Amazon Women on the Moon

Los Angeles: Untitled Productions, 1985. Production plan binder for the 1987 film. Housed in a green three-ring binder, the production plan includes story boards, schedules, days out of days, set renderings, vernacular location photographs, and production accounting reports. Annotations in holograph ink, marker, and highlighter on several pages note dates, revisions, call-outs, "file copy," and "master copy." Laid in is a second copy of a story board in archival sleeves.

Assembled for Universal Pictures executives by producer Robert K. Weiss, the production plan is divided into four sections: schedule, budget, art department, and production accounting. Among the documents included are a large, annotated fold-out breakdown sheet, seven days out of days fold-outs, twelve blueprint set illustration fold-outs, two blueprint set diagram fold-outs, three illustrated overlays over location photographs, eight vernacular location photographs, and a story board of the central movie-in-a-movie.

A sort of 1980s cousin to "The Groove Tube" (1974) and "Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977), a formatted anthology comedy parodying late-night cable television viewing. The film features 21 comedy skits, with the central movie-in-a-movie being a spoof of a 1950s science fiction film.

Shot on location in Los Angeles and Agua Dulce, California.

Title page present, dated November 1, 1985, noted as Stage II: Production Plan, Draft Version 1.0, with credits for screenwriters Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland. 137 leaves, with last page of text numbered 4.28. Xerographic duplication, rectos only (with the exception of two pages of vernacular location photos on recto and verso, and bound in "Tentative Storyboard," which has eight pages recto and verso). Title page separated at ring holes, else pages Near Fine. Binder Near Fine, measuring 10.75 x 11.5 inches.

Additional story board: 8.5 x 11 inches. 19 pages. Bound with a single staple on the top left corner. Near Fine.


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