The Medusa Touch

Buckinghamshire: Bulldog Productions, 1977. Two draft scripts for the 1978 film.

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).

First script dated April 1977. With brief annotations on one page. Laid in is a typed page of what appears to be unspecified dialogue.

Second script undated, with holograph annotations throughout, commenting on character motivation or dialogue, primarily to Richard Burton’s character of Morlat.

A detective and a psychiatrist, investigesting the attempted murder of one of her patients, begin to suspect him of having powerful psychokinetic abilities.

Set in and shot on location in England.

April 1977 script:

Yellow untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated APRIL 1977, with credits for screenwriter John Briley and novelist Peter Van Greenaway. 132 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with pink and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 29/4/77 and 6/5/77. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with internally with two flat metal brads. Laid in leaf, Near Fine.

Undated script:

Wrapper integral with title page, with credits for screenwriter John Briley and novelist Peter Van Greenaway. 135 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with two flat metal brads.


[Book #147246]

Price: $475.00