File containing four draft outlines of a proposed film based on Daniel Paul Schreber's "Memoirs of a Nerve Case" ("Memorie d'un Malato di Nervi") by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio.

Scope and Content

The draft outlines are as follows:

1) Handwritten draft (14 pages) in an unknown hand, subdivided into Part One, Part Two, and Conclusion. The draft records the following additional information: Proposed title: Le Memorie d'un Malato di Nervi (Nerve Case); La Famiglia che Uccide (Murder in the Family); Assassinio dell'Anima (Death of the Soul); Screenplay by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio; Musical score by Anthony Burgess; Starring Burt Lancaster; and Directed by Gianfranco de Bosio. The draft is possibly incomplete: page order is marked alphabetically and pages "J" and "K" are missing.

2) Typescript draft (13 pages), marked "First Version" and subdivided into The Subject and its Purpose, Part One, Part Two, and Conclusion. The draft records the following additional information: Proposed title: Memorie d'un Malato di Nervi (Nerve Case); La Famiglia che Uccide (Murder in the Family); Uccisione dell'Anima / La Morte e l'Anima (Death of the Soul); Saturno e i suoi Figli (Fathers Kill Their Sons); Screenplay by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio; Musical score by Anthony Burgess; Starring Burt Lancaster; and Directed by Gianfranco de Bosio.

3) Typescript draft (13 pages), marked "Second Version" and subdivided into The Subject and its Purpose, Part One, Part Two, and Conclusion. The draft records the following additional information: Proposed title: Memorie d'un Malato di Nervi (Nerve Case); La Famiglia che Uccide (Murder in the Family); La Morte e l'Anima (Death of the Soul); Saturno e i suoi Figli (Fathers Kill Their Sons); Screenplay by Anthony Burgess and Gianfranco de Bosio; Musical score by Anthony Burgess; Starring Burt Lancaster; Directed by Gianfranco de Bosio.

4) Typescript draft (13 pages), identical to the "Second Version", except for several minor annotations in which passages within the text have been underlined, or otherwise marked, in pencil.

For further draft outlines (in English), see AB/ARCH/A/BRA/2.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The draft is possibly incomplete: page order is marked alphabetically and pages "J" and "K" are missing.