The Veil

N.p. N.p., circa 1970s. Treatment script for an unproduced film. Script opens with a three-page "Author's Note on the script: ..." in which screenwriter John Briley examines his intents in writing a story regarding the Arab world and culture.

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).

Briley, the Academy Award winning screenwriter for Richard Attenborough's 1982 epic "Gandhi," here tackles a complicated study of Mahmoud and his wife Zahre, a Saudi couple caught between family expectations and the possibilities afforded by wealth and multicultural influence. As Briley states in the "Author's Note:" "the story of a man torn between two cultures, of a people going from relative poverty to unimaginable wealth, of a deeply religious people exposed to a very secular world."

Mustard untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter John Briley. 72 leaves, with last page of text numbered 68. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.

[Book #147412]