One Day When I was Lost: A Scenario Discussion Questions

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James Baldwin's One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario is based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Read Haley's book and write a paper on the similarities and the differences between these two works. What liberties did Baldwin take? What characters did he change? Did these changes strengthen or weaken Baldwin's work in your estimation?

Baldwin worked with Columbia Pictures for a while, in an attempt to turn One Day, When I was Lost: A Scenario into a movie. Columbia became impatient with him and asked Arnold Perl to collaborate with Baldwin. The two men worked on a script together that was later produced as the documentary Malcolm X. Find a video copy of this film (or substitute Spike Lee's later film by the same name, which was loosely based on Baldwin's work) and compare it to One Day, When I Was Lost...

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