Fur Elise

N.p. N.p., 1986. Draft script for an unproduced film. The script is preceded by a four page treatment credited to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dated 1985, and detailed character and location lists. Holograph pencil notations on the character list striking names of characters. The final page of the script notes "Guion literario, primera versio" ("Literary script, first version") with credits for Eliseo Alberto. Text in Spanish.

OCLC locates no copies of the script, while the Garcia Marquez collection at the Harry Ransom Center contains two versions, with the script on offer here being the earliest of the three.

Based on an original screen story by Garcia Marquez, first conceived in 1973 and originally titled "Para Elisa," about a powerful Colombian oligarch who imports a piano for his daughter, but, in order to have it delivered, it must transported across regions of the country controlled by guerrillas, eventually sparking a violent uprising when the piano reaches the capitol. Garcia Marquez collaborated on the script with writer Eliseo Alberto and filmmaker Tomas Gutierrez Alea, and the three would go on to work together on the 1988 film "Cartas del parque."

Brown untitled wrapper. Title page present, dated Agosto y 1986, noted as Primera version, with credits for screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 101 leaves, with last page of text numbered 92. Early Xerox, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, stitch bound.

Rocco, Alessandro. Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Cinema. Tamesis, 2014, p. 34-35.


[Book #145794]

Price: $3,500.00