Heavenly Creatures script
Synopsis: Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet (Kate Winslet) transfers from England to Christchurch, New Zealand, with her family, and forms a bond with the quiet, brooding Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) through their shared love of handsome big screen tenor Mario Lanza and games of make believe. But when their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense friendship is becoming unhealthy, the girls decide to run away to America, hatching a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

The presence of the headmistress causes the class to stand up.

MISS STEWART:

Good morning, gels.

CLASS (In Unison) Good morning, Miss Stewart.

The class sit.

MISS STEWART:

Miss Waller . . . class . . . this is Juliet Hulme. Juliet is joining

us from St. Margaret's, and prior to that she spent some time at

Queenswood in the Hawkes Bay.

Juliet looks at Miss Stewart haughtily.

JULIET:

I am actually from England, Miss Stewart.

MISS STEWART:

Of course . . . Juliet's father is Dr. Hulme, the Rector of the

University.

Miss Waller looks impressed. Pauline is quietly drawing horses at the

back of the class.

MISS STEWART:

Juliet's travelled all over the world, and I'm sure she'll be very

eager to share her impressions of exotic lands across the seas with the

gels of 3A. I'll leave you to it, Miss Waller. Juliet.

Miss Stewart leaves. Miss Waller smiles at Juliet.

MISS WALLER:

You can sit over here, Juliet.

Miss Waller gestures to a desk at the front. She gives Juliet a

cardboard name card.

MISS WALLER:

We use French names in this class. You can choose your own.

Miss Waller returns to the blackboard and starts writing.

MISS WALLER:

Now, irregular verbs in the present subjunctive. . . "qu'il vienne". .

.

JULIET:

Excuse me, Miss Waller . . . you've made a mistake.

Miss Waller turns to Juliet-who now has the name "Antoinette" hanging

around her neck.

JULIET:

"Je doutais qu'il vienne" is in fact the spoken subjunctive.

MISS WALLER:

It is customary to stand when addressing a teacher . . . "Antoinette."

Juliet stands.

JULIET:

You should have written "vint."

Miss Waller frowns, glances at the board, and hastily rubs out the

offending word.

MISS WALLER:

(Embarrassed mumble) Oh! I must have copied it incorrectly from my

notes.

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Fran Walsh

Frances Rosemary "Fran" Walsh, Lady Jackson, MNZM (born 10 January 1959), is a New Zealand screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson. They have two children: Billy and Katie. more…

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