N.p. Recorded Picture Company, 1978. Revised Draft British script for the 1978 film.
Winner of the Prix de Jury at Cannes, and nominated for the Palme d'Or. Based on the short story by Robert Graves. Soundtrack by Michael Rutherford and Tony Banks of the progressive rock band Genesis.
A quiet, chilling horror film with experimental leanings. Shot on location along the North Devon coastline, specifically Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows. Producer Jeremy Thomas later noted: "Because I had a great director, and a quality piece of literature I managed to get a wonderful cast such as John Hurt and Alan Bates. Skolimowski had a sense of shooting style then, this was the second director who I had worked closely with, and it was fascinating watching [him] work. He came from a Polish tradition, the Wajda Film School, he had a different background to other directors I had been working with in the cutting rooms or elsewhere. And it made the film much more creative to me. I saw it more as an artistic endeavour by him."
Beige titled die-cut wrappers in the British style. Title page present, dated June 15, 1977, noted as Revised, with credits for screenwriter Michael Austin, story writer (novelist) Robert Graves, and RECORDED PICTURE COMPANY LTD (along with their address in London). Copy No. 54 annotated in blue ink at the bottom right corner. 94 leaves, with last page of text numbered 92. Mechanical duplication, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two silver flat brads.