Beloved script
Beloved (1998)
Synopsis: In 1873 Ohio, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) is a mother of three haunted by her horrific slavery past and her desperate actions for freedom. As a result, Sethe's home is haunted by a furious poltergeist, which drives away her two sons. Sethe and her daughter (Kimberly Elise) endure living with the spirit for 10 more years, until an old friend, Paul D. Garner (Danny Glover), arrives to run it out. After Garner moves in, a strange woman named Beloved (Thandie Newton) enters their lives, causing turmoil.

CAMERA MOVES SLOWLY INTO THE GRAVEYARD until it reaches A

HEADSTONE, made with flecked pink stone. Upon the headstone

is only one word:

BELOVED.

EXT. 124 BLUESTONE RD. - CONTINUOUS.

Camera moves slowly towards the side exterior of 124, into a

Close-Up of a WOMAN looking out of a second floor bedroom

window. It is SETHE, mother of the two boys and Denver. She

hums her melody, softly, sadly, with a resigned understanding

of why her boys are running away...and a deep pain that is

too constant to notice.

FADE OUT;

FADE IN:

INT. 124 - BABY SUGGS BEDROOM - LATER THAT DAY.

BABY SUGGS, grandmother and mother-in-law to Sethe, sits in

her bed fondling colored fabric of BRIGHT GREEN..It is the

only vibrant color in an otherwise drab surrounding. Suggs is

bed-ridden, exhausted to her bones - her face a mosaic of

suffering and sacrifice and tested faith.

BABY SUGGS:

Ya know what I'd love to see? I loved to

see me some lavender. You got any

lavender? Or even pink - pink'll do.

Sethe is placing folded laundry into a dresser. She stops and

checks her pockets for rags or swatches...She looks around

the room..

SETHE:

No. Sorry.

BABY SUGGS:

Ah, winter in Ohio is especially rough if

you've got an appetite for color.

Suggs goes back to contemplating her green until;

SETHE (OS)

Oh wait...

Suggs looks up to see Sethe sticking her pink tongue out at

her. Suggs smiles.

BABY SUGGS:

Oh, that's fine. Fine.

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Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks (born September 3, 1956) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor.[ more…

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