Review: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Shooting Script: 7/15/68)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is William Goldman’s first original screenplay. A Western script written in the late-1960s, its style and format nevertheless has more in common with the continuities of the silent era than with other screenplays available from Goldman’s period. This may not be coincidence. Continue reading

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Cameron Crowe releases deleted and extended script scenes from ‘SAY ANYTHING…’

Over at his official website, Cameron Crowe helps us prove that screenplays are worth studying by releasing a series of deleted and extended script scenes from the final shooting script of Say Anything…, dated 1/18/88. Among the goodies: the only scene in which Lloyd Dobler utters the title of the movie.

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Review: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Shooting Script: 9/8/81)

This draft of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is an excellent starter script for beginners in screenplay studies. In many ways it is the quintessential shooting script, containing lots of revisions, added and omitted scenes, half-filled added pages, and a fair amount of technical comment. Continue reading

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Notes on UFVA Presentation

I recently traveled to Boston in order to attend the annual University of Film and Video Association conference, where I offered a presentation called “Teaching the Digital Screenplay and Its Role in Conception and Execution.” The presentation was well-received, and I’m in the process of developing it into a formal paper I hope to publish. However, I thought I’d boil down some of the basic points in note form here. Continue reading

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Revisions Complete … Mostly

I’m happy to report that the reorganization of the site is, for the most part, completed. The site still has some issues, especially navigationally, with several dead links that need to be fixed, but for the most part, users should not find it too difficult to get around. The next big project is updating and revising our glossary. Continue reading

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Site Undergoing Revisions

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be going through several expansions and revisions. In particular, we are altering the organization of the site. During this time, the site navigation may not make much sense. We apologize for any inconvenience. The new features will be introduced here in depth when they are complete.

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Finding and Choosing Screenplays to Read

I’ve recently updated our resources page and thought now would be a good time to say a bit more about finding and choosing screenplays to read. Continue reading

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THE KING’S SPEECH by David Seidler also available free at Deadline Hollywood.

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood is now also offering a free download of David Seidler’s The King’s Speech script. Look for it here.

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Aaron Sorkin’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK available free at Deadline Hollywood

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood website is offering a free download of Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network script, along with a Q & A with Sorkin. Look for it here.

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Welcome UCF Script Analysis Students!

This semester, I will be using Screenplayology as the “textbook” for two sections of FIL2107 – Script Analysis at the University of Central Florida, and I want to welcome all of those students now. Continue reading

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