Los Angeles: Paramount, 1981. Shooting draft for the extraordinary 1982 television movie, based on the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Norman Mailer, who also wrote the screenplay.
Winner of 2 Emmy Awards, and nominated for 3 others, including Best Screenplay (Mailer) and Best Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). A turning point in television movies, wherein Jones and Arquette play wholly unsympathetic characters with no reservation. One of the best films of the 1980s, on television or the silver screen.
Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, dated September 25, 1981, noted as SHOOTING DRAFT, with credits for writer Mailer. 199 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads.