Kes [A Kestrel for a Knave]

London: N.p., Circa 1969. Draft script for the 1969 film. An early version of the screenplay with the provisional title "A Kestrel for a Knave". "6x" in black holograph marker on top right of title page.

The second film (and breakthrough) by esteemed British social realist filmmaker Ken Loach. Based upon the 1968 novel by Barry Hines "A Kestrel for a Knave," a heart-wrenching story of a working underclass youth who finds temporary respite from his oppressive life, and even grace, in the training and caring of a found fledgling kestrel whom he calls Kes.

Set in Yorkshire, England, shot on location in Yorkshire, England.

Burgundy wrapper with a die-cut window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for author Barry Hines. 91 leaves, with last page of text numbered 90. Mechanically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Very Good Plus, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with two flat metal brads.

Eureka Masters of Cinema 151. Criterion Collection 561.


[Book #145809]

Price: $4,750.00