In Country

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1988. Lined revised final draft script for the 1989 film in leather presentation binding belonging to editor Louis Lombardo, with name in gilt on front board, title in gilt on front board and spine. Signed on upper right of wrapper by editor Tony Gibbs in holograph red ink. Copious holograph annotations on nearly every page regarding camera shots, takes, timing and dialogue. Two page ribbon copy memo signed from director Norman Jewison to Lombardo, dated June 26/89, following the final page of the script, in which Jewison breaks down six key scenes he feels need reediting after previewing the film.

Jewison and Lombardo previously worked together on 1987's hugely successful, multiple Academy Award winning "Moonstruck," and 1989's "The January Man." They would work together again on 1991's "Other People's Money."

From the estate of Lou Lombardo. Provenance available upon request.

Based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Bobbie Ann Mason, about the effect of the Vietnam War on a small, Kentucky town, centering on a teenager whose father was killed in the war, and who seeks to find out more about his life. Bruce Willis plays her guardian and seemingly laid-back uncle, a Vietnam vet suffering from PTSD.

Set in the fictional town of Hopewell, Kentucky, and shot on location in Kentucky (Lexington, Mayfield, Paducah) and in Washington DC.

Black leather binding with title in gilt on front board and spine and Louis Lombardo in gilt on lower right of front board with glossy black endpapers and label crediting California Bookbinding of Hollywood. Blue titled front wrapper, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated June 16, 1988, with credits for screenwriter Frank Pierson and novelist Bobbie Ann Mason. Approximately 320 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Xerographic duplication, rectos and versos, with blue, pink, yellow, green and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/10/88 and 10/2/88. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Very Good plus, memo, ribbon copy, Near Fine, leather binding Near Fine.


[Book #146526]

Price: $1,500.00