The 'Burbs

Universal City: Imagine Pictures, 1988. Composite Draft script for the 1989 film. Copy belonging to actor Dick Miller, with his holograph ink annotations to pages 46-51. Laid in with the script is an autograph letter signed from director Joe Dante to Miller, along with three xerographically duplicated shooting schedules.

One of the oddest black comedies of the 1980s, today embraced as a cult classic, about a stressed-out suburbanite and his Vietnam veteran neighbor who team up to prove a mutual paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult. A prolific character actor, Dick Miller appeared in every film directed by Dante before Miller's death in 2019, including "The Howling" (1981) and "Gremlins" (1984).

Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, dated April 15, 1988, noted as COMPOSITE DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Dana Olsen. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/27/88 and 5/18/88. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Arrow 931.


[Book #154177]

Price: $1,850.00