Quebecois! (Kay-bec-qua!)

Paul Schrader (screenwriter)

Los Angeles: ICM [International Creative Management], Circa 1973. Draft Agency script for an unproduced film, written by Paul Schrader. Undated, but according to the 1979 James Monaco book "American Film Now: The People, the Power, the Money, the Movies," written by Schrader in 1973.

Schrader wrote the script to Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 1976 film, "Taxi Driver" in fifteen days in 1972. The year following (1973) would be a very proflici period, resulting in "The Yakuza" (shot by Sydney Pollack in 1974), "Deja Vu" (made as "Obsession" by Brian De Palma in 1976), "Rolling Thunder" (made by John Flynn in 1977), and "Quebecois."

Monaco notes in "American Film Now": "In seven years (1972-1978), Paul Schrader has written ten scripts, all originals, no adaptations, each of them contrasting strongly with the dominant mood of the industry. All but one have been sold for better than satisfactory prices, and six out of ten have been shot and released. Two have been major hits. Four were written in 1973."

"Quebecois" was optioned to Lewis Allen, but never went into production.

The story of a modern day French-Italian gang war, set in Montreal.

Tan ICM Agency wrappers with white label on upper right with title and credits for screenwriter Paul Schrader. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Paul Schrader. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two flat metal brads.

[Book #154638]