101 Greatest Movie Scripts -- according to the WGA membership

About the list...

 

  • Writers with multiple films on the list included: Woody Allen (4), Francis Ford Coppola (4), Billy Wilder (4), William Goldman (3), John Huston (3), Charlie Kaufman (3), Ben Hecht (2), Michael Wilson (2), James L. Brooks (2), I.A.L. Diamond (2), Carl Foreman (2), Ernest Lehman (2), Frank Pierson (2), Mario Puzo (2), Paul Schrader (2), and Preston Sturges (2). 
     

  • There are 4 films from the 1930s, 14 from the 1940s, 12 from the 1950s, 14 from the 1960s, 18 from the 1970s, 18 from the 1980s, 17 from the 1990s, and 4 from the 2000s. 
     

  • 45 were original scripts while 56 were adaptations.
     

  • In terms of genres, there were 60 dramas, 26 comedies, and 15 comedy/dramas. 
     

  • 75 of the 101 films on the list received either an Academy Award for Best Screenplay (39) or an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay (36). 

     

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