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Explore American Film Scripts Online

amfilmscriprtsAmerican Film Scripts Online is among the newest database offerings at the libraries this month.

Librarian Susan Barribeau summarizes this resource’s rich offerings:

“This resource contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information which provides the ability to search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements.

This collection was developed through arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, and Vintage Anchor; and the writers themselves, including Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Gus Van Sant, Neil LaBute, Oliver Stone, and many others.

In addition, the database includes facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online.”

Ready to explore?

The Database Library can be reached through the Database tab on the main library web page. You can also access American Film Scripts Online HERE.

For more information on this new resource, please contact Susan Barribeau.

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