Ram II – The Welcome Back

Act I – The Allure of the Lazy Blogging
In favour of lazy blogging, actual blogging took a back seat, to the point it was suffocating, but still had a pulse. The antagonist in this story isn’t evil, it’s Twitter. The dark side of blogging, the lazy side. The pull of a micro-blogging country where anything you said was perfectly A-okay.

Bad drafts published & flying, soaring, the wings of the blue bird strong. Even a fat fuck like myself was sucked into its gravitational pull. It truly was that strong. As said though, it was not evil.

It’s been extremely valuable to me in it’s early days. I’ve made priceless finds, from making me (debatably) knowledgeable to my making acquaintances and friends that to-date are probably the closest people to me.

Reminiscing the 2009 as though it were the good ole days. Honestly, the Twitterati of 2009 was a thing. Here’s an article on Tech Digest that could have got me fired from my day job for being so prolific on it: Britain’s Top 20 Tweeters. Instagram, Vines & Snapchat were not even sperm in the web sphere at that point. Continue reading

Oscar Nominated Screenplays

Update: Feb 2016 — Updated Winners: Big Short, Spotlight

Update: Jan 2016 — Added the full 2015 nominations.

Update: Nov 2015 — Found: American Sniper, Inherent Vice

oscarNow that we’ve had this years academy award winners have been announced, I thought it might be an opportune time to share the nominated PDF screenplays I’ve managed to procure while trawling the internets.

Obviously I own not any of them, rights or anything, most of these screenplays were shared openly by the studios, others a simple google search away. All I’ve done is collate them & share on my dropbox.


Included Screenplays:

// 2015 //

/ Adapted /
Big Short, The – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph – (Winner)
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Martian, The – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue

/ Original /
Bridge of Spies – Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Matt Charman
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh SInger – (Winner)
Straight Outta Compton – Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus


// 2014 //

/ Adapted /
American Sniper – Jason Dean Hall
Imitation Game, The – Graham Moore – (Winner)
Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
Theory of Everything, The – Anthony McCarten
Whiplash – Damian Chapelle

/ Original /
Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo – (Winner)
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – E Max Frye, Dan Futterman
Grand Budapest Hotel, The – Wes Anderson
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy


// 2013 //

/ Adapted /
12 Years A Slave – John Ridley (Winner)
Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Philomena – Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Wolf of Wall Street, The – Terence Winter

/ Original /
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Norten, Melisa Wallack
Her – Spilke Jonze (Winner)
Nebraska – Robert W. Nelson

Missing: Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips

// 2012 //

/ Adapted /
Argo – Chris Terrio (Winner)
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – David Magee
Lincoln – Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

/ Original /
Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino (Winner)
Flight – John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal


// 2011 //

/ Adapted /
Descendants, The – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (Winner)
Hugo – John Logan
Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Moneyball – Steven Zaillian, Steven Soderbergh
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

/ Original /
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
Artist, The – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
Margin Call – J. C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen (Winner)


// 2010 //

/ Adapted /
127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beauty
Social Network, The – Aaron Sorkin (Winner)
Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
True Grit – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

/ Original /
Another Year – Mike Leigh
Fighter, The – Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Lewis Colick, Paul Attanasio
Inception – Christopher Nolan
Kids Are All Right, The – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
King’s Speech, The – David Seidler (Winner)


// 2009 //

/ Adapted /
An Education – Nick Hornby
In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious – Geoffrey Fletcher (Winner)
Up In The Air – Jason Reitman

/ Original /
A Serious Man – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Hurt Locker, The – Mark Boal (Winner)
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
Messenger, The – Alessandro Camon, Oren Overman
Up – Bob Peterson, Pete Doctor

Missing: District 9.

// 2008 //

/ Adapted /
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy (Winner)

/ Original /
Frozen River – Courtney Hunt
Milk – Dustin Lance Black (Winner)
Wall-E – Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

Will add the missing ones as & when I find them, if you find them before I do, please do share.