The Natural

New York: Bean / Kahn Films International, 1982. Second Draft script for the 1984 film.

Based on the 1952 novel by Bernard Malamud. A ridiculously great cast, an equally great novel, and a fine director in his prime helped make the adaptation of Malamud's timeless baseball novel into a sweeping success. There is always much debate among filmgoers about the sentimentality heaped onto the storyline by the screenwriters, but the truth is that the spirit of determination, skill, and chance that comprise the essence of baseball resonates in every frame. Nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score (an early effort by Randy Newman).

Shot on location in Buffalo, New York.

Tan titled wrappers. Title page present, dated 8/20/82, noted as 2nd DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Robert Bean, and based on the novel by Bernard Malamud and a screenplay by Phil Dusenberry. 143 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #154532]

Price: $1,500.00