Faithful readers know we have been tracking the various FYC (For Your Consideration) websites to access as many of the 2013 movie scripts as studios and production companies make them available. The total at last count was 38 as this post demonstrates.
Over the holidays, Franklin had a great suggestion: Why not aggregate and host all of the links in other years where scripts were made available? That way, we could have a set of free movie scripts in PDF format GITS readers could download legally.
I loved the idea for two reasons.
First, it’s an opportunity to push – yet again! – the importance of reading scripts as a key part of learning the screenwriting craft. And here you will have access to multiple critically acclaimed movie scripts.
Second, in the past I have had a difficult time with a variety of posts, movie and script analysis, because I prefer not to promote sites that host screenplays illegally (movie scripts are the exclusive property of the buyers, studios and the like). Now I could promote legal download links. And that means I can do a lot more script and movie analysis.
So with a huge assist from Go Into The Story development assistant Wendy Cohen, here are links to 78 free, legal movie script PDF downloads dating back to about 2007 when the studios pretty much began the practice of making scripts available online For Your Consideration:
Word of advice: These links can go dead at any second, so make sure you download the scripts ASAP and put them in your files.
If you know of any other official, legal studios script download sites, please forward that information to me.