Film Scripts with Great Dialogue

Dialogues are just one of the many mechanisms that can move the plot forward. For some screenwriters though, it doesn’t seem to be a resource, but their chief weapon. While Quentin Tarantino may have become the ultimate modern reference, many other authors have also forged a reputation as masters of dialogue.

Aaron Sorkin has compared dialogue to music. There is indeed a rhythmic nature in the way his characters interact: from courtroom battles to rapid-fire Harvard computing chatter, Sorkin enjoys taking his characters to the limit not by physical, but argumentative exhaustion.

Always proud of his origins, Kevin Smith often uses real life friends as direct models for his characters. The Star Wars exchange in Clerks is both hilarious and genuine: Smith wasn’t afraid of driving the plot with the same kind of conversations he’d have with his own buddies- expletives and pop culture references included.

Which brings us to Richard Linklater, who inspired Smith to start his career. Watching Slacker or the Before trilogy, one might feel that those conversations are going nowhere. But they’re slowly, cleverly taking us to the next point.

Conversations are dynamic, and so are film dialogues, which are as diverse as the minds that crafted them. They can introduce us to the main conflict (Glengarry Glenn Ross), read a character’s thoughts for us (Juno, Fight Club), make outlaws be likable (Point Break, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) or just captivate us through absency (enjoy The Artist and There Will Be Blood’s brilliant opening!).

Some other examples of films with great dialogues are:

(1942) Casablanca 

(1949) The Third Man

(1972) The Godfather

(1974) Chinatown

(1976) Taxi Driver

(1979) Manhattan 

(1985) The Breakfast Club 

(1989) Do The Right Thing

(1991) The Silence of the Lambs

(1994) Pulp Fiction

(1996) Fargo  

(1997) Chasing Amy

(1997) As Good as it Gets  

(1999) American Beauty

(2006) Little Miss Sunshine

(2011) Moneyball 

Clint Eastwood Scripts (Actor)

From the boxing ring to the wild west, Clint Eastwood has taken us through countless characters with his remarkable skill and passion for acting.

Though his recent works as a director has allowed him to shine from behind the camera, Clint Eastwood will always be remembered for his contribution in front of it.

Retrace the career of this outstanding actor with a complete list of scripts of Clint Eastwood’s credited acting filmography.

1. Gran Torino Script (2008)
2. Million Dollar Baby Script (2004)
3. Blood Work Script (2002)
4. Space Cowboys Script (2000)
5. True Crime Script (1999)
6. Absolute Power Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1997)
7. The Bridges of Madison County Script (1995)
8. A Perfect World Script (1993)
9. In the Line of Fire Script (Requires Log-In Username and Password) (1993)
10. Unforgiven Script (1992)
11. The Rookie (Dialogue Transcript) (1990)
12. White Hunter Black Heart Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1990)
13. Pink Cadillac Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1989)
14. The Dead Pool Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1988)
15. Heartbreak Ridge Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1986)
16. Pale Rider Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1985)
17. City Heat Script (1984)
18. Tightrope Script (1984)
19. Sudden Impact Script (1983)
20. Honkytonk Man Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1982)
21. Firefox Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1982)
22. Any Which Way You Can Script (1980)
23. Bronco Billy Script ($) for Purchase (1980)
24. Escape from Alcatraz Script ($) for Purchase (1979)
25. Every Which Way But Loose Script (1978)
26. The Gauntlet Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1977)
27. The Enforcer Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1976)
28. The Outlaw Josey Wales Script (PDF Download) (1976)
29. The Eiger Sanction Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1975)
30. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1974
31. Magnum Force Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1973)
32. High Plains Drifter Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1973)
33. Joe Kidd Script (1972)
34. Dirty Harry Script ($) for Purchase (1971)
35. Play Misty for Me Script (1971)
36. The Beguiled Script ($) for Purchase (1971)
37. Kelly’s Heroes Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1970)
38. Two Mules for Sister Sara Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1970)
39. Paint Your Wagon Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1969)
40. Where Eagles Dare Script (1968)
41. Coogan’s Bluff Script (1968)
42. Hang ‘Em High Script (1968)
43. The Witches Script (1967)
44. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1966)
45. For a Few Dollars More Script (Dialogue Tanscript) (1965)
46. A Fistful of Dollars Script (1964)
47. Ambush at Cimarron Pass Script (1958)
48. Lafayette Escadrille Script (1958)
49. The First Traveling Saleslady Script (1956)
50. Francis in the Navy Script (1955)