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Empty Room is a screenplay for the same title feature length magical realism style thesis film. The (anti-) story is about a Chinese semi-professional astrologer who travels to a US city and procrastinates writing an antinovel. She goes on a "serendipitous fantastical" adventure. It questions the self-identification, persona with performance, and the procrastinating nature of human beings. A main factor that distracts Moning from writing the novel is the theater workshop, where everyone including Moning is required to direct a play. At this point, Moning's narrative splits in two. One is the narrative comprised of the "actual" events in her life - her attempt to write the novel and the distractions that constantly interrupt these attempts. The other one is the narrative of the play she is writing, directing, and acting in which she finally completes her novel and gets her fiction book published. "To 'speak' a language is to use it, but to 'speak' cinematographic language is to a certain extent to invent it." The semiotic of a film is not only created by the filmmakers, but also present by the film spectators. According to Christian Metz, the plot structures of the narrative film, which have been codified into a "language", can change. The arranging of the montages in Empty Room is aim to tricking the code. In the mainstream narrative storytelling, conflict is to be solved in the end, and there is often a critical life-altering event changes the dilemma. The progress is needed to complete a mainstream narrative. In this screenplay, however, the character's circular life of trying to write - the anti-narrative storytelling, is juxtaposed with the linear, progressive narrative of the play - the narrative storytelling. The multiple levels of personas are involved in this screenplay. The characters have their own characteristics - in the play Moning is directing, over their "real" personalities - in the screenplay Empty Room is revealing by their behaviors and speeches. In the film production, actors also unavoidably more or less brought their personalities into their acting. The three levels of personas mix the personality under certain circumstances, with the fiction, and the fiction of the fiction. The main character Moning has her constantly changing philosophy. Her temporary believes are strongly based on time, space, people around her, event occur to her, and the mass media, etc. These changes of her mind and mood influence the way she furnishing and decorating her room. The various styles of the room in different time become a representation of her mind and mood. The spectators of the film, or the readers of this screenplay thus can read her mind by observing / imaging this dynamic room.