Carol script
Carol (2015)
Synopsis: Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

There you are! Thought you ditchedme. You alright? He said he’d meetus out front.

INT./EXT. NYC TAXI CAB. NIGHT.

THERESE sits against the window in the back of a taxi,

crowded with JACK and OTHER 20-somethings, MALE AND FEMALE,

all involved in animated conversation we can’t hear. The taxi

stops for a light and THERESE catches sight of an ELEGANTCOUPLE, arm-in-arm at the corner, crossing the avenue as thelight changes. A strong gust of wind gives the woman somedifficulty as she tries to knot a green silk scarf around herhead.

As they reach the sidewalk, she turns back to face theavenue, and then recedes, swallowed by swirling lights andreflections.

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK:
DECEMBER, 1952

BRIEF SHOTS (INT. TOY DEPARTMENT - FRANKENBERG’S)

A toy train whizzes by the faces of miniature pedestrians ona department store display. CAROL AIRD, seen from a distance,

in winter coat, stands watching. She wears a green silk scarfover her head, loosely tied.

She turns, smiles.

INT. THERESE’S APARTMENT. EAST 50’S. DECEMBER 1952. MORNING.

An alarm blares over the sleeping face of THERESE BELIVET,

huddled under covers. THERESE doesn’t stir though the alarmcontinues. Finally, THERESE, in one skilled manoeuver, pushesherself up and out of bed, still cocooned within theblankets. She finds the alarm clock and shuts it off. She

looks at the alarm clock. It reads 7.00 A.M.

THERESE moves through her morning rituals: she throws openher window shades, moves on to a small gas stove, strikes amatch and lights the stove to take the chill off, moves on tothe kitchen sink set in one corner of the room, which doublesas a partial home darkroom - developer and fixer traysstacked to the side of the sink, an Argus C3 camera from thelate 1930s set on a shelf above the sink, along with acollection of red or amber light bulbs and photo paper.

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Phyllis Nagy

Phyllis Nagy is an American theatre and film director, screenwriter and playwright. In 2006, Nagy was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for writing and directing Mrs. Harris, her screen debut. more…

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