Four More Oscar Scripts Including Kaufman's 'Synecdoche' and Lumet's 'Rachel Getting Married'

Photo: Courtesy the Awards Daily For Your Consideration gallery

Sony Pictures Classics just emailed information on their updated For Your Consideration website which reveals the films they will be pushing this Oscar season and in what categories, and along with that gives me the change to alert you to four more Oscar contending scripts to read. They include Jenny Lumet's acclaimed script from Rachel Getting Married, Philippe Claudel's script for the fantastic I've Loved You So Long, Charlie Kaufman's script for his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York (maybe the script will make more sense) and Courtney Hunt's script for Frozen River which has been doing quite well lately in terms of late season recognition. All the scripts are linked below along with all previous scripts. By my count we are now up to 20 in total.

I will try to continue to maintain this list of scripts throughout the entire season and offer updates as soon as they are available. After touring all the FYC sites this appears to be everything out there at this moment.

Below you will get links to the award sites, links to each film here on RopeofSilicon and where it applies a link to each of the scripts currently available.

Sony Pictures Classics
Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks
Weinstein Co.
Fox Searchlight
Walt Disney
Universal Pictures
Paramount Vantage
Warner Bros.
Yari Film Group
Focus Features
Overture Films

If you know of a site not listed here or on my "The Contenders" page click here and let me know.

  • elijahb

    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3???!!!!! wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GregM

    I'm going to rant about something for a second but, let me preface this by stating that I have not seen nor read the full script for Rachel Getting Married.

    In the Rachel script there is a line on page 33-3/8 that reads, "I'm Shiva the destroyer"; it's also used in the trailer at the 50 second mark. This is very similar to the "I'm Shiva the God of death" line from Michael Clayton, at page 34-3/8 of that script. The Rachel script above is dated October 17, 2007. Michael Clayton's theatrical release was October 12, 2007.

    What bothers me is that despite the use of the Shiva reference in Michael Clayton, which occurs at pivotal moments of that story, the Rachel scribe still chose to utilize the reference. Even beyond the script, the line in Rachel was still shot and edited into the trailer despite Michael Clayton's Oscar nom for best screenplay.

    I guess my problem is that at no point during the development, production, or post of Rachel did anyone drop/change the line, or worse yet, they might not have even thought about it. I'd understand if Michael Clayton came out ten years ago or wasn't a critical success, but neither of those are true.

    I doubt the Shiva reference was intentionally recycled, but it's use in Rachel seems unoriginal. At least to me. That's all I really wanted to say. Any thoughts?

  • Brad Brevet

    @GregM: Actually Greg, the film was originally titled Dancing with Shiva and I would assume it has nothing to do with the Clayton line.

  • Brad Brevet

    @elijahb: They were pushing it for a Golden Globe nomination.

  • glimmer
  • mani

    Thank you so much for the scripts you have made available...

    I would love to read "The Class" script, is that available? Thanks again... I am going to be a everyday guest of you site!