Thursday, July 26, 2012

2007 Oscar contenders for best Original Screenplay and best Adaptated Screenplay

Hi, Everyone. Here is a list of film scripts to read. Click on the film titles to download them. These are script of Academy Award winning movies. So these scripts will make good reference material.

Best Adapted Screenplay
Atonement - undated, unspecified draft script by Christopher Hampton (based on the novel by Ian McEwan) - hosted by: Focus features - in zip/pdf format

A British romance that spans several decades. Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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Away From Her - march 27, 2006 yellow revised draft script by Sarah Polly (based on the short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro) - hosted by:Lionsgate - in pdf format

Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. Now, in the oncoming twilight of their years, they are forced to face the fact that Fiona's "forgetfulness" actually is Alzheimer's Disease. After Fiona wanders away and is found after being lost, they agree she must go into a nursing home. For the first time in the five decades their relationship has spanned, they are forced to undergo a long-time separation since the nursing home has a "no-visitors" policy for the first 30 days of a patient's stay, so they can adjust to their new surroundings.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le papillon) - undated, unspecified (probably shooting) draft script by Ronald Harwood (based on the novel by Jean-Dominique Bauby ) - hosted by: Miramax Films - in pdf format

Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

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No Country for Old Men - undated, unspecified (probably shooting) draft script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy) - hosted by:Miramax Films - in pdf format

Llewlyn Moss (Josh Brolin), hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a drug transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participate seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to adandon his life?

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There Will Be Blood - July 25, 2006 final shooting script script by Paul Thomas Anderson (based on "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair) - hosted by: Vantage Guilds 2007 - in pdf format

A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, There Will Be Blood is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon.

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Best Original Screenplay
Juno - February 6, 2007 revised pink draft script by Diablo Cody - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

Juno is a Mid-Western highschooler, who decides one day, out of boredom or curiosity, to have sex with her friend Bleeker, a member of her school's track team. She likes him well enough, but isn't hung up on him. This one time encounter results in Juno's pregnancy. She and her best friend Leah decide to take control of the situation by browsing for prospective adoptive parents in the local Pennysaver, and Juno settles on seemingly perfect, affluent couple Mark and Vanessa.

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Lars and the Real Girl - screenplay not available online  by Nancy Oliver

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.

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Michael Clayton - February 11, 2006 Final Shooting Draft script by Tony Gilroy - hosted by: Warner Bros - in zip/pdf format

Michael Clayton is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach. Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

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Rataouille - undated, unspecified draft script by Brad Bird (original story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird) - hosted by: Walt Disney Studio Awards - in pdf format

Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy's family's skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.

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Screenplays to Movie nominated in other catagories
American Gangster - July 27, 2006 final shooting script script by Steven Zaillian (based on an article by Mark Jacobson) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.

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Charlie Wilson's War - not online, yet script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the book by George Crile) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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Eastern Promises - November 12, 2006 pink revised draft script by Steve Knight - hosted by: Focus features - in zip/pdf format

The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai, who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age - July 25, 2006 draft script by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Preparing to go to war to defend her kingdom, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess, to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy.

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Sweeny Todd - December 18, 2006 unspecified draft script by John Logan (muisc and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) adapted from the Stage Musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler Based ona version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond) - hosted by:Paramount - in zip/pdf format

Sweeney Todd a.k.a Benjamin Barker returns to London after being sent away by Judge Turpin with the help of a sailor, Anthony Hope. He opens a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop were she sells "the worst pies in London." With the help of Mrs. Lovett, Todd tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter, Joanna, who is now Judge Turpin's ward.

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The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - August 17, 2005 final white draft script by Andrew Dominik (based on the novel by Ron Hansen) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in zip/pdf format

Highly regarded as a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man, Jesse James bloody exploits captured the fascination and admiration of a nation transfixed with its hunger for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young impressionable torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy of his criminally rampaging idol. He was "the coward" who coveted Jesse's legend and sought to subsume his notoriety.

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The Bourne Ultimatum - June 20, 2007 Final Shooting script script by Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi (based on the novels by Robert Ludlum) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation BlackBriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him. 

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