Halloween is over, so that can only mean one thing. Awards season is upon us. And with awards season come screenplays for your consideration (and legal download.) These screenplays come in many flavors -- many of them are conformed to the final film, but a few shooting scripts sneak out for consideration, too. Getting a jump on the awards season is Sony Pictures Classics, providing us with access to the screenplays for Before Midnight and Kill Your Darlings. Check out the trailers and links to screenplay PDFs below.
Here's the trailer for Before Midnight, Richard Linklater's third film following the romantic journey of Jesse and Céline at nine-year intervals:
And here's a trailer for Kill Your Darlings, based on the true story of friendship, betrayal and murder among Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and David Kammerer. The film is currently playing in New York and Los Angeles.
Here are the links to the screenplays, thanks to Sony Pictures Classics:
- Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke
- Kill Your Darlings, Screenplay by John Krokidas & Austin Bunn, Story by Austin Bunn
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. Here at NFS, we will keep you posted as new screenplays go online for your consideration so you can download and use them for your own learning process.
How do you use these screenplays to get a better understanding of your craft? Do you prefer to read a screenplay first, then watch the film, or vice versa? Share your thoughts and strategies with us in the comments.