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Have you read Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" screenplay? See it right here, right now! This isn't a product of fan labor, and it's not a transcript. Get ready, because you're about to immerse yourself in something fantastic. No sign up required.

Based on Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird's novel, "American Prometheus." And, for your consideration, we offer the FYC draft from July 2023. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and Universal Pictures.

The two versions we have for download are NOT scans of the book, but are similar. First, there are no obvious spelling or grammatical errors that are in the screenplay book. Second, there are no mischaracterized dialogue that is also apparent in the screenplay book. Third, the formatting is screenplay-proper. Other than that, everything else seems spot-on.

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Discover More About the "Oppenheimer" Screenplay

Just the facts, and everything else you should know.

Okay, so in addition to the film's logline and poster are some of the most important details about the script. You'll notice that we've attached a "classification" label inside of a color-coded border. For a better understanding of the screenplay's source, have a look at the "Glossary" a little further down.

Also, when you click on the screenwriter's name, you'll be directed to the "Writer Archives." If we have other works from the author, they'll be in there. If you're interested in learning more about the movie, check out our "Oppenheimer: FYC" page. See the trailer, check out the cast, and more.

Now, let's go through what we have for you today.

Take a look at the "Oppenheimer" brief synopsis.

The film tells the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist. Oppenheimer was a leading figure of the Manhattan Project – a codename for the effort to develop weapons strong enough to lead the Allied Forces to victory and tightly secure the United States role as a world’s super power. The events of the film take place during the Second World War while Oppenheimer worked for the Los Alamos Laboratory where the bombs were created. Universal Pictures

"Oppenheimer" Screenplay Details.

Whether you're a fan or an aspiring screenwriter, here are some important particulars you'll want to know.

To get the "Oppenheimer" script now, keep scrolling until you see the Download PDF button. And, just a reminder, for a better understanding of our color-coded classifications, scroll a little further down until you find the "Glossary."

Okay, here are the facts:

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Type ...
ORIGINAL
Version ... v1: Final Shooting Scriptv.2: Final (scanned)v.3: Final (edited)
Date ... v.1: 04.21.2023v.2: 07.16.2023v.3: 01.25.2023
Pages ... 197
Genres ... BiographyDramaHistory
Screenplay ... Christopher Nolan
IMDb ID ... 15398776

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Glossary

Wondering about the screenplay's origin? Here's what we know.

DUPLICATE
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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.

FYC
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For Your Consideration.

When you see a script labelled as "FYC", it's as good as gold! FYC screenplays are made public each year during what is commonly referred to as "awards season." Rest assured, we got this right from the author or studio.

ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.

REPLICA
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Unofficial reproduction.

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.

SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.

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