The Touch

N.p. N.p., Circa 1971. Draft script for the 1971 film. With what we assume to be translator Alan Blair's handwritten ink annotations throughout the script, mostly in English but occasionally in Swedish, noting many substantive revisions and deletions. Text in English.

Bergman's first English language film, shot in England and Sweden, and his first film to involve a major American actor (Elliott Gould) working alongside Bergman regulars Max von Sydow and Bibi Andersson. A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home, an emotionally scarred survivor of the Holocaust.

Set and shot on location in Sweden and England.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director Ingmar Bergman and English translator Alan Blair. 57 leaves, with last page of text numbered 56. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good, wrapper Very Good plus, with a black comb binding.

[Book #147252]