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Rospo Pallenberg Collection
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The collection contains produced and unproduced projects by the screenwriter Rospo Pallenberg.
Rospo Pallenberg was born Robert Pallenberg in 1939 in England. He is the son of Corrado Pallenberg, an Italian physician and author. Before becoming a feature screenwriter, he worked as an architect. Pallenberg met writer and director John Boorman in New York and the two would go on to collaborate on and off for years, beginning in 1970 when Boorman hired Pallenberg to work on a film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings novels for United Artists. Pallenberg went on to work on Deliverance and Exorcist II: The Heretic and was a co-writer (with Boorman) on Excalibur (1981) and wrote The Emerald Forest (1985), all directed by Boorman. Pallenberg is also credited with Druids and The Barber of Siberia. In addition to credited projects, Pallenberg worked steadily from the 1970s through the 2010s on unrealized projects, with novelists and independent producers including John Boorman and Stephen King. In 1989, Pallenberg directed the film Cutting Class, written by Steve Slavkin. Pallenberg is married to Barbara Pallenberg and lives in Los Angeles.
6 linear feet, 6 boxes
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