What? You haven’t been reading scripts?
Reading scripts is a great way to see how scripts are formatted, how characters develop, how action is written, how fight scenes are described and more. For beginning screenwriters constant script reading is one of the very best ways to learn your craft.
The good news is that you don’t have to live near Hollywood to gain access to scripts.
There are many other sources online. Here are a few:
- Drew’s Script-O-Rama
Index of movie scripts available on the Internet.
- Internet Movie Script Database (IMSDb)
Browse the database of movie scripts and screenplays to read online or download.
- Simply Scripts
Screenplays, transcripts, and partial scripts of old, current and soon to be release movies.
- Daily Script
Provides a collection of movie scripts and screenplays.
- Movie-Page.com: Scripts
Large archive of movie screenplays in plain text or PDF format.
Offers movie and TV transcripts.
- Awesome Scripts and Screenplays
Read dozens of film scripts online.
- Weekly Script
Formerly The Daily Script. Listing of movie and television screenplays and transcripts available on the Internet.
Read over a hundred scripts online or join a screenplay-related discussion group.
- All Movie Scripts
Offers movie scripts and screenplays in PDF format.
- Hollywood Script Readers’ Digest
Showcases synopses of unproduced screenplays and TV series proposals.
- Screenplays for You
Read hundreds of movie scripts online.
- Colin’s Movie Monologue Page
Multitude of movie monologues.
So, no excuses. Get to reading.
For example, this week I am reading the scripts for Drive and Blade Runner.
Make reading scripts part of the practice of your craft.