The Straight Story

Year:1999
Director:David Lynch
Written by:John Roach (Screenplay), Mary Sweeney (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Year:1992
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Author), Robert Engels (Author)

Script Synopsis:In the folksy town of Deerfield, Wash., FBI Agent Desmond (Chris Isaak) inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the similarly cozy town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Lara Palmer (Sheryl Lee) hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate.
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Naomi Watts Scripts

      Blonde haired and beautiful, Naomi Watts is, at first glance, just another pretty actress. She is well mannered, sophisticated and is considered one of the more respected Hollywood actresses in the industry. However, upon viewing some of the films that Watts has starred in, a different woman appears that is far more complex than could be imagined.

        Despite her ability to play a pretty girlfriend or a love interest, Watts has defied conventional stereotypes to play intelligent, frightening and bizarre characters. In Mulholland Drive (2001), Watts played a struggling young actress overwhelmed with bitterness over her lover’s rejection of her. The rejection causes her to behave erratically and imagine things that are not quite real.

In Funny Games (2007), Watts is a quite normal character. However, when a pair of sadistic young men break into her house to play deathly mind games with her, she is transformed from a pretty housewife to a desperate, three-dimensional character.

Watts has climbed the ladder to stardom and is now considered a quite respectable mainstream star. However, she did not start out that way. Her film history is littered with independent films that have helped her build up the reputation that she needed to succeed.

As an actress, Watts provides a great example of how important it is for actors to choose their roles wisely. Not all independent films are good, and an actor or actresses must protect their new reputation by choosing the best roles possible for themselves. If an audience leaves a film feeling good about themselves and their experience, then they will associate the actor with good things as well.

Same thing goes for screenwriters. If a screenwriter cannot write characters that are interesting and three dimensional, then he or she will handicap the script from attracting great up and coming actors/actresses. Nobody wants to ruin their reputation on a terrible script. To ensure the success of a film, a writer must make sure that they create characters that actors would kill to play.

Filmography

  1. (2011) J. Edgar Script ($)
  2. (2011) Dream House
  3. (2010) Fair Game Script
  4. (2010) You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  5. (2009) Mother and Child Script
  6. (2009) The International
  7. (2007) Funny Games [Transcript]
  8. (2007) Eastern Promises Script
  9. (2006) The Painted Veil [Transcript]  
  10. (2005) King Kong Script    
  11. (2005) Stay Script
  12. (2005) The Ring Two [Transcript]
  13. (2005) Ellie Parker
  14. (2004) I Heart Huckabees [Transcript]
  15. (2004) The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  16. (2004) We Don’t Live Here Anymore
  17. (2003) 21 Grams [Transcript]
  18. (2003) Le divorce [Transcript]
  19. (2003) Ned Kelly [Transcript]
  20. (2002) Undertaking Betty
  21. (2002) The Ring [Transcript]
  22. (2002) Rabbits
  23. (2001) Mulholland Drive Script
  24. (2001) Down
  25. (1999) Strange Planet
  26. (1998) Dangerous Beauty
  27. (1997) Under the Lighthouse Dancing
  28. (1996) Persons Unknown
  29. (1995) Tank Girl [Transcript]
  30. (1993) The Custodian
  31. (1993) Gross Misconduct
  32. (1993) Wide Sargasso Sea
  33. (1993) Matinee
  34. (1991) Flirting [Transcript]
  35. (1986) For Love Alone

Wild At Heart

Year:1990
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Author), Barry Gifford (Author), David Lynch (Screenplay), Barry Gifford (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
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The Elephant Man

Year:1980
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
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Mulholland Drive

Year:2001
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Writer)

Script Synopsis:After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
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Lost Highway

Year:1997
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Writer), Barry Gifford (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Director David Lynch gives us a psycho thriller beyond definition that has audiences tangled in the provocations of nightmares, violence, sex sequences, reality, the subconscious, and madness as they must create their own interpretations of the film.
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Eraserhead

Year:1977
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
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Dune

Year:1984
Director:David Lynch
Written by:Frank Herbert (Novel), David Lynch (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Set in the year 10,191 on the desert planet of Arrakis. This is the source of the Spice Melange, the most valuable commodity in all of the universe. Two great houses must fight for control of the Spice, but when betrayal all but destroys one of them, a duke's son must rise to fulfil his destiny in order to take back control of the planet.
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Blue Velvet

Year:1986
Director:David Lynch
Written by:David Lynch (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
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