Screenwriting Resources

Along with writing fiction and movie reviews and essays, I also write screenplays.

Here are a few that I recommend to your reading, if you’re interested in writing screenplays.

I’ll add more examples to this list, as I find them. I’m also adding other resources as I go.

Feature Film Scripts

Chinatown

A low-rent private eye is ostensibly hired to follow a cheating spouse, who happens to be the Los Angeles Water Commissioner. But nothing is quite as it seems in this story of high-level corruption and dysfunctional family ties. This screenplay is widely acknowledged to be a must-read for screenwriters.

Copland

The sheriff of a New Jersey bedroom community populated mainly with New York City’s “finest” must confront and overcome the corruption beneath the pleasant exterior of the town and cross the “blue line” to achieve justice.

O Brother, Where Art Thou

The Coen Brothers remake The Odyssey as only they can.

Television Pilots

Breaking Down the Kim’s Convenience Pilot.

 

 

 

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