The Year of Living Dangerously

N.p. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1982. Fifth draft rainbow script for the 1983 film. Wrapper has title and date written in holograph ink, "The Year of Living Dangerously," "January 1982." Four leaves of the script have annotations in holograph pencil, one noting missing page number and added scene, the others noting deleted scenes.

Based on C.J. Koch's 1978 novel. Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson,) a reporter caught in the turmoil of the Indonesian overthrow of President Sukarno and the events leading up to a Communist coup attempt in 1965, is assisted by photographer Billy Kwan (Linda Hunt) and a young, beautiful assistant at the British Embassy, Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver).

Linda Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

Shot on location in Australia and Philippines.

Orange, untitled pressboard wrapper. Title page present, dated January, 1982, noted as FIFTH DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter David Williamson, novelist C. J. Koch and additional material from Peter Weir, Alan Sharpe and C. J. Koch. 138 leaves, with last page of text numbered 128. Photographically reproduced, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/3/82 (possibly an error as all other blue pages begin on 3/1/82) and May 20, 1982. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with prong binding.


[Book #146318]

Price: $875.00