1492: Conquest of Paradise script
Synopsis: Determined to find a new sailing route to India, Christopher Columbus (Gérard Depardieu) convinces Spanish Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to finance an expedition. Setting sail with three ships, Columbus quells potential mutinies until the men arrive in North America. After his triumphant return home, Columbus is appointed governor of the new territory, but his dream of a peaceful new world does not fit with nobleman Don Adrian de Moxica's (Michael Wincott) visions of conquest.

FERNANDO, rushes down a slope, barking like a dog, chasing

the sheep who fan out in droves in front of him. High-

spirited and wild, FERNANDO laughs and tumbles over.

COLUMBUS rides his mule along the narrow track, watching

his SON'S antics with amusement. In the distance, the

solitary figure of A MONK SHEPHERD.

COLUMBUS calls out to his son:

COLUMBUS:

Fernando!

FERNANDO runs over. COLUMBUS lifts him up onto the mule.

As they move along the track we now see, perched on a

distant hill, isolated and austere, the Monastery of La

Rabida, their destination.

EXT. CLOISTER - LA RABIDA - DAY

As they dismount and walk into the quiet cloisters,

FERNANDO suddenly spots a familiar FIGURE, standing under

the ROMAN arches.

FERNANDO:

Diego!

He rushes over, full of joy, to kiss his BROTHER -- an

adolescent dressed in the novice-robe, with a solemn,

delicate face. DIEGO'S response is constrained.

COLUMBUS:

Diego! Aren't you going to kiss

your brother?

DIEGO smiles a little, and kisses FERNANDO -- who is

immediately distracted by a procession of hooded MONKS,

hurrying to the refectory, as a bell begins to chime.

The MONKS all turn to greet ANTONIO DE MARCHENA, a white-

haired, elderly man -- and a monk cosmographer.

MARCHENA'S gesture is broad and elegant as he opens his

arms to greet COLUMBUS. He pats FERNANDO'S head and turns

to DIEGO.

MARCHENA:

Diego, take Fernando to the dining

hall. He must be hungry.

DIEGO:

Yes, Father.

Both CHILDREN leave under the arched roof. COLUMBUS and

MARCHENA begin to walk across the cloister.

MARCHENA:

Diego is a bright boy -- a pleasure

to teach -- but so serious...

Brothers should be raised together,

Colon. Even brothers from different

mothers...

COLUMBUS:

Father, I am doing what I think is

the best for him. And he has the

teacher I would have chosen for

myself.

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Roselyne Bosch

Roselyne-Rose Bosch was born in Avignon to a Catalan father and an Italian/French mother. Her father, who fled the franquist regime, transmits his passion for History - every Sunday, the main square of the Provençal city fills up with book traders. Every summer, the city of Avignon houses the largest European Theater Festival. Rose Bosch studies ... more…

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