Short Cuts script
Short Cuts (1993)
Synopsis: Short Cuts is a 1993 American comedy-drama film, directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver.

The next day

you swear it's all true

That's what happens

when you're a prisoner

And I'm a prisoner

I'm a prisoner of life

[Whistling, Smattering Of Applause]

You okay?

I told you I canceled the Times, right?

Stopped the mail.

All you have to do is come in

and check up on everything and feed the fish.

I'll write - I got it all written down.

Didn't I put it on the, um, fridge?

- Yeah, she wrote it down. I watched her.

- I got it written -

- Just come back tomorrow morning.

- Okay.

- You are gonna -

- I -Your fish are gonna be fine.

What about the lionfish?

Feeding the lionfish?

- That was just a joke, honey!

- No, no, no, no. No, no.

- Lionfish like goldfish.

- That's what you wrote down.

- Yes. You feed them live goldfish.

- I thought you were joking.

- No!

- You do that.

[TV:
Commentator]

Earthquakes, water shortages...

fires, mud slides...

- [Woman, Children Talking, Indistinct]

- Crime, gang warfare, massive overcrowding.

"His mother's name was Speckled Hen.

She looked..."

What will our lives be like

if we have to share space with the medfly?

- [Helicopter Blades Whirring]

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Robert Altman

Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema. more…

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