First Things First

I’m looking to get hold of PDF scripts of all the prospective 2009 Best Picture contenders plus whatever shot scripts that I haven’t read or heard about that might be surprise contenders. If you don’t ask…

At a bare minimum I’d be most happy to receive Mandela/Playing The Enemy (d: Clint Eastwood), Biutiful (d: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu); Nine (d: Rob Marshall); Amelia (d: Mira Nair); Green Zone (d: Paul Greengrass); Taking Woodstock (d: Ang Lee); Shutter Island (d: Martin Scorsese); Cheri (d: Stephen Frears); The Informant (d: Steven Soderbergh); Away We Go (d: Sam Mendes); Up In The Air (d: Jason Reitman); The Lovely Bones (d: Peter Jackson); Agora (d: Alejandro Amenabar); Brothers (d: Jim Sheridan); A Serious Man (d: Joel and Ethan Coen); Bright Star (d: Jane Campion); Julie and Julia (d: Nora Ephron); The Tree of Life (d: Terrence Malick) and that untitled Nancy Meyers project that’ll costar Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.

  • BurmaShave

    I’m all for the auteur, but when asking for a screenplay it might be nice to mention the writer(s).

  • Sabina E

    yeah, Wells, it’s not fair to ignore the screenwriters’ names– they wrote those scripts after all.

  • PCP_Patriots

    I agree, screenwriters are the most important part of film (except maybe for the producers that put up the money)

  • PCP_Patriots

    give jeff a pass though. no one is insulted.

  • DeafBrownTrashPunk

    yeah, Wells, it’s not fair to ignore the screenwriters’ names– they wrote those scripts after all.

  • CitizenKanedforChewingGum

    I don’t know…I am sort of insulted by seeing Nora Ephron’s name up there with all those world-class filmmakers (oh, and Mr. “One-Hit Wonder” Reitman).

    Then again, she did write the thing…or at least adapt the screenplay, so fair enough, I s’pose.

  • Imogen

    I hate to break it to you Jeff, but all of those scripts, without exception, are hardly going to be passed your way. The best script in town is for The Lovely Bones, and you have been so hateful, mysogynist and corrupt that nobody needs or wants your take on the material. You are just some old, out-of-touch fart. Drop dead.