[Los Angeles]: Warner Brothers, 14 March - 9 May 1977. ,132, leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Mechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of white, blue and salmon stock. Bradbound in studio wrappers. Inner top corner of lower wrapper and terminal leaf a bit dust-tanned, small spot on lower wrapper, typical modest use at overlap wrapper edges, but very good or better. Item #WRCLIT69501
Copy #3 of this "Final Draft" of Newman's adaptation to film of Price's 1976 novel, but evidencing further revisions over the 8 week stretch noted above. Robert Mulligan directed the Fall 1978 release, starring Paul Sorvino, Richard Gere, Tony Lo Bianco, et al. Marcus's screenplay was nominated for both Academy and WGA awards. Newman had a distinguished career as screen and television writer going back to the 1950s, with credits on THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, CAT BALLOU, and uncredited work on THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. In 1986, with THE COLOR OF MONEY (for which he received an Oscar nomination), Price emerged in his own right as a significant screen and television writer.