Coraline script
Coraline (2009)
Synopsis: While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

NEW ANGLE, non-spy reverse, on Coraline as she glances

furtively over her shoulder, then hops down the steps and

moves diagonally away from the house.

NEW Angle, SPY POV. We watch Coraline head towards the

WOODY SHRUB we've hidden ourselves in. We DUCK DOWN.

ANGLE on Coraline, non-spy, shrub by garden gate. She

reaches into the shrub and breaks off a FORKED BRANCH.

She removes the stick’s red leaves, aims it like a

DOWSING ROD and heads into the garden.

CAM PUSH IN to shrub as the SPY RISES UP, wearing a three-

eyed SKELETON MASK on his head and SKELETON GLOVES on his

hands. The black cat hops into frame, glances at the spy

and follows the girl.

MONTAGE VARIOUS EXT - SAME

AFISH POND IN GARDEN - SAME

Coraline explores the drained, crumbling pond. She finds

an old TURTLE SHELL in the muck and holds it up. After

rapping on it to make sure it's empty, she puts the shell

into her shoulder bag.

ANGLE ON CAROLINE, SPY POV. WE PUSH ASIDE dead vines from

the railing of the GARDEN BRIDGE for a better look.

Coraline aims her forked stick once more then follows it

up from the pond and out the BACK GATE. A gust of WIND

blows DEAD LEAVES into a swirling eddy WE TRACK high up

into the air.

DISSOLVE TO:

ROCKY PATH HIGH ABOVE HOUSE - LITTLE LATER

SPY POV on sky, now dark with GATHERING STORM. Hidden

behind a NATURAL WALL OF STONES, WE TILT DOWN to view

Coraline crossing frame on a STEEP HILLSIDE path. She

steps on an old RAILROAD TIE, and her foot SINKS into the

rotted wood, stopping her.

WE LEAN OUT for a better view, and DISLODGE some stones

that roll down past her. WE DUCK as she jerks her head

our way.

NEW ANGLE, non-spy. Unnerved, Coraline calls out.

CORALINE:

Hello?... Who’s there?

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Henry Selick

Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel. more…

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