The Red Tent

Soviet Union: Mosfilm, 1969. Working post-production script for the 1969 film. Combination of typescript and carbon typescript, with annotations in red holograph ink throughout. Laid in is a vintage borderless reference photograph from the film.

An unusual internal script from the production of the Soviet-Italian co-production that was ultimately distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures. Not a post-production script in the typical sense, meaning a script that reflects the finished, edited film. Rather, a script that was produced in the midst of editing, with numerous annotations regarding editing changes that still need to be made. The text is in English, but the wrapper is Italian, meaning that it was likely issued by the Italian arm of the production.

The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition remembers the events of the "Italia" airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The "ghosts" of people involved in the events appear in his memories to assist him in determining his guilt in the affair. The reminiscences are mixed with the real action: the flight of the "Italia", the air rescue operation from Kings Bay airfield, the expedition of the "Krassin" ice-breaker. A sort of human touch is added by the ever beautiful C.C. playing Malmgren's girlfriend.

Green titled wrappers. Noting 12 reels. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Very Good. Photograph 8 x 10 inches, some residue from an old snipe label on the verso, else Near Fine.

[Book #131676]

Price: $550.00