Shallow Grave script
Shallow Grave (1994)
Synopsis: Shallow Grave is a 1994 British black comedy crime film that marked the cinematic directorial debut of Danny Boyle with an original screenplay by John Hodge. The film also provided starring roles for the then relatively little-known actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox. The production was funded by Channel 4 television and the film was distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

ALEX:

Or maybe just phone out for a pizza?

JULIET:

Look, it's a fairly straightforward question. You're either

divorced or you're not.

DAVID:

OK, I'm going to play you just a few seconds of this tape -- I'd

like you to name the song, the lead singer and the three hit

singles subsequently recorded by him with another band.

ALEX:

When you get up in the morning, how do you decide what shade of

black to wear?

JULIET:

Now, let me get this straight. This affair that you're not

having, is it not with a man or not with a woman?

DAVID:

Turning very briefly to the subject of corporate finance -- no,

this is important. Leveraged buy-outs -- a good thing or a bad

thing?

ALEX:

With which of the following figures do you most closely identify:

Joan of Arc, Eva Braun or Marilyn Monroe?

JULIET:

It's just that you strike me as a man trapped in a crisis of

emotional direction, afflicted by a realization that the partner

of your dreams is, quite simply, just that.

DAVID:

Did you ever kill a man?

ALEX:

And when did anyone last say to you these exact words: You are

the sunshine of my life'?

JULIET:

OK, so A has left you, B is ambivalent, you're still seeing C but

D is the one you yearn for. What are we to make of this? If I

were you, I'd ditch the lot. There's a lot more letters in the

alphabet of love.

DAVID:

And what if I told you that I was the antichrist?

INT. SQUASH COURT. EVENING

In a sports centre Juliet sits outside a glass-walled squash

court. She is ready to play, but at present is watching Alex and

David, who are inside the court.

INT. SQUASH COURT. EVENING

Inside the squash court, Alex is about to serve.

ALEX:

Squash is often used as a metaphor to represent a struggle for

personal domination.

DAVID:

Serve.

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John Hodge

John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. more…

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