American Film Scripts

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American Film Scripts makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online. Alexander Street Press has developed the database through arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, and Vintage Anchor; and the writers themselves, including Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Gus Van Sant, Neil LaBute, Oliver Stone, and many others. Script formatting is in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original--the preferred format for scholars who teach screenwriting and for many historians. For the occasional writer who did not conform to the accepted conventions (Gus Van Sant, for example), we stay true to the original. Users also will now see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements. Most exciting, you'll now find PDF versions of hundreds of screenplays. Imagine bringing images of every page of hundreds of scripts into your library and teaching programs!

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