Francesca and Nunziata

Lina Wertmuller (director, screenwriter)
Elvio Porta (screenwriter)
Maria Orsini Natale (novel)
Sophia Loren, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudia Gerini (starring)

Rome: Solaris Cinematografica, 2000. Eighth Draft script for the 2001 television film, which originally aired on January 22 on Channel 5. Copy belonging to script supervisor Franca Invernizzi, with her extensive manuscript annotations on nearly every page (and many page versos) regarding camera shots, takes, timing, and dialogue. Bound in after the script are six pages of Invernizzi's handwritten notes. Text in Italian. Missing page 98, likely as used or issued.

Based on the 1995 novel by Maria Orsini Natale. A noblewoman's adopted daughter falls in love with her foster brother, causing great rifts between mother and daughter and exposing older family secrets.

Set and shot on location in Naples, Italy.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 5 OTTOBRE 2000, with credits for director and screenwriter Lina Wertmuller, screenwriter Elvio Porta, and novelist Mario Orsini Natale. 196 leaves, with last page of text numbered 186. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with white undated revision pages throughout. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with light soil and edgewear, bound with two silver brads.

[Book #148354]