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Zardoz (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by Boorman, John (director, screenwriter); Sean Connery, CHarlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman (starring)

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Published
1974
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$375.00

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N.p.: John Boorman Productions, 1974. Vintage borderless double weight photograph from the 1974 film. Rubber stamp crediting Michel Ciment on the verso. After the critical and commercial success of 1972's "Deliverance," director John Boorman was given almost total creative freedom for his next film. He responded by costuming Sean Connery (in only his second post-Bond film)… Read more
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The Ice Pirates [The Seventh World or The Ice Pirates] (Original screenplay for the 1984 film)

by Raffill, Stewart (screenwriter, director); Stanford Sherman (screenwriter); Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston (starring)

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Published
1982
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$175.00

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Los Angeles: JF Productions, 1982. First Draft script for the 1984 film. Water is the most valuable resource in the distant future. In space opera fashioin, two space pirates begin working for a princess in order to help find her father. Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated June 11, 1982, noted as FIRST DRAFT… Read more
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Stand On Zanzibar (First UK Edition)

by Brunner, John

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Published
1968
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$350.00

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New York: Doubleday, 1968. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faintly foxed page edges, with the top fore edge corner of the rear board very slightly bumped. Jacket is lightly foxed to the verso and… Read more
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The Project (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Hamner, Robert (screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film. "The Dakota Project" is a top secret government initiative to solve problems of the future. A recent recruit runs into the sickening truth that the project's end goal is to introduce humans as food to the overpopulated and environmentally degraded world of the future. Blue… Read more
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Kyle (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Davidson, Lewis, and Richard L. Adams (screenwriters)

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Published
1972
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$75.00

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Los Angeles: APJAC Productions, 1972. Second Revised Draft script for an unproduced film. It is 2048 and the Republic of America is shadowed in a deep dystopia following control of the Northeast region of Mayor Tupman and his Tenants Association, a private militia which illegally murders those who speak out and get others hooked on drugs… Read more
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Survive (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Hitchcox, Lee R. (screenwriter)

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Published
1982
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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in are two pages, one a letter dated November 4, 1982 and the other a synopsis of the film. Two men survive a nuclear blast in their city, only to be pursued relentlessly by roving bands of Nazi marauders. Set in California. Brown… Read more
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Brazil (Original photograph from the set of the 1985 film)

by Gilliam, Terry (director, screenwriter); Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown (screenwriter); Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro (starring)

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Published
1985
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$425.00

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Universal City, CA: Embassy Pictures / Universal Pictures, 1985. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1985 film, showing director Gilliam and crew during a quiet moment between takes. With holograph ink annotations on the verso. Gilliam's masterpiece, about a man trying to escape a bureaucratic, authoritarian government in a dystopian future. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including… Read more
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The Last Child [The Day They Took the Babies Away] (Original screenplay for the 1971 television movie, actor Van Heflin's working copy)

by Moxey, John Llewellyn (director); Peter S. Fischer (screenwriter), Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Ed Asner (starring)

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Published
1971
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$475.00

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Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1971. Draft script for the 1971 television movie, here under the working title "The Day They Took the Babies Away". Actor Van Heflin's working copy, with his holograph annotations throughout. A film produced for ABC's now-legendary "Movie of the Week" series. A pregnant woman goes on the run in a dystopian… Read more
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$475.00
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Fahrenheit 451 (Original poster from the 2002 Falcon Theatre production)

by [Pandemonium Theatre Company] Bradbury, Ray (founder, producer, playwright); Charles Rome Smith (founder, director); D.B. Sweeney, John M. Jackson (starring)

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Published
2001
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Burbank, CA: Pandemonium Theatre Company, 2001. Original poster for the 2002 Falcon Theatre production of the Ray Bradbury play "Fahrenheit 451". The production ran from October 26, 2002 to November 24th, 2002. The story of a dystopian future in which all books are burned, this item is a poster for Bradbury's dramatic adaptation of what is largely… Read more
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THX-1138 (Original oversize double weight candid photograph from the 1971 film)

by George Lucas (director, screenwriter); Robert DuVall (starring)

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Published
1971
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$500.00

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Burbank, CA: American Zoetrope / Warner Brothers, 1971. Vintage black-and-white oversize double weight still photograph from the 1971 film. Shown are George Lucas and an assistant setting up a shot of Robert DuVall, with Lucas placing calipers on DuVall's head. With the Warner Brothers studio stamp on the verso, along with a notation regarding the shot and its reference… Read more
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$500.00
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Metropolis (Original US herald for the 1927 film)

by Lang, Fritz (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel), Channing Pollock (adaptation)

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Published
1927
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$3,000.00

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Hollywood: Universum Film [UFA] / Paramount Pictures, 1927. Original advertising herald for the US release of the 1927 film, a shortened 115 minute version re-cut by American playwright Channing Pollock, who is credited on the herald. Interestingly, the herald credits the film as joint production of Paramount and UFA, apparently just prior to the formation of the… Read more
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Metropolis (UFA still photograph from the 1927 film)

by Lang, Fritz (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel)

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Published
1927
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$1,850.00

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Munich: Universum Film [UFA], 1927. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the original German release of the 1927 film. With the UFA logo at the bottom right corner. Director Lang's expressionist masterpiece, based on the novel and written for the screen by then-wife von Harbou, one of the most enduring and influential films of the silent… Read more
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$1,850.00
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Metropolis (Original UK Program for the 1927 film)

by Lang, Fritz (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel)

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Published
1927
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$6,500.00

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London: Wardour Films / Universum Film [UFA], 1927. Original program for the London premiere of the film on March 21st, 1927 at the Marble Arch Pavilion, preceded in English by the US release earlier that month but with different title cards. Director Lang's expressionist masterpiece, based on the novel and written for the screen by then-wife von Harbou, one… Read more
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