Released only months apart from each other, The Prestige (2006) and The Illusionist (2006) ran into the trouble of being largely compared to one another. Both movies were set against a magical backdrop right along the turn of the century, and both of films were marketed with strong dark and suspenseful undertones. Though the similarities were striking, both films had very different stories to tell.
See which one had more magic in its screenplay by looking through them yourself.
1. The Prestige Script (2006)
2. The Illusionist Script $ (for Purchase) (2006)
Writer and director Alexander Payne managed to turn heads with his eccentric high school dark comedy Election (1999). But it wouldn’t be until About Schmidt (2002) that he’d manage to carve a name for himself as one of the most talented and unique writer-directors in the industry.
Two years later, Payne would strike gold once again with his academy award winning film Sideways (2004).
Check out his folio of various screenplay works below:
6. Citizen Ruth Script (1996)
7. The Passion of Martin Script (1991)
With Oliver Stone’s sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hitting theaters later this year, it looks like the legendary filmmaker has no plans of slowing down. From Platoon (1986) to Any Given Sunday (1999), Oliver Stone’s directorial range has given audiences a glimpse into everything from murder to football, wall street to fallen presidents.
Other than being a very accomplished director, Oliver Stone is also a very capable screenwriter. His deft grasp of story and character has allowed him to not only pen his ideas on paper, but to properly translate then unto the screen.
See a compiled collection of his written feature-length works below:
1. Alexander Script (2004)
6. Heaven & Earth Script (1993)
13. 8 Million Ways to Die Script (1986)
15. Year of the Dragon Script (1985)
18. The Hand Script (1981)
20. Seizure Script (1974)
Daughter of revered filmmaker (and wine maker) Francis Ford Coppola, Sophia Coppola had begun to step out of the her father’s shadow after her directorial debut, The Virgin Suicides (1999). However, it wouldn’t be until her academy award winning Lost in Translation (2003) that she was able to gain recognition as a filmmaker of her own credit.
Though Sophia Coppola still has a modest number of films under her belt, she has a bright future ahead of her. Check out her small but brilliant collection of feature length screenplays below:
1. Somewhere (Unreleased)
2. Marie Antoinette Script $ (for Purchase) (2006)
3. Lost in Translation Script (2003)
4. The Virgin Suicides Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1999)
On July 3rd, 1985, Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future hit theatres, introducing an entire generation of audiences to Marty Mcfly, Doc and their beloved Delorean.
As Scripts on Screen celebrates the 25th Anniversary of this classic time-travelling franchise, we’ve posted the complete collection of scripts to all three of the original movies.
Back to the Future Script
Back to the Future 2 Script
Back to the Future 3 Script