Tag Archive: reading screenplays

Feb 16

Harrison Ford’s “Raiders” Script

Cinephilia & Beyond has some excellent page scans of Harrison Ford’s shooting script of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ford’s handwritten script analysis notes are evidence of an actor seriously engaged in dissection of the screenwriter’s work — a great window into his process.

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Sep 12

Review: Unforgiven (Unspecified Shooting Script: 1992)

Unforgiven, originally written by David Webb Peoples in 1976 as The William Munny Killings, effectively flips the moral conventions of the 1950s era classical Western genre (typified by such screenplays as High Noon), by asking the audience to invest in an outlaw’s efforts against an unsympathetic lawman.

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Sep 01

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.

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Aug 28

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.

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Feb 17

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.

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