The Year of Living Dangerously

Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy (starring)
Peter Weir (director, screenwriter)
C.J. Koch (novel, screenwriter)
David Williamson (screenwriter)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1982. Fifth Draft script for the 1983 film. Annotations in manuscript pencil on four leaves, one noting a missing page number and added scene, the others noting deletions.

From the archive of longtime Hollywood producer-agent Paul Kohner.

Based on C.J. Koch's 1978 novel. A reporter, his assistant, and a photographer are caught in the turmoil of the overthrow of Indonesian President Sukarno and the events leading up to a communist coup attempt in 1965. Linda Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Australia and Philippines.

Orange untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated January, 1982, noted as FIFTH DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter David Williamson, novelist C. J. Koch and additional material from Peter Weir, Alan Sharpe and C. J. Koch. 138 leaves, with last page of text numbered 128. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/3/82 and May 20, 1982. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with a silver prong binding.

[Book #160166]