Stars and Bars

William Boyd (novel, screenwriter)
Daniel Day Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton, Joan Cusak, Spalding Gray (starring)
Pat O'Connor (director)

Culver City, CA: Enigma Films Limited / Columbia Pictures, 1985. Revised Final Draft script for the 1988 film.

Based on William Boyd's 1984 novel, about a British art scholar who travels to the American south to purchase a painting by Renoir from a family of eccentric hillbillies in rural Georgia. While the family's patriarch is content to sell the painting at a low value, his scheming son has already promised the piece to a rival art dealer for $15 million, and misunderstandings and mishaps inevitably ensue.

Blue titled wrappers, with die-cut window in the British style. Title page present, dated November 1985, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT, with a credit for screenwriter Boyd. 112 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper with two closed tears, else Near Fine, internally bound with two silver brads.

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