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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Cinema Studies.
Contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online.
Hints on using the Bobst Catalog
If you are looking for a specific title and get too many hits, also search by the name of the screenwriter or author (NOT the director). This often helps narrow down hits quickly.
To browse screenplays, try a more general "Subject List" search for the term Motion picture plays.
However, keep in mind that many published scripts (especially for television) have no subject heading at all, and will only have the words "script," "scripts," or "screenplay" in the title. You can, however, do a subject seach for the name of a film or program, and this will sometimes produce a title that includes the script. Subject headings for film and film studies material vary; however, most materials can be found by using the term "motion pictures" or “television” in subject or keyword searches. You might also try these keywords in your searches:
Motion pictures or televison adaptations, criticism, reviews
Motion pictures or television directors, actors and actresses
Motion pictures or television genres (can also search under film noir, film or television dramas, comedies, or musicals, etc.)
Magazines & Anthologies
Some magazines or anthologies do publish scripts in their entirety.
Click on "Search Articles." Enter the term "Screenplay". Click on Narrow Subject. You can then browse all screenplays indexed (about 4,275) or also type in a film title. This database also indexes some foreign language scripts. Most scripts are not online.
Published in two versions - one for all browser usage and one with frames enabled, best viewed at 1024x768 - this website contains scripts, shooting scripts and transcripts for many films and television programmes. To access them in full-text click on 'film scripts', 'film transcripts', 'TV stuff' or 'Anime' and a list of film, TV or Anime titles come up, giving the size of the file and where they were obtained. The website also has a section dedicated to unproduced screenplays ('screenwriters on the Internet'), which also provides the opportunity to download an application form to submit a screenplay; an introductory section ('nitty gritty'); a 'what's new?' section; movie haikus; quizzes and competitions; a 'trade' section; and related links. BEWARE...MAY CONTAIN TYPO'S!
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