Film Scripts

Film Scripts

Film scripts written by Charlie Kaufman.

Nore Abadi Zehne Khamush

This is a Farsi translation of the Eternal Sunshine shooting script, thanks to Araz Barseghian. Araz is the editor of Filmnegar, Iran's only professional screenwriting magazine.

Synecdoche, New York (1st draft)

This is the first draft of Charlie Kaufman's latest screenplay, Synecdoche, New York. (Ignore the "Schenectady, New York" title scrawled on the first page; evidently it was put there by whoever smuggled the screenplay out of the studio, and he got the title wrong. Or something.)

Synecdoche, New York (1st draft) - Spanish

This is a meticulous and very professionally-done Spanish translation of Synecdoche, New York screenplay (1st draft). Big thanks to Rob Mata!

(Note: despite earlier suppositions, and despite what it says on the title page, "Synecdoche, New York" was the script's original title - not "Schenectady, New York")

Synecdoche, New York (July '07 draft)

The July '07 draft of Charlie's Synecdoche, New York screenplay was completed - surprisingly - one month after the June draft. Numerous scenes have been added/altered, and all changes are in a different-coloured typeface. The minister's speech near the end of the movie - a highlight, according to many viewers - is included.

Synecdoche, New York (June '07 draft)

Roughly the same length as the first draft, this version of the Synecdoche, New York screenplay nonetheless feels more streamlined and flows a little better. The film began shooting just a couple months after this draft was completed.

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