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Scripts and Screenplays Online
American Film Scripts Online
American Film Scripts Online is an ongoing full-text project. The collection of feature films, when completed, will hold 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes. Many of the scripts have never been published. The database is full-text searchable.
Motion Picture Scripts Database
The Motion Picture Scripts Database provides a searchable interface to the film script holdings of six Los Angeles-area collections: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regiona
A database of hundreds of downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows. Note: this free web site has advertisements.
Offers links to hundreds of drafts and final scrilpts and transcipts from films and television shows.
Film Score Monthly
Related to America’s leading magazine about motion picture and television music, Film Score Monthly Online is primarily interested in background music: the instrumental underscores which play such an important part of the filmgoing experience.
Pop Mystic offers a means of combining quantitative and qualitative popular media data in pursuit of insight into film and media theory. It is an index of every speech sound and utterance with time-codes from 78,000 films and television shows spanning from 1893 to present day. It is searchable by keyword, and also lets users refine search results by release year, director, actor, genre, and title. Type in a word and see where and when it was uttered in a film or TV show.
The Screenplay Database
The Screenplay Database is a website resource with a large choice of scripts to choose from. If you’re interested in a certain type of film, the website also allows you to search its library by genre.
The Script Lab
The Script Lab comes in handy if you’re looking for more recent screenplays. Its front page divides its library into the three most recent years of releases, so if there’s something from 2014 you’d like, for instance Birdman or Boyhood, this is the website for you.
Scripts and Screenplays Reference Texts
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