New York Stories: Oedipus Wrecks

N.p. N.p., 1988. Draft script for the third and final segment of the 1989 anthology film, copy belonging to Woody Allen, with the annotations, in Allen's hand, of his name and "NYSS" [New York Short Stories] in black holograph marker on top left of title page.

An anthology film featuring three of American cinema's foremost auteurs, with each unconnected segment united by their New York setting. The first, Martin Scorsese's "Life Lessons," stars Nick Nolte as a frustrated painter, infatuated with his assistant, and ex-lover, played by Rosanna Arquette. The second, Francis Ford Coppola's, "Life Without Zoe," co-written with his daughter Sofia Coppola, is a whimsical, updated remake of Kay Thompson's "Eloise" character, about a poor little rich girl who lives in the Plaza Hotel, starring Heather McComb and Talia Shire.

The final segment, Woody Allen's "Oedipus Wrecks," is a return to hilarious form for Allen, wherein he plays Sheldon, a neurotic Jewish New York lawyer with a ridiculing, overbearing mother. When Sheldon, his shiksa fiancee and her children, take his mother to a magic show, she actually disappears, to Sheldon's ultimate relief, but then reappears in the sky over the New York, hounding and nagging Sheldon and his fiancee while the whole city watches.

Set and shot on location in New York City.

Self wrappers with front wrapper integral with untitled leaf, dated 3/1/88. 45 leaves, with last page of text numbered 44. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Carlson, Destroy All Movies.


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