The Road, Screenplay and Promotional Materials
Beverly Hills, Nick Wechsler Productions/Dimension Films, 2008. A copy of Joe Penhall's screenplay, "Yellow Draft Version 1," dated 02.26.08; 112 pages on yellow paper; bradbound: an early version of the screenplay of the well-received film based on McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, differing from the final version in a number of particulars -- the placement of certain scenes and pieces of dialogue, and changes in the dialogue and screen direction. Together with a 20-page interview with Viggo Mortenson, the film's star, and a 15-page interview with director John Hillcoat. Each of these has been computer highlighted in color for ease of reading. Also together with 25 pages of production notes, in which Mortenson, Hillcoat, and others share their experiences bringing the book to the screen. Also one computer printout of a film poster, and a certificate of authenticity that was provided by publicist Noe Gold, who was hired by the Weinstein Company, the film's distributor, to write the production notes. Mortenson's interview has a bit of corner creasing; otherwise all elements are fine. A scarce look behind the scenes of a highly regarded film based on an even more highly regarded book: Mortenson, in particular, gives a very interesting account of his contact with McCarthy before and during the filming. Very uncommon. [#032660] $565
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