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Well, it has been a long time since I've gotten a proper newsletter out. There have been a lot of additions to the site. If you haven't been to the site in the year or so since the last newsletter, you can check out the Unproduced Scripts front there are a ton of new scripts up as well as lively discussion of the scripts on the discussion board
The Weekly Script has scored a whole slew of unproduced scripts by Paul Schrader. The latest script, an original draft of Suspect Zero - originally written in 1997 by Zak Penn, it was passed around Hollywood for 5 years before being made in 2004. Many screenwriters took a turn at revising or re-writing the story including Paul Schrader, who wrote the draft at The Weekly Script . After all was said and done, the original draft by Zak Penn was used.
I finally cleaned up the Non-English Scripts page. I was prompted to do this when David Alonso the writer and director of Memorias del ángel caído (Memoirs of the Fallen Angel) sent me the script to host. The script is in Spanish and the movie won several awards.
Other scripts of note up on the 'net are:
King Kong - September 6, 1932 unspecified draft script by Merian C. Cooper & Edgar Wallace. You can read that on Whiskey Loose Tongue.com (Don't you just love that name?)
Cool Hand Luke - the Paul Newman flick from the late 60's. It is up on Classic Movie Scripts. Just a note, tho. The site is hosted on Geocities which limits bandwidth. So, if you go to the site, you might get an error message. Just wait an hour and try again.
Constantine is up on the 'net, too. It is a zip file and in pdf format.
There are two versions of Sideways - Sideways - May 29, 2003 draft script in text format- from: The Weekly Script and Sideways- May 29, 2003 draft script in pdf format- from: Awesome Movie Scripts. They are different despite the same date.
On the TV Scripts and Transcripts page there are a whole bunch of new things. You can read transcripts from Deadwood, Lost and the new series Battlestar Galactica (which I've very much enjoyed).
In other news, I've converted to FireFox. I find that it is superior to Internet Explorer for browsing the internet. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and it is free.