Jack Whittingham / James Bond: A first draft copy shooting script Longitude 78 West the original title for Thunderball, circa December - February, 1960,
Lot 97
Jack Whittingham / James Bond: A first draft copy shooting script Longitude 78 West the original title for Thunderball,
circa December - February, 1960,
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 13,311) inc. premium

Lot Details
Vintage Film Posters & Film Memorabilia
Jack Whittingham / James Bond: A first draft copy shooting script Longitude 78 West the original title for Thunderball,
circa December - February, 1960,
the copy with title page having numerous annotations the title Bond In The Bahamas in mimeographed typescript seen crossed out with hand written James Bond above, additional typescript 'Longitude 78 West', First Draft Shooting Script, by Jack Whittingham, Based on a Story by Ian Fleming additional annotations Kevin McClory, Xanadu Productions, Dec 21st-Feb 15th, 140 pages of copied mimeographed typescript, featuring numerous annotation throughout in Jack Whittingham's and Kevin McClory's hand; with court reference document attached to the verso

Footnotes

  • On the Bahamas location visit Whittingham and McClory scoured the island to find the right places to shoot the film including a location for the underwater bomb scene and the epic underwater battle sequence. This visit proved to be important in the writing process, Whittingham said ...through reconnaissance of the Bahamas from a writer's point of view has been invaluable. One takes mental photographs and learns geography instead of having to try and imagine it all. With detailed notes from the trip he was able to write the first completed script for the film.
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