Best Screenplays Ever!

About This Site

“Best Screenplays Ever!” is the latest blogging endeavor from writer and broadcaster Matt Fish. Its goal is to explore the history of cinema and highlights the screenplays that are simply extraordinary. From Hollywood staples to the crowning achievements of world cinema to the best budget indie films, no stone will be left unturned. Join us, won’t you?


“To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.” – Alfred Hitchcock

 “You can’t fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.” – Howard Hawks

“Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story.” – Steven Spielberg

“If you put someone in a room with no script to direct, they’re just going to sit there. Writing scripts is the execution for a show. Then the director takes that and hires people. It’s like trying to build a house without any bricks. You need a great script.” – John Patrick Shanley

“It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.” – George Clooney



Upcoming Titles

North by Northwest (1959)
Chinatown (1974)
Casablanca (1942)