TITLE OVER BLACK: 1957.
floor onto a Brooklyn skyline.
Pull back to show the man sitting in a shabby
The telephone rings.
phone and listens but doesn’t say anything.
along the street.
SUBWAY TRAIN INTERIOR
distance. Abel dabs at his nose with a handkerchief. The
into Abel, who’s coming up the stairs.
Abel looks up, surprised. Then mildly:
overlooking the East River, painting.
AT THE RIVERSIDE
Abel sets down his palette.
Back to Abel sitting. Picks up his palette...
INSIDE THE ROOM:
on the paper, a sequence of numerals.
STREET OUTSIDE HOTEL
The Agents run down the corridor.
wind playing at the sheers.
Outside, a fire escape. The man seems to have left.
cigarette in mouth, we see him as a frail, vulnerable old
He freezes, not scared, just surprised. He looks at the men.
They look at him.
At last he speaks, with colorless, quasi-British accent.
...Would you mind if I fetch my
Two of the agents, Blasco and Gamber, look at each other,
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Synopsis: Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a captive Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the spy exchange took place.