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The Coolest Instagram Account About Movies

Greta Gerwig directing Lady Bird

What Instagram accounts are you into these days? We can’t stop watching Script to Screen

Alfred Hitchcock once said, “To make a great film you need three things — the script, the script and the script.” So, Script to Screen posts a classic movie scene with the actual script scrolling underneath. It’s fascinating to see the text play out in real time, and you realize how much each actor’s interpretation affects the words. Here are a few:


Lady Bird


Get Out


Fargo


The Shining

How cool are those? And here are more great Instagram accounts, if you’d like to see.

P.S. Actors’ movie accents, rated, and The Shining as a romantic comedy.
P.P.S. Did you know Greta Gerwig’s first draft of Lady Bird was 350 pages long? That would equate to a movie nearly six hours long.

(Top photo of Greta Gerwig.)

  1. janine says...

    This is great! I’ve been working on a screenplay, so it’s wonderful to know about this Instagram!

  2. Cassie says...

    I so love that first photo of Greta Gerwig wearing a name tag that says “Greta” and then I think, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In my head, the cast and crew played an ice breaker activity where they had to write down their name and favorite movie, and then go around in a circle to share. No idea if this is true, but it’s #relatable… those pesky pre-workshop ice breakers we know and love (hate).

  3. I’m STILL grateful and giddy that you featured my Insta in one of your recommendation posts a few years ago. It was surreal opening up your blog (like I do each morning) and seeing my account name right there in the list.
    @90smovieclips thanks you! :)

    • awesome I just followed!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      of course!!!! we love what you do, katie!

  4. Desiree says...

    Wow!! what a great account!! thanks for sharing

  5. Leslie says...

    Thanks for the Find!!! As an aspiring screenwriter, this account is Gold!!!

  6. Oh, what an awesome account! I’m a writer and love movies (and have long thought screenwriting could have been a career choice for me) so I imagine I’ll spend a lot of time exploring these. Very cool.

  7. gfy says...

    Well this is a great rec, thank you. I watch every scrap of the ‘extras’ included on dvd’s for reasons as of yet unknown to me. Have I got a script inside me somewhere? Or am I a director in an alternate universe? Must be, because I must hear the entire director’s commentary after watching the movie or the experience is not complete, lol. I’m really going to enjoy this insta, thanks again!

  8. I love this feed! I occasionally blog about film, and Script to Screen is a gem.

  9. J. says...

    -newengland_weekender for pretty pictures of quaint New England towns
    -themabooks
    -chillwildlife for fun animal videos
    -youmustrememberthis for classic Hollywood clips/photos/stories
    -dalberda for behind the scenes pics of the NYC Ballet
    -historyphotographed
    -savefamilyphotos
    -cerealguides for wanderlust

  10. anna says...

    Not sure if this one has been posted about previously, but I love following the account @mothersbefore – “collecting photos of mothers before they became mothers.” The captions are submitted by the children and are so so thoughtful and sweet.

    ““This woman is my hero. She moved from South Korea to the States at age thirteen, joined the Army right out of high school (I now get to wear her camo jacket from her military days), traveled all around Europe, learned new languages, and even did some modeling in Germany, way before us kids were in the picture. This is photo evidence of why she was (and is) so loved by everyone who meets her. If anyone mentions “You remind me of your mom”, it’s the highest compliment I could ever receive…she is pure joy, kindness, and courage.”

  11. As a professional screenwriter this is SO helpful and what a fun account!! Thank you!!

  12. Carrie says...

    I love when I see you you’ve changed your post titles, it feels like a little sneak peek into the editorial process. What are the things you consider when naming posts?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha, we try to make sure our titles feel varied throughout the week, so yesterday, we were like, we need a question title! (since we haven’t had a question title this week.) but then as we kept seeing the post on the homepage, the title “what instagram accounts do you like?” started seeming too separate from the post itself. we want every post to be easily skimmable, since many readers are taking a quick break from work — the writing should be clean and conversational, and the reader should be immediately oriented when they see the title, photo and intro. (the most annoying thing online is to feel at all confused or disoriented! it makes you want to shut your computer!) so to make the post more immediately clear, we changed the title to “The Coolest Instagram Account About Movies.”

      we also try to go for titles that feel compelling, even if you ONLY see the titles (without a photo or intro) on an app or feed. usually the more straightforward titles, the better — versus something overly clever.

      and finally, it all has to fit on one line! (so usually up to 6-7 words)

    • Carrie says...

      Thank you for your reply Jo, I Loved reading that! When I noticed you changed it, I was thinking how tricky that part of the job would be. I think the title you chose is great, by the way!

  13. This is another great one : @mediaocre “Take a hike down some serious Memory Lane with these short, daily videos that feature the highlights of each year, starting in 1946 to the present day.” It’s like watching a movie trailer for each year, really well done.

  14. I am becoming a Greta Gerwig fan-girl!

    “And I spent a lot of time thinking about saints – lives of saints. And I, you know, read documents of lives of saints and how – I was always interested in who they were as people and that they both were these people who were divinely inspired, but they were also also kind of just annoying teenagers.”
    -Greta Gerwig

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a great quote. i love her so much.

  15. Carrie says...

    weareaustinborn! I love birth photography!!!

    • Marta says...

      I love birth stories and pictures too! One of my favorite is @monetnicolebirths

  16. txilibrin says...

    Go for accidentallywesanderson, visual joy. For simetry freaks. And lovers of photography. I call it visual porn :)

  17. I’ve been known to scroll thru the @hotvocals account before bedtime while sobbing quietly (soldiers coming home, emotional foreign commercials, auditions, etc). I don’t follow it, but I seek it out every now and then.

    I also love @savefamilyphotos, which relies on submissions from other IG-ers of their old family photos, with stories.

    I also love @bonadrag (the online shop). They have really great styling.

  18. Cup of Jo is honestly my favorite place on the internet. That being said, if I could be allowed a moment of self-promotion. I am an artist/graphic designer/illustrator and hope some of the lovely Cup of Jo readers might be interested checking out my instagram account, @laurazdesign. Thank you.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you, laura!

  19. Diane says...

    I’m in love with Jennifer Garner’s Instagram page. She reads to her dog, Birdie, and she has a fake cooking show. Delightful is what she is.

  20. @thankyou_ok is my favorite instagram account – she has such a poetic eye. The images are simple and gentle, yet otherworldly. I find myself studying them like art in a museum sometimes, her pictures bring up a lot of emotions in me.

  21. Rachel L Allmen says...

    Check out iheartfemaledirectors! They do beautiful features of female directors through a creative love letter format. Great concept and cause.

  22. Olivia says...

    I’m off social media and feel so free! ? Thought it was pretty toxic in that I was always feeling inferior to someone, and it was a major time suck. I know that sounds super annoying, especially as there are obviously lots of awesome insta accounts for fun/to learn something, but on the whole it’s been a really positive move. I do feel like a 27-going-on-72-year-old, though.

    • Me too, Olivia! Agree with everything you said up there :). It’s been nice. I still have ig on my phone because I post for work… which is sometimes tempting. But I’m doing my best to keep off of it, especially that abyss of an explore page haha

    • Anne says...

      Olivia, I’m with you! I’ve cut down on my social media time dramatically in the last few months, and it’s so refreshing. Instagram is actually the only one I’ve left on my phone, because I find that if I have NOTHING to scroll, I end up re-installing Facebook. But I limit my Instagram follows to ~30 people and accounts, so I can scroll for a few seconds but not endlessly. It’s a compromise that’s working for me!

    • Katherine says...

      I gave up social media for Lent, and I too, feel free! It’s refreshing to not check Instagram daily (okay, multiple times a day). For the first couple of days I had FOMO, but after a week I forgot about it. At some point I’ll use my accounts again, but I want to engage differently. I don’t want to be consumed by social media, but rather use it intentionally (i.e. not scroll through feeds mindlessly), and I want to be transparent about life, not just the highlights.

    • Jackie says...

      I agree. Cup of Jo is my favorite when I’m on the web but now I’m off social media (except for Linked In) and I love it!

    • Ro says...

      Me too! I find that there are some downsides to skipping out on social media: I could definitely stand to do more of it for my career, I’ve missed a few party invites on Facebook, and I do acknowledge that it’s a great way to stay in touch with people. But for me, right now, the negatives outweigh all of that. I find myself mindlessly scrolling Instagram for HOURS, and feeling super angry after looking at Facebook. It’s just not worth it for me.

    • Margaret says...

      Me too! I’m so glad someone brought this up. I’ve been off all social media for over a year now (it was my 2017 resolution) and It. Feels. Amazing. I am much more present with my husband and kids, more present in life overall. Any issues of FOMO were gone after a few weeks and now I honestly never even think about social media. I can’t tell you how freeing it is.

    • Marie says...

      Same here! I rarely posted anything on my social media accounts, but I spent a LOT of time scrolling. In the end, I just felt that I was spending too much of my time passively watching other people live. After all, where you spend your time, you spend your life.

  23. Leslie says...

    My absolute favorite I just discovered is @17.21women — incredible stories of groundbreaking Asian women throughout history! Sure there’s Yoko Ono and Michelle Kwan but so many other women I’d never even heard of. Representation truly matters! I found out about it from Madewell of all places!

    http://www.instagram.com/17.21women

  24. Jess says...

    communitycomposting – turning compost into art!

  25. Kristin says...

    Just discovered runaandholly – gorgeous, gorgeous shots of flowers.

  26. Jen says...

    Hotdudesreading – exactly as it says but really the curator’s hysterical comments and hashtags! She’s hilarious, definitely someone I want to BFF and ride public transport with.

  27. Bianca says...

    Thank you for sharing, Joanna. These are great!

  28. Hannah says...

    lgbt_history teaches me new things so often and is made with so much care.

  29. Julia says...

    I like cupcakeproject on instagram. So many amazing pictures of beautiful baked goods. I love seeing the cake decorating videos too. Watching those is so soothing!

  30. Erin says...

    I love Stella’s Instagram! Every photo seems to captures how beautiful and simple everyday life is, and if you slow down, you just might see it.

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Oh my goodness, Erin! This is so, so kind. Thank you. xoxoxo

  31. Aar says...

    indianmemoryproject is a favourite of mine – people send in old photographs of their families and tell a story about it. I’ve learned so much astonishing history and so many lovely tales. A recent favourite was the story of the German man who designed Bangalore’s botanical garden – I’ve been going there since I was little but never knew about him before. Check it out!

  32. thebookmarkk is my favorite. Everyone’s favorite things! On Friday we will post one of NYC’s most dynamic trail-blazing women. Take a look!

  33. sam says...

    art_esque – he posts a piece of art accompanied with a quote from the author every day: a daily dose of art! all different mediums, periods, artists, etc.

  34. Tanith says...

    I found a great account when Mindy Kaling reposted something from Bittycar’s instagram. The account posts lots of cartoons and toys and old movie clips from a whole variety of pop culture, and it’s just fun to be reminded of things I used to love as a kid! (Or classic stuff that I’m finding out about now as an adult!) https://www.instagram.com/bittycar/

  35. Angela says...

    I just started following historycoolkids and am loving it!

    • Angela says...

      Love them!

    • Katharina says...

      Love them too!! ???

    • Erin says...

      Oh, I love that one too!! Although doesn’t it seem like her day is A LOT longer than 24 hrs?? I mean– how does she get so much done?!

  36. I find that when I’m having a rough day, cute/goofy animal Instagram accounts brighten my day. I especially love foster_kittens (amazing family in Seattle that cares for mama cats and their kittens) and juniperfoxx (she has two foxes as pets!).

    I also love following my local breweries/wineries to find out when they have special events going on. My favorite in Pittsburgh is gristhouse…best beer ever!

    • Keri says...

      shameless plug for “my dog’s” Instagram account @lounging_with_lenny
      it is the weirdest thing, but such a great community of doggo Instagrams

  37. Leah says...

    Love this. They need to add some Daniel Craig as James Bond. :)

  38. Sarah says...

    the ladybird one is stellar. it shows what great actors they both are.

  39. omg I’m a script editor and I hadn’t even seen this account before. I love that it shows how every movie (well most of them) started with a story, just words on paper, and how they come to life through the actors, cinematography, sound, design etc. It’s such a beautiful, collaborative art. <3

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, just words on paper! when i read them in my head, they sound so basic, and when you hear the actor say them in such a different way, it’s incredible.