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.

MARGARET:

I studied at the Watkins Art Institute

in Nashville, then took Illustration

classes in New York. Here's a pastel

I did... here's some fashion design...

a portrait in charcoal... though I

enjoy mixing mediums, preferably oil

and ink...

She's alive, enthused.

The guy shakes his head.

BOSS:

You do understand this is a furniture

company?

CLOSEUP - MARGARET

A strained smile.

4.

INT. FACTORY FLOOR - LATER

Margaret works on an enamel baby crib. Under stenciled

"Humpty Dumpty," she quickly paints on a cartoonish egg man.

We WIDEN, revealing ten identical, completed cribs behind her.

We WIDEN again -- revealing a DOZEN PAINTERS. All surrounded

by identical cribs. All painting identical Humpty Dumpty's.

CUT TO:

EXT. SAN FRANCISCO NORTH BEACH - 1958 - DAY

NORTH BEACH! An exotica of Beatniks, palm readers,

interracial couples and coffeehouses. Ground zero for the

Avant Garde. Margaret waits on a busy corner, a bit dazed,

peering at the parade of fun-loving Hipsters. Primly, she

fixes herself.

Margaret turns -- and suddenly grins. Running up is DEE-ANN,

30, a Beat girl in a black leotard and sandals. Dee-Ann

excitedly grabs her, and they laugh and hug girlishly.

DEE-ANN

Sugar, you made it! You're in North

Beach!

MARGARET:

Deirdre, look at you!

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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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