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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (working title: "Farewell to the Master") early script. (TCF, 1951) Vintage studio-bound and bradded 143-page earliest known original script for The Day the Earth Stood Still. Bearing the original title of the October 1940 pulp science fiction story by Harry Bates upon which the film was based, "Farewell to the Master", this extremely rare draft by Edmund H. North is dated September 8, 1950, and was written approximately eight months prior to actual production. Likely the very first screenplay draft to be adapted from North's own 35-page, early August treatment. The script contains 25 pages of material that would eventually be deleted, condensed or otherwise altered before the film was shot. It gives a rare window into elements not included in the ultimate film. For example, the robot "Gort" here is a hugely-muscled, green-skinned being called "Gnut"; a saucer viewscreen shows a glimpse of yet another "Gnut" as well as a fellow inhabitant of the alien "Klaatu'"s home planet, neither of which appear in the final film. "Klaatu" even offers his female friend on Earth (played by Patricia Neal) a trip to his world; and, remarkably, a startlingly different manner in which Klaatu is "resurrected" is described in this version! Another most significant departure is that the famous phrase known the world as "Klaatu Borada Nikto", in this iteration is written, "Klaatu-Barada-Novak". With light blue covers exhibiting minor wear and handling. Content virtually unhandled. In vintage fine condition.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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