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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Field of Dreams screenplay - posted by Don

Field of Dreams – March 9, 1988 final draft script by Phil Alden Robinson (based on the novel by W. P. Kinsella) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gone With The Wind screenplay - posted by Don

Gone With The Wind – January 24, 1939 final shooting draft script by Sidney Howard – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

The Lion in Winter screenplay - posted by Don

The Lion In Winter – 11 October 19XX revised draft script by James Goldman – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Christmas 1183–an aging and conniving King Henry II plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons (Richard, Geoffrey, and John), all of whom desire the throne; and the young but crafty King Philip of France (who is also Alais’ brother). With the fate of Henry’s empire at stake, everybody engages in their own brand of deception and treachery to stake their claim.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ordinary People screenplay - posted by Don

Ordinary People – September 21, 1979 second draft script by Alvin Sargent – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Green Guys screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Cole Mueller, Writer/Director of Green Guys for “paying it forward” by sharing the screenplay.

Green Guys – Undated, unspecified draft script by Cole Mueller – in pdf format

Four young con artists start a top-secret money laundering scheme – and are slowly torn apart by their own greed and corruption.

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Burn the Ships – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite


Burn the Ships

Life lessons alter the courses taken by a teacher and his student.

Not all drama is created equal.  Like horror and comedy, there are subgenres.  Perhaps a bit more subtle – but subgenres nonetheless.  Some drama scripts look to provide its readers/audience with a display of raw human emotion.  Others make a political statement, or serve up a slice of history in a palatable fashion.

Then there are dramatic scripts that primary focus on a theme: the need to tell the truth, or the danger of violating one’s ideals.  Or… in this instance… the human need to sometimes take away one’s own choices, in order to truly commit to a course of action.

Burn the Ships follows the dual storylines of Mr. Monroe – history teacher and part time hocky coach–and Carson, an impoverished student with few to no college options.  In class, Monroe entertains his students with the story of Captain Hernan Cortes burning his own ships during the conquest of Mexico, thereby commiting his soldiers fully to the fight.  He asks his class to apply the principle to their own lives; a thematic thread that plays out for each of the characters…  Carson. His fellow classmates. And ultimately Monroe himself.

Pure drama, Burn the Ships is perfect for a director looking to do a serious piece –  one with a strong intellectual bent.

About the writer: Rick Hansberry has written/produced several short films, including the SAG Foundation award-winning “Branches.” His first feature is set to be released in the summer of 2014. Trailer available here .  He teaches screenwriting seminars and workshops in the Central Pennsylvania area and is presently available for hire for new story ideas, rewrites and adaptations. He can be reached at djrickhansberry – AT – msn, (cell phone 717-682-8618) and IMDB credits available here.

Pages: 5

Budget: Midrange.  Locations include a schoolroom, a house and – most importantly – access to a hocky rink.  No FX involved, and the cast of characters is manageable: Monroe, Carson and a handful of students.




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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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