Branded to Kill (Original screenplay for the 1967 film). Author: Suzuki, Seijun (director); Hachiro Guryu (screenwriter); Jo Shishido, Koji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Annu Mari (starring) Title: Branded to Kill (Original screenplay for the 1967 film) Publication: Tokyo: Nikkatsu, 1967. Description: Draft script for the 1967 film. An experimental, absurdist, pop art satire of yakuza films and film noir, Suzuki's film was a failure on release, leading him to be fired and then blackballed by the studio for making films that made neither sense nor profit.
The film rightly became a cult classic with its international video release in the 1980s, and would influence filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, John Woo, Chan-wook Park, Wong Kar-wai, Johnnie To, Takeshi Kitano, and Quentin Tarantino. White titled perfect bound wrappers. 101 leaves, with last page of text numbered 20. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus. Subject: 1960s Cinema, Action Film, Experimental Film, Film Scripts, Japanese Cinema, Mystery and Crime, Underground Film, World Cinema.Royal Books is located in the midtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1996, we have specialized in rare books and paper relating to twentieth century literature, genre fiction, the arts, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on cinema. All books noted as First Editions are also First Printings unless indicated otherwise. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. The item "Seijun Suzuki BRANDED TO KILL Original screenplay for the 1967 film #141440" is in sale since Sunday, December 23, 2018.
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