Gallagher, Tess [Carver, Raymond] Dostoevsky: A Screenplay&King Dog a Screenplay (Capra Back-to-Back Series)
Santa Barbara, CA Capra Press 1985 0884962369 / 9780884962366 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Near Fine Wraps (As Issued) Signed by Author
This copy of the Capra Back-to-back of "Dostoevsky" A scrrenplay has been SIGNED by Tess Gallagher on the title page. In 1982 film director Michael Cimino telephoned Raymond Carver and asked him to lend a hand on a screenplay he had acquired about the life of Dostoevsky. Carver was intrigued by the idea, but he found the existing script ponderous, cumbersome, plotless, and boring. He brought Tess Gallagher in on the project and before long they scrapped the original and were working day and night on a new script entirely their own. What they finally turned out was not a rewrite but a stunning original, the first screenplay by two of America's foremost writers. A small tear at the base of the spine accounts for the grading.