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Twenty Best Film Plays

By: Gassner, John, and Dudley Nichols, eds.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22045

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, light shelfwear, rear hinge a little weak; the jacket shows a bit of wear at edges and corners, minor paper loss at top of spine, tiny chip at top of front panel, slightly larger (but still small) chip in top edge of rear panel]. The editors' judgment was pretty good -- a large proportion of the films whose screenplays were selected for inclusion in this big fat volume (1112 pages) have stood the test of time very well indeed. Contains the scripts for IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT; THE WOMEN; MY MAN GODFREY; HERE COMES MR. JORDAN; REBECCA; WUTHERING HEIGHTS; THE GRAPES OF WRATH; HOW... View more info

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: The Script of the John Schlesinger Film

By: Gilliatt, Penelope

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1972 (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14577

ISBN: 0-670-68338-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, very light wear to base of spine, bookseller's stamp on ffep; jacket a bit rubbed/scuffed, very minor edgewear]. View more info

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Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (1999) [includes ELECTION, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and THE BIRDS]

By: Nocenti, Annie, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, RC Publications Inc.: 1999

Edition: (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Seller ID: 10482

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine


[very faint edgewear, otherwise clean and newsstand-bright; just about as nice as you could possibly want]. A "theme" issue of sorts, with two of the three complete screenplays -- ELECTION (by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor) and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (by Stewart Stern) -- providing a cross-generational justification for the "Dangerous Teens" heading at the top of the front cover; additionally, the Keynote Essay, by Molly Haskell, is called "Teen Power." The third script, while not teen-themed, is "dangerous" in a different way: THE BIRDS by Evan Hunter. All s... View more info

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Men in Black: The Script and the Story Behind the Film

By: Sonnenfeld, Barry, Ed Solomon, Walter F. Parkes, and Laurie MacDonald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Newmarket Press: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23900

ISBN: 1-55704-312-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bottom corners very slightly bumped, otherwise as new; minimal rubbing to jacket]. (Color photographs) Includes forewords by director Sonnenfeld ("The Aliens Are Us") and producers Parkes & MacDonald ("Filming an Urban Legend"), plus a 60-page section on the making of the film, and "The Official Agent's Manual for Men in Black." View more info

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Jules and Jim (Modern Film Scripts)

By: Truffaut, Francois (translated from the French by Nicholas Fry)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1968

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 9238

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate overall wear/rubbing; binding solid, inside clean]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) View more info

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The Naked City: A Screenplay

By: Wald, Malvin, and Albert Maltz (ed. by Matthew J. Bruccoli)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Carbondale/Edwardsville IL, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20795

ISBN: 0-8093-0910-6

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [book is as-new, no discernible wear; jacket slightly bumped at top front corner, otherwise flawless, downgraded from Near Fine only because of the price-clipping]. (Screenplay Library) Series (B&W photographs) Screenplay for the 1948 film, with an lengthy afterword by screenwriter Wald, in which he discusses the genesis, writing and production of the film. Errata sheet laid in at rear of book, the sole purpose of which seems to have been to correct the screenplay credit to put Maltz's name before Wald's. View more info

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Baby Doll: The Script for the Film ... incorporating the two one-act plays which suggested it

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18840

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, minor wear to extremities; jacket has a somewhat ragged tear across the spine about 2 inches from the top (minor paper loss), otherwise just lightly edgeworn]. The screenplay by Williams, accompanied by two one-act plays, "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" and "The Long Stay Cut Short; or, The Unsatisfactory Supper," from which it was developed. The Elia Kazan film, released in 1956, was a pretty raw piece of work. View more info

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Dark Victory

By: [Robinson, Casey] (Bernard F. Dick, ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19192

ISBN: 0-299-08760-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor bumping in vicinity of spine ends, otherwise a tight clean copy with minimal wear; jacket moderately edgeworn, small tear and a bit of paper loss at top of spine, soiling to rear panel]. (Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay series) Series (B&W photographs) Typically excellent entry in this screenplay series, with an erudite introduction by historian Bernard F. Dick, discussing the "factual, anecdotal and mythical" history of this classic film. In addition to the screenplay itself (annotated by the editor), the volume includes a healthy selection of frame blow-ups from the film. ... View more info

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Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (Spring 1998) [includes YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE SPANISH PRISONER and THE BLACK DOLL]

By: {Gorey, Edward} {Mamet, David} Nocenti, Annie, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, RC Publications Inc.: 1998

Edition: (Vol. 4, No. 1)

Seller ID: 13578

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[light edgewear, top front corner bumped (cover and first several pages), some light diagonal creasing at top left front cover]. Complete screenplays, with writer interviews: THE FULL MONTY (Simon Beaufoy); YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, both interviewed); THE SPANISH PRISONER (David Mamet; in addition to the interview there is also an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum, drawing connections between Mamet's work and that of Alfred Hitchcock); and THE BLACK DOLL (Edward Gorey). The last-named is described as "an unproduced silent film script by a wry master of menace" featuri... View more info

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A Day at the Races

By: {The Marx Brothers} Pirosh, Robert, George Seaton, and George Oppenheimer; story by Robert Pirosh and George Seaton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20743

ISBN: 0-670-25887-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket shows only light surface- and edge-wear]. (The MGM Library of Film Scripts) Series (B&W photographs) In their second M-G-M outing, Groucho, Harpo and Chico (now permanently Zeppo-less) take on the medical profession, with Groucho as Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a horse doctor posing as the medical director of a sanitarium. Both the original script and the dialogue and action from the film as released are presented, it sez here, "because the final film differs so much from the script." (As with all the books in this series, the hardcover printings are m... View more info