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April 7th, 2006 1:14pm EDT
CasablancaFor the first time ever, the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West are celebrating the best screenwriters and their timeless works with the release of the 101 Greatest Screenplays list. The finest achievement in film writing? The classic 1942 love story Casablanca. Rounding out the top three are The Godfather and Chinatown.

Any film, past or present, English-language or otherwise, was eligible. The resulting list is like a travelogue of the greatest films of the century, with all decades from the 1930s on represented among the rankings.

"101 Greatest Screenplays" finally set the record straight by celebrating the best in film writing and bringing recognition to the wizards behind the curtain: the men and women who wrote the greatest films of all time.

The top 10 greatest screenplays are:

Casablanca
The Godfather
Chinatown
Citizen Kane
All About Eve
Annie Hall
Sunset Blvd.
Network
Some Like It Hot
The Godfather II