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Free Scripts! Download Oscar Contenders ‘Boyhood,’ Gone Girl,’ ‘The Theory of Everything’ & More

Free Scripts! Download Oscar Contenders 'Boyhood,' Gone Girl,' 'The Theory of Everything' & More

One upside of awards season is that studios often share scripts for awards contenders in hopes it will bolster their shot at nominations. One fringe benefit of this practice: it gives screenwriters (or aspiring screenwriters) a chance to analyze the craft that goes into a thriller like “Gone Girl” or a tearjerker like “The Fault in Our Stars.”

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As the Oscars approach, it’s likely that studios will unleash more scripts on us, but here’s what we’ve got so far, listed in alphabetical order (click on the links below to view and download):

“Boyhood” by Richard Linklater

“Box Trolls” by Irena Brignull
and Adam Pava (Based on the book “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow)

“The Fault in Our Stars” by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (Based on the novel by John Green)

Get On Up by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn)

St. Vincent by Theodore Melfi

“The Theory of Everything” by Anthony McCarten

Of course, we should remind you that these scripts are for educational purposes only.

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