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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fifth and final batch of OWC scripts are up. - posted by Don

hear your scriptThe fifth and final batch of scripts in the One Week Challenge is up. Discussion Board folks (and everyone else, for that matter) can go here to view the last batch, also.

The OWC is a challenge where participants had a week to write a 12 page dramatic script on the theme of Prison Cell. The scripts were posted in groups of six or seven. Some of the scripts have a “Thumbs Up”. This is not an indication of the quality of the script. It just means that the participant, in the true spirit of the OWC has read at least 10 of his/her co-participants scripts.

Please note, when you click on the title of the script, it will take you to the discussion board thread for that script.

The names assigned to the participants were taken from the phoenician alphabet with a few greek letters thrown in to make up the difference. The names were randomly asigned, so don’t read anything into it. The ‘fake’ names will stand until the end of next week, afterwhich the real names will be revealed. – Don

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Batch FOUR of the One Week Challenge! - posted by Don

hear your scriptThe fourth batch of scripts in the One Week Challenge is up. Discussion Board folks (and everyone else, for that matter) can go here to view the latest batch, also.

The OWC is a challenge where participants had a week to write a 12 page dramatic script on the theme of Prison Cell. The scripts are being posted in groups of six or seven over the next five days.

Please note, when you click on the title of the script, it will take you to the discussion board thread for that script. Click on the title again and poof! the script will appear. – Don

Monday, February 25, 2008

OWC Scripts – Batch 3! - posted by Don

hear your scriptThe third batch of six scripts in the One Week Challenge is up. Participants had a week to write a 12 page dramatic script on the theme of Prison Cell. The scripts will be posted in groups of six or seven over the next five days.

Please note, when you click on the title of the script, it will take you to the discussion board thread for that script. Click on the title again and poof! the script will appear.

Just a note on the scripts up for Oscar contention that the studios have put up. Now that the Oscar season is over, the studios will start taking the scripts down. Fox Searchlight, oddly enough, has already pulled Juno, The Savages and Once. A few are still available cached on google or msn. In those cases were I was able to find a cached copy, I’ve swapped out the link. So, now would be the time to download your favorite Oscar related script before they disappear completely. – Don

Entrapment script, Entrapment script and Entrapment script - posted by Don

We have a three-fer today.

Thanks to Daily Script and the most excellent Donovan there are three drafts of Entrapment.

The first draft of Entrapment has been on the ‘net for years.

As Donovan writes… So now we have the Eight Draft and the Tenth Draft, both of which are by Don Macpherson & William Broyles Jr. It took me a long time to allocate authorship for the Tenth, because it turns out they were BOTH rewriting the script at the same time (not one after the other as is usually the case) plus the script is formatted differently to the Eighth Draft and the cover page lists the writers in the wrong order (which originally led me to suspect the Tenth Draft was by a secret ‘script doctor’ who didn’t even put his name on the cover). But I now believe the Tenth is by Macpherson & Broyles… despite the fact that Macpherson is uncredited on the finished film. Both scripts are a bit uneven but very interesting. The Eight Draft is an ‘early rewrite’ which retains Ron Bass’ original ‘Hong Kong handover’ setting for the climax. The Tenth Draft is a late (but not final) ‘production draft’ and moves the climax to Kuala Lumpur on Millennium Eve (as in the finished film). There are many other differences, though. The Tenth Draft is a surprisingly good read.

Donovan, thanks for the excellent research on the history of these two drafts. So, skip over to the Movie Scripts page and compare and contrast. – Don

Congratulations to Diablo Cody for Best Original Screenplay - posted by Don

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.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Congratulations to Joel and Ethan Cohen for Best Adapted Screenplay - posted by Don

Contratulations to Joel and Ethan Cohen for Best adapted screenplay for No Country For Old Men.

No Country For Old Men – november 28, 2005 draft script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy) – hosted by: You Know, For Kids! – in pdf format

Thanks also to Weekly Script for two different drafts of No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men Early Draft

No Country For Old Men Shooting Draft

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?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

OWC Scripts – Batch 2! - posted by Don

hear your scriptThe second batch of seven scripts in the One Week Challenge is up. Participants had a week to write a 12 page dramatic script on the theme of Prison Cell. The scripts will be posted in groups of six or seven over the next five days.

Please note, when you click on the title of the script, it will take you to the discussionboard thread for that script. Click on the title again and poof! the script will appear. – Don

Saturday, February 23, 2008

One Week Challenge scripts - posted by Don

hear your scriptThe first batch of six scripts in the One Week Challenge is up. Participants had a week to write a 12 page dramatic script on the theme of Prison Cell. The scripts will be posted in groups of six over the next five days. – Don

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tall Tales by TJ filmed - posted by Don

Congrats to TJ. His script Tall Tales (15 pages, pdf format)has been filmed as Canned.

A man contemplates the best way to tell his wife he’s lost his job..

Check it out!

If you have a moment, give some props to T.J. the script writer over on his Discussion Board thread. Drop a comment on the film over on YouTube.- Don

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