The Straight Story

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

Script Synopsis:A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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

Script Synopsis:In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond 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 chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the more cozy town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Laura Palmer hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate.

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.


  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

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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.

The Elephant Man

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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 façade, 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.

Mulholland Drive

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

Script Synopsis:Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

Lost Highway

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

Script Synopsis:A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.


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

Script Synopsis:In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Blue Velvet

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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.