The Man Who Wasn't There script
Synopsis: The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony Shalhoub, Scarlett Johansson, James Gandolfini, and Coen regulars Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, Richard Jenkins and Jon Polito. Joel Coen won the Best Director Award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen's brother and co-director of the film, did not receive the Best Director Award as he was not credited as a director.

We float slowly toward a white bungalow on a quiet street as

a black coupe pulls into the driveway.

ED (V.O.)

...Oh yeah. There was one other


We track in through a bedroom door to discover a woman putting

on a girdle.

ED (V.O.)

...Doris kept the books at

Nirdlinger's, a small department

store on Main Street. Unlike me,

Doris liked the work, accounting;

she liked knowing where everything

stood. And she got a ten per cent

employee discount on whatever she

wanted--nylon stockings...

Close on her legs as she rolls up a stocking and clips it to

the garter.

ED (V.O.)

...make-up, and perfume...

Close on an atomiser misting her bosom with Jungle Gardenia

by Tuvache.

ED (V.O.)

...She wore a lot of perfume.

Doris in a flouncy dress is setting coasters on a coffee


ED (V.O.)

...Doris's boss, Big Dave Brewster,

was married to Ann Nirdlinger, the

department store heiress. Tonight

they were coming over for dinner--as

Doris said, we were 'entertaining'...

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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. more…

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