Brooklyn script
Brooklyn (2015)
Synopsis: Brooklyn is a 2015 British-Canadian-Irish romantic drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel of the same name. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman's immigration to Brooklyn, where she falls in love. When her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.

1 EXT. STREET. PRE-DAWN EXT. STREET. PRE-DAWN 1

A quiet, working-class residential street in Ireland, early

1950s. It’s morning, but it’s still dark. One of the front

doors opens, and out slips EILIS - early twenties, open-faced

pretty without knowing it. She closes the door quietly behind

her and walks quickly up the street.

There is a hissed call from behind her. She turns, and her

sister ROSE - thirty, attractive, slender, pale - is running

after her, in nightdress and bare feet, holding out a piece

of bread and jam. Eilis takes it from her, makes a face to

show how grateful she is.

EILIS:

(mouthing)

Go back to bed.

Rose nods, tiptoes back to the house.

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2 INT. CHURCH. DAY 2

It’s the early mass, and the church has only a smattering of

worshippers. Eilis is kneeling and praying with two other

women:
MISS KELLY, fifties, thick glasses, a constant look of

disapproval on her face, and MARY, the same age as Eilis, but

large and simple-minded - her mouth is usually open,

indicating her lack of comprehension at more or less any

given moment. Eilis yawns. Miss Kelly shoots her a look.

Chastened, Eilis stifles the yawn and looks fixedly ahead.

3 EXT. KELLY SHOP STREET. DAY 3

Finally, there is weak daylight. Mary and Eilis wait while

Miss Kelly finds her keys and opens the side-door to her

shop. This is clearly not a normal morning for Eilis - she

has something on her mind. She watches Miss Kelly carefully,

trying to judge the right moment to speak to her. The door

opens, Mary walks into the shop, leaving Miss Kelly and Eilis

bringing up the rear.

EILIS:

(suddenly)

Miss Kelly, might I talk to you

later?

MISS KELLY:

Not if what you’re going to say

will cause trouble for me in some

way or another.

End of conversation. Eilis closes her eyes for a moment,

fearful of the confrontation to come.

'Brooklyn' YELLOW Script Dated 24th April 2014 2.

4 INT. KELLY SHOP. DAY 4

Miss Kelly turns on the light, and we see the shop for the

first time. It’s a well-stocked, and well-kept, grocery

store, but it almost certainly hasn’t changed since the

1920s. Eilis walks to the back of the shop to collect the

bread, which has obviously been there since the previous day,

and places it on the counter. While Miss Kelly takes a piece

of long, yellow paper out of its packet, Mary places a ladder

carefully under the old piece, which is stuck to the ceiling

and covered with the bodies of dead flies.

Later. A male customer is buying a single cigarette from

Eilis. Miss Kelly is peering through the shop window from an

angle.

MISS KELLY:

The nine o’clock mass is over,

girls. Here they come.

Later. The shop is packed - customers standing three or four

deep at the counter. Eilis and Mary are coping as best they

can; Miss Kelly is directing them, in a way designed to cause

maximum resentment. Miss Kelly spies a well-dressed woman

standing well back, and smiles at her.

MISS KELLY:

Mrs Brady, what would you like this

morning?

MRS BRADY:

Half-a-dozen rashers, please.

MISS KELLY:

Of course. Eilis will get that for

you now.

Eilis is about to serve a shabbier woman standing right in

front of the counter. Eilis looks at her helplessly.

SHABBY WOMAN:

(aggrieved)

I was next.

MISS KELLY:

And you still are. Mary, if you

serve Mr O’Leary back there, will

you make a mess of it? I suppose

you will. Let’s see.

Mary is stung by the barb. Miss Kelly doesn’t notice and

doesn’t care anyway.

MARY:

Mr O’Leary?

(CONTINUED)

'Brooklyn' YELLOW Script Dated 24th April 2014 3.

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Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films. Hornby's work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide as of 2013. more…

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