NAME Movie Transcript Database
WHAT IT DOES Cinephiles looking for a particular film script will likely find it in this storage house for more than 10,000 screenplays.
HOW MUCH Free
COMPATIBLE WITH iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, requires iOS 7.0 or later; Android devices require 4.1 and up
WHAT’S GOOD If you’ve ever had the need to look up lines from a favorite movie or you just wanted to curl up with a good screenplay by scribes from Billy Wilder to Quentin Tarantino, welcome to Hollywood heaven. Scripts in the database span from the groundbreaking “The Jazz Singer” (1927) to recent movies like “The BFG” (2016). In between are scripts for bona fide classics like “Casablanca” (1942) and “All About Eve” (1950); vintage vehicles like the Bogart-Bacall noir “Dark Passage” (1947); lower-tier Hitchcock thrillers including “Stage Fright” (1950); recent hits (last year’s “Shaun the Sheep Movie”), and obscurities (the 1936 curio “Charlie Chan at the Opera”). Movies can be searched for easily by entering the title, and the site is always being updated to include new titles. There’s also a companion website, springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_scripts.php).
WHAT’S NOT Though every bit of dialogue is here, it would be helpful to have the characters’ names listed before each line. Likewise, the inclusion of settings, character movements and directions would create a nice visual to go with the words.
BOTTOM LINE The screenplay’s the thing.