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The Best Original Screenplay Books

Original screenplay books, also known as "shooting scripts," are written versions of movies or television shows, including dialogue, character descriptions, and stage directions. They can be a great resource for writers, filmmakers, and film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the craft of screenwriting. Here are a few of the best original screenplay books:

  1. "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola: This iconic screenplay tells the story of the Corleone crime family and is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time.

  2. "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino: This groundbreaking screenplay explores the criminal underworld and features a nonlinear narrative structure.

  3. "The Social Network" by Aaron Sorkin: This screenplay tells the story of the founding of Facebook and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

  4. "The Shawshank Redemption" by Frank Darabont: This screenplay, based on a short story by Stephen King, is a powerful story of friendship and redemption set within a prison.

  5. "Goodfellas" by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese: This screenplay tells the true story of a mobster and his rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld.

  6. "The Big Lebowski" by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen: This screenplay is a comedic crime story featuring Jeff Bridges as "The Dude," an easygoing slacker who gets caught up in a kidnapping scheme.

  7. "The Usual Suspects" by Christopher McQuarrie: This screenplay tells the story of a group of criminals who are brought together for a heist, but things take a dark turn when they discover they're being manipulated by a mysterious figure.



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