The Graduate

N.p. N.p., 1967. Archive of material from the 1967 film belonging to an unknown crew member, including one annotated Final Draft script and a bound set of manuscript breakdown sheets. Screenplay annotations primarily note scene changes, with occasional mentions of transportation in the film.

Based on Charles Webb's 1963 novel, a satirical tale of the suffocation of the middle class, told through a recent college graduate's ersatz relationship with an older married woman. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning Best Director for Mike Nichols.

In an introduction to a 2010 screening of the film screenwriter Buck Henry noted that it was not until he had completed his version of the script that he discovered Calder Willingham had written an earlier one—meaning there was no collaboration between the two writers whatsoever. Though Henry's was the script used for the film, both screenwriters were ultimately credited.

Set in Pasadena.

Screenplay:

Beige wrappers with title noted in manuscript ink annotation on the front wrapper. Title page present, noted as Final Draft, dated March 29, 1967, noting production No. 20055, with credit for screenwriter Buck Henry. 162 leaves, with last page of text numbered 176. Early xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with light rusting on the wrapper versos near the binding, bound internally with three silver brads.

Bound breakdown sheets:

Beige wrappers with title noted in manuscript ink annotation on the front wrapper. Lacking title page, presumably as issued. 154 leaves, with last page numbered 154. Early xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with light rusting on the wrapper versos near the binding, bound internally with three silver brads.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 800. Clover, Men, Women, and Chainsaws.


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