The Driver

Walter Hill (director, screenwriter)
Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977. Final Draft script for the 1978 film. A unique script in terms of the narrative, with each scene described in fragmented sentences.

Director Walter Hill's existential neo-noir, heavily influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samourai" (1967), with some of the finest car-chase sequences ever committed to celluloid. The film follows a skilled getaway driver whose elusive escapes torment a self-assured police detective, driving the detective to the brink of obsession.

Cream titled wrappers, dated May 23, 1977. Title page present, dated May 23, 1977, noted as FINAL, with a credit for Hill. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 111. Xerographic duplication on blue stock, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Silver and Ward US Neo-Noir. Spicer US. Twilight Time 53.

[Book #160172]