Rome: Reteitalia, 1989. Draft script for the 1989 television film, which originally aired on Video 80 on May 12. Copy belonging to script supervisor Franca Invernizzi, with her extensive holograph annotations on nearly every page (and many page versos) regarding camera shots, takes, timing, and dialogue. Bound in after the script is an annotated list of scenes, and several handwritten pages of Invernizzi's notes. Laid in with the script are three carbon typescript revision pages and several documents relating to production. Text in Italian.
Based on Giovanni Guareschi's 1982 short story. After moving to Bologna to start a new life, an impoverished widow decides to hide the existence of her nine children from her landlady in order to avoid higher rent prices.
Set and shot on location in Bologna.
Brown quarter leather spring binder, housing the script. Script in yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated Ottobre 1987, with credits for director Lina Wertmuller and novelist Giovanni Guareschi. 134 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with light wear overall and tape reinforcements to the spine, bound with two gold brads.
List of scenes:
Seven leaves, with last page numbered 7. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, with light edgewear.