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Screenplay

Screenplay

by Syd Field

A screenplay or script is a written work that is made especially for a film or television program. Screenplays can be original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing. A play for television is known as a teleplay.
La Confidential

La Confidential

by Brian; Hanson, Curtis Helgeland

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

by John / Welsh, Irvine Hodge

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

by Penelope Gilliatt

Screenplays Books & Ephemera

The Serpent\'s Egg

The Serpent's Egg

by Bergman, Ingmar

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

by Bradbury, Ray

Richard Wright (source, co-screenwriter) NATIVE SON (1951) Pressbook

Richard Wright (source, co-screenwriter) NATIVE SON (1951) Pressbook

by Classic Pictures

Classic Pictures. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. New York: Classic Pictures, [1951]. Vintage original 15 1/4 x 10 7/8" (39 x 28 cm.) promotional pressbook, 8 pp., pictorial self-wrappers. Folded once (as issued), near fine. Richard Wright had hoped to have Canada Lee star in the adaptation of his classic novel, for which Wright wrote the dialogue and collaborated on the screenplay with director Pierre Chenal,... Read more about this item
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$750.00
(African American film) CAR WASH (1976) Third draft film script by Joel Schumacher

(African American film) CAR WASH (1976) Third draft film script by Joel Schumacher

by Joel Schumacher

Universal. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. Universal City, CA: Universal Studios, 1976. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.), printed studio wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph, 130 pp., script lightly creased in middle, overall near fine. Directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher, the film stars a primarily African American cast (Franklyn Ajaye, Bill Duke, George Carlin,... Read more about this item
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$850.00
[Playscript]: The Life and Times of J. Walter Smintheus

[Playscript]: The Life and Times of J. Walter Smintheus

by WHITE, Edgar

New York: New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, 1971. Softcover. Near Fine. Quarto. 23pp and 58pp. Photomechanically reproduced leaves printed rectos only and screwbound into red Studio Duplicating Service wrappers titled in gilt. Some rubbing on the wrappers and tarnish on the gilt, small creases on corners of a few leaves, internally about fine, overall near fine. A play by this black West Indian writer that was produced by Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1971. Scarce in... Read more about this item
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$2,500.00
IT'S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE (1986) Signed archive

IT'S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE (1986) Signed archive

by Larry Cohen

Warner Brothers. Softcover/Paperback. Just About Fine. Larry Cohen (screenwriter, director) Consisting of: Vintage original film script. Revised 1/26/86 Printed wrappers, 11 x 8.5" (28 x 22 cm.), brad-bound, mimeograph, 117 pp. (with many pages of undated revisions on blue paper). Boldly signed by Larry Cohen on front wrapper. Just about fine. Approximately 50 pp. of letters sent to... Read more about this item
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$650.00
[Screenplay]: Bobby Ware is Missing

[Screenplay]: Bobby Ware is Missing

by ULLMAN, Dan

Hollywood: Allied Artists Prods, 1955. Softcover. Very Good. Revised script. Quarto. 105 leaves printed rectos only, revisions inserted on blue paper. Bradbound without external wrappers. First leaf partially pulled from brads and corner neatly clipped, very good. Script for the 1955 film about the kidnapping of two young boys, with noir elements. *OCLC* locates no copies of the script.
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$85.00
The French Lieutenant's Woman: A Screenplay

The French Lieutenant's Woman: A Screenplay

by PINTER, Harold

Boston: Little Brown, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, preceeding the English edition. Foreword by John Fowles. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Well-adapted by Harold Pinter for the film with Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep.
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$35.00
SOUTH PACIFIC (1957) Final Script dated June 10, 1957 by Paul Osborn

SOUTH PACIFIC (1957) Final Script dated June 10, 1957 by Paul Osborn

by Paul Osborn, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein (source)

Twentieth Century Fox. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein (source) [Hollywood]: Twentieth Century Fox, 1957. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8.5" (28 x 22 cm.), yapped printed wrappers, brad-bound, mimeograph, 138 pp. Yapped edges bent and creased at edges (as usual) wear to top and bottom of spine, lower part of distribution page torn off. Various pages of revisions on blue paper dated up through 7-17-57. There is a handwritten cast list on the distribution page,... Read more about this item
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$1,500.00
[Movie screenplay]: Who Killed Bambi

[Movie screenplay]: Who Killed Bambi

by EBERT, Roger, Malcolm McLaren, Russ Meyer, and others

[no place]: Matrixbest, 1977. Softcover. Near Fine. Movie screenplay. Quarto. 145pp. Brad-bound, under textured green covers. Front cover with faint sunning, just a bit of wear, brads lightly oxidized, a very near fine copy. Title page states "Seventh Draft Revisions by Russ Meyer, October 8, 1977." The screenplay outlines a film about British punk rock band the Sex Pistols. Manager Malcolm McLaren's hope was to use the film to propel the band into the American music scene. The film, to be directed by... Read more about this item
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$1,500.00
TOM SAWYER (Jul 20, 1930) First white script adapted from Mark Twain

TOM SAWYER (Jul 20, 1930) First white script adapted from Mark Twain

by Sam Wintz, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt (screenwriters), Mark Twain (source)

[Hollywood: Paramount Pictures], July 20, 1930. Vintage original film script, folio, self-wrappers, 143 leaves, printed on rectos only. Mimeograph, pages near fine in very good wrappers, detached at punch holes, with closed tears and light soiling, side with three staples. Housed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. Screenplay by Sam Wintz, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt. Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain.
The third film adaptation of Tom Sawyer -- preceded by a silent short in 1907 and a... Read more about this item
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$1,500.00
HALLELUJAH (1929; ca. 1930 first French release) Program

HALLELUJAH (1929; ca. 1930 first French release) Program

by Les Miracles Cinema

Les Miracles Cinema. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. Paris: Les Miracles Cinema, [ca. 1930]. Vintage original French program, pictorial wrappers, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2" (22 x 14 cm.), stapled, 16 pp. Light creasing, near fine. A program for King Vidor's Black-cast film, the second such talking film, with six full-page images of actors, four half-pages of scenes from the movie, and one 2 x 9" (5 x 23 cm.) image of the actors with their arms raised. This... Read more about this item
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$500.00
STREET SCENE (1931) Revised film script Jun 20, 1931 by Elmer Rice

STREET SCENE (1931) Revised film script Jun 20, 1931 by Elmer Rice

by Elmer Rice

Elmer Rice (source, screenwriter), King Vidor (director) [Hollywood: Samuel Goldwyn Productions], 1931. Vintage original film script, USA. Quarto, brad bound, printed wrappers, mimeograph, 146 pp., moderate fraying of edges of yapped covers, JUST ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers. Signed on front wrapper by assistant director Bruce Humberstone, using his nickname "Lucky".Elmer Rice won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1929 play about the interactions between an ethnically diverse group of poor residents of a... Read more about this item
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$850.00
FLYING DOWN TO RIO (Aug 25, 1933) Final film script

FLYING DOWN TO RIO (Aug 25, 1933) Final film script

by Louis Brock

RKO. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. [Hollywood]: RKO, 1933. Vintage original film script, quarto, brad-bound, carbon typescript on onionskin. Tan titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 687, dated August 25, 1933, with credits for author Louis Brock. 161 leaves, with last page of text numbered 159. Ribbon copy typescript, rectos only. Brad-bound, light vertical creasing, near fine.... Read more about this item
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$1,500.00
FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) Pressbook

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) Pressbook

by Eve Productions

Eve Productions. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. [Hollywood]: Eve Productions, [1965]. Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) campaign book, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., light creasing, near fine. Director Russ Meyer's cult classic about three go-go dancers who embark on a wild spree of kidnapping and murder in the California desert. The film was not really appreciated at the time of its 1965 release, but it has come to be recognized as a forward-looking... Read more about this item
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$500.00
KENNETH ANGER | MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE (1966) Program

KENNETH ANGER | MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE (1966) Program

by Film-Makers' Cinematheque

Film-Makers' Cinematheque. No binding. Near Fine. New York: Film-Makers' Cinematheque, 1966. Vintage original 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.) film program, stiff front pictorial wrapper, nine loose leaves printed on recto only, with glassine protector binding (as issued), near fine. Program for a 1966 screening of six of Kenneth Anger's films, including the premiere of a new version of his Inauguration of the Pleasure... Read more about this item
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$650.00
OF MICE AND MEN (1939) Promotional book

OF MICE AND MEN (1939) Promotional book

by United Artists

United Artists. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. Vintage original 14 x 11"" (36 x 28 cm.) promotional book, USA. Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr., Betty Field, dir: Lewis Milestone; United Artists. Folio, 24 pp., stapled at spine, pictorial wrappers exhibit faint tanning with light diagonal crease to bottom right corner of front wrapper. Generally near fine in very good+ wrappers. A sumptuous and... Read more about this item
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$500.00
Kenneth Anger (screenwriter, director) THE GNOSTIC MASS (2002) Film script

Kenneth Anger (screenwriter, director) THE GNOSTIC MASS (2002) Film script

by Kenneth Anger

Kenneth Anger. Softcover/Paperback. Very Good+. Np [Los Angeles?]: 2002. Vintage original film script, quarto, brad bound, [1], 20 pp. Photomechanically printed first generation screenplay. Various scattered creases (with the final page, which is mostly blank, most affected), very good+. An unproduced screenplay generated by Kenneth Anger. It was intended to be the basis of a forty-minute film adaptation of... Read more about this item
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$1,850.00
(African American film) A PIECE OF THE ACTION (Nov 1, 1976) Film script

(African American film) A PIECE OF THE ACTION (Nov 1, 1976) Film script

by Charles Blackwell

Vernon Productions. No binding. Very Good+. [Los Angeles]: Vernon Productions, November 1, 1976. Vintage original film screenplay, 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.), printed wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph, 149 pp. Script has a vertical crease in middle, overall very good+ or better. A 1977 American crime comedy film directed by and starring Sidney Poitier and co-starring Bill Cosby. It was the third film pairing of Poitier and... Read more about this item
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$750.00
Baby Doll & Tiger Tail: A Screenplay and Play

Baby Doll & Tiger Tail: A Screenplay and Play

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

(New York): New Directions Book, 1991. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First New Directions edition thus. Topedge lightly soiled, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with lightly age-toning on edges.
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$30.00
John Frankenheimer (director) BLACK SUNDAY (Jan 15, 1976) First draft film script

John Frankenheimer (director) BLACK SUNDAY (Jan 15, 1976) First draft film script

by Ivan Moffat

Paramount. Softcover/Paperback. Just About Fine. Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, January 15, 1976. Vintage original film screenplay, 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.), die cut studio wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph, 117 pp., just about fine. First draft script by Ivan Moffat based on previous work by Ken Ross and Ernest Lehman and adapted from the novel by Thomas Harris.... Read more about this item
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$750.00
We're No Angels

We're No Angels

by MAMET, David

New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Paperback original fine in illustrated wrappers. The screenplay of the 1989 movie starring Robert De Niro and Sean Penn.
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$20.00
Arthur Penn (director) NIGHT MOVES (Sep 17, 1973) Final revised film script

Arthur Penn (director) NIGHT MOVES (Sep 17, 1973) Final revised film script

by Alan Sharp

Warner Brothers. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. [Burbank, CA]: Warner Brothers, 1973. Vintage original film screenplay, brad bound, printed wrappers, mimeograph, with many pages of revisions on colored paper, 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.), 126 pp. Script (under working title The Dark Tower, 1973. Script internally near fine, with some toning to a few initial leaves. Wrappers very good+, with the lower brad coming loose, and a few short closed tears and a light vertical crease to front wrapper.... Read more about this item
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$2,000.00
[Screenplay]: The House of Rothschild

[Screenplay]: The House of Rothschild

by JOHNSON, Nunnally

[No place]: Twentieth Century Pictures, 1949. Softcover. Near Fine. Dialogue and Continuity Script Taken from the Screen. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in blue wrappers. Near fine. The 1949 film was directed by Alfred L. Werker, and featured George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, and Robert Young. Ex-Carter Burden.
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$450.00
Russ Meyer (director) FRENCH PEEP SHOW (1952) Program

Russ Meyer (director) FRENCH PEEP SHOW (1952) Program

by P. A. DeCenzie

P. A. DeCenzie. Softcover/Paperback. Near Fine. Oakland: P.A. DeCenzie, 1952. Vintage original 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 22 cm.) film program, pictorial wrappers, 36 pp. Minor creasing, near fine. At the very beginning of his career in film, Russ Meyer served both as cameraman and director for this 40 minute short documenting a burlesque show headlining Tempest Storm at the El Rey Theatre in Oakland (IMDb lists a... Read more about this item
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$950.00
Typed Letter Signed to Sam Shepard

Typed Letter Signed to Sam Shepard

by WEBER, Bruce

Unbound. Fine. One page dated 8 August 1990 on Weber's photographic stationary. Folded as mailed, else fine in fine envelope. A brief note enclosing a book (not present) "Nan and I bought to produce as a film. Would you have any interest in adapting it for the screen?" Weber gives his travel schedule and adds a post script: "I hope you like the book. We really appreciate that you did that for the Film Forum." A nice association, in that same year Weber published a book of photographs of the actor, not... Read more about this item
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$350.00
RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT, A (1987) Larry Cohen-signed film script

RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT, A (1987) Larry Cohen-signed film script

by Stephen King (source) Larry Cohen

Fifi Oscard Assoc.. Softcover/Paperback. Just About Fine. Stephen King (source) New York: Fifi Oscard Associates, [1987]. Printed wrappers, brad bound, 11 x 8.5" (28 x 22 cm.), 121 pp. Signed twice by writer-director Larry Cohen. Just about fine. Cohen's sequel departs from King's original in several significant respects. In the King novel and miniseries, a vampire, Mr. Barlow, and his familiar, arrive in the town of Jerusalem's Lot and proceed to... Read more about this item
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$625.00