Archive for December, 2011

December 23, 2011

Script: Win Win

Here’s the script for Win Win. This script, made available by Fox Searchlight, was written by Tom McCarthy.

December 23, 2011

Quote of the Day: Chris Patten

Those of us who had a perfectly happy childhood should be able to sue for deprivation of literary royalties.

December 22, 2011

Script: The Descendants

Here’s a script that I am particularly excited to read. The Descendants was written by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash based on the novel of the same name.

December 22, 2011

Script: My Week with Marilyn

Thanks to awards season, lots of the year’s best scripts are now available online. Here is the script for My Week with Marilyn. This script was adapted by Adrian Hodges.

December 22, 2011

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert

It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your words and make them pop like chestnuts.

December 21, 2011

Script: Sherlock Holmes

Here’s a draft of Sherlock Holmes. This script was written by Mike Johnson based on the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

December 21, 2011

Quote of the Day: Kingsley Amis

If you can’t annoy somebody with what you write, I think there’s little point in writing.

December 20, 2011

Screenwriter Profile: Steven Zaillian

The Writer:

Steven Zaillian got started with such major hits as Schindler’s List and Mission: Impossible. This year, he’s had his biggest year in the last decade, penning the scripts for Moneyball and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Zaillian is also known as a top-notch script doctor and has done un-credited rewrites on such scripts as Twister, Patriot Games, Crimson Tide, and Saving Private Ryan. Read a recent interview with Mr. Zaillian here.

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December 20, 2011

Quote of the Day: Spencer C Blackett

Avoid agents if you wish to succeed… the literary parasite is fully recognised as the grossest abuse of modern innovations. (1893)

December 19, 2011

Quote of the Day: Rachel Billington

When people, women included, hear that you are writing, they assume that it is simply a hobby to fill in the time between doing the washing-up and the ironing. It couldn’t possibly be a profession.