A shooting script from William Boyd’s 1999 independent war movie The Trench.
Set 48 hours before the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the film gives a glimpse into the living conditions of a platoon in a World War 1 trench. It explores the mindsets of tough Sergeant Winter (Daniel Craig), Lieutenant Hart (Julian Rhind-Tutt), Billy MacFarlane (Paul Nicholls) and his older brother Eddie (Tam Williams) as they experience a range of emotions. The platoon are informed they are to join the first wave of attacks in an event that will cost the British Army its greatest number of men in a single day.
Shooting scripts are the versions used during the production of a movie. Interestingly, this 97-page script features the title ‘Somme’ on the cover page, indicating that the film was renamed near the end of the process. It is comprised of single-sided, unannotated white and pink A4 sheets of paper in a black ring binder folder.
The title page features a scrawl in pen at the top right corner, and a set of typed and handwritten scene directions are taped to the inside front cover – possibly added late in production. Behind this is a typed cast list featuring the names of Daniel Craig, Danny Dyer, James Darcy and others. Other points of interest include references to deleted scenes within the body of the script.
Some marks and folds are evident on several pages from use during production, but the script remains in otherwise good overall condition.
Materials: Paper, Card, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 12.6" x 11.22" x 2.17" (32cm x 28.5cm x 5.5cm)
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