File containing 3 draft outlines of a proposed film based on Daniel Paul Schreber's "Memoirs of a Nerve Case" by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio.

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Scope and Content

Two of the draft outlines are identical, except for several minor annotations to one of the drafts to indicate spelling mistakes. The title page of these two drafts reads in full "Outline of a proposed film (of about two hours length) based on Schreber's "Memoirs of a Nerve Case" by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio" and the documents are subdivided as follows:

1) The Subject and the Aim

2) Part One

3) Part Two

4) Conclusion

They also record the following information:

Proposed title: Murder in the Family; Fathers Kill Their Sons; Death of the Soul; Nerve Case.

Subject suggested by Gianfranco de Bosio.

Script by Anthony Burgess.

Music under the direction of Anthony Burgess.

Chief role to be taken by Burt Lancaster.

Direction to be by Gianfranco de Bosio.

The third draft is more extensive, comprising of 17 pages rather than 8. The draft is subdivided as follows and contains handwritten annotations by an unknown person:

1) The Story and Its Purpose

2) Part One

3) Part Two

4) Conclusion

For further draft outlines (in Italian), see AB/ARCH/A/BRA/3.