N.p. Televison Film Production, circa late 1940's. Draft shooting script for an unproduced British television film, circa late 1940s. Note on title page, in holograph ink, in hand of "Punch" editor E. V. Knox, "See article on this subject [arrow] Argus," "(EVK)" to right of note, with "(sent by producers)" below. Eight page "Foreword" bound in after title page, details the intention and approach of this ambitious adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey" for the screen, the telling of the tale chronologically, removing the supernatural elements (no representation of the gods), and the modernization of the language.
Television Film Production Ltd. was an attempt in the late 1940s by British art director David Rawnsley to streamline film production operations for the Rank Organization by utilizing the technical advances of television and ultimately having British film and television industries come together. Although Rawnsley's developments in independent frame storyboarding and back projection are still in use today, his ambitions for the unification of the two industries went unfulfilled.
Tall red wrapper with titled "Television Film Production" label, noted as DRAFT SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper. Title page present, noted as Draft Shooting Script. 129 leaves, with last page of text numbered 118. Offset duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near FIne, side staple binding.