Absolute Beginners

David Bowie (starring)
Julien Temple (director)
Richard Burridge, Christopher Wicking, Don Macpherson (screenwriters)
Colin MacInnes (novel)
Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit (starring)

London: Palace [Absolute Beginners] Limited, 1985. Final Draft script for the 1985 musical film. Single manuscript ink annotation to the title page.

Based on the 1959 novel. A rock musical set in London during the late 1950s, following two former lovers on their parallel paths to fame. David Bowie, an acquaintance of director Julien Temple, agreed to write a single for the film if he could also play the part of flashy ad executive Vendice Partners, resulting in the hit single "Absolute Beginners."

Goldenrod untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated 9th May 1985, noted as Final Draft, with credits for director Julien Temple, screenwriters Richard Burridge, Christopher Wicking, and Don Macpherson, and additional dialogue credits to Terry Johnson. 124 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #146212]