Anyone have the Paget Press edition of Barfly (rhetorical question - I know someone here has it)? Is it just the screenplay, like the Black Sparrow version?
April 23, 1979
Hello editors of NOMADES :
I received your letter of Jan.14, this year, asking for something I have written. I remember Paris with mixed memories but I haven't forgotten your request. I've been busy writing a screenplay which Barbet-Schroeder will direct. It took me a good 3 months and it's tentatively called THE RATS OF THIRST and I guess it will turn into celluloid when we find a half a million dollars in the alleys (as you can see I am a shitty typist and I've even sober as I type this.) Anyhow, here are a few poems I have written this week for you to look over. If your magazine is in existence and you wish to print them, don't let anything stop you. But if the poems don't work for you, please return them and I'll try them somewhere here in the U.S. Oh yes, if they do come out there, please ship me a couple of copies of your magazine.
By the way, in the poem " the E was all right ", the reference to " Gypsy " in the poem relates to one Gypsy Lou Webb, wife of the deceased once great American editor Jon Lou Webb who published the magazine THE OUTSIDER and some of my very early books of poetry. They were both quite strange and magic people, and Gypsy is still alive, and I am too, mostly, and so here are the poems...
copyright Francis Juif & Br?ves
No such thing.nymark said:Is that too much information?
All film scripts are Xeroxed, at least they were up through the mid 90's, I haven't been around the business since then.hank solo said:I saw a real (not xeroxed) shooting script a few years ago, as issued to cast and crew.
mjp said:Anyone have the Paget Press edition of Barfly (rhetorical question - I know someone here has it)? Is it just the screenplay, like the Black Sparrow version?
And here's why:The other thing about the Paget press edition is there is much, much, much less descriptive text (whatever you call that in a screenplay) which I found distracting in the Black Sparrow edition.
emphasis in bold is mineThe Movie: "Barfly" (1987) - Publisher's Note said:Charles Bukowski wrote the screenplay of Barfly at the invitation of the director, Barbet Schroeder. (The original written version was published in Toronto by Paget Press in 1984.) As is usual in the course of making a film, this script underwent many changes as Bukowski and Schroeder worked on the production -- both additions (of dialogue, scene and camera directions, etc.) and excisions. What we published here is the script of the finished film, with some of the purely technical directions removed and with most of the excised portions of the original version of the script restored when their interest as reading material warranted it. These restorations have been placed between square brackets.
just a wild guess: when he was writing the screenplay in the first place, he obviously didn't have a special shooting-location in mind. After they've found the building, where they shot the scene, the story of the room appeared to be different, so they changed it in the screenplay.[...] In the original, Wanda's room is on the 3rd foor. In the final her room is on the 4th. [...]