Original screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, and Oliver Stone. Two variant drafts, with significant differences, of an important Oliver Stone film about Nixon’s career:
- INTERIM SEVENTH DRAFT 2/16/95. 149 pp. ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers.
- NINTH DRAFT (Shooting Script) 5/1/95. 153 pp. Accompanying the script are 19 loose revision pages, dated variously between May 5 and July 28. Red titled wrappers. 235 leaves, photographically reproduced, with the last leaf of text numbered 153. Pink, salmon, goldenrod, yellow, and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5-5-95 and 7-28-95. Brief dampstain to several pages, else pages and wrapper NEAR FINE, internally bound with two gold brads. Loose revision pages are FINE, unbound.
Oliver Stone’s exploration of President Richard Nixon, starring Anthony Hopkins as Nixon. The film portrays his strict Quaker upbringing, his time in law school, and his self-effacing courtship of his wife, Pat (Joan Allen). His character flaws are revealed early, and his defeat by John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election, followed by the loss of the 1962 California gubernatorial race, seem to signal the end of his career. Yet Nixon remains a brilliant politician, until his growing paranoia triggers the Watergate scandal which significant sections of the film deal. Nominated for four Academy Awards.
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