Christmas time is here again, and what better way to celebrate the yuletide season than with a truck load of Christmas movies to keep the spirit alive well unto the New Year. So warm yourself by your television sets and kick back with some good holiday cinematic-cheer.
Check out our list of top five screenplays that make mandatory Christmas viewing:
Writer-director Terry Gilliam’s claim to fame is one of very surprising extremes. On one hand, he’s credited for bringing the comedic classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) to the big screen, and on the other, he was the last director to work with the late Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
For everything in the middle, check out his wide range of directing and writing works below:
It looks like alien invasion flicks are making a strong Hollywood come back. With Skyline (2010) making a splash at the box office just awhile back, along with the release of Battle: Los Angeles (2011) early next year, sci-fi fans are looking to the heavens for their extraterrestrial fix.
But this isn’t the first time Hollywood is trying to cash in on the threat of alien invasion. Check out the scripts of previous sci-fi blockbusters Independence Day (1996) and War of the Worlds (2005) to find out which one came out on top, scriptwise.
Indiana Jones may very well be one of the most recognizable cinematic icons of our time. And despite the abysmal reception of the franchises’ last installment; the whip-cracking, snake-fearing tomb raider still lives on in his last films.
For fans of this beloved series, here’s the complete collection of Indiana Jones films listed below:
Spike Lee may be a one of the most distinguished writer-directors to hail from New York, but his distinct style of film making has earned him a reputation clear across the world.
Although his more memorable films tackle the trials and triumphs of modern-day African Americans, he still boasts a strong repertoire of movies that tackle everything from lighthearted comedy and edge of your seat suspense.
Check out a collection of Spike Lee’s movie scripts below:
With Dan Akroyd recently going on record that a third Ghostbusters movie is definitely in the works, the Hollywood rumor mills is in already churning out theories on who’s going to be part of the new proton pack wielding gang. And as insider information place Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray back in the cast, things are looking up for a great comeback for the original ghost busting crew.
After twenty five years since the original movie, it seems like a great time to go back to the scripts that made this franchise one of the most memorable pop-culture milestones of the 1980s.
Andrew Niccol may not have the most robust portfolio of films under his belt, but this New-Zealand born writer-director’s penchant for strangely surreal stories have earned him quite a following. Whether it’s near future science fiction, or sordidly unbelievable real world scenarios, you can be sure that Niccol will be taking audiences for a thought provoking thrill ride that isn’t too often seen on the Hollywood big screen.
With two upcoming feature length films The Cross and Now nearing their release on international shores, we can only expect big things from this veteran writer-director.
See a collection of his feature-length written work below:
Writing for one main character is hard enough, but what if you’re writing for three, five, or even more? Whether you’re inclined to call them multiple narratives, parallel narratives, multi plot or ensemble films, scripts with more than one prominent main character is a tough act to write.
Here are our top picks for movie scripts that do a superb job juggling characters, plots and story lines into one action packed movie: