find her now.
But I will.
Hey, do you know where she is?
You wouldn't lie to
your father, would you?
You came home to see me,
that means a lot to me,
more than you know.
You can come to me
for anything.
Every man needs a daughter
as good as you.
[suspenseful music]
One who just wants to
spend time with you.
Someone who doesn't want
anything in return.
Someone who doesn't
steal from him.
Give me a toy, daddy,
give me a house, daddy,
give me a car, daddy, I
don't feel safe, daddy.
That's right, that's right,
come on, help, daddy,
I need help, daddy, gimme,
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme.
But that's not you, right?
That's not you, gimme.
Gimme, gimme.
Margaret, Margaret, I'm sorry,
I'm sorry, it was a joke!
Come on, have a drink with me!
[suspenseful music]
So that's why you came back.
To steal from me.
Why not, everyone's scared.
But no one knows what's
inside. You think I don't
know what I am?
[suspenseful music]
It hurts.
Can't you just see it hurt?
I'm ruined.
It wasn't you, dad.
It wasn't you.
It wasn't you.
[suspenseful music]
Where are you?
It's over, we're done.
[dramatic music]
Lained, I don't see a door.
I don't see a door.
Where are you?
[suspenseful music]
Where are you, Lizzie?
Where are you?
I went in the window and
you were gone.
Just like that.
[suspenseful music]
I don't know where I am
anymore, Lizzie.
They tell me to be happy now.
It's not anymore.
The darkness,
it's crushing me, Lizzie.
It's so heavy.
I can feel it.
Eating me,
from the inside out.
[suspenseful music]
Can't you see me, Lained?
Did you hear me?
You lured me here!
Why do you want me here?
How could you?
[suspenseful music]
[water dripping]
Stay here with me, okay?
I'll stay with you.
I'll stay.
In the body of the whale.
[suspenseful music]
[Tom] Alice!
Forgive me.
Forgive me.
I don't want this
pain anymore.
This anger.
This fear.
[baby crying]
All right, here we go.
There you go.
Now Sweetheart, I'm gonna
give you something
very special.
You want to know what it is?
- You sure?
- Mm hm.
What if it's something
scary in there?
- You trust me?
- Mm hm.
It's a very old key
to a very old lock.
Only use it when you
need to, okay?
Got it?
[light music]
[light music]
[ominous music]
A shocking
triumph of will.
your prize is waiting.
Go, reach out now.
You did it.
Take her back.
Take her back!
Open the door.
Open the fucking door!
Open the fucking door!
Open it!
Open it!
Lizzie's with me.
In me.
That's ridiculous.
I'm not scared.
What are you talking about?
You know she is
behind that door.
You drowned with her.
You lie.
I made you.
Ungrateful bitch.
I brought you here.
I brought you here.
Mistake the darkness
for fear no more.
[dramatic music]
[light music]
It's all in a memory
And then you speak it all
It's all in a memory
And then you speak it all
When they say he fell
Laughed upon the
precipice of the year
What a chore to go no tour
Come outside with me.
When they say he's ill
Laughed upon the
precipice over here
What a chore to juggle no more
It's all in a memory
In a few sweet moments
In a dewy world too
And you don't lay me down
When you can't get happy
Don't come back
you can't come back
And you won't come back
you can't come back
You won't come back to me
And you won't come back
you can't come back
You won't come back to me
And you won't come back
you can't come back
You won't come back to me
It's all in a memory
And then you speak it all
In the dewy world too
Now to have it all
Not to light my chill
Then gives just a flower
That gives that to
the giving more
So it won't go to Georgia
All I need before
you're just a part of me
Keep you in inside
I keep you in inside
My head
Thieves that give
you flip fall
And you feel the
breeze inside
Give you on the other side
And you can't get back
you won't come back
You can't come back to me
And you won't come back
you can't get back
You won't come back to me
And you won't come back
you can't come back
You won't come back to me
And you won't come back
you can't come back
You won't come back to me