Suspiria

Rome: SEDA Spettacoli, 1976. Draft Agency English-language script for the 1977 film. Produced in Rome for use in America, with a credit for English translator Lawrence O'Sullivan on the title page. Laid in is a note addressed to "PK" (Paul Kohner), written in an unknown hand in holograph ink, stating that a carbon copy of "Rosemary's Baby" is remitted, and the film has the background of a dance school (like "Suspiria") but that the film "looses impact towards the end." The only Argento script of any kind that we have ever handled.

Arguably the director's most known and influential fantasy, about a ballet dancer (Harper) who enrolls at a new academy, where grisly murders lead her to something far more sinister and supernatural.

Actress Nicolodi also wrote the screenplay, her only screenwriting credit in a string of Argento films featuring her as an actor.

Shot on location in Italy and Germany.

Tall tan titled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1976, with a credit for translator O'Sullivan. Last leaf of text numbered 73. Xerographic duplication, with photocopied holes. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.

Lentz US.


[Book #157903]