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


The Winner:

“Precious” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher


“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

The Winner:

“The Hurt Locker” Screenplay by Mark Boal


“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

The Great McGintyPreston Sturges
1941Citizen KaneHerman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
1942Woman of the YearMichael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr.
1943Princess O’RourkeNorman Krasna
1944WilsonLamar Trotti
1945Marie-LouiseRichard Schweizer
1946The Seventh VeilMuriel Box, Sydney Box
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerSidney Sheldon
1949BattlegroundRobert Pirosh
1950Sunset BoulevardCharles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr., Billy Wilder
1951An American in ParisAlan Jay Lerner
1952The Lavender Hill MobT.E.B. Clarke
1953TitanicCharles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch
1954On the WaterfrontBudd Schulberg
1955Interrupted MelodySonya Levien, William Ludwig
1956The Red BalloonAlbert Lamorisse
1957Designing WomanGeorge Wells
1958The Defiant OnesNathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith
1959Pillow TalkClarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro
1960The ApartmentI.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
1961Splendor in the GrassWilliam Inge
1962Divorce, Italian StyleEnnio de Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti
1963How the West Was WonJames Webb
1964Father GoosePeter Stone, Frank Tarloff
1965DarlingFrederic Raphael
1966A Man and a WomanClaude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
1967Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerWilliam Rose
1968The ProducersMel Brooks
1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidWilliam Goldman
1970PattonFrancis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
1971The HospitalPaddy Chayefsky
1972The CandidateJeremy Larner
1973The StingDavid S. Ward
1974ChinatownRobert Towne
1975Dog Day AfternoonFrank Pierson
1976NetworkPaddy Chayefsky
1977Annie HallWoody Allen, Marshall Brickman
1978Coming HomeRobert C. Jones, Waldo Salt andNancy Dowd
1979Breaking AwaySteve Tesich
1980Melvin and HowardBo Goldman
1981Chariots of FireColin Welland
1982GandhiJohn Briley
1983Tender MerciesHorton Foote
1984Places in the HeartRobert Benton
1985WitnessWilliam Kelley, Earl Wallace and Pamela Wallace
1986Hannah and Her SistersWoody Allen
1987MoonstruckJohn Patrick Shanley
1988Rain ManRonald Bass, Barry Morrow
1989Dead Poets SocietyTom Schulman
1990GhostBruce Joel Rubin
1991Thelma & LouiseCallie Khouri
1992The Crying GameNeil Jordan
1993The PianoJane Campion
1994Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
1995The Usual SuspectsChristopher McQuarrie
1996FargoJoel & Ethan Coen
1997Good Will HuntingBen Affleck, Matt Damon
1998Shakespeare in LoveMarc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999American BeautyAlan Ball
2000Almost FamousCameron Crowe
2001Gosford ParkJulian Fellowes
2002Talk to HerPedro Almodóvar
2003Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola
2004Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindPierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman
2005CrashPaul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
2006Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt
2007JunoDiablo Cody
2008MilkDustin Lance Black
2009The Hurt LockerMark Boal