PRICK UP YOUR EARS A screenplay drawn from the book by John Lahr by Alan Bennett Revised May 1985


Vintage original film script, quarto. Printed wrappers of Samuel Goldwyn Company (the film’s U.S. distributor), brad bound, 135 pp., there are a few ink scribblings on front cover, basically JUST ABOUT FINE in VERY GOOD+ wrappers. Autographed on title page by screenwriter Bennett.

This biography of Joe Orton was ultimately released in the U.S. on May 8, 1987, with a superb cast headed by Gary Oldman as Orton and Alfred Molina as Kenneth Halliwell, and directed by Stephen Frears (for whom this was not to be the only cinematic venture into LGBTQ cinema. He previously directed MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE and later helmed THE CRYING GAME, which is listed below.) Benshoff and Griffin, pp. 193-4.

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