Straw Dogs [The Siege of Trencher's Farm]

Talent Associates Ltd./N.S.I. / ABC Pictures, 1970. Final Draft script for the 1971 film, here under the working title, and title of the source material, "The Siege of Trencher’s Farm."

Based on Gordon M. Williams’s 1969 novel. Director Sam Peckinpah and screenwriter David Z. Goodman kept only the central concept of the siege itself, but completely altered the circumstances around it, including the creation of the film’s controversial rape scene. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Set in Trencher's Farm in Dando, Cornwall, shot on location in Cornwall and Middlsex, England.

Maroon titled wrappers. Title page present, dated 24th August 1970, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriters David Z. Goodman and Sam Peckinpah. 131 leaves, with last page of text numbered 130. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Clover, Men, Women, and Chainsaws. Criterion Collection 182. Grant, US.

[Book #143123]

Price: $5,500.00