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The Celluloid Paper Trail
Identification and Description
of Twentieth Century Film Scripts
by Kevin R. Johnson
Foreword by Tony Bill, Oscar-winning producer (The Sting).
The film script is an example of rare book that defies nearly every norm. It is issued, not published, and rather than having a "first edition," it can be one of many drafts that fit within the development and production of a motion picture. .
The Celluloid Paper Trail is the first book published specifically to aid scholars in the identification and description of the 20th century film script. Visually sumptuous, methodical, detailed, and entertaining, this study is designed to help the rare book scholar ask questions, identify, and comprehend American and British film scripts issued between the 1920s and the 1980s, thus covering the period during which the art of cinema was birthed, developed, and perfected.
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