Stephen King Movie Scripts

These are movies based on Stephen King’s works. I’ve attempted to find all those available for free online. In the case I only found a script for purchase it is marked with ($):

Alice in Wonderland Script

As a big fans of both Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton, The new Alice in Wonderland was a must see. As usual the visuals were stunning (we saw the film in 2D). Story and character development were so-so. The Red Queen was delicious but we didn’t “get” the white queen – character and story surrounding her were weak.

Alice in Wonderland Script

One of these weeks we will post a full list of Tim Burton Scripts around the web.

 

Avatar and Pocahontas Scripts

The scripting of Avatar started in 1994 when James Cameron wrote a 80 page draft script for the movie. He planned to go into production in 1997 and set a tentative release in 1999. However, lack of technological support for the proper visualization of the script made him put it off. In 2006, he started to work on the actual script. And at last this year the movie was released and made history.

According to some, Avatar has many uncanny resemblances with the script of Disney animation Pocahontas (1995). How similar are these two movie scripts? Well, check for yourself.

Avatar Script

Pocahontas Script

Crazy Heart Script – Missed Oportunity

We like the choice of Jeff Bridges as Best Actor, however the film story was weak. Our biggest beef is that the story line of what did or didn’t happen between Bad and Tommy was never developed. We wonder if this ended up on the editing room floor. Instead of that conflict we got the predictable romantic story of  addiction, betrayal and redemption. Get the script from FOX Searchlight:    Crazy Heart Script

Links to 2010 Oscar Scripts

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Winner:

“Precious” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Nominated:

“District 9”  Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

“An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby

“In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche

“Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
The Winner:

“The Hurt Locker” Screenplay by Mark Boal

Nominated:

“Inglourious Basterds” Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino  (another  screenplay link)

“The Messenger” Screenplay by Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman

“A Serious Man” Screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

“Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

Woody Allen Scripts

Let me know if you find any other links to scripts or transcripts:

Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay

1940
The Great McGinty Preston Sturges
1941 Citizen Kane Herman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
1942 Woman of the Year Michael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr.
1943 Princess O’Rourke Norman Krasna
1944 Wilson Lamar Trotti
1945 Marie-Louise Richard Schweizer
1946 The Seventh Veil Muriel Box, Sydney Box
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Sidney Sheldon
1949 Battleground Robert Pirosh
1950 Sunset Boulevard Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr., Billy Wilder
1951 An American in Paris Alan Jay Lerner
1952 The Lavender Hill Mob T.E.B. Clarke
1953 Titanic Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch
1954 On the Waterfront Budd Schulberg
1955 Interrupted Melody Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
1956 The Red Balloon Albert Lamorisse
1957 Designing Woman George Wells
1958 The Defiant Ones Nathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith
1959 Pillow Talk Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro
1960 The Apartment I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
1961 Splendor in the Grass William Inge
1962 Divorce, Italian Style Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti
1963 How the West Was Won James Webb
1964 Father Goose Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff
1965 Darling Frederic Raphael
1966 A Man and a Woman Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
1967 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner William Rose
1968 The Producers Mel Brooks
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid William Goldman
1970 Patton Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
1971 The Hospital Paddy Chayefsky
1972 The Candidate Jeremy Larner
1973 The Sting David S. Ward
1974 Chinatown Robert Towne
1975 Dog Day Afternoon Frank Pierson
1976 Network Paddy Chayefsky
1977 Annie Hall Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
1978 Coming Home Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt andNancy Dowd
1979 Breaking Away Steve Tesich
1980 Melvin and Howard Bo Goldman
1981 Chariots of Fire Colin Welland
1982 Gandhi John Briley
1983 Tender Mercies Horton Foote
1984 Places in the Heart Robert Benton
1985 Witness William Kelley, Earl Wallace and Pamela Wallace
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen
1987 Moonstruck John Patrick Shanley
1988 Rain Man Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow
1989 Dead Poets Society Tom Schulman
1990 Ghost Bruce Joel Rubin
1991 Thelma & Louise Callie Khouri
1992 The Crying Game Neil Jordan
1993 The Piano Jane Campion
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
1995 The Usual Suspects Christopher McQuarrie
1996 Fargo Joel & Ethan Coen
1997 Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
1998 Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999 American Beauty Alan Ball
2000 Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
2001 Gosford Park Julian Fellowes
2002 Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman
2005 Crash Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Michael Arndt
2007 Juno Diablo Cody
2008 Milk Dustin Lance Black
2009 The Hurt Locker Mark Boal