SIGNED on neatly tipped-in cards by the author James Dickey & the director John Boorman & by cast members: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty & Ronny Cox. Fine in a near fine dj. (A few light traces of shelfsoiling at edges of dj.) A nice array of signatures from this iconic film. (O). Bookseller Inventory #
The writing of the screenplay became an intense and extremely stimulating sort of game in which, with a camera in the hands of God rather than any mortal cinemaphotographer, I wrote the scenes one after the other as I would like to have them be.” from the Afterword
This is the original screenplay that Dickey submitted to Warner Brothers. He had begun it with the idea of creating a work that would stand on its own as a work of art and still enhance and deepen the audience’s apprehension of their individual experience of Deliverance and its special meaning to them. When he sent this screenplay to Warner Brothers it was with a sense of having accomplished that goal I was convinced I had put down on paper what I wanted to happen on the screen, no matter who the director was, or the actors, or any of the rest of the crew.”
But while acknowledging the creativity, bravery, and dedication of John Boorman and the actors and the crew who made the film version of Deliverance, Dickey also states that their realization is not the film as he would have had it. That film exists only in his imagination and within this screenplay. The story as filmed is presented in twenty-two production stills that speak of the undeniable strengths of the production that received nominations from the Motion Picture Academy for its awards of best picture, best direction, and best editing. Arthur Knight described the film as one of those rare films that resonates like a literary work but that rarer still avoids either being or sounding literary.” Dickey concludes his Afterword with an invitation to the reader to show [the screenplay] in the widescreen theater of his mind and compare it with the version he has seen in actual theaters, or on television.”
From the Publisher: "A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."--The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."--The New Yorker
"A novel stunning power."--The Nation
"A tour de force."--The New Republic
Publisher: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PRESS.
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1982. Hardcover, film clips. Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ As New. NO notes, No markings of ANY kind. Unclipped, unpriced DJ ; Screenplay library; 157 pages. Seller Inventory # 60223
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A., 1982. Cloth Bound. First Edition. Very fine in fine dust jacket. Jacket has no chips, no rubbing. Book is unread, new copy, recently removed from factory shrinkwrap, with jacket now archivally protected by mylar sleeve. Book. Seller Inventory # 008330
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0809310295 Brand NEW Book - Light shelf-wear. Seller Inventory # Z0809310295ZN
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0809310295