You can now download, free and legally, the screenplays for American Sniper and Inherent Vice. Before we get to the links, here are the trailers for both films:

American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall has been making the awards circuit interview rounds, telling the story about how he spent time with Chris Kyle and initially wrote a war movie, only to turn in his first draft of his screenplay the day before Kyle was murdered. Hall then shifted the story to focus much more on the reality of Kyle's life after returning home from four tours of duty in Iraq. Hall spent much more time with Kyle's wife, Taya, after Kyle's death to learn more about the man's struggles at home and the impact that war had on him, as well as how Kyle tried to work with fellow veterans to help them readjust to civilian life.

Paul Thomas Anderson has been a little quieter on the awards circuit as Inherent Vice didn't quite get as much notice after its release. Anderson seems like a good fit for Thomas Pynchon's voice, and this screenplay should be helpful to writers looking to adapt the work of an author with such a distinctive tone.

Here are the links to the screenplays, thanks to Warner Bros.:

In case you missed them, here are links to the other Oscar-nominated screenplays:

Original Screenplay:

Adapted Screenplay:

If you missed our earlier posts about screenplays available for free, legal download this awards season, check them out here. Additional titles include:

  • Gone Girl
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • St. Vincent
  • Get on Up
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Wild
  • Belle
  • Calvary
  • Locke
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Dear White People
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Unbroken
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner
  • Still Alice
  • Love is Strange
  • Leviathan
  • Wild Tales

As always, please use these screenplays for educational purposes only, and don't wait to download the scripts as we never know when the distributors will take them off the Internet.

Got any Oscar predictions for the screenplay categories? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Warner Bros.