Wolf Screenplays and Press Book
Culver City, Sony/Red Wagon/Columbia Pictures, 1993. Two variant screenplays for the 1994 romantic horror film written by Harrison, Wesley Strick and (uncredited) Elaine May; directed by Mike Nichols; and starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Atkins, Allison Janney, David Hyde Pierce, Ron Rifkin, and Kate Nelligan, among others. (Despite the title, the movie is not related to Harrison's first novel, also titled Wolf; this is a werewolf story, whereas Harrison's book was what he called "a false memoir.") The earlier script is 114 pages, credited to Harrison and with revisions noted by Wesley Strick on October 6, 1992 and by Elaine May on November 21, 1992. Each page of the script is dated 11/21, and about half the pages are rubber-stamped in red, "WOL5038." Three-hole punched sheets bound with two brads, in a black spring-loaded binder; near fine. The second script has an orange title page that states "Revised March 30, 1993," after repeating the Strick and May revision dates. Each page of the script is dated 3-30-93. Bradbound in glossy Red Wagon Production wrappers, which show some handling; near fine. Together with the Columbia Pictures press kit: a folder containing one black and white image of a fanged Nicholson in bed with a sleeping Michelle Pfeiffer and an 18-page press release, in which Harrison talks about the genesis for the film, "a modest attack of lycanthropy (the delusion one has become a wolf)...[that] lasted about twenty minutes. My dog didn't forgive me for a week..." The release also contains bios of the principals, including Harrison, whose paragraph features a quote from Nicholson on what makes Harrison a great writer. Wolf won Harrison and Strick a Saturn Award for Best Writing, given out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The press kit and its contents are foxed; near fine. Very uncommon work by Harrison, one of the most highly regarded novelists of his generation, who died earlier this year. OCLC locates only 4 copies of the 11/21 revision and only one copy of the 3/30 revision. [#032771] SOLD
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