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.

work every Sunday until I go.

MISS KELLY:

I shall want to train a new girl up

straight away.

EILIS:

But I could help.

MISS KELLY:

No, thank you.

She starts to turn her back on Eilis, but she has one last

thing to say.

MISS KELLY:

Your poor sister.

EILIS:

(surprised)

My sister?

MISS KELLY:

Oh, mothers are always being left

behind in this country. But

Rose...That’s the end for her,

isn’t it? She’ll be looking after

your mother for the rest of her

life.

This time she does turn her back and walk away.

6 EXT. NANCY’S HOUSE. NIGHT 6

Eilis is knocking at the door of a house not dissimilar to

her own. She scarcely has time to complete a second knock,

and the door flies open.

(CONTINUED)

'Brooklyn' YELLOW Script Dated 24th April 2014 5.

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Her friend NANCY, already wearing her coat, smiles at Eilis,

pulls the door shut behind her, and starts walking off down

the street with Eilis trailing in her wake.

7 EXT. STREET. NIGHT 7

Nancy and Eilis walking arm-in-arm down the street. Now we

can get a chance to look at Nancy properly: she’s

staggeringly pretty, film-star pretty. It helps that she’s

dressed up and made up to go out - Eilis looks a little wan

by comparison, even though she’s made an effort too - but

even so, she’s a stunner.

EILIS:

You look beautiful, Nancy.

NANCY:

Thank you.

EILIS:

You look so beautiful it makes me

despair of this place.

Nancy laughs.

NANCY:

Why?

EILIS:

You’re the prettiest girl in County

Wexford. You should be able to

choose any man you want. And we’re

hoping that George Sheridan from

the rugby club looks your way.

The scornful way she emphasises the social institution

suggests that she doesn’t think he’s much of a catch.

NANCY:

(sufficiently excited to

miss the point)

Do you think he might?

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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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