English Patient, The

Revised Draft Script

Stock #99785

”We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.”

An original production revised draft script from Anthony Minghella’s 1996 drama The English Patient, adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje.

A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.

This is an original revised draft script, with the title page giving screenwriting credit to Anthony Minghella and the source material credit to Michael Ondaatje. It is a revised draft, dated 28th August 1995, just a month before filming started. This script is 125 pages long and has handwritten red felt tip pen annotations throughout, all underlining relevant parts of the script.

This item is hole-punched on the left had side but not secured. It shows signs of production use and handling, especially on the first and last pages, which are marks with scuffs and rust. Nevertheless this script remains in good, production-used condition.

Materials: Paper.

Item size - 12.2" x 8.66" x 0.98" (31cm x 22cm x 2.5cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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