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1 CLEMENT, DICK, IAN LA FRENAIS & BILL PERSKY Water. Screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, and Bill Persky
London Handmade Films 1984 
First Edition. Original 110 page shooting script, dated, January 13, 1984, for the adventure comedy film ‘Water,' directed by Dick Clement, starring Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Leonard Rossiter, Billy Connolly, Dick Shawn, and Fred Gwynne. Bradbound. Near fine copy with a hint of use. A farce about the misadventures of a British diplomat to a West Indian island nation whose idyllic life is disrupted when an American firm discovers a rich source of mineral water there and begins a drilling operation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 GODARD, JEAN LUC Contempt - Le Mepris - Screenplay by Jean Luc Godard
Paris Editions des Saint Peres 2013 
First Edition. Text in French. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. A full facsimile of Jean Luc Godard's original handwritten manuscript for his screenplay for Contempt, Godard's 1963 film classic. Fine in full cloth in a matching cloth slipcase. Measures 34.8 x 3.2 x 25.2 cm. This finely printed edition of Contempt - Le Mépris, showing Godard's handwritten pages, with additional typed pages, corrected in his elegant handwriting. This long lost manuscript was gifted by Godard to Brigitte Bardot at the end of the film's production. Missing for years this manuscript resurfaced in 2012 in a French auction. This fine edition was issued as part of the 50th anniversary of this New Wave classic film This beautiful edition also reproduces the engagement letters handwritten by Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang, Michel Piccoli, and Jack Palance. It also reproduces the film's iconic ‘Camille” score handwritten by composer George Delerue. Most of this scarce book went to French and European libraries, and has become difficult to obtain. A fascinating look at Jean Luc Godard's creative process. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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3 HAWKS, HOWARD Air Force. Screenplay by Dudley Nichols
Madison University of Wisconsin Press 1983 
First Edition. Issued largely as a trade paperback, this is one of the small number of copies issued hardbound. The shooting script for the Howard Hawks directed film, produced during the first year of WWII and after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Jack Warner specifically wanted a film to bolster America's spirits, and this film has been hailed as the definitive “patriotic heart-throb in celluloid”. Illustrated. Fine in dust jacket. Scarce. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 KING OF THE GYPSIES - FILM - King of the Gypsies - Screenplay by Frank Pierson and Bob Foster Based Upon the Book by Peter Maas
Los Angeles Paramount Pictures August 1977 
Original 122 page final draft screenplay for the acclaimed film directed by Frank Pierson and starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Annie Potts, Annette O'Toole and Judd Hirsch. The film relates the criminal ways and violent crimes of a group of Gypsies in New York City. The film presents Eric Roberts in his impressive first starring role. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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5 MAMET, DAVID Bradford - Original Screenplay by David Mamet
New York October 1997 
Original 104 page screenplay bradbound in wrappers. Fine. From the collection of the highly respected film producer John Calley (1930-2011). This script was sent to Calley by Mamet and laid in is a file photocopy of a letter from Mamet to Calley dated April 23, 2004. In the chatty and personally friendly letter, he sends on this script saving that he would love to direct it and considers it the best thing he has ever written. In 1988, Mamet wrote Bradford as a teleplay which was not produced. In 1990, he decided to publish it in his book, Five Television Plays. Still haunted by the story, Mamet re-wrote the piece as a feature film screenplay which is what is present here and is unpublished in this later form. Bradford is a mystery drama in which “a new police chief arriving in a small New England town is plunged into the midst of its cozy secrets and uncovers the truth behind his predecessor's mysterious fatal hunting accident. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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