How Sleep the Brave

St. Albans: Tillman Trevone Productions, 1974. Final draft script for an unproduced 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).

John Briley, Academy Award winning screenwriter for Richard Attenborough's 1982 epic "Gandhi," adapts his 1968 Vietnam War novel "The Traitors" (released in England in 1971 as "How Sleep the Brave".)

Five soldiers, ambushed by the Vietcong, are taken to a camp where they are indoctrinated by an American defector who persuades two of the soldiers that America's cause is immoral and unjust. Not to be confused with the 1981 film by Lindsay Shonteff.

Black untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated April 1974, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriter and novelist John Briley. 171 leaves, with last page of text numbered 169. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.


[Book #147278]

Price: $75.00