Sweet November

Los Angeles: Gershwin-Kastner Productions, 1965, 1967. First Draft script and a Revised Estimating script for the 1968 film. The First Draft script is early, written well over two years before the film's release. The Revised Estimating script is on all yellow stock, except for distribution page (white), and pink "This Script Is Not Final and Is Given to You for Advance Information Only" page. Written a year prior the film's release, the Revised Estimating script is only 79 pages, ending with "PART II TO FOLLOW."

From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye” (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and “Heat” (Michael Mann, 1996).

A workaholic manufacturer meets a carefree young woman who takes lovers for a period of one month in order to help them get over their problems, though complications ensue when he agrees to be her “November." Remade in 2001, directed by Pat O'Connor, and starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

Set in and shot on location in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.

First draft script:

Blue titled wrappers, dated July 9, 1965. Title page present, dated 7/9/65, noted as First Draft, with credits for screenwriter Herman Raucher. 135 leaves, with last page of text numbered 134. Offset duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three silver brads.

Rev. Estimating script:

Beige titled wrappers, noted as REV. ESTIMATING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 65, dated February 1. 1967. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated 2/1/67. 83 leaves, with last page of text numbered 79. Offset duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.


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