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Here's a good blog entry from a screenwriter. He recommends copyright: http://www.unknownscreenwriter.com/copyright-your-screenplay/screenwriting/tips/2008/08/05/
"I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."
I don't know of any special rules that differ this from flashbacks. Here's my thought on it, and for other people to confirm/deny.
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
BOB enters through the front door to find FRED sitting on the couch watching TV. He shakes his head and makes his way to the kitchen only to SLIP on an unseen banana peel.
FLASHBACK (underlined) - INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
A chyron reads "MOMENTS EARLIER". Fred is sitting on the couch watching TV and eating a banana. He flips the channel, takes a final bite of his banana and tosses the peel over his shoulder.
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY (BACK TO PRESENT)
Fred hears a thud and looks back over his shoulder.
FRED What are you doing on the ground, dude?
Oh, I should add that I suggested a chyron to tell the audience that it's moments earlier. If you don't need anything written on screen then you may want to change the underlined "FLASHBACK" to "FLASHBACK TO JUST MOMENTS EARLIER" or just an underlined "MOMENTS EARLIER".
Again, get a second opinion, because there isn't anything specific I can find that would make this different from a normal flashback.
This isn't a precise answer to your question, but you may find it useful: http://rougewave.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-get-agent-or-manager.html
Just a quick one:
"When he meets the girl of his dreams, a young man in mourning must choose between the perfect memory of his dead girlfriend and the flawed reality of new love."
Although "girl of his dreams" may not be appropriate to the way you have it written. Also, it may be too "on the nose" in regards to the theme, but I don't know if that's a bad thing in a logline.
This one is probably too long, but I think it hits on all of the points. Some aspect of it may be useful. I use the name Josh in the logline:
"No woman could contend with the memory of Josh's dead girlfriend until the day he learns that the mother of his unborn child is resolved to marry another. Not ready to give up on life, he must race to stop the girl he neglected and convince her that he's ready to love again."
Annie Hall is a good one, not only for the story but also because it involves a lot of different aspects: Talking directly to the audience Animation Split-screen Subtitles complementing the dialogue Annie Hall leaving her body and both the real and the ghost talking to Alvy.
Well, JFK has a lot of what you're talking about. It starts with Eisenhower giving a speech and there's also a scene with Walter Cronkite on the TV, along with many other examples.
This may just be someone's transcript from the screen, though: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/JFK.html
It seems that all of these movies have a lot to do with social heirachies. Perhaps you should research some caste systems for title inspriation. For instance, "Jati" is the word for ancient Hindu castes, and that system seems to fit with your universe.
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