Nocturnal Animals

Synopsis: A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner's idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 133 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
R
Year:
2016
116 min
$10,639,114
1,901 Views


We cut back to the house to see Susan’s silhouette as she

walks towards the front door. The house is dimly lit and

seemingly empty.

6

EXT. LOS ANGELES. THE NEXT DAY -- MORNING. 6

3.

SEVERAL SHOTS OF THE LOS ANGELES SKYLINE REVEAL A FOGGY GREY

MORNING.

7 EXT. MORROW RESIDENCE, LOS ANGELES. MORNING -- CONTINUOUS. 7

Our camera glides across the surface of a black swimming pool

littered with leaves. We pull back to reveal a vast unkempt

lawn and a large Jeff Koons “Balloon Dog” sculpture on a

plinth. There are tools, equipment and a small crane next to

the sculpture. Despite the neglected feeling of the grounds

the house is impressive. Long, low, and elegant.

8 INT. MORROW RESIDENCE, LOS ANGELES. MORNING -- CONTINUOUS. 8

We move into the living room which is an expanse of grey

carpet and low velvet sofas. There are several very large art

crates lining the hall. The house is beautiful but cold and

empty.

Our camera moves down a long corridor towards a door at the

end. The hallway seems endless. A large white Calder mobile

moves slowly over a fireplace at the end of the hall as the

breeze from the air-conditioner stirs it.

Susan stands underneath the Calder in front of an enormous

television with a remote control in her hand. Pressing it

over and over.

As we approach the door the sound of the television becomes

louder and louder. We can hear two women’s voices as they

shriek with laughter.

TELEVISION VOICE 1

And all that decolletage of yours

should get you more dickoletage

than that dude’s got! And as I can

recall, you were the one that told

me that when he came it was as thin

as coconut water! Honey, that’s a

deal breaker for me!

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Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. more…

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