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Anaconda (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Williams, Merce (screenwriter); Laurie Taylor-Williams (screenwriter)

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Published
1989
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N.p.: N.p., 1989. Revised Draft script for an unproduced film. Not related to the 1997 movie of the same name. After his father's death, a young man travels to the small town of Anaconda to uncover the secrets of his father's past, which seem to include a long-lost half-sister. Set in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Montana. Beige… Read more
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Rain Man (Original screenplay for the 1988 film)

by Levinson, Barry (director); Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass (screenwriters); Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino (starring)

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Published
1988
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$250.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1988. Second Draft script for the 1988 film. With holograph ink annotations to the title page noting the name of an unknown crew member and noting the script as copy No. 27. A selfish yuppie learns that the inheritance he expected to gain after his father's passing has instead gone to his… Read more
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Gaby: A True Story [Gaby Brimmer] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Mandoki, Luis (director); Michael Love, Martin Salinas (screenwriters); Liv Ullmann, Norma Aleandro, Robert Loggia, Rachel Chagall (starring)

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Published
1986
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N.p.: N.p., 1986. Revised Draft script for the 1987 film, here under the working title "Gaby Brimmer". Based on the true story of Gaby Brimmer, a young woman born with cerebral palsy and near-total body paralysis who became an acclaimed artist, author, and activist. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Norma Aleandro. … Read more
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The Hostage Tower (Original screenplay for the 1980 television film)

by MacLean, Alistair (novel); Claudio Guzman (director); Robert Carrington, John Denis (screenwriters); Peter Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maud Adams (starring)

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Published
1979
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$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Final Draft script for the 1980 film. With a single holograph pencil annotation to the title page noting a telephone number. Based on Alistair MacLean's novel, which was written deliberately for adaptation to film, wherein a criminal mastermind plots to blow up the Eiffel Tower and murder the US President's mother unless his ransom… Read more
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Echo Park (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

by Dornhelm, Robert (director); Michael Ventura (screenwriter); Tom Hulce, Susan Dey, Cheech Marin, Michael Bowen (starring)

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Published
1984
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$175.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Walter Shenson-Robert Dornhelm, 1984. Second Draft script for the 1986 film. With a single holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper and a few copied holograph annotations to page 59 and 60, noting grammatical revisions. A young pizza delivery worker falls for his new roommate, a single mother who wants to be an actress… Read more
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Haunted Summer (Original screenplay for the 1988 film)

by Mary Shelley (subject); Ivan Passer (director); Lewis John Carlino (screenwriter); Anne Edwards (novel); Philip Anglim, Laura Dern, Alice Krige, Eric Stoltz, Alex Winter (starring)

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Published
1985
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Second Draft script for the 1988 film. Based on Anne Edwards' 1972 novel, recreating the infamous summer of 1816 in which Lord Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, and Byron's ex-lover Claire Clairmont spend the summer at Byron's villa, a vacation which quickly dissolves into copious laudanum use, sex, and psychological manipulation. Set at… Read more
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Short Circuit (Two original photographs from the 1986 film)

by Badham, John (director); S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock (screenwriters); Ally Sheedy, Steve Gutenberg (starring)

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Published
1986
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$15.00

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Culver City, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1986. Two vintage black-and-white still photographs from the 1986 film. A prototype of a military robot is struck by lightning and gains sentience. Through a series of comedic events the robot manages to thwart the soldiers looking for him, fake his own death, and live happily ever after with one of… Read more
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Grave of the Fireflies (Original screenplay for the 1988 film)

by Takahata, Isao (director, screenwriter); Akiyuki Nosaka (novel); Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi (starring)

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Published
1988
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$1,500.00

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Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1988. Draft script for the 1988 Japanese animated film. Text and titles in Japanese. Based on Akiyuki Nosaka's semi-autobiographical short story, following the final days of two Japanese children during World War II. Nosaka purportedly heartily approved of the choice to adapt his story as an animated film, noting that he believed it would have… Read more
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$1,500.00
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A Fine Mess [The Music Box] (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

by Edwards, Blake (director, screenwriter); Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan (starring)

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Published
1985
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Blake Edwards Entertainment, 1985. Draft script for the 1986 film, here under the working title "The Music Box." The second page of the script is a statement from Blake Edwards expressing his intent of utilizing "broad improvisation," and leaving the concise script with relatively minimal dialogue. Noted in the AFI Catalog. Inspired by the… Read more
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Diner (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Levinson, Barry (director, screenwriter); Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin (starring)

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Published
1981
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1981. Final Draft script for the 1982 film. Housed in a brown quarter-leather custom clamshell box. A coming-of-age tale set in 1959, following a group of four friends in their early twenties struggling to adapt to life as adults. Set and shot on location in Baltimore. Goldenrod titled wrappers, dated January… Read more
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Lionheart [Lionheart: The Children's Crusade] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Schaffner, Franklin J. (director); Menno Meyjes (story, screenwriter); Richard Outten (screenwriter); Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper (starring)

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Published
1980
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$150.00

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N.p.: Taliafilm II, 1980. Draft script for the 1987 film. An early draft written solely by the creator of the story, Menno Meyjes. Loosely based on the 13th Century Children's Crusade, we follow the knight Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he joins up with King Richard the Lionheart (Neil Dickson) to protect orphan children from the Black Prince… Read more
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Colonel Redl [Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century] (Original film treatment for the 1985 film)

by Szabo, Istvan (director, screenwriter); Peter Dobai (screenwriter); John Osborne (playwright); Klaus Maria Brandauer, Gudrun Landgrebe, Hans-Christian Blech (starring)

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Published
1985
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Hungary: MA-Film, 1985. Film treatment for the 1985 film, here seen under the working title "Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century." Loosely based on John Osborne's 1965 play "A Patriot for Me." The true story of Alfred Redl, a former peasant and closeted homosexual who climbs the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian military, eventually becoming Chief of… Read more
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Az aranyifju [The Playboy] (Original screenplay for the 1986 television film)

by Malnay, Levente (director, screenwriter); Sandor Hunyady (novel); Bela Ernyey, Tibor Kristof, David McCallum (starring)

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Published
1986
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1986. Partial Draft script for the 1986 television film. Incomplete as issued. Text in English. A chambermaid, a wealthy count, and an unscrupulous chauffeur are all under suspicion of murder and jewelry theft. Set in Austria. Clear plastic front wrapper and red rear wrapper. Lacking title page. 36 leaves, pages not numbered. Xerographic… Read more
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Satanik (Original screenplay for an unproduced Spanish film)

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Published
1983
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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Draft script for an unproduced Spanish film. Spanish language. "Satanik" written in holograph marker in a large stylized fashion on front wrapper. Stamp of Spanish film company "Copercines" on front wrapper. Title page stamped with "Filmoteca Nacional de Espana" (National Film Library of Spain) "Procedencia" (Origin) with the name Manzanos written in holograph ink, boxed… Read more
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The Year of Living Dangerously (Original screenplay for the 1983 film)

by Weir, Peter (director, screenwriter); C.J. Koch (novel, screenwriter); David Williamson (screenwriter); Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy (starring)

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Published
1982
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$875.00

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N.p.: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1982. Fifth draft rainbow script for the 1983 film. Wrapper has title and date written in holograph ink, "The Year of Living Dangerously," "January 1982." Four leaves of the script have annotations in holograph pencil, one noting missing page number and added scene, the others noting deleted scenes. Based on C.J. Koch's 1978 novel. Guy… Read more
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Flowers in the Attic (Original screenplay for the 1987 film, inscribed by Kristy Swanson)

by Bloom, Jeffrey (director, screenwriter); Virginia C. Andrews (novel); Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Louise Fletcher, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams (starring)

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Published
1986
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Los Angeles: New World Pictures, 1986. Revised Third Draft script for the 1987 film. INSCRIBED by actor Kristy Swanson on the title page to an unknown crew member. Based on the 1979 Gothic novel by Virginia C. Andrews, about the incestuous plight of four unlucky siblings whose mother abandons them in the attic of her family's decaying ancestral… Read more
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Gremlins (Original screenplay for the 1984 film)

by Dante, Joe (director); Chris Columbus (screenwriter); Steven Spielberg (executive producer); Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton (starring)

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Published
1983
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$650.00

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Burbank, CA: Amblin Entertainment, 1983. Eighth Draft script for the 1984 film, yellow stock, including 19 additional goldenrod revision pages. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their name in holograph ink on front wrapper and the first page of the revision. Hole shadows but with script and revision leaves watermarked GREM00104 throughout, a standard practice for Amblin… Read more
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Clayton, Jack (director); Peter Nelson (screenwriter); Brian Moore (novel); Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins (starring)

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Published
1987
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London: HandMade Films, 1987. Revised Draft script for the 1987 film. Single holograph notation in ink on page 62 (a scene deletion). Based on the 1955 novel by Brian Moore. A pious spinster living in a boardinghouse begins an ersatz romance with a fellow resident looking to bankroll his next business venture. Novelist Moore, born and raised in… Read more
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Death Valley (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Richards, Dick (director); Richard Rothstein (screenwriter); Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie, Wilford Brimely (starring)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for the 1982 film. Title page contains "#40" written in holograph pencil on the upper right, likely a copy number, as well as several pages with annotations, again in holograph pencil, commenting, circling and striking scenes, action and dialogue. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include… Read more
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Mr. Patman [Patman] (Original screenplay for the 1980 film)

by Guillermin, John (director); Phillip Hersch, Thomas Hedley, Jr. (screenwriters); James Coburn, Kate Nelligan, Fionnula Flanagan, Leslie Carlson (starring)

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Published
1979
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$325.00

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Los Angeles: Mohawk Film Company, 1979. First Revision script for the 1980 film "Mr. Patman," here under the working title, "Patman," and credited to screenwriter Phillip Hersch. Patman (Coburn) is a male nurse who works the night shift at a psychiatric hospital, and his grip on reality is slowly waning. Shot on location in British… Read more
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