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One Day When I was Lost: A Scenario Summary
James Baldwin

Everything you need to understand or teach One Day When I was Lost by James Baldwin.

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One Day When I was Lost: A Scenario Summary

Introduction

James Baldwin's screenplay One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario was adapted from Alex Haley's Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965). Although One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario was written as a movie script, it has never been produced solely on its own merits. One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario came closest to being realized on the screen in the documentaries Malcolm X (1972), co-written by Baldwin and Arnold Perl and the rewritten version by Spike Lee, Malcolm X (1992).

Malcolm X had been a friend and hero of Baldwin's, so it was with relish that Baldwin immersed himself in Haley's Malcolm X in his attempts to extrapolate a dramatic representation. At first, the script was supposed to have been written as a stage play in conjunction with Haley and Elia Kazan, a famous Broadway director. However, before the writing had begun, Columbia Pictures bought the movie rights...

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