Tamara Drewe script
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Synopsis: Tamara Drewe is a 2010 comedy feature film directed by Stephen Frears. The screenplay was written by Moira Buffini, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name (which was then re-published as a graphic novel) written by Posy Simmonds. The comic strip which serves as source material was a modern reworking of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth century novel Far from the Madding Crowd. The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and was released nationwide in France on 14 July 2010. Momentum Pictures released the film in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2010.

BETH:

We try to keep it peaceful here;

far from the madding crowd.

GLEN:

Well, it’s paradise.

6 EXT. DAY. EWEDOWN - VILLAGE STREET. TRIANGLE. 6

The blight on this rural paradise is a vandalised bus shelter

near the only T-junction in the village. A twee shop, hanging

baskets and Grade II listed buildings make up the view. It’s

shatteringly dull.

Casey and Jody walk up towards the bus shelter. Their boredom

is epic.

GOLDENROD REVISIONS 20.10.09 4.

An open-topped BMW goes past and halts briefly by the

junction. The tones of Classic FM blare out, much to the

enjoyment of the middle aged couple within.

CASEY:

Frock horrors. This weeks top of

the shocks goes to Katie Pound in

an off the shoulder lime by

Roberto.

JODY:

She looks like a bug.

(Car hoots) Wankers!

CASEY:

You wanna sack your stylist girl.

JODY:

Bet they did that on purpose,

dressed her up like an insect.

Casey agrees. They zoom away.

7 EXT. DAY. STONEFIELD. THE GROUNDS. 7

Glen lowers himself into a comfy garden chair, his mouth full

of cream and jam. Behind him, Nicholas’ shed.

GLEN:

Perfect harmony.

8 INT. DAY. STONEFIELD - NICHOLAS’ SHED. 8

Nicholas is panicking down the phone.

NICHOLAS:

In Ewedown? Nadia, what the ffff

are you doing there? I haven’t told

her yet.

8A EXT. EWEDOWN. THE STREET NEAR THE BUS STOP. 8A

Nadia is walking up the road from the station in her high

heels, carrying an overnight bag. She is weeping into her

phone.

NADIA:

Why not? You keep saying you want

to be with me.

Jody and Casey are all ears.

NICHOLAS:

I can’t tell her just like that.

It’s twenty five years; a marriage.

GOLDENROD REVISIONS 20.10.09 4A.

NADIA:

Come on Nicholas. Or I’m going to

get in a taxi and find your farm.

Come up there and

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Moira Buffini

Buffini was born in Cheshire to Irish parents, and studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, London University (1983–86). She subsequently trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. For Jordan, co-written with Anna Reynolds in 1992, she won a Time Out Award for her performance and Writers' Guild Award for Best Fringe play.[2] Her 1997 play Gabriel was performed at Soho theatre, winning the LWT Plays on Stage award and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Her 1999 play Silence earned Buffini the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best English-language play by a woman. Loveplay followed at the RSC in 2001, then Dinner at the National Theatre in 2003 which transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy. more…

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