Poltergeist | Steven Speilberg | 1981
Revised draft script for the 1982 film. Includes an additional set of 131 unbound revision pages. Both script and revision pages have the red numeric watermark on each page as called for.
A quintessential entry in the horror film oeuvre, “Poltergeist” tells the story of a family beset by a group of particularly malicious spirits after moving into their new suburban California home. Although he was contractually prevented from directing another film while working on “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” debate continues as to the extent of Spielberg’s creative influence upon the direction of this film. Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Visual Effects. Shot on location in California.
Pale blue studio wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated February, 1981. Title page present, dated February, 1981, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Spielberg, Victor, and Graise. 119 leaves, mechanically reproduced, with white revision pages dated 3/4/81, and with an additional 131 revision leaves laid in at the rear, mechanically reproduced on blue, green, yellow, and pink stock, dated variously between 3/23/81 and 5/8/81. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with two gold brads.