As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, the folks over at Warner Bros. want to make sure you have plenty of reading material as you hide from your crazy (insert relative here). And for those of you outside of the U.S., be thankful for not being stuck with your crazy (insert relative here) and for Warner Bros. dropping four screenplays for your consideration and free, legal download: Gravity, 42, Prisoners, and The Great Gatsby.
Gravity certainly turned a lot of heads upon its release in early October and the film continues to put up strong numbers a solid two months into its run. As would be expected with essentially a single-hander, the screenplay for Gravity is lean - 67 1/8 pages lean. Here's the trailer for one of the most talked about films of the year:
One of the more successful and critically well received releases of the spring, 42 tells the story of the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and the general manager who signed him to his Major League contract. Now available on Blu-ray, DVD, download and streaming, here's the trailer for 42:
Prisoners gives us a taut thriller of a father pushed beyond his limits, taking matters into his own hands to find his missing daughter and her friend. Here's the trailer:
Finally, we have Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of a classic novel many filmmakers have tried to adapt with little success, so why not add Jay-Z and 3-D? Here's the trailer for The Great Gatsby:
Here are the links to the screenplays, thanks to Warner Bros.:
- Gravity, written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón
- 42, written by Brian Helgeland
- Prisoners, written by Aaron Guzikowski
- The Great Gatsby, screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only, and don’t wait to download them as we never know when they will go offline.
Also, if you missed our previous posts about award contender screenplays available for free, legal download, you can find them at the links below:
- Wadjda, The Invisible Woman and The Past
- Fruitvale Station and Lee Daniels' The Butler
- Despicable Me 2 and The Croods
- The Spectacular Now, Spring Breakers, and The Bling Ring
- Before Midnight and Kill Your Darlings
Do you see lean screenplays like Gravity setting a new trend for studio films? Or will biopics and adaptations continue to be the norm? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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Thanks a lot for posting these, can't get enough of it!
November 27, 2013 at 7:25AM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
Thank you for bringing these articles back! I missed them.
November 27, 2013 at 7:44AM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
I haven't seen any of these so when I watch them I can have a script to read too! Yay!
November 27, 2013 at 12:11PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
Just read the Gravity script. Love it.
November 27, 2013 at 1:40PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
The movie is even better ;-) It will actually make you like Sandra Bullock - that's how good it is ;-)
November 27, 2013 at 6:47PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
And only 68 pages long! With The Artist script it's one of the shortest feature screenplays i've read.
November 29, 2013 at 12:43PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
What does the term single hander mean? Is their two hander or triple handers etc?
November 27, 2013 at 7:34PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
Just referring to the fact that the majority of the movie is focused solely on one person. I guess I should've said one-hander, as two-hander is the common terminology for a movie or play with only two main characters.
November 28, 2013 at 6:51AM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
Thank you so much for sharing the scripts with us. Means a lot.
November 29, 2013 at 7:31PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM
Hey Samuel Neff or any other person who has Gravity screenplay, please mail me the pdf on my email.( (firstname.lastname@example.org)
looks like it has been deleted from the site..
I will appreciate big time..Thanks
January 23, 2014 at 5:05AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
Sent! Enjoy the read.
January 23, 2014 at 1:47PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
Can you pass me the Gravity screenplay please, my email is email@example.com
January 29, 2014 at 9:59AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
Hi! Is there someone with the Gravity screenplay who is able to mail me? Thanks a lot!
January 29, 2014 at 4:59PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
My mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
January 29, 2014 at 5:00PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
Can you pass me the Gravity screenplay please?
January 29, 2014 at 9:58AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM
I updated the post with the new link to the Gravity screenplay from Warner Bros. For as long as it lasts.
March 21, 2014 at 5:26AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM