J.R.R Tolkien’s timeless tale of good vs. evil successfully revitalized the big-budget fantasy genre when the Lord of the Rings burst into theaters back in 2001.
But with MGM Studio’s financial woes putting production of the trilogy’s much-anticipated prequel The Hobbit on hold, fans are still going back to the original films to satiate their hunger for everything Middle-Earth.
See the words that fueled the films with the complete collection of Lord of the Rings scripts listed below.
Ethan and Joel Coen, more popularly known as the Coen brothers, have made a name for themselves with their own brand of dark humor and quirky comedy.After garnering critical success with their academy award winning screenplay for Fargo (1996), the Coen brothers’ reputation for tightly written and excellently directed films were only further proven with films such as The Big Lebowski (1998) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). More recently, the brothers have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best picture for their film No Country for Old Men (2007). Nominations for Best Original Screenplay for Burn After Reading (2008) and A Serious Man (2009) soon followed from both the BAFTA and the Academy respectively.
Known as the “two-headed director” within industry circles, this writing and directing tandem only proves the age old maxim that two heads are indeed better than one.
Check out this tandem’s impeccable writing filmography in the scripts below:
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.
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.
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.