LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN (1989) Set of 2 variant film scripts


Hubert Selby, Jr. (source) Np: Neue Constantin Film, [ca. 1988] Two significantly variant vintage original film scripts:

  • SECOND DRAFT. 129 pp.;
  • SHOOTING SCRIPT WITH DIRECTOR’S REVISIONS. 127 pp. This script belonged to construction coordinator Raymond Samitz, with his name in ink on front wrapper. Both in die-cut plain wrappers with title showing, NEAR FINE.

Uli Edel directed this adaptation of Hubert Selby, Jr.’s groundbreaking cult novel about Brooklyn in the 1950s, with its sympathetic portrayal of a drag queen and plot lines involving bisexual characters. Bryant, p. 71: “Union leader Harry Black is a bisexual who has an attraction to transvestites and boys… He gets beaten to a pulp and ‘crucified’ when he is caught trying to pick up a young boy in a vacant lot in his neighborhood.”

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