... FREUD PASSIONS SECRETES [a.k.a. FREUD THE SECRET PASSION]
[Sartre, Jean-Paul]: Huston, John, et al [screenwriters]
Price: 125.00 USD
Bruxelles: Impr. J. Lichtert & Fils [for]: Universal International, 1963. Original pictorial color Belgian one-sheet (trimmed to 49 x 35 cm, costing the extended blank top margin, as often). Neatly linen- backed. Original folds visible, a couple of short marginal tears closed, as well as 2 cm closed tear (with no loss) in image area, minuscule loss to lower extreme blank tips, a few surface rubs, but overall, a bright, well- preserved example. A beautiful one sheet for the Belgian / French language release of John Huston's 1962 biopic about Sigmund Freud, starring Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, et al. The history of the development of this film, which began with Huston soliciting Jean-Paul Sartre to write the script, is a long and interesting one -- it has been the subject of at least one substantial book, and the discovery in 2001 of a lost interim draft will further illuminate its development. Suffice it to say, in the end Sartre requested that his name appear nowhere in the credits, and here, as usual, the screenplay is credited to Huston, and to Charles Kaufman and Wolfgang Reinhardt, who Huston called in to whittle Sartre's work down to manageable size.
- By This Author: [Sartre, Jean-Paul]: Huston, John, et al [screenwriters]
- By This Publisher: Impr. J. Lichtert & Fils [for]: Universal International