The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola (director, screenwriter)
Gene Hackman (starring)

San Francisco: The Director's Company, 1972. Final Draft script for the 1974 film. Single annotation in manuscript ink on the title page, with copied annotations amending pagination on pages 100-120 (the final 20 pages of the script).

Widely regarded among director Francis Ford Coppola's greatest achievements, and a high point for actor Gene Hackman. Originally produced by Coppola with Fred Roos for The Directors' Company (a short-lived entity Coppola formed with Peter Bogdanovich and William Friedkin). Winner of the Palme d'Or and nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Set and shot on location in San Francisco.

Mustard yellow titled Director's Company wrappers. Title page present, dated November 22, 1972, noted as Final Draft, with credits for director-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold screw brads.

National Film Registry. Ebert ll. Grant US. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Silver and Ward Neo-Noir. Spicer Neo-Noir.

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