Saturday, April 08, 2006

Writers Guilds Announce 101 Greatest Screenplays

101 NOTORIOUS Written by Ben Hecht
100 MEMENTO Screenplay by Christopher Nolan. Based on the short story "Memento Mori" by Jonathan Nolan
99 THE WILD BUNCH Screenplay by Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah. Story by Walon Green and Roy Sickner
98 THE GRAPES OF WRATH Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
97 THE SEARCHERS Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent. Based on the novel by Alan Le May
96 THE HUSTLER Screenplay by Sidney Carroll & Robert Rossen. Based on the novel by Walter Tevis
95 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS Written by Woody Allen
94 PATTON Screen Story and Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North. Based on "A Soldier's Story" by Omar H. Bradley and "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by Ladislas Farago
93 DO THE RIGHT THING Written by Spike Lee
92 PSYCHO Screenplay by Joseph Stefano. Based on the novel by Robert Bloch
91 THE VERDICT Screenplay by David Mamet. Based on the novel by Barry Reed
90 SIDEWAYS Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor. Based on the novel by Rex Pickett
89 FORREST GUMP Screenplay by Eric Roth. Based on the novel by Winston Groom
88 FIELD OF DREAMS Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson. Based on the book by W.P. Kinsella
87 8 1/2 Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi. Story by Fellini, Flaiano.
86 HAROLD & MAUDE Written by Colin Higgins
85 LA GRANDE ILLUSION Written by Jean Renoir and Charles Spaak
84 THE PRINCESS BRIDE Screenplay by William Goldman. Based on his novel.
83 REAR WINDOW Screenplay by John Michael Hayes. Based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich
82 COOL HAND LUKE Screenplay by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson. Based on the novel by Donn Pearce.
81 BEING THERE Screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski. Inspired by the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
80 WITNESS Screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley. Story by William Kelley and Pamela Wallace & Earl W. Wallace
79 THE PRODUCERS Written by Mel Brooks
78 ROCKY Written by Sylvester Stallone
77 ADAPTATION Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman. Based on the book "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean
76 RAGING BULL Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin. Based on the book by Jake La Motta with Joseph Carter and Peter Savage
75 HIGH NOON Screenplay by Carl Foreman. Based on short story "The Tin Star" by John W. Cunningham
74 BEING JOHN MALKOVICH Written by Charlie Kaufman
73 AMADEUS Screenplay by Peter Shaffer. Based on his play.
72 THELMA & LOUISE Written by Callie Khouri
71 THE LION IN WINTER Screenplay by James Goldman. Based on the play by James Goldman
70 THE AFRICAN QUEEN Screenplay by James Agee and John Huston. Based on the novel by C.S. Forester
69 DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screenplay by Frank Pierson. Based on a magazine article by P.F. Kluge and Thomas Moore
68 STAR WARS Written by George Lucas
67 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Written by Melissa Mathison
66 JERRY MAGUIRE Written by Cameron Crowe
65 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Screen Story and Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Based on the song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
64 TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Screenplay by James L. Brooks. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry
63 JAWS Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. Based on the novel by Peter Benchley
62 MOONSTRUCK Written by John Patrick Shanley
61 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Screenplay by Ted Tally. Based on the novel by Thomas Harris
60 L.A. CONFIDENTIAL Screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson. Based on the novel by James Ellroy
59 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Screenplay by Robert Riskin. Based on the story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
58 ORDINARY PEOPLE Screenplay by Alvin Sargent. Based on the novel by Judith Guest
57 CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS Written by Woody Allen
56 BACK TO THE FUTURE Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
55 APOCALYPSE NOW Written by John Milius and Francis Coppola. Narration by Michael Herr
54 MANHATTAN Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
53 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN Screenplay by William Goldman. Based on the book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
52 THE LADY EVE Screenplay by Preston Sturges. Story by Monckton Hoffe
51 BROADCAST NEWS Written by James L. Brooks
50 THE SIXTH SENSE Written by M. Night Shyamalan
49 SCHINDLER'S LIST Screenplay by Steven Zaillian. Based on the novel by Thomas Keneally
48 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI Screenplay by Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
47 THE MALTESE FALCON Screenplay by John Huston. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett
46 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Screenplay by John Huston. Based on the novel by B. Traven
45 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Screenplay by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey
44 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood. Based on novel "Glory For Me" by MacKinley Kantor
43 TAXI DRIVER Written by Paul Schrader
42 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan. Story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman
41 GOODFELLAS Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese. Based on book "Wise Guy" by Nicholas Pileggi.
40 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY Written by Nora Ephron
39 THE STING Written by David S. Ward
38 AMERICAN BEAUTY Written by Alan Ball
37 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart. Based on the play by Philip Barry
36 MIDNIGHT COWBOY Screenplay by Waldo Salt. Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy
35 THE USUAL SUSPECTS Written by Christopher McQuarrie
34 THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Screenplay by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman. From a novelette by Ernest Lehman
33 THE THIRD MAN Screenplay by Graham Greene. Story by Graham Greene. Based on the short story by Graham Greene.
32 FARGO Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
31 HIS GIRL FRIDAY Screenplay by Charles Lederer. Based on the play "The Front Page" by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur
30 UNFORGIVEN Written by David Webb Peoples
29 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS Written by Preston Sturges
28 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
27 GROUNDHOG DAY Screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis. Story by Danny Rubin.
26 DOUBLE INDEMNITY Screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Based on the novel by James M. Cain
25 THE WIZARD OF OZ Screenplay by Noel Langley and Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf. Adaptation by Noel Langley. Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum
24 ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth.
23 GONE WITH THE WIND Screenplay by Sidney Howard. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell
22 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Screenplay by Frank Darabont. Based on the short story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King
21 NORTH BY NORTHWEST Written by Ernest Lehman
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Screenplay by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett & Frank Capra. Based on short story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern. Contributions to screenplay Michael Wilson and Jo Swerling
19 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Screenplay by Horton Foote. Based on the novel by Harper Lee.
18 ON THE WATERFRONT Screen Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Based on "Crime on the Waterfront" articles by Malcolm Johnson
17 TOOTSIE Screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal. Story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart
16 PULP FICTION Written by Quentin Tarantino. Stories by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary
15 THE APARTMENT Written by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond
14 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. Based on the life and writings of Col. T.E. Lawrence
13 THE GRADUATE Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. Based on the novel by Charles Webb
12 DR. STRANGELOVE Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Peter George and Terry Southern. Based on novel "Red Alert" by Peter George
11 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID Written by William Goldman
10 THE GODFATHER II Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo. Based on Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather"
9 SOME LIKE IT HOT Screenplay by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond. Based on "Fanfare of Love," a German film written by Robert Thoeren and M. Logan
8 NETWORK Written by Paddy Chayefsky
7 SUNSET BLVD. Written by Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman Jr.
6 ANNIE HALL Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
5 ALL ABOUT EVE Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Based on "The Wisdom of Eve," a short story and radio play by Mary Orr
4 CITIZEN KANE Written by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles
3 CHINATOWN Written by Robert Towne
2 THE GODFATHER Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo.
1 CASABLANCA Screenplay by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch. Based on the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.

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