While I was looking for a nice reading copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark I discovered an old series of screenplays called the Premiere Movie Script Library. The defunct Premiere magazine published this series of screenplays of popular and classic movies. I was disappointed to find no information about the series on the web, so I thought I'd put together what I found.
There were nineteen scripts published between 1994 and 1995. Below they are listed in the order they appear in the editions published later.
In general the Premiere Movie Script Library editions are pretty nice. Each has a short introduction to the film from Premiere‘s editors. They end with glossy stills from the films and publicity photos.
The scripts I've read so far appear to be shooting scripts: they have minor differences from the filmed versions. Some have been broken into scenes and shots.
Annoyingly not all of screenplays are single-sided. Reading double-sided scripts is maddening. The covers, while cool looking, are impractical. They are made of a relatively thin cardstock with a hole cut to show a movie poster underneath. This makes them almost impossible to read without ripping as can be seen in my poor copy of Rocky.
|The Wizard of Oz||black||✅||not modern screenplay format|
|Gone With the Wind||black||⛔️||not modern screenplay format|
|It's a Wonderful Life||black||⛔️|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||brown||✅|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||brown||✅|
|Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||brown||⛔️|
|The Empire Strikes Back||black||⛔️|
|Return of the Jedi||black||⛔️|
|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||red||✅|
|Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||red||✅|
|Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||red||✅|
|Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||red||✅|
|Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||red||✅|
|Some Like It Hot||red||⛔️|
|Singin’ in the Rain||black||✅|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show||black||✅|