Human Nature script
Human Nature (2001)
Synopsis: A philosophical burlesque, "Human Nature" follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan (Tim Robbins) trains the wild man (Rhys Ifans) in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila (Patricia Arquette) fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

CUT TO:

INT. WHITE SPACE - DAY

Nathan, thirties, in a white robe, sits alone at a white

table. Everything is white except for an oozing bullet wound

in Nathan's temple.

NATHAN:

I don't even know what sorry means

anymore. It's odd. When I was alive

I knew -- maybe it was all I knew --

but here sorry is meaningless. Love

is meaningless. Jealousy is

meaningless. Ambition is meaningless.

Everything that motivated my every

breath while I was alive is

meaningless now.

(beat)

I guess that's how I can be sure I'm

really dead.

CUT TO:

INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT

Lila watches the slowly churning tape recorder reels, fixated.

The cop who vomited is mopping it up. The other two are

sipping coffee. Lila talks.

LILA:

My story begins when I was twelve.

COP:

(checks watch)

Jesus.

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Charlie Kaufman

Charles Stuart "Charlie" Kaufman (born November 19, 1958) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, and lyricist. He wrote the films Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). He made his directorial debut with Synecdoche, New York (2008), which was also well-received; film critic Roger Ebert named it "the best movie of the decade" in 2009. It was followed by Anomalisa (2015). more…

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