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Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...A Whiskey Tumbler It sits on an oak bar under a glowing green banker’s lamp. Two ice cubes are dropped in. From elsewhere in the room: ManoffI’m talkin’ about friendship. I’m talkin’ about character. I’m talkin’ about – hell, Leo, I ain’t...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Directed by

Wes Anderson

Written by

Wes Anderson

Screenplay

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...(NOTE: the opening titles of this film play over a shot of three shirtless taiko barrel-drummers in a large, black studio pounding a relentless, ferocious beat.) Roof Top. Night A densely populated coastal city. In the foreground: the old...
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...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea. From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze stares through time into our days. Under seas, as slow as oil the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil. The Gorgon under the golden tide brings ghettos, gulags, genocide. ECU-Land...
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...Westminster. A Door. Day A hand (the sleeve military, the hand gloved) knocks tentatively on the worn wood. Westminster. Anteroom. Day Opening, the door discloses a royal waiting-room. Robed and crowned, but settled comfortably among...
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...I heard a sound I thought was birds but then I swear I heard these words: Shadow San ‘This voice comes from the shadow cast by Hiroshima’s A-bomb blast. The sound you hear inside this case is of a man who fans the face he used to have...

Stormy Monday (1988)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Soho Street – Night Two men, Patrick and Tony, are walking down Frith Street towards Soho Square. They are each carrying a briefcase and an overnight bag. It has been raining. The streets are still quite wet. Tony and Patrick are London...
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...Sunlight Flickers Through Black. Sunlight Through Trees Running through a summer garden. A boy (Bruce Wayne, aged eight) chasing a girl (Rachel Dawes, also eight). Young Bruce Rachel! Let me see! They reach a Victorian greenhouse. Rachel...
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...Office, High Rise – Day A man in a clown mask holding a smoking silenced pistol ejects a shell casing. This is Dopey. He turns to a second man, Happy, also in clown mask, who steps forward with a cable-launcher, aims at a lower roof across...
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...Gotham Street – Day Gordon stands before a massive picture of Harvey Dent. Gordon But I knew Harvey Dent. I was … his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did. Gordon, choked with emotion, gathers...