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1 SPIELBERG, STEVEN & JULIA PHILLIPS Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Screenplay by Steven Spielberg
Los Angeles Columbia Pictures 1976 
Two original working draft screenplays that belonged to Julia Phillips co-producer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, one of the great classics of the science fiction film. Both scripts are marked “Julia” on the front covers. The first script is 126 pages bradbound in light blue wrappers, dated March 1, 1976, and has Julia Phillips's handwritten annotations on 14 pages. The second script is 126 pages with extensive blue, pink, and yellow rewrite pages dated variously 4/22/76, 4/26,76, and 5/10/76. It is bradbound in dark blue wrappers. Accompanying is a document providing full provenance. Enclosed together in a handsome morocco and cloth clamshell box. Julia Phillips (1944-2002) co-produced with her husband, Michael Phillips, in addition to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both The Sting and Taxi Driver. She was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Picture with The Sting. As her film producing career stalled Phillips wrote a bestselling memoir of her life in Hollywood telling many secrets and naming names entitled You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. The film was released by Columbia Pictures in 1977. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips. The cast included Richard Dreyfus, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, and Cary Guffey. Academy Award winner for: cinematography (Vilmos Zsigmond); also received a special achievement Oscar for sound effects editing. Other Academy Award nominations: direction, supporting actress (Dillon), art direction - set decoration (Joe Alves, Daniel A. Lomino, Phil Abramson), visual effects, original score (John Williams), film editing, and sound. Voted one of the 100 Best Films by the American Film Institute. 
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