Archive for March, 2012

March 30, 2012

Script: The Matrix

This is a shooting draft of The Matrix written by Larry and Andy Wachowski.

March 30, 2012

Quote of the Day: Andre Jute

(Think “scripts”)

Good novels are not written, they are rewritten. Great novels are diamonds mined from layered rewrites.

March 29, 2012

Script: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Here’s a draft of O Brother, Where Art Though? written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

March 29, 2012

Quote of the Day: Fran Lebowitz

Contrary to what many of you may imagine, a career in letters is not without its drawbacks – chief among them the unpleasant fact that one is frequently called upon to sit down and write.

March 28, 2012

Script: Legally Blonde

Here is the shooting draft for Legally Blonde. This script was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.

March 28, 2012

Quote of the Day: Anthony Trollope

There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.

March 26, 2012

Script: Burn After Reading

Another great script from the Coen Brothers, here’s Burn After Reading.

March 26, 2012

Quote of the Day: Tom Stoppard

A writer ought to be the best possible source about their work but the writing instinct doesn’t come out of self-examination.  That part of yourself in your work is expressed willy-nilly, without your cooperation, motivation or collusion.  You can’t help being what you write and writing what you are.

March 23, 2012

Quote of the Day: Ezra Pound

The secret of popular writing is never to put more on a given page than the common reader can lap off it with no strain whatsoever on his habitually slack attention.

March 22, 2012

Script: The Big Lebowski

This is an unspecified draft of the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. This script was written by Joel and Ethan Coen.