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.

The room is sparsely furnished, and much of the wall space istaken up with THERESE’S B&W photos, mostly NY CITY STREETSCENES and URBAN LANDSCAPES. THERESE is brushing her teethwhen the doorbell rings. Once. Twice. Three times. She shedsher blankets and goes to the window, opens it, leans out.

EXT. THERESE’S APARTMENT BUILDING. CONTINUOUS.

THERESE’S boyfriend, RICHARD SEMCO, looks up at her from the

street, striding his bicycle. He’s well-bundled in scarf andhat.

THERESE:

I like your scribbles.

RICHARD looks around to the street behind him covered in

children’s chalk scribblings.

RICHARD:

Yeah - I’ve been busy! (grinning ather): I don’t know how you look amillion bucks first thing in themorning.

THERESE:

I won’t be a minute.

EXT. CENTRAL PARK. NY CITY. MORNING.

RICHARD rides THERESE to work through the park. She sits withher arms wrapped around his hips while he stands pumping awayat the pedals.

RICHARD:

So I got the schedules. In the

mail. You listening to me?

THERESE:

I’m listening! You got the

schedules.

RICHARD:

And there are two sailings to

France in June, one in July.

THERESE:

Wow.

RICHARD:

So whaddya think?

THERESE:

I think... I think it’s so cold I

can’t think straight.

RICHARD:

Oh yeah? Well let’s get you warmedup.

RICHARD accelerates. THERESE laughs, holds on tighter.

RICHARD begins to sing: “I love Paris in the... summer-time!”

as they speed away.

EXT. FRANKENBERG’S DEPARTMENT STORE. MORNING.

Outside the employee’s entrance, RICHARD and THERESE stand ina longish line of MOSTLY YOUNG STAFF waiting to begin theirwork day. Everyone looks exactly the same: a lot cold, alittle Soviet-factory-worker glum.

RICHARD:

Anyway she wants to make it for you

so there’s no use fighting it, once

she gets an idea in her head...

She’s just going crazy with no

girls in the family but Esther-

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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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