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    Moby Dick by Ray Bradbury (Warner Bros., 1954). Fine. Signed Original Final Draft Script (Multiple Pages, 8.5" X 13.5") with Cloth Case (9.25" X 14.25" X 1.5").
    Director John Huston admired the poetic and allegorical qualities of Bradbury's short stories and novels, notably "The Martian Chronicles" (1950), and, on the basis of those qualities, concluded that Bradbury would be ideally suited to adapt Herman Melville's Moby Dick to the screen. This screenplay was, in fact, Bradbury's second foray into screenwriting. His first was the detailed original screen treatment for Jack Arnold's It Came From Outer Space (1953). However, Moby Dick was Bradbury's first fully developed screenplay, a screenplay that director Huston, a fine writer himself, helped to shape and revise. Presented for the first time at Heritage, this original final draft script has been signed by the esteemed author Ray Bradbury on the front cover and dated 6/6/06. The script itself is bound with brads, comes in a studio wrapper, features several white revision pages, and is accompanied by a custom cloth case with the title on the spine. The script shows wear, including edge and spine wear, creases, and small tears. There is some smudging and staining, which is most prevalent on the covers, and a few interior pages have gouges with a bit of paper loss. Also present are dust shadows, light touchup to paper lifts on the wrapper, and writing in ink and pencil from the production of the movie.


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