Burbank, CA: Amblin Entertainment, 1983. Eighth Draft script for the 1984 film, yellow stock, including 19 additional goldenrod revision pages. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their name in holograph ink on front wrapper and the first page of the revision. Hole shadows but with script and revision leaves watermarked GREM00104 throughout, a standard practice for Amblin Entertainment productions in the 1980s.
The story of a family besieged by small, troublemaking creatures that wreak havoc on their town. The criticism that the film's blend of horror and comedy drew caused executive producer Steven Spielberg to suggest that the Motion Picture Association of America design a new, more fitting film rating, which led the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating in response.
Set in Kingston, NY.
Self wrappers, title page integral with front wrapper. Title page present, noted as EIGHTH DRAFT, rubber-stamped production no. GREM00104, dated April 11, 1983, with credits for screenwriter Chris Columbus. 117 leaves, with last page of text numbered 112. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, only yellow stock. Pages Near Fine, no wrapper as issued, bound with two gold brads.