01 January 2005, 09:16 AM
I recently got hold of an official copy of the "Finding Nemo" script. On the inside cover, it says "for consideration" so apparently, it's for the Oscars race a few years ago for Best Screenplay. So as I was reading it, I was amazed at how much I had missed on the screen. Reading it on paper, not only do you catch some details like inside jokes, parallelisms, contexts, setups, but also the structure can be scrutinized even better than watching the film alone. I think it's a great way to learn how a great script is crafted and perhaps reverse-engineer it. I mean this in a constructive way... not to steal, but to understand why scripts are written the way they are. Anyway, here's a link to a home-transcribed "Finding Nemo" scirpt, by no means as good as the real one:
2 good sources for scripts:
I encourage budding screenwriters and filmmakers to read scripts of your favorite films to further deepen your knowledge. Anyone doing this already? Anyone have other great scripts to share?