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Fantastic Voyage

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. Final Script for the 1966 film, "Fantastic Voyage," directed by Richard Fleischer, written for the screen by Harry Kleiner, and starring Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, and Donald Pleasance.

One of the seminal science fiction films of the 1960s, novelized the same year by Isaac Asimov and published by Houghton Mifflin. Stephen Boyd heads a team of scientists sent on a bizarre experimental mission in which, through a revolutionary and as-yet untested process, the scientists and their special motorized vehicle are miniaturized and then injected into the blood stream of a scientist who is near death. Their mission is to relieve a blood clot caused by an assassination attempt. The film's Oscar-winning visual effects (by Art Cruikschank) chart the progress of the voyagers through the scientist's body, burrowing past deadly antibodies, chunks of tobacco residue in the lungs, and other obstacles. Oscars also went to Jack Martin Smith and Dale Hennesy's art direction and Walter M. Scott and Stuart A. Reiss' set decoration. Other nominations were received for color cinematography (Ernest Laszlo) and sound effects [The AllMovie Guide].

Blue studio wrappers, noted as FINAL and project No. 43 on the front wrapper, and dated December 22, 1964 (nearly two years prior to the film's release). Title page present, marked "Final," date matching the front wrapper, and with a credit for screenwriter Kleiner. 142 leaves, principal pages eye-rest green, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/15/1965 and 2/23/1965 Pages Near Fine with the most minute nicking to the page fore-edges; wrapper Very Good plus with yapped edges, bound with three gold brads.
[Book #110564]
Price: $850.00
Fantastic Voyage


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