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.

She throws a rock over the wall of stones, HITS THE

UNSEEN SPY, causing a CRY OF PAIN. ANIMAL? HUMAN? Freaked

out, she GASPS, runs up the trail.

NEW ANGLE, SPY POV. We rise up to watch and the black cat

hops onto the stone wall.

EXT. OVERGROWN ORCHARD - CONT.

Coraline races down past an OLD TRACTOR and into an

ORCHARD. WIND begins to blow.

NEW ANGLE as we move beside Coraline through the old

apple trees, where she nearly trips on the tongue of a

harvest cart.

DOWN ANGLE ON on Coraline as she BACKS INTO a circle of

TOADSTOOLS in front of a STUMP. BREATHING HARD, she looks

out for her pursuer.

NEW ANGLE. The black cat shoots past Coraline in the tall

grass. She can't see him but she knows something is

there. Already behind her now, the cat LEAPS onto the

stump with a loud, warning MEROWWW!

STARTLED, Coraline YELLS and whips around. She’s both

angry and relieved when she sees it’s just some cat.

CORALINE:

You scared me to death, you mangy thing!

Cat GLARES at her with BLUE OPAL EYES, makes a low growl

as she stands. She exhales.

CORALINE (CONT'D)

I’m just looking for an old well. Know

it?

Cat BLINKS EYES slowly.

CORALINE(CONT'D)

Not talking, huh?

The wind picks up. She grasps the forks of her stick,

closes her eyes, and, tracing a figure eight above her,

says:

CORALINE (CONT'D)

Magic dowser, magic dowser: show... me...

the well!

ANGLE ON CORALINE FROM HIGH BLUFF. The SPY moves into

frame, astride some kind of MOTOR-BIKE. He presses a

button on the handlebars and BLASTS a loud AIR HORN.

STARTLED, Coraline SPINS around.

UP ANGLE ON SPY. As LIGHTNING FLASHES and THUNDER ROLLS,

Coraline sees him for the first time. With his turret-

lensed SKULL MASK and SKELETON GLOVES and black FIREMAN’S

COAT flapping in the wind, he looks like a PSYCHO KILLER!

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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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