Blood Simple script
Blood Simple (1984)
Synopsis: "Blood Simple" was the first feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen. This is the newly restored and re-edited director's cut of the film, introduced by Mortimer Young. The stylish crime thriller premiered at film festivals in 1984. "Blood Simple" begins deep in the heart of Texas, where a jealous saloon owner hires a cheap divorce detective to kill the saloon owner's younger wife and her bartender lover. But the detective gets a better idea: he follows the two lovers, and...

MAN:

Well now you do.

WOMAN:

...Hell.

Another pause. Another car.

Suddenly:

WOMAN:

Stop the car, Ray!

CLOSE SHOT BRAKE

Stamped on.

EXT. CAR

Low three-quarters on the car as it squeals to a halt.

A car that has been following screeches to a halt just behind

it.

Both cars sit.

Rain patters.

INT. FIRST CAR

Close on the man, from behind.

He looks at the woman.

MAN:

...Abby?

She doesn't answer. He turns to look back and we see his

face, for the first time, in the headlights of the car behind.

HIS POV:

The car behind them waiting, patiently. Rain drifts down

past its headlights.

Finally it pulls out and passes them slowly, their headlights

showing it to be a battered green Volkswagon. First the car

itself, then its red taillights, disappear into the rain.

BACK TO THE MAN:

Cutting between him and the woman, each from behind.

MAN:

...You know that car?

WOMAN:

No.

MAN:

What's the matter?

WOMAN:

I don't know... I just think maybe

I'm making a mistake...

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Joel Cohen and Ethan Jesse Coen

Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen[ (born September 21, 1957), collectively referred to as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. Their films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody. Their best-reviewed works include Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). more…

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