The Time Bandits

London: HandMade Films, 1981. Handmade Films, 1980 . Shooting script for the 1981 British fantasy/adventure film, Time Bandits, the third film to be directed by Terry Gilliam, based on an original screenplay by Gilliam and fellow Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin, with a cast that would be quite a bit more expensive today than it was then, including Palin, John Cleese, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, and Shelley Duvall. Script belonging British character actor Derek Lamden, with his name in holograph pencil at the top of the title page.

Gilliam's follow-up to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure, in which a young boy travels with a group of dwarves through time and encounters various historical figures, including an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Holm), a powerful Agamemnon (Connery), and a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood (Cleese).

Red studio wrappers, with a windowed front panel. Title page present, with a date of April 1, 1980, and credits for Palin and Gilliam, along with a production company credit for “The Handmade Film Partnership,” a venture founded by George Harrison that soon became simply, “Handmade Films." 135 leaves, photographically reproduced, with revision pages inserted throughout, all marked “Revision 14.4.80.” Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine (with a single ring impression--not a stain--on the front wrapper), bound with two silver brads. Nominated for 5 Saturn Awards and, 1 Hugo Award. An extremely scarce document for one of the most memorable achievements by the Python crew in the early days of their formidable post-television era. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.


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