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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: mal247 on June 22, 2007, 10:09:32 AM

Title: Downloads
Post by: mal247 on June 22, 2007, 10:09:32 AM
I've looked at the following recently:

1. Screenplay translation by David Mills

Useful but varying quality image based pdf which can't be searched or indexed easily.

2. Film Dialogue Transcript

A copy of the text in the dvd subtitles.  No details of who is saying what or items
like scene details, music etc.

I have transferred the screenplay to a searchable rtf file and the dialogue
transcript to a text file with the characters' names and much greater detail.

These may be freely downloaded from:

Very much work in progress but I would welcome any corrections or comments.

Title: Re: Downloads
Post by: rot66 on August 12, 2007, 11:58:04 AM
Thanks! I have had a paper copy of the screenplay, translated by David Mills, for some years. Bought it from Script City, but good to have an electronic version too.

On the title page of my copy, there is a handwritten date on the bottom of the page which is just about readable. I belive it reads  "Jan 24   82". The year though I'm not sure of.

Anyway, the screenplay is very interesting. But I would like to get my hands on some other versions of it.

Title: Re: Downloads
Post by: mal247 on August 12, 2007, 12:29:29 PM
I have the David Mills pdf in 2 versions, one about 2,310 KB available on the internet free of charge and one about 11,501 KB which I paid for and is better quality.  It sounds as though you have a very good quality pdf - on mine I can only read Jan 2* ****.  In Frayling's book he mentions that by October 1981 Leone had a 317 page script so your date of Jan 24 1982 is probably correct.

Sometimes it's good to have a copy of the original image but other times e.g. when searching for a particular item it's better to have a text version.  I have "The Hoods" both as a paperback and an ebook but  I have used the ebook much more - I just wish Frayling's work was available electronically.
Title: Re: Downloads
Post by: rot66 on August 12, 2007, 02:43:48 PM
Actually, mine is a paper copy that I bought for about $10 back in 2000 I guess. It is 322 pages long.

Wonder if any of the earlier drafts are available....

Title: Re: Downloads
Post by: mal247 on August 13, 2007, 01:31:55 AM
It may depend on whether you can speak Italian or are interested in Italian scripts. 
The following relates to English versions.

The free David Mills pdf is available at:

There are 2 scripts available to purchase at ScriptCity:

The first of these scripts is the same as the free David Mills pdf only better quality.

ScriptCity's web site confirms your date of 24 Jan 1982.

There is also a script available to purchase at Scriptfly:

I have emailed ScriptCity previously and their response was quick and informative.