Christopher Nolan Screenplays

Despite having fewer feature length screenplays under his belt than other renowned Hollywood directors, Christopher Nolan has already written himself a page in the history books of pop culture. After successfully ushering in the era of gritty reboots with his fresh take on Batman, Nolan has positioned himself as a storyteller who likes to put some weight into his scripts.

With a passion for stories as cerebral as his themes, Nolan takes another dive into audiences’ minds with his new film Inception, due to release later this year. Usually acting as co-writer to his brother, Jonathan Nolan, it’s interesting to note that Christopher Nolan is the sole credited writer on this upcoming film.

For those looking to have a taste of Nolan on the page, here’s a list of all his feature length screenplays.


T
he Dark Knight script (2008)


The Prestige  script (2006)


Batman Begins script (2005)


Memento script  (2000)

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