Dodes'ka-Den [Dodeskaden] [Clickety-Clack]

Tokyo: Toho, Circa 1970. Draft script for the 1970 Japanese film. With holograph ink and pencil annotations to the rear wrapper and throughout the text. Included with the script is a mimeographed shooting schedule. Text and titles in Japanese.

Annotations relate to the following: (a) names of the chosen cast members, (b) set rehearsals and camera rehearsals, (c) times for shooting (e.g., Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Night), phone numbers for production personnel, (d) names of potential and/or hired camera assistants, (e) names of potential and/or hired actors, (f) indication of the production company chosen (Toho Corporation), as well as film stock and lense sizes to be used (g) additional notes regarding location of some settings, (h) changes to dialogue and action, and (h) some final post-production notes.

Director Akira Kurosawa's first color film, based on Shugoro Yamamoto's 1962 novel "Kisetsu no nai machi" (A City Without Seasons). A series of vignettes about a slum in the suburbs of Tokyo and its impoverished inhabitants. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Set and shot on location in Tokyo.

Script:

White titled wrappers. Title page present. 90 leaves, with last page of text numbered d-37. Mimeograph duplication, printed on rectos and versos. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with perfect binding.

Schedule:

White titled wrappers. 13 leaves, with last page numbered 23. Mimeograph duplication, printed on rectos and versos. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with a faintly toned spine and very faint foxing to the fore-edge, side-stitched with two staples.

Detailed notes with translation of annotations noted above, with accompanying images, are provided with the script.


[Book #148810]

Price: $2,500.00