Amadou

France: Hermes-Films, Circa 1964. Draft script for an unproduced French film based on Maheux-Forcier's 1963 novel of lesbian love, "Amadou." Notations throughout in holograph ink, some noting cut scenes. French language.

Opening scene translated: "It's dawn. The light is still undecided. In the fields, the first cries of insects, in the trees, songs of birds that awaken. The water of the river hardly begins to shiver. A very light haze rises like a curtain along the shore, allowing us to discover a very small beach, a wooden dock with a diving board at the very end. But the camera does not linger."

Canadian collaborators Carrier and Dube worked on only a few projects, being the televisions series "La Cote de sable" (1960-1962, WWII family), and the television movies "Qui perd gagne" (1974, pauper gets poorer), and "Au retour des oies blanches" ["The Return of the White Geese"] (1971). Both men never contributed to a released production from Hermes-Films [Films Hermes, produced three short films 1957-1958, 1962], making "Amadou" presumably the company's last ditch, further edifying a need for sensationalism. Early Canadian New Wave, had the project evolved beyond a rough draft of screen adaptation.

Gray titled wrappers with vellum spine, noted as AMADOU / HERMÈS-FILMS on the front wrapper, undated. Title page present, undated, with credits for novelist Maheaux-Forcer, screenwriters Carrier and Dube, director Carrier, and production company Hermes-Films. 177 leaves, with last leaf of text unnumbered. Mechanically reproduced, tall stock (8.25 x 13.5 inches). Pages Near Fine, front wrapper detached (now repaired), perfect-bound.


[Book #142315]

Price: $125.00