Brooklyn script
Brooklyn (2015)
Synopsis: Brooklyn is a 2015 British-Canadian-Irish romantic drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel of the same name. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman's immigration to Brooklyn, where she falls in love. When her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.

Mr O’Leary, like Mrs Brady, is well towards the back of the

scrum. Miss Kelly’s favouritism seems designed to cause

resentment and frustration, but the customers seem used to

her arbitrary treatment of them, and there are no outward

signs of dissent. Miss Kelly turns her attention to a timid-

looking woman standing right in front of her.

MISS KELLY:

Yes?

TIMID WOMAN:

(quietly)

I need some shoe polish.

MISS KELLY:

Shoe polish? Ah, but that’s not

really a Sunday item, now, is it?

These people need things for their

dinner or their tea. Why couldn’t

you have remembered yesterday?

Miss Kelly leans over the counter to stare at the timid

woman’s shoes. The timid woman stares at the counter,

humiliated.

MISS KELLY:

Because it looks like you needed it

yesterday.

TIMID WOMAN:

I’m sorry.

Miss Kelly sighs deeply, shakes her head, and goes to find

the offending item.

5 INT. KELLY SHOP. LATE AFTERNOON 5

Miss Kelly locks the door of the shop behind the last

customer. Eilis stops tidying up and waits until the door is

locked before speaking.

EILIS:

Miss Kelly...

MISS KELLY:

(tetchy)

I hadn’t forgotten. Spit it out,

whatever it is.

EILIS:

I’m..I’m away to America.

Miss Kelly likes to think she knows everything, but this

gives her pause. She soon recovers.

(CONTINUED)

'Brooklyn' YELLOW Script Dated 24th April 2014 4.

5 CONTINUED:
5

MISS KELLY:

(scornful)

Whose idea was that?

EILIS:

Father Flood in New York arranged

it. Rose used to play golf with

him, when he lived here. He

sponsored me. He... he found me a

job, and got me a visa, and..

MISS KELLY:

Well, we won’t be needing you back

here.

EILIS:

I don’t sail for a month. I could

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Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films. Hornby's work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide as of 2013. more…

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