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    Final Shooting Script of Vertigo

    [Alfred Hitchcock]. [Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor]. From Among the Dead. [Hollywood, CA:] Paramount Pictures, September 12, 1957. Final Shooting Script. Studio's mimeographed copy. Quarto leaves. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches on plain white paper (changes are inserted onto two purple sheets). 145 leaves, rectos only (with the exception of a few typed notes to the verso of a few leaves; these notes appear to be typed, not mimeographed copies). Three hole-punches in the left margin, two rusted brads. Some toning to first few and last few leaves, else fine. Most of the changes and typed notes seem to concern scene set-ups and camera angles with one exception - the brief sequence when Scottie (Jimmy Stewart) buys Judy (Kim Novak) flowers near the end of the script. A fine script.

    [Together With:] two quarto pages of original typed camera notes, both dated "11/25/57". One page is camera notes for the day sequence at the church tower, where Madeleine falls to her death, and the other page is camera notes for the night sequence at the church tower, where Scottie chases Judy up to the top of the tower (but is before she falls to her death). It was common for multiple scenes at a certain location to be shot at the same time, in order to save money. Both pages are toned, rubbed, and soiled, with several typed corrections. Near fine. On both pages of notes, sequences of vertigo are mentioned.


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