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    1984" RELEASE SCRIPT by [Orwell, George (source work)]: Templeton, William P., and Ralph Bettinson [screenwriters]

    [London?]: Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd., 1956. [1],114 leaves foolscap. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, punched in left margin and string-tied into plain wrappers with typed label. Wrappers a bit sunned and used at overlap edges, with a bit of loss at toe of spine and ragged tear at one punch-hole, internally about fine. A post-production release script for the 1956 British film adaptation of Orwell's novel, recording the dialogue, timing and cinematic details of the final version of the film. Directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave, Donald Pleasance, et al, this b&w adaptation captured the dingy bleakness of Orwell's vision of the future, and served its origin well. The film is itself rather elusive these days, and any scripts and publicity paper associated with it even more so. This is denoted "Copy No. 38" of the release script.


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    [Screenplay]: Birdy by (WHARTON, William). KROOPF, Sandy and Jack Behr

    Los Angeles: Tristar Pictures, Inc, 1984. Softcover. Very Good. Screenplay. Spiral bound mimeographed sheets in unprinted red card wrappers. A small stain on the edge of the first few pages, very good or better. Stated "A.P.'s Final Draft March 5, 1984" indicating the director of the film, Alan Parker, who won the Grand Jury Prize for the film at Cannes. The 1984 film, based on the novel by William Wharton, featured Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage.


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    Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Illustrated Screenplay by Kasdan, Lawrence. Intro. by Steven Spielberg

    Ballantine Books. NY. 1981. 1st printing. Oversz. paper.. The screenplay illustrated with over 200 b&w storyboard drawings. Very minute bottom corner crease to the back cover, otherwise vg+. Scarce. . ISBN: 034530327X. screenplays directors action movies.


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    Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator Original Set 8 Window Cards with Credit List 1940 by Charlie Chaplin

    London: United Artists, 1940. First printing. Photograph. Very Good +. Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator 1940 original set of 8 window cards with the Cast and Credits List is for sale. The Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator window cards have 8 great black and white images of Charlie Chaplin in this landmark wartime United Artists film. Each of the window cards have the title “Charles Chaplin in The Great Dictator” and advise that this is the property of United Artists. Each of the window cards measures 8.00 x 10.00 inches. The Great Dictator window cards is accompanied by the very rare Cast and Credits List that would have also been displayed in the movie theatre. The Cast and Credits List measures 6.00 x 9.75 inches (approximately). The window cards are in Very Good condition with only very light age toning; the Cast and Credits List is also in Very Good condition with also very light age toning. CHC001


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    THE OUTCASTS AN ORIGINAL SCREEN TREATMENT BY ... by Fast, Howard [screenwriter]

    [ Np], [ nd]. [7],16 leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript (a Thermofax process), printed on rectos only. A couple nicks to title leaf, otherwise about fine. A substantial treatment and script outline, evidently unproduced, set in the late years of WWII, concerning the odyssey of three refugees on their way to Palestine. The text leaves bear the denotation "62-20," which might refer to a production number and possibly the year 1962.


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    [Film Program]: Paramount Pictures, Seven Arts / Ray Stark present: "Is Paris Burning?" by (CLEMENT, Renee, Gore Vidal, Francis Ford Coppola, Orson Wells, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Alain Delon, Yves Montand, Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, Anthony Perkins, Robert Stack, Gert Frobe, et al.)

    (New York: Premier Programs Corp.), 1966. Softcover. Very Good. Large quarto. 32pp. Stapled pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture. Very good with some foxing to the front wrappers, crease to the rear wrap and light wear at the extremities. The program for the 1966 film about the liberation of Paris in World War II directed by Rene Clement with a screenplay by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola and starring Orson Wells, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Alain Delon, Yves Montand, Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, Anthony Perkins, Robert Stack, Gert Frobe, and many others. Based on the book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. Scarce. *OCLC* locates one copy.


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    HEARTLAND" AN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY.... [a.k.a. "LOOKER"] by Crichton, Michael [screenwriter]

    [ Los Angeles]: Frank Yablans Presentations, Inc / 20th Century-Fox, 1978. [1],151 leaves. Quarto. Mechanically printed typescript, printed on rectos only, bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Revised title lettered on upper wrapper and spine, else about fine. "First Draft" of this original screenplay, eventually brought to the screen in very substantially altered form as LOOKER in 1981, directed by Crichton, and starring Albert Finney, James Coburn and Susan Day.


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    Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Original Movie Script by Huyck, Willard & Katz, Gloria. Intro. By Steven Spielberg

    CA.: O.S.P. Pub., 1995. The screenplay illustrated with 8 large b&w & color stills + filmogs & a nice die-cut front cover with repro. of the movie poster showing through. Fine.. 1st Printing. Oversize Die Cut Paper.


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    NEW MATERIAL CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE [wrapper title] by Cohan, George M

    [ Los Angeles: Paramount Studio], 1932. [3],57,[1],65 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Stapled in stencil printed wrappers. Some edge discolorations and creasing to wrappers, upper wrapper partly detached from staples, prefatory leaf shows some light stains, a few corners creased, faint tide-mark early and late, but a good copy. A privileged script of Cohan's new play, prepared "To be discussed at the Production Staff Meeting Tuesday, June 21, 1932." A prefatory leaf introduces the play and gives context to the present script: the 1932 film, THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT, with Cohan in the lead, was then in production and Paramount was investigating the possibility of optioning this play, "which Mr. Cohan has been doing in tryouts on the road and which he intends to produce in New York in the fall." Unfortunately, the play did not enjoy much success on the road or in New York, the film never came to fruition, and OCLC/Worldcat records no separate publication of the play under this title.


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    Reservoir Dogs by Tarantino, Quentin

    London: Faber & Faber, 1994. Tarantino's stunning directorial debut about a robbery gone very bad and the "colorful" criminals involved in it. Includes an interview and many b&w stills. This is the true 1st printing of the 1st edition of the screenplay and precedes the American edition by at least 1 year. Fine. . 1st Edition. 1st Printing.. Paper.


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    FOOLS RUSH IN "... FREELY ADAPTED FROM "THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD" BY ANATOLE FRANCE by Lawrence, Jerome, and Robert E. Lee [screenwriters]

    Hollywood: ZIV Television Programs, Inc., 1952. [1],44 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. Annotated throughout in pencil and colored pencils, ink name, very good. A "Final Master Script" of this adaptation of France's bibliophilic story, prepared by Lawrence and Lee as #5b of the television series to which they would frequently contribute, the FAVORITE STORY series. This script was utilized in the production, and is very, very extensively annotated throughout with camera angles, revisions in dialogue and stage directions, etc. The versos of the majority of leaves bear annotations pertaining to camera p.o.v. and similar data keyed to the facing recto. Accompanied by the 2nd draft (58 leaves dated 11/8/52, incomplete, punched but not bound), and some loose leaves, with occasional annotations.


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    The Married Woman by Godard, Jean-Luc

    New York: Berkley Medallion Books 1965., 1965. Screenplay for Godard's early film about adultry along with an essay by Tom Milne. The text is based on the English subtitles of Ursule Molinaro and is illustrated with 137 stills.A rarely seen book that is seldom found in decent condition. This copy is beautiful and unread with just the smallest thin corner crease to the top edge of the front cove and the expected light browning of the cheap paper used. Fragile & Scarce. Laid in is a postcard for a woman is a woman.. Paperback Original.


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    Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom by Huyck, Willard & Katz, Gloria. Intro. By Steven Spielberg

    New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. Includes the complete script + many color still, storyboards, sketches & much more. Uncommon. Very minute tiny bottom corner dent to back cover. Near fine.. 1st Edition. Oversize Paper.


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    She's Been Away & Hidden City by Poliakoff, Stephen

    London Methuen Pub. Ltd. 1989.. vg+/very minute wrap. crease. Scrn.plays for films done for t.v. One of which starred Peggy Ashcroft. 14 stills. 1st British edition. Binding is wraps.. ISBN: 041362210X. FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT SCREENPLAYS MOVIES BRITISH TV.


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    AGATHA CHRISTIE'S A CARRIBEAN MYSTERY by Grafton, Sue, and Steve Humphrey [screenwriters]

    Burbank: Stan Margulies Production / Warner Bros. Television, 1983. [1],108,[1] leaves plus lettered inserts and spanning leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of a variety of colored papers, bradbound in studio wrappers, with studio colophon leaf. Near fine. A "second draft" of this script for Grafton and Humphrey's adaptation for television of Christie's 1964 novel, exhibiting a considerable number of revisions made over an unusually extended period of pre-production gestation. The production was directed by Robert M. Lewis, and starred Helen Hayes as Miss Marple. Grafton's role in this adaptation of Christie's work represents an appealing confluence of talents, undertaken in the same year as the publication of her 'A' IS FOR ALIBI.


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    [Playscript]: Richard and Anne: A Play in Two Acts by ANDERSON, Maxwell

    New York: Brandt and Brandt Dramatic Dept, (No date). Softcover. Fine. Bradbound in Brandt and Brandt ( a New York agency) stiff paper wrappers. Lightly worn, about fine. An unproduced playscript by Anderson that remained unpublished until 1995. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden.


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    THE CHEAP DETECTIVE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY... by Simon, Neil [screenwriter]

    Burbank: Rastar Productions, 1977. [1],136 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in mimeographed production company wrappers. A thin, small ink stroke and a few tiny spots on upper wrapper, otherwise about fine. Inscribed on the title-leaf: "To Mel, If we keep on going like this we'll be able to play 'The Sunshine Boys' Neil Simon." The recipient was, in all probability, Mel Traxel, who served as still photographer for this production, as well as three earlier films based on Simon's scripts (including THE SUNSHINE BOYS). Denoted a "final draft" of this original screenplay for Simon's detective parody, directed by Robert Moore, starring Peter Falk and Ann Margaret, and released in 1977. A novelization by Robert Grossbach was published in 1978 as a Warner paperback original, but there was no contemporary publication of Simon's own original work. OCLC locates only one copy of this script (a revised final draft at Michigan State).


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    [Playscript]: An Untitled Play (Handwritten in is the eventual title "Winterset") by ANDERSON, Maxwell

    New York: Brandt and Brandt Dramatic Dept, 1935. Softcover. Fine. Bradbound in Brandt and Brandt (a New York agency) stiff paper wrappers. Ownership name of Gertrude Macy, a theatre producer and stage manager, modest wear, internally about fine. A ribbon copy, typed in black and red, of this important play, which ran for 195 performances at the Martin Beck theatre in 1935. Anderson won the New York Drama Critics Award for this show. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden.


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    JENNIE GERHARDT RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT... by [ Dreiser, Theodore (source work)]: Lauren, S.K., et al [screenwriters]

    [ Los Angeles]: Paramount Pictures, 1933. [1],7,7,9,7,8,8,10,9,6 leaves. Legal format. Mimeograph typescript, printed on rectos only, stapled in left margin. Old tape mend to tear in blank portion of title leaf, terminal blank nearly detached, relevant stamps, else very good. A release dialogue script for the 1933 film adaptation of Dreiser's novel, dated the day prior to the premiere. S.K. Lauren, Joseph Moncure March, Josephine Lovett and Frank Partos are credited with the script, Marion Gering directed, and Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook and Mary Astor starred.


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    [Screenplay]: Heaven Can Wait by RAPHAELSON, Samson

    (New York): 20th Century Fox, 1943. Softcover. Fine. Continuity and Dialogue Script Taken from the Screen. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in blue stiff wrappers. About fine. Stamped "Received New York Legal Department Jul. 19 1943." Apparently prepared for the legal department to review, and dated just one month before the film was released. The Ernst Lubitsch-directed classic, highlighed by Raphaelson's witty script, featured Don Ameche as a would-be sinner not quite bad enough to get into Hell on his deathbed, and Gene Tierney as his long-suffering love. Both Lubitsch, cinematographer Edward Cronjager, and the film itself were nominated for Oscars. Very scarce. Ex-Carter Burden.


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    THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD SCREENPLAY ... BASED ON THE NOVEL BY PATRICK O'BRIAN by [O'Brian, Patrick (sourcework)]: Weir, Peter; John Collee, and Akiva Goldsman [screenwriters]

    Los Angeles & Mexico: Twentieth Century Fox, 2002. [1],129 leaves plus many lettered inserts. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only, printed on a rainbow of colored stock indicative of extensive dated revisions. Bradbound. Title hand-lettered on spine, a few minor nicks and smudges; very good or better, with a 2nd unit call sheet laid in. Denoted a "second revised blue" draft of this adaptation from O'Brian's Jack Aubrey sequence. The substantial sections of blue revisions are attributed to Goldsman, who does not appear in the screen credits recorded on IMDB (Pro). Weir directed Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, et al, in the multi-award winning late 2003 release, entitled MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD. The extensive 2nd Unit Call Sheet that accompanies the script bears an ink name, and corresponds to a full day of shooting exteriors of a battle on location in Rosarito, Mexico.


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    STICK REVISED FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY ... BASED ON HIS NOVEL by Leonard, Elmore [sourcework & screenwriter]

    Universal City: Universal City Studios, 1983. [3],106 leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, on blue paper, bradbound in stiff green printed studio wrappers. About fine. An original studio-generated pre-production script of Leonard's adaptation of his own novel, offering a version of the text significantly revised from that presented in a copy of the first draft we handled some time ago. Burt Reynolds directed and starred in the 1985 film, along with Candice Bergen and George Segal. In this draft, the pages conforming to the September revisions are so denoted. Up to this point, Leonard had rarely undertaken the screen adaptation of his own novels, with the notable exception of THE MOONSHINE WAR.


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    SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS "THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER" SCREEN PLAY BY ... [wrapper title] by [Clemens, Samuel L. (source work)]: Weaver, John V.A. [screenwriter]

    [Culver City]: Selznick International, 1960. [1],98 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in canary yellow typescript wrappers. Light use to wrappers, otherwise near fine. Denoted the "Final Shooting Script" for this adaptation to the screen of Clemens' novel. The February 1938 release was directed by Norman Taurog (with uncredited retakes by George Cukor, and others), and starred Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, May Robson, Walter Brennan, Victor Jory, et al. The physical aspect of this script suggests it was rerun from new stencils at a later date, and in support of that inference, it is accompanied by a Combined Cutting & Dialogue Continuity Script, based on a 1957 print (82 leaves, legal format), and the same for a 1961 16mm re-release (82 leaves, legal format), for a total of three volumes. This was at least the fourth adaptation of the novel to the screen, the earliest having appeared in 1907.


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    AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SPARKLING CYANIDE by Grafton, Sue; Robert Malcolm Young, and Steve Humphrey [screenwriters]

    Burbank: Stan Margulies Production / Warner Bros. Television, 1983. [1],108,[1] leaves plus lettered inserts and spanning leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of a variety of colored papers, bradbound in studio wrappers, with studio colophon leaf. Near fine. A "final draft" of this script for Young, Grafton and Humphrey's adaptation for television of Christie's 1945 novel, exhibiting a considerable number of revisions made over the period noted above. The production was directed by Robert M. Lewis, and starred Anthony Andrews and Deborah Raffin, et al. Laid in is a program for a screening at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in November 1983.


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    Four Screenplays by Dreyer, Carl Theodor

    Indiana University Press. IN. 1970. Cl.w.dj. Contains the screenplays for "The Passion Of Joan Of Arc", "Vampire", "Day Of Wrath" & "Ordet. Also inclds. bio. note, filmog. & 38 stills on plts. Fine/fine. Laid in the book is a nice 48pg. pg. booklet for the criterion dvd release of :Vampyr. Illustrated and with interviews. Small light wear to the edge of the cover. .


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