MsC 852

Collection Dates: 1921 -- 2000

(Bulk Dates: 2000)

 2.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department

University of Iowa Libraries


Spartacus making of book

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images, and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright: Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"

Use of Collections: The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors, and it may not be  possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing, or accessing non-paper based materials. Please read our "Use of Manuscripts Statement."

Scope and Contents

The core of this collection is made up of scripts submitted for consideration for Best Screenplay in 2000. Other scripts have been added, and will continue to be added as be as they are received. Other materials, such as publicity kits and "the making of" books are also included here.

Related Materials

TV and Film Archives at the University of Iowa

Acquisition and Processing Information

The  core of this collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Nicholas Meyer.

Guide posted to the Internet: October 2006

Box Contents List

Box 1

Series I: Scripts

All the Pretty Horses. Ted Tally. 2 copies

Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe

American Beauty. Alan Ball

Analyze This. Kenneth Lonergan. Revised by Phoef Sutton; Peter  Tolan; George Gallo; Harold Ramis; Mort Nathan  & Barry Fanaro and Harold Ramis; Harold Ramis; Peter Tolan; Peter Tolan and Harold Ramis; current revisions by Harold Ramis

Before Night Falls. Cunningham O'Keefe, Lazaro Gomez Carriles, and Julian Schnabel

Being John Malkovich. Charlie Kaufman

Boys Don't Cry. Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen

Chicken Run. Kirkpatrick. Original story by Peter Lord and Nick Park

Chocolat. Robert Nelson Jacobs. 2 copies

The Cider House Rules. John Irving

The Contender. Rod Lurie

Dancer in the Dark. Lars von Trier

Eyes Wide Shut. Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael

Finding Forrester. Mike Rich

The Forgotten. Scot Abbot

The Gift. Billy Bob Thornton & Tom Epperson

Gladiator. Story by David Franzoni. Written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and Bill Nicholson

The Green Mile. Frank Darabone. From the serial novel by Stephen King

The Human Stain. Nicholas Meyer. Based on the book by Philip Roth

Life is Beautiful. Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni

Nurse Betty. John C. Richards and James Flamberg. Story by John C. Richards

The Postman/Il Postino. Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Triosi

Requiem for a Dream. Darren Aronofsky. Based on the  book by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Rolling Thunder. Tony Mark and R.J. Joseph

Sense and Sensibility. Emma Thompson. Based on the novel by Jane Austen

State and Main. David Mamet

Box 2

Titus. By Julie Traynor. Adapted from Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Topsy-Turvy. Mike Leigh

Traffic. Stephen Gaghan

The Virgin Suicides. Screenplay by Sofia Coppola. Based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides. (Based on material previously produced or published)

Wonder Boys. Steve Kloves. Based upon the novel by Michael Chabon

You Can Count on Me. Kenneth Lonergan

Series II: Publicity Kits

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Batman and Robin

Booty Call

Buddy: A True Story

Fall/Holiday 1997: A Preview by Twentieth Century Fox. Releases: The Edge, Soul Food, A Life Less Ordinary, Anastasia, Alien Resurrection, Home Alone 3, Great Expectations

Free Willy 3: The Rescue

A Life Less Ordinary


My Best Friend's Wedding

Return of the Jedi

Soul Food

Speed 2: Cruise Control

Series III: Making of. . . books

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Spartacus: The Illustrated Story of the Motion Picture Production

The Story of the Making of Ben Hur

The Tale of South Pacific


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