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Take a look at the unofficial "42" logline.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process. IMDb.com
"42" Screenplay Details.
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Wondering about the screenplay's origin? Here's what we know.
Technically, all modern screenplays are copies. So, in the interest of clarity, we've gone one step further and classified each version. Here's a breakdown of what it all means.
It's the same, but different.
All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.
For Your Consideration.
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Official and authentic.
Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.
This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.
Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.
Using a scanner, the paper version of the original script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.