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Thelma and Louise

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Beatsheet
TitleThelma and Louise
GenreGolden Fleece – Buddy Fleece
Year1991
Runtime130 min
AuthorWilliam
Movie Databasehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103074/
Screenplayhttp://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/thelmaandlouise.html
Log LineTBD
Moral Premise{{{MoralPremise}}}
   
Opening Image1Waiting on tables - the coffee cups smashing into the washbin is a repeated image of subservience to men.
Theme StatedTBD


The pay phone on the wall RINGS.
ALBERT, a busboy in his answers.

ALBERT
Good morning. Why, yes, she is. Is this Thelma?
Oh, Thelma, when you gonna run away with me?
Louise comes over and takes the phone
out of his hand.

LOUISE
(to Albert)
Not this weekend, sweetie, she's runnin'
away with me.

The ongoing message of escape from subjugation resonates throughout the film.
SetupTBDLouise is a waitress, Thelma's a housewife - both women are heavilly subjugated and plan a weekend in the mountains.
CatalystTBDWhile protecting Thelma, Louise shoots Harlan in the Silver Bullet parking lot
DebateTBDWhere we gonna go? What are we gonna do? Call the cops? Louise : We don't live in that kind of world Thelma.
Break Into TwoTBDLouise blasts out of the motel fired up to head to mexico (via Oaklahoma to pick up the 6900 bucks)
B StoryTBDHal arrives and begins exploring the case. Unlike the other men in the film, Hal takes his time to both sympathize and understand these two women - appreciate them as people - this is the underlying theme of the film
Fun and GamesTBDThelma tells Darryl off, Louise asks Jimmy to wire her money to Oaklahoma, Thelma meets JD.
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Hal in bed with his wife - wondering if/how and under what circumstances T and L could shoot a guy at point blank range...

Louise meets Jimmy.
MidpointTBDThelma and Louise both have sex with their respective men. Your classic sex at sixty mins mark. Louise bids Jimmy farewell.
Bad Guys Close InTBDJD steals the money, FBI bug Thelma's house line, Thelma knocks off the convenience store, Jimmy is picked up by the Cops, JD gets picked up by the Cops too




LOUISE
No physical evidence. We can't prove he did it.
We probably can't even prove he touched you by now.

They both pause for a moment.

THELMA


God. The law is some tricky shit, isn't it?
All Is LostTBDLouise talks to Hal on the phone. Thelma and Louise are warned by Hal that the FBI know their plans for escape to Mexico.



Louise slams on the brakes.

LOUISE
Goddamnit, Thelma! Let me explain something to you.
Right now we have only two things goin' for us.
One, nobody knows where we are, and two, nobody knows
where we're going. Now, one of our things that was
going for us is gone!

Louise stops yelling for a moment groping for self-control. Thelma looks pitiful.

LOUISE (CONT’D)
Just stop talkin' to people, Thelma! Stop bein' so open!
We're fugitives now. Let's behave that way!

THELMA
You're right.


Dark Night of the SoulTBDHal tells Louise they come in now or face a Murder charge. Thelma catches a dumbsruck Louise and hangs up the phone.



THELMA
You're not gonna give up on me, are ya?

LOUISE
What do you mean?

THELMA
You're not gonna make some deal with that guy,
are you? I mean, I just wanna know.

LOUISE
No, Thelma. I'm not gonna make any deals.

THELMA
I can understand if you're thinkin' about it.
I mean, in a way, you've got something to go
back for. I mean Jimmy and everything.

Louise is surprised to be hearing this from Thelma.

LOUISE
Thelma, that is not an option.

THELMA
But I don't know... something's crossed over in me
and I can't go back. I mean, I just couldn't live...

LOUISE
I know. I know what you mean. I don't wanna end up
on the damn Geraldo Show.

They are both quiet for a moment.

LOUISE (CONT’D)
He said they're charging us with murder.

THELMA
(making a face)
Eeuww.

LOUISE
And we have to decide whether we want to come out
of this dead or alive.

THELMA
Gosh, didn't he say anything positive at all?

Louise STARTS the car. They lurch into reverse then SCREECH forward


as they tear off down the road.
Break into ThreeTBD
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EXT. AIRSTRIP - DAY
A car pulls up on an airstrip and stops next to a small jet.
Hal and Max get out of the car and board the plane.

EXT. DESERT - DAY

MONTAGE of driving shots as Louise and Thelma drive
through the intense beauty of the Arizona desert.

INT. CAR - DAY

THELMA
You awake?

LOUISE
You could call it that. My eyes are open.

THELMA
Me too. I feel awake.
LOUISE
Good.
THELMA
Wide awake. I don't remember ever feelin' this awake.
Everything looks different. You know what I mean.
I know you know what I mean. Everything looks new.
Do you feel like that? Like you've got something


to look forward to?
FinaleTBDThelma and Louise arrive at the Grand Canyon. They confront the police, and make their choices...
Final ImageTBDShot of the T-Bird flying over the Grand Canyon


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NotesTBD
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