Pretty much unarguably one of the best films of last year was Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, though it was only nominated for one academy award — that being best original screenplay (which was written by Anderson and Roman Coppola). Though its chances are slim, it is still campaigning, and one of the benefits of this campaign is the opportunity to read the screenplay with notes and extras. For free.
You can right click here and download the PDF, and it comes not only with the script, but storyboards from the movie, stills, drawings, and looks at some of the props featured in the film. It used to be in the 1980′s and 90′s that if you liked a movie they might publish the script and buying that script would cost you somewhere around fifteen or twenty dollars. Now you can have it for free.
And if you have any interest in screenwriting, reading something like this is one of the best ways to become a screenwriter, or perhaps become a better screenwriter. One of the things that is so impressive about Anderson’s work is how he’s able to cram so much into compact running times (Moonrise runs a little over 90 minutes), and you can see how he builds his worlds and thinks about how to structure the film on the page. Few things are as insightful as getting a chance to look at the blueprint of how something is made, and here you can do that for free.
Did you download this PDF for yourself?