Big Eyes script
Big Eyes (2014)
Synopsis: In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end and a lawsuit follows that the truth finally comes to light.

CUT TO:

EST. SAN FRANCISCO - DAY

San Francisco, 1958! A mix of SKYLINES and STOCK FOOTAGE.

EXT. FURNITURE FACTORY - DAY

A weathered building: "G & B FURNITURE SUPPLY." Margaret sits

in the Packard, fixing her lipstick. Jane holds the "WANT

ADS," a few circled. Margaret gets out and straightens her

skirt. Jane smiles.

JANE:

Good luck.

3.

INT. FURNITURE FACTORY - DAY

A beaten industrial office. Margaret sits anxiously, watching

the BOSS, a tired guy in a cheap suit. He glowers unsurely at

her JOB APPLICATION. Scratching his face. Hmmmm...

BOSS:

We don't get many ladies in here. So

your husband approves of you working?

MARGARET:

(quiet; a soft Southern lilt)

My husband and I are separated.

BOSS:

(SHOCKED)

"Separated"?

A deadly silence. He squirms uncomfortably.

She presses on.

MARGARET:

Sir, I realize I have no employment

experience... but I sure need this

job. I have a daughter to support.

(PAUSE)

I'm not very good at tooting my own

horn... but I love to paint, and if I

could just show you my portfolio...

He is baffled. Margaret pulls out a large ARTIST'S PORTFOLIO.

She opens it, riffling through the pictures...

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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Scott Alexander (born June 16, 1963, Los Angeles, California) and Larry Karaszewski (born November 20, 1961, South Bend, Indiana) are an American screenwriting team. They met at the University of Southern California where they were roommates; they graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts in 1985. more…

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