"1984" RELEASE SCRIPT
[Orwell, George (source work)]: Templeton, William P., and Ralph Bettinson [screenwriters]
Price: 1,250.00 USD
[London?]: Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd, 1956. ,114 leaves foolscap. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, punched in left margin and string-tied into plain wrappers with typed label. Wrappers a bit sunned and used at overlap edges, with a bit of loss at toe of spine and ragged tear at one punch-hole, internally about fine. A post-production release script for the 1956 British film adaptation of Orwell's novel, recording the dialogue, timing and cinematic details of the final version of the film. Directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave, Donald Pleasance, et al, this b&w adaptation captured the dingy bleakness of Orwell's vision of the future, and served its origin well. The film is itself rather elusive these days, and any scripts and publicity paper associated with it even more so. This is denoted "Copy No. 38" of the release script.