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A Christmas Story (1983) • Screenplay

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Like, the writer, for example! The "A Christmas Story" screenplay & script is written by Jean Shepherd. And, we have his final shooting draft (from 12.07.1982) available to download. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and MGM.

Born: July 26, 1921. Died: October 16, 1999. Jean Shepherd was an actor, humorist and writer best known for A Christmas Story (1983).

What's "A Christmas Story" about?

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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

The snap of a few sparks, a quick whiff of ozone and the lamp blazed forth in unparalleled glory.

pg. 52 : scene 30

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