Though it's generally accepted that to put the text of the over 30,000 scripts help in six different California archives on the internet would be a giant experiment in copyright violation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has done the next best thing: a searchable index of the scripts is now available online. All six of the archives are public, and all of their scripts - the earliest of which is from 1910, and the most current come from this year - can be read by anyone, but none of can leave the facility in which they are held. So now, instead of having track to down the paper index (which, obviously, can't be updated very frequently), those researching specific films or writers can instantly find out where they need to go to read a given script.

That is, of course, assuming the index doesn't crash their computer and mysteriously refuse to return results for anything that doesn't involve Wes Anderson. But I'm sure that's only me.
categories Movies, Cinematical