Kate and Leopold script
Synopsis: Kate & Leopold is a 2001 romantic-comedy fantasy that tells a story of a duke who travels through time from New York in 1876 to the present and falls in love with a woman in modern New York. The film is directed by James Mangold and stars Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber.

His cheeks are pinched.

A red silk handkerchief is placed in the bosom of his lapel.

Leopold stares into the mirror. The effect is DAZZLING. He

raises one eyebrow. Then, in a voice you could pour over a

waffle:

LEOPOLD:

You dance like a herd of cattle,

Miss Fairchild. You are a rare woman

who lights up the room... simply by

leaving it.

He bows. As he rises, the reflection of Leopold's UNCLE OTTO,

a pampered, effectual man in his 60's, appears behind Leopold

in the looking glass.

UNCLE OTTO:

Tell me Leopold, do you plan to join

us downstairs after completing this

one-sided flash of wit?

LEOPOLD:

I despise affairs of this sort, Uncle

Otto. No one really listens to anyone

else. If you attempt it, you will

see why.

UNCLE OTTO:

You judge everything too severely. I

wonder what would happen if you were

to cast that critical eye inward?

LEOPOLD:

You do not wonder at all. You merely

ask in order to state your own

opinion.

UNCLE OTTO:

We are all concerned about you.

LEOPOLD:

Ahh, here it comes.

UNCLE OTTO:

Your life does not seem to have any

direction. At the age of 25 a man is

too young to do anything well. At 35

he is too old. Now is your time to

take action. Tell me, what is it you

want to DO with your life?

LEOPOLD:

(wearily)

I do not know.

UNCLE OTTO:

(just as weary)

Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

(he slaps Leopold's

face twice rather

quickly)

Wake up! This is your one and only

life. Every man has the chance to

make a difference. DO something!

Leopold, stung, takes a moment to compose himself.

LEOPOLD:

I am most grateful for your

surveillance and for your sympathy.

I assure you there is no need for

concern. I am as effectual and

attentive... as my position allows.

UNCLE OTTO:

Life is not position, Leopold. It is

action.

(he straightens

Leopold's tie)

I will see you downstairs promptly.

In the appropriate frame of mind.

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James Mangold

James Mangold (born 1963) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote; The Wolverine; Cop Land; Girl, Interrupted; Knight and Day; and the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma. He also produced and directed pilots for the television series Men in Trees (which ran from 2006 to 2008) NYC 22 (2011-2012) and Vegas (2012-2013). more…

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