Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1981. Final Draft script for the 1982 film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their name in holograph pencil annotation on the front wrapper, and a single holograph ink annotation to the title page, noting copy No. 201.
Based on the 1978 novel by John Irving. Director George Roy Hill capped an impressive career with this film, one of the best literary adaptations of the 1980s, a great example of a successful and uncompromised translation of a novel's idiosyncrasies directly to the screen, and a triumph of ensemble acting. Nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for John Lithgow and Glenn Close, respectively.
Shot on location in New York and New Jersey.
Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, dated January 1981, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriter Steve Tesich and novelist John Irving. 170 leaves, with last page of text numbered 139. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with pink, blue, and yellow undated revision pages throughout. Pages Very Good plus, with light foxing to the first and last leaves, wrapper Very Good plus, with dampstains and light soil to the binding and rear wrapper, bound internally with three gold brads.