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A Christmas Story (1983) • Screenplay

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Like the writer, for example! The "A Christmas Story" screenplay is written by Jean Shepherd. And, for your consideration, we offer his final shooting draft (dated 12.07.1982). Free, of course, from 8FLiX and MGM.

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What's "A Christmas Story" about?

So glad you asked! Have a look at the movie's logline, and a quote from the screenplay.

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.

Narrator,
pg. 52 : scene 30

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Plus, discover more about the writer, movie and cast.

Jean Shepherd, who passed in 1999, was an actor, humorist and writer also known for It Runs in the Family (1994), A Christmas Story Live! (2017), and The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1978).

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