Labyrinth script
Labyrinth (1986)
Synopsis: Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American adventure musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive-produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 15-year-old Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who Sarah wished away to Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). With the exception of Connelly and Bowie, most of the film's significant characters are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

SARAH:
Chasten not your Queen, _Peasant_!

She dramatically sweeps into her room.

7INT:
SARAH'S ROOM - NIGHT

SARAH slams the door and leans against it, playing the scene.

FATHER (VO):
_Sarah_, that's no way to talk to your mother!

SARAH (mumbles to herself): She's not my mother.

SARAH takes a deep breath and closes her eyes. She can hear footsteps

and SOMEONE comes to the other side of the door.

SARAH ignores her STEPMOTHER and kicks off her running shoes.

With a practiced gesture SARAH removes her jeans while leaving her

gown in place.

STEPMOTHER (VO):
_Sarah_, when I tell you to be home at five, I

expect you to be home at five.

SARAH quickly shifts to her STEPMOTHER's attitude -- hands on hips,

and silently mimes her words.

SARAH:
Yes, Madame!

7AINT:
UPSTAIRS HALLWAY

STEPMOTHER:
And don't "Yes Madame" me!

FATHER:
Is she all right?

STEPMOTHER (frustrated): Of course she's all right! I left the

Bernsteins' number on the kitchen table ... Freddie might be coming

down with a cold so call us if he seems even the least bit

uncomfortable ...

SARAH (VO) (sighs): Yes, Mother.

STEPMOTHER:
Oh! I give up!

She hurries down the stairs.

FATHER:
We'll see you later, baby. And remember ...

7BINT:
SARAH'S ROOM - NIGHT

SARAH speaks along with him, mimicking.

SARAH & FATHER (VO): Don't open the door to strangers.

We hear him leave. SARAH waits a beat and then turns and opens her

bedroom door.

SARAH:
And don't call me baby! (she slams the door shut; mimicking

her parents) Precious little Freddie might be coming down with a cold

...

She sighs and looks around. This is really her world, her retreat,

and she knows and controls every inch of it. The shelves are filled

with an orderly array of childhood dolls and toys. The books are

lined up neatly in the bookcase and if we could see them up close we

would see that they were placed in alphabetical order -- and

according to the year they were acquired. She walks over to her

dresser. She checks herself out in the mirror above the chest of

drawers and adjusts the golden circlet which has been knocked askew

by her run. She then stops for a moment and looks at the photographs

on the dresser. One of her FATHER, her MOTHER and herself as a LITTLE

GIRL. Another picture of her MOTHER in a newspaper clipping is taped

to the mirror. The headline says, "Linda Williams a Smash in New

Play." A cover of a Playbill is also tacked on to the mirror. It says

_Best of Both Worlds_ starring Linda Williams. SARAH then reverently

opens a music box -- the kind with a twirling dancer inside -- and to

the strains of an unbearably tinny version of "Greensleeves" she

begins to rehearse.

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Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh writer, actor, comedian, screenwriter, film director, presenter, poet, historian and author. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. more…

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