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Ivory, James (director); Kazuo Ishiguro (novel) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenwriter); Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant (starring)
The Remains of the Day (Original screenplay for the 1993 film)
Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1992. Third draft script for the 1993 British film, likely having belonged to actor Peter Halliday. Laid in are six Call Sheets, five of which contain the name of Peter Halliday have the actor's name highlighted, one of which has his name written (incorrectly as "Peter Haliday") on the verso in holograph ink, one two page Shooting Schedule and one six page Shooting Schedule. Based on the 1989 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Late in mid-life, Darlington Hall's staunch head butler Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) finds himself questioning his unwavering dutifulness and years of service in light of, now deceased, Lord Darlington's (James Fox) Nazi ties as well as the romantic possibilities sacrificed, some 25 years earlier, with housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson). Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Set in and shot on location in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon and Wiltshire, England. Orange untitled wrappers with die-cut window in the British fashion. Title page present, dated August, 1992, noted as Third Draft, with credits for novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 108. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 24.9.92 and 29.9.92. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with closed tears at the binding, bound with prong binding.
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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