Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970. Revised Draft script for the 1971 film. SIGNED by director William Friedkin on the title page.
Friedkin made his name with this gritty adaptation of Robin Moore's non-fiction account of east coast drug trafficking. Perhaps the greatest of the many 1970s crime films that were shot on location in New York City, with glorious period detail in nearly every frame. The screenplay was written by author Ernest Tidyman, one year after the publication of his seminal Harlem-based crime novel, "Shaft." Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Gene Hackman, along with three additional nominations.
Orange titled wrappers. Title page present, dated October 6, 1970, with credits for screenwriter Tidyman, director Friedkin, and producer Phil D'Antoni. 95 leaves, mechanical duplication, last leaf numbered 93. Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.
Grant US. Hardy, BFI Companion to Crime. Spicer US.