THE YAKUZA US Handwritten Movie Script and Research - 1973 - Leonard Shrader, Robert Mitchum

THE YAKUZA Handwritten Movie Script and search materials - Leonard Schrader, 1973 - Size: approx. 9x12'. Very Good Condition (C6) 

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A Leonard Schrader's original handwritten movie script, with search materials, of the cult movie 'The Yazuka'. 


The Yakuza is a 1974 gangster film written by Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, and Robert Towne, and directed by  directed by famous american director Sydney Pollack. The film is about a retired detective (Robert Mitchum) who returns to Japan in order to rescue his friend's kidnapped daughter. The Yakuza has become a cult movie since.


Leonard Schrader is a famous screenwriter and director who earned an Academy Award Nomination for the screenplay he wrote for the film Kiss of the Spider Woman. He.created the story of The Yakuza from his own experiences in Japan, where he was living and teaching for years.

This lot hails from the estate of Leonard Shrader : 

  • The greatest piece is a hand written notebook that appears to be the core of the development of the 'The Yazuka' as envisioned and jotted down by the writer. It contains about 30 full pages and about 8 pages that are partial written.
  • Also included : a number of Independent Japanese Film publications, manuscripts and Japanese books that came with this lot and hail most likely from the time that Leonard Schrader spent in Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Among others : Tadao Sato manuscripts in English Language (possibly translated by Leonard Schrader?).
  • Among the 4 books is one book early Japan Film history in which Leonard Schrader added many expert inscriptions to the history of the various actors.(book with dampstaining)


An incredible piece of Memorabilia !