Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh (novel)
John Wells (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1975. Draft script for an unproduced film. Assembled mostly from xerographically duplicated leaves, with two leaves (pp. 138 and 139) being ribbon copies. Written as a screenplay, with dialogue and location information, but lacking camera direction, typical of a draft that is past the treatment stage but prior to the advanced draft screenplay stage. This would appear to have no relation to the later, produced adaptation of the same novel, director Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things" (2003).

Based on the 1930 novel by Evelyn Waugh, about the dissolute lives of aristocrats and socialites living in postwar London.

Pink wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated September 1975, noted as Amended first draft, with credits for screenwriter John Wells and author Evelyn Waugh. 167 leaves, with last page of text numbered 167. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with two silver brads.

[Book #117917]