As part of the process, the studios are making copies of screenplays available to members of the Academy ('for your consideration'), except the rest of us get to download them legally as well. The catch is that they can disappear from the studio web pages at any time. If you go back and check the list for last year, you'll see that of the 26 on offer, 9 have disappeared. During the last twelve months, my favorite screenplay site, myPDFscripts, closed down, following repeated legal threats by studios.
The lesson is, Make the hay while the sun, she shines. And while we are in agricultural reference mode, here is the crop of available screenplays for 2012.
- Anna Karenina
Arbitrage Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Celeste and Jesse Forever
- Hyde Park on Hudson
Les Miserables Lincoln Life of Pi Looper
- Middle of Nowhere
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Promised Land
- Rust and Bone
Snow White and the Huntsman Ted The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel The Lorax The Master The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Sessions The Silver Linings Playbook This is 40