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Film and Media Studies

This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in film and media studies, primarily through a humanities lens. It includes links and tools for articles, books, films, dissertations, and more!

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Scripts and Screenplays

A script is a document that comprises setting, characters, dialogue, and stage directions for movies, television shows, and stage plays. A script is the initial outline of a production and includes things like actions/dialogue, but it may not include foundational information needed for production. A screenplay is the finalized outline of the project, essentially being a step above a script. There are many resources to find and consult the full text of many movie and tv scripts online, some of which are included on this page. 

Scripts in Library Databases

Scripts and Screenplays on the Internet

Scripts and Screenplays Reference Texts