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
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.
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.
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their barely-functional VW bus.
The Coen Brothers remake The Odyssey as only they can.
A British intelligence agent becomes seriously obsessed with a psychotic female assassin. And vice versa. Yet somehow it’s funny.
A team of office workers have their memories surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside the workplace, a journey to discover the truth about their jobs begins.
Blast from the past
Coming up on Netflix
Radio and Podcast Scripts
Scripts for 193 vintage radio series.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
If you are a fiction podcast writer or are contemplating adapting your screenplay into a fiction podcast, there is no better way to prepare yourself than by reading the work of others, who have blazed the trail and proved their success.