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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967

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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
Audrey Hepburn's working script for the 1967 20th Century Fox production Two for the Road, dated 4 April, 1966, the script bound with a steel fastener and comprising approximately 140 pages of mimeographed typescript, with 9 pages printed on pink paper representing revisions to the script dated June, 1966, the majority of the parts for the character of Joanna marked in red or black felt pen, with words underlined for emphasis, deletions to directions and one page annotated in Hepburn's hand to amend the item she hurls at Mark from a crocodile skin travelling bag to a watch
11 x 8 ¾ in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm.)
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In a radical image update, Two For The Road presented a new-look, more liberated Audrey Hepburn, dressed in the height of sixties mod fashion. The offbeat film covered twelve years of a faltering marriage, with a revolutionary non-linear narrative jumping back and forth episodically. In a dramatic departure for Audrey, the script called for adultery, profanity, bikini frolics and even a nude bedroom scene with co-star Albert Finney. Unusual among Audrey's leading men, Finney was actually seven years her junior.

Co-stars and friends described a more relaxed Audrey on the set of Two For The Road, laughing and joking between takes. Biographer Ian Woodward quotes director Stanley Donen ....the Audrey I saw during the making of this film I didn't even know. She overwhelmed me. She was so free, so happy. I never saw her like that. So young! ...I guess it was Albie. Finney and Hepburn became close during filming, provoking the usual reports of an on-set romance. According to biographer Charles Higham, Finney said of their time together We got on immediately...With a woman as sexy as Audrey, you sometimes get to the edge where make-believe and reality are blurred. All that staring into each other's eyes... The time spent with Audrey is one of the closest I've ever had.

Many praised Audrey's performance as her best in years, and Audrey herself was proud of the movie, though she was recognised instead with an Oscar nomination for her performance in Wait Until Dark, which was released the same year.

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