In the Bedroom: A Screenplay
The critically acclaimed In the Bedroom centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, it tells the story of a couple (Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson) whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother (Marisa Tomei). When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the int...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published April 10th 2002 by Miramax Books
(first published April 2002)
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May 05, 2012 K.D. Absolutely rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to K.D. by: Oscars 2001
I saw the movie adaptation of this short story written by Andre Dubus III (originally entitled as Killings) in 2011. This was nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson), Best Actress (Sissy Spacek), Best Supporting Actress (Marissa Tomei), and Best Screenplay - Adapted (Robert Festniger and Todd Field). It won the last one.
Reading screenplay is different from reading novels. Most of the time, you have to picture the scene by yourself. It helped that I saw the award-winn...more