30 Screenplays for 2012 Flicks
January 19, 2013 7:34 AM   Subscribe

Links to 30 Screenplays from films released in 2012, including Django Unchained, The Master, Looper, Lincoln, Amour...
posted by dobbs (21 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
hey this is pretty cool
posted by grubi at 8:04 AM on January 19, 2013


These are actually screenplays hosted by the studios who released the films, interesting. I thought it'd be links to screenplay "clearinghouse" sites that cobble together collections from whatever sources they can find.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:10 AM on January 19, 2013


Thanks! Silver Linings Playbook is great so far. Lincoln sure looks talky. The Master seems to be the bootleg early draft that was floating around a while back, with a lot of scenes I was disappointed not to see in the finished movie.
posted by steinsaltz at 8:29 AM on January 19, 2013


This is very awesome, thank you!
posted by Lyn Never at 8:35 AM on January 19, 2013


Deep-linking to files buried on servers owned by media companies? This guy is living dangerously.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:51 AM on January 19, 2013


No worries, RobotVoodooPower, these links are published by the studios themselves as part of their awards campaigning -- these kinds of screenplay links are actually the *only* legal studio screenplay .pdfs on the internet. Read away!
posted by incessant at 9:13 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wish I'd had this last week while trying to watch Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 1 line in 4 of dialog being captioned does not make for enjoyable viewing!

And Sky refuse to answer customer service questions about captioning issues via any of their Twitter accounts, claiming that their "accessiblity team" (bullshit!) are "not on Twitter". Apparently we're supposed to email them with problems. Yeah right, emailing them every time they fuck up the captioning would be a full-time job. And don't get me started on their feckawful "accessibility" page... /derail
posted by humph at 9:17 AM on January 19, 2013


Lincoln sure looks talky

I heard that Kushner actually wrote something over 500 pages, and Spielberg said this is enough for five films -- let's do this part here, about the 13th Amendment.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 9:35 AM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


So were 67 movies made from each screenplay?
posted by kenko at 10:08 AM on January 19, 2013


Very cool. Thanks.
posted by doctornemo at 10:19 AM on January 19, 2013


Are there other legit copies of movies archived from previous years???
posted by Napierzaza at 10:32 AM on January 19, 2013


I heard that Kushner actually wrote something over 500 pages, and Spielberg said this is enough for five films -- let's do this part here, about the 13th Amendment.

Based on starting and not finishing Team Of Rivals, I wish someone would make a movie about the early period of Lincoln sharing a bed with that guy and working as a railroad lawyer. (I haven't seen that old John Ford movie about young Lincoln.)
posted by steinsaltz at 10:45 AM on January 19, 2013


I've read through almost all the Oscar contenders for "Best Screenplay" - Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and Life of Pi are not available publicly - and while I still have to get through "Flight" I think my choices are going to be "Moonrise Kingdom" for Original and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" for Adaptation. (With "Amour" and "Lincoln" coming in next in each category, respectively.) Wish I could have read the other three as well.

Big disappointments to me were "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
posted by jph at 10:46 AM on January 19, 2013


Are there other legit copies of movies archived from previous years???

Yes.
posted by alby at 10:52 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't figure out how to get the Beasts of Southern Wild... what am I missing there?

Also, anyone's got the Jack Reacher script, I'd love to read it. Please MeMail me.

Any other writers interested in swapping feedback or a google+ hangout or something?
posted by dobbs at 11:38 AM on January 19, 2013


You know about the MeFi Creative Co-Op, right?
posted by jph at 11:44 AM on January 19, 2013


jph, I'm just seeing "You must be a member of this group to view and participate in it." What is the Co-Op?
posted by brundlefly at 12:12 PM on January 19, 2013


It's pretty much just what dobbs was asking for. I learned about it here.
posted by jph at 12:42 PM on January 19, 2013


Dobbs, do you now about the forums over at Tracking-Board? They have most of everything floating around, usually posted by assistants and script readers. But it's a paid subscription.
posted by cazoo at 12:54 PM on January 19, 2013


Oh, duh. For some reason I totally missed dobbs' last line. Cool!
posted by brundlefly at 1:19 PM on January 19, 2013


Tracking-board is ... well, I suppose it's fine if you want to pay someone else for the right to download things they're getting for free, which I mostly think is bullshit. Very nearly all of the script links are posted by just a couple of people; they won't admit it but they're among the people who run the site. It's a "forum" in name only. What it really is is a pay-for-access script library, and I probably don't have to tell you that the writers of those scripts don't see a penny from it.
posted by incessant at 3:38 PM on January 19, 2013


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