Election

Tom Perotta (novel)
Alexander Payne (director, screenwriter)
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick (starring)
Jim Taylor (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., 1997. Third Draft script for the 1999 film. With manuscript ink annotations relating to the character of Jim McAllister on several pages, possibly in the hand of screenwriter Jim Taylor, and sticky notes with annotations in the same hand attached to five pages.

Based on the 1998 novel by Tom Perrotta, loosely based in turn on Budd Schulberg's 1941 novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" A pitch-black comedy about a washed-up high school history teacher who forms an increasingly desperate vendetta against an overachieving student. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

Set in Omaha, shot on location in Washington DC, in Omaha, Bellevue, LaVista, and Papillon, Nebraska, in Carter Lake, Iowa, and in New York City.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as THIRD DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated July 22, 1997, with credits for director-screenwriter Alexander Payne, screenwriter Jim Taylor, and novelist Tom Perotta. Title page present, noted as THIRD DRAFT, dated July 22, 1997, with credits for director-screenwriter Alexander Payne, screenwriter Jim Taylor, and novelist Tom Perotta. 116 leaves, with last page of text numbered 108. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with a silver prong that has been reinforced with clear packing tape.

Criterion Collection 904.


[Book #160794]