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Screenplay Collection

The Film Study Center has more than 150 published screenplays that can be checked out by Yale students and faculty or read onsite. The collection started in 2014 with a generous donation, by Yale alumna and screenwriter Camille Thomasson, of over 70 screenplays. In creating the first circulating screenplay library at the Yale Film Study Center, Ms. Thomasson hopes to foster a greater understanding of the screenwriter’s role in the history of film and in the filmmaking process. We share that goal and encourage you to explore this immensely valuable collection.

Find the scripts in our database by selecting "SCREENPLAY" as the format.

ANTHOLOGIES
ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTED SCREENPLAYS
BERGMAN: PERSONA AND SHAME
CLAIR: FOUR SCREENPLAYS (by Rene Clair)
COCTEAU: TWO SCREENPLAYS (by Jean Cocteau)
COCTEAU: THREE SCREENPLAYS (by Jean Cocteau)
COLLECTED WORKS OF PADDY CHAYEFSKY: THE SCREENPLAYS, Volume 01
COLLECTED WORKS OF PADDY CHAYEFSKY: THE SCREENPLAYS, Volume 01
DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, THE: THE COMPLETE SCREENPLAYS (by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer)
ETHAN COEN AND JOEL COEN: COLLECTED SCREENPLAYS, Volume 01
EXTERMINATING ANGEL, THE/NAZARIN/LOS OLVIDADOS (Screenplays by Luis Bunuel)
FELLINI:  EARLY SCREENPLAYS
FELLINI:  THREE SCREENPLAYS
FILM STORIES: SCREENPLAY AS STORY, Volume 01 (Screenplays by Michael Roemer)
FIVE SCREENPLAYS (by Harold Pinter)
FOUR FILMS BY WOODY ALLEN
FOUR SCREENPLAYS OF INGMAR BERGMAN
HARMONY KORINE COLLECTED SCREENPLAYS 1
JEAN COCTEAU: TWO SCREENPLAYS
LUIS BUNUEL: TWO FILMS 
ROBERT TOWNE: TWO SCREENPLAYS
ROMAN POLANSKI: THREE FILM SCRIPTS
THREE SCREENPLAYS (by Robert Rossen)
THREE SCREENPLAYS BY HORTON FOOTE
WEEKEND/WIND FROM THE EAST (Screenplays by Jean-Luc Godard) (WIND FROM THE EAST: with Jean-Pierre Gorin)
WERNER HERZOG SCREENPLAYS
WILLIAM GOLDMAN: FOUR SCREENPLAYS WITH ESSAYS
INDIVIDUAL SCREENPLAYS
127 HOURS (Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy)
42ND STREET (Screenplay by Rian James and James Seymour) (Edited and with an introduction by Rocco Fumento)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER (Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber)
A NOUS LA LIBERTE and ENTR'ACTE (Screenplays by Rene Clair)
ADAM'S RIB (Screenplay by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin)
ADAPTATION (Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman)
ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, THE (Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. Miller) (Edited and with an introduction by Rudy Behlmer)
AIR FORCE (Screenplay by Dudley Nichols) (Edited and with an introduction by Lawrence Howard Suid)
AMERICAN BEAUTY (Screenplay by Alan Ball)
AMORES PERROS (Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga)
APARTMENT, THE (Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond) 
ATONEMENT (Screenplay by Christopher Hampton) 
BATTLE OF ALGIERS, THE (Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo)
BEAUTIFUL MIND, A (Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman) 
BEFORE SUNRISE (Screenplay by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan) and BEFORE SUNSET (Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke)
BELLE DE JOUR (Screenplay by Luis Bunuel)
BIG LEBOWSKI, THE (Screenplay by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)
BIG NIGHT (novel by Joseph Tropiano, based on the screenplay by Stanley Tucci and Joseph Tropiano)
BLACK SWAN (Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz)
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE (Screenplay by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz)
CAPOTE (Screenplay by Dan Futterman)
CASABLANCA: SCRIPT AND LEGEND (Screenplay by Howard Koch)
CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS (Screenplay by Jiri Menzel and Bohumil Hrabal)
CORIOLANUS (Screenplay by John Logan)
CRAZY HEART (Screenplay by Scott Cooper)
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE (Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan)
DARK VICTORY (Screenplay by Casey Robinson) (Edited and with an introduction by Bernard F. Dick)
DAY AT THE RACES, A (Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton and George Oppenheimer)
DAY FOR NIGHT (Screenplay by Francois Truffaut)
DESCENDANTS, THE (Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash)
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler)
DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTS (Season 01) (Screenplay by Julien Fellowes)
DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTS (Season 02) (Screenplay by Julien Fellowes)
DUET FOR CANNIBALS (Screenplay by Susan Sontag)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman)
EXORCIST, THE (Screenplay by William Peter Blatty)
FACE TO FACE (Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman)
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (Screenplay by James Seymour, David Boehm and Ben Markson) (Edited and with an introduction by Arthur Hove)
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (Screenplay by George Clooney and Grant Heslov)
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, THE (Screenplay by Wes Anderson)
GRAND ILLUSION (Screenplay by Jean Renoir)
GREEN PASTURES, THE (Screenplay by Marc Connelly) (Edited and with an introduction by Thomas Cripps)
GUERRE EST FINIE, LA (Screenplay by Jorge Semprun)
HIGH SIERRA (Screenplay by John Huston and W.R. Burnett) (Edited and with an introduction by Douglas Gomery)
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Screenplay by Marguerite Duras)
HUGO (Screenplay by John Logan)
HURT LOCKER, THE (Screenplay by Mark Boal)
I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes and Sheridan Gibney) (Edited and with an introduction by John E. O'Connor)
IF (Screenplay by Lindsay Anderson and David Sherwin) 
IKIRU (Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa)
IN THE BEDROOM (Screenplay by Rob Festinger and Todd Field)
INCEPTION (Screenplay by Christopher Nolan)
INTERSTELLAR (Screenplay With Selected Storyboards) (By Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan) 
IVAN THE TERRIBLE (Screenplay by Sergei M. Eisenstein)
JACOB'S LADDER (Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin)
JAZZ SINGER, THE (Screenplay by Alfred A. Cohn) (Edited and with an introduction by Robert L. Carringer)
JETEE, LA (Cine-roman by Chris Marker)
JOUR SE LEVE, LE (Screenplay by Jacques Prevert and Marcel Carne)
JULES AND JIM (Screenplay by Francois Truffaut)
JULIE & JULIA (Screenplay by Nora Ephron)
JUNO (Screenplay by Diablo Cody)
KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, THE (Screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg)
KING'S SPEECH, THE (Screenplay by David Seidler)
LABERINTO DEL FAUNO, EL [PAN'S LABYRINTH] (Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro) (in Spanish)
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet)
LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN, THE (Screenplay by John Milius)
LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU, THE (Screenplay by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach)
LINCOLN (Screenplay by Tony Kushner)
LITTLE CAESAR (Screenplay by Francis Edwards Faragoh) (Edited and with an introduction by Gerald Peary)
LITTLE CHILDREN (Screenplay by Todd Field and Tom Perrotta)
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Screenplay by Michael Arndt)
LOST WEEKEND, THE (Screenplay by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder)
MAGNOLIA (Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson)
MAN AND A WOMAN, A (Screenplay by Claude Lelouch)
MASCULINE FEMININE (Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard)
MICHAEL CLAYTON (Screenplay by Tony Gilroy)
MILDRED PIERCE (Screenplay by Ranald McDougall) (Edited and with an introduction by Albert J. LaValley)
MIRACLE IN MILAN (Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini and Vittorio De Sica)
MISSION TO MOSCOW (Screenplay by Howard Koch) (Edited and with an introduction by David Culbert)
MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (Screenplay by Don Mullaly and Carl Erickson) (Edited and with an introduction by Richard Koszarski)
NINOTCHKA (Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch)
NOTES ON A SCANDAL (Screenplay by Patrick Marber)
NOW, VOYAGER (Screenplay by Casey Robinson) (Edited and with an introduction by Jeanne Allen)
OEDIPUS REX (Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini)
PASSENGER, THE (Screenplay by Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen, Michelangelo Antonioni)
PIECES OF APRIL (Screenplay by Peter Hedges)
PIERROT LE FOU (Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard)
PUBLIC ENEMY, THE (Screenplay by Harvey Thew) (Edited and with an introduction by Henry Cohen)
PULP FICTION (Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino)
RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (Screenplay by Christine Olsen)
RAISIN IN THE SUN, A (Screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry)
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL (Screenplay by James Schamus)
ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE (Screenplay by Wes Anderson)
RULES OF THE GAME (Screenplay by Jean Renoir)
RUSHMORE (Screenplay by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson)
SAVAGES (Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins)
SEA HAWK, THE (Screenplay by Howard Kock and Seton I. Miller) (Edited and with an introduction by Rudy Behlmer)
SEABISCUIT (Screenplay by Gary Ross)
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Screenplay and diaries by Emma Thompson)
SEVEN SAMURAI, THE (Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, and Akira Kurosawa) 
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard)
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE (Screenplay by Frank Darabont)
SIDEWAYS (Screenplay by Alexander Payne)
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy) 
SQUID AND THE WHALE, THE (Screenplay by Noah Baumbach)
STAGECOACH (Screenplay by Dudley Nichols)
STATE OF SIEGE (Screenplay by Franco Solinas)
STEALING BEAUTY (Screenplay by Susan Minot, from a story by Bernardo Bertolucci)
STORY OF ADELE H., THE (Screenplay by Francois Truffaut)
SUNSET BOULEVARD (Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D.M. Marshman Jr.)
TAXI DRIVER (Screenplay by Paul Schrader)
THIRD MAN, THE (Screenplay by Graham Greene)
TITUS (Screenplay by Julie Taymor)
TOKYO STORY (Screenplay by Yasujiro Ozu and Kogo Nada)
TOM JONES (Screenplay by John Osborne)
TRAFFIC (Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan)
TRAINSPOTTING (Screenplay by John Hodge)
TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (Screenplay by John Huston) (Edited and with an introduction by James Naremore)
TRUMAN SHOW, THE (Screenplay by Andrew Niccol)
WAGONMASTER (Screenplay by Frank Nugent and Patrick Ford)
WEEKEND (Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Screenplay by Nora Ephron)
WHITE HEAT (Screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts) (Edited and with an introduction by Patrick McGilligan)
WITHNAIL AND I (Screenplay by Bruce Robinson)
WRESTLER, THE (Screenplay by Robert Siegel)
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (Screenplay by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph) (Edited and with an introduction by Patrick McGilligan)

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:36pm