Considerations made in posting the script for this short, called (for the moment) Souvenir:
Adequately guarding intellectual property (Joe Eszterhas’ Souvenir, rated NC-17, opening May 15″)
Having to deal with a wave of comments and suggestions (“Loved your script. I’ve got a few notes…”)
Having to deal with deafening silence & lack of reaction (“monthly traffic report: 2mb/ monthly allowed: 10000mb”)
This script under construction (it’s currently v1.5.1, sure to change many more times within the two weeks remaining before shooting)
FID (the writer’s version of FUD, swapping insecurity for uncertainty)
Not really knowing what the impact on the viewing experience will be of disseminating the script (at least) months before the film is available.
Anyway, here is the first complete shooting script in pdf format. [note: I fixed the link; ome people with old skool browsers reported problems. Also, I noticed that the title shows v1.4, not 1.5.1, and the footer is screwed up. OTOH, I converted this .doc to .pdf for free on Adobe’s site. Thanks, Adobe.] Do with it what you will (as long as it isn’t appropriation, unauthorized publication or use, outright mockery, or plagiarism).