Film still from "Spur der Steine" (1966); Photo: Klaus D. Schwarz
Film still from "Spur der Steine" (1966); Photo: Klaus D. Schwarz

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Frank Beyer archive

Contents of the Frank Beyer archive (excerpt)




Studies at the film college in Prague
(Filmová a Televizni Fakulta Akademie Múzicky´ch Umeni v Praze - FAMU)

Diary (starts on 15 January 1952)
Term paper in Czech from 5 November 1953, German preliminary notes for the term paper

Raucher (Kuraci), not realised

Photo spec script, 1st class of 1953
Preliminary works for spec scripts
Script (1953)

Rosnicky (Wetterfrösche) (1954)

Spec script (1954)
Various spec script versions in Czech


Film and television work

Zar und Zimmermann (1956)


Script from 21 May 1955
Shooting schedules
Shooting plan

Schlösser und Katen (1957)

Script from 21 December 1955, part 1: Der Krumme
Script from 31 January 1956, part 2: Der Grade

Zwei Mütter (1957)

Script from 8 September 1956
Frank Beyer und Françoise Spira bei den Dreharbeiten zu \"Zwei Mütter\" (1957); Foto: DEFA-Neufeld
Editing list, undated
Correspondence 24 March - 31 December 1956
Correspondence 3 January - 27 December1957
Shooting plans
Posters
2 production stills, 49 rehearsal photos, 16 film stills, 9 research photos
Photo album

Das Gesellschaftsspiel (1957)

("Das Stacheltier", Episode 105)
Spec script from 15 March 1957
Scripts, undated

Fridericus Rex - 11th part (1957)

("Das Stacheltier", parts 106/107)
Directing outline
Spec script from 3 April 1957

Polonia-Express (1957)

Script from 9 July 1957

Eine alte Liebe (1959)

Spec script from 15 April 1958
Script from 1 September 1958
File notes and correspondence regarding the withdrawal of the film's approval
Roadmap for the first continuity
Exposé from 8 January 1958
Editing list, undated
Rough draft
Posters
27 film stills, 3 production stills, 128 location photos
Photo album

Fünf Patronenhülsen (1960)

First continuity from 3 November 1958
Script from 28 April 1959
Exposé from 23 July 1958
Script version from 13 April 1959 by Walter Gorrish, with notes by Frank Beyer
Storyboard from 28 April 1959
Correspondence
Shooting plan
Editing list, undated
Posters
1 production still, 82 film stills, 20 rehearsal photos, 15 publicity stills, 32 location photos
2 photo albums

Königskinder (1962)

Storyboard from 1 March 1961
Ausschnitt aus der letzten Seite des Arbeitsdrehbuchs von Frank Beyer für den Film \"Königskinder\" (1962)
Director's script from 1 March 1961
Script from 15 December 1960
Acceptance protocols
Rough draft from 24 May 1961
Editing list, undated
Exposé, undated
Correspondence with (among others) Hans Rodenberg, Jochen Mückenberger, Klaus Wischnewski, Edith and Walter Gorrish
Posters
193 location photos, 97 rehearsal photos, 1 film still, 32 publicity stills, 1 other, 26 contact prints
Photo album
Rehearsal photos for "Königskinder"

Armin Mueller-Stahl und Annekathrin Bürger bei Probeaufnahmen zu \"Königskinder\" (1962); Foto: DEFA-Neufeld
Annekathrin Bürger bei Probeaufnahmen zu \"Königskinder\" (1962), links im Hintergrund Frank Beyer; Foto: DEFA-Neufeld

Armin Mueller-Stahl und Annekathrin Bürger bei Probeaufnahmen zu \"Königskinder\" (1962); Foto: DEFA-Neufeld
Armin Mueller-Stahl und Annekathrin Bürger bei Probeaufnahmen zu \"Königskinder\" (1962); Foto: DEFA-Neufeld

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Nackt unter Wölfen (1963)

Script from 12 April 1962
Günter Marczinkowsky, Frank Beyer und Bruno Apitz bei den Dreharbeiten zu \"Nackt unter Wölfen\" (1963); Foto: DEFA-Pathenheimer
Script from 20 February 1962
Spec script, undated
Editing list, undated
Statement of the group "Roter Kreis" regarding the script acceptance procedure on 6 March 1962
Correspondence with (among others) Bruno Apitz, Albert Wilkening
Posters
67 rehearsal photos, 36 location photos, 27 set design sketches
Photo album

Karbid und Sauerampfer (1963)

First continuity from 28 December 1962
Script from 20 May 1963
Script from 14 March 1963, including: application for acceptance from 7 November 1963, file note from 11 December 1963 on the cut of the film
Correspondence
Posters
6 production still, 23 film still, 49 rehearsal photos, 6 location sketches
Photo album

Spur der Steine (1966)

First continuity from 26 June 1964
Spec script, parts 1 and 2, without cover sheet, undated
Shooting plan
Editing list from 31 May 1966
Posters
14 production still, 3 film stills, 10 publicity stills, 164 rehearsal photos
Photo album

Rottenknechte (1971)

Scripts, parts 1 - 5, undated
Director's script, parts 1 - 5, undated
Spec script, parts 1 - 3, 5, undated
Spec script, part 4, from 28 December 1969
Shooting plan 1 and 2
Correspondence
Production records
3 production stills, 131 rehearsal photos, 118 research photos
Photo album Rottenknechte I
Photo album Rottenknechte II and III

Die sieben Affären der Doña Juanita (1973)

First continuities, parts 1 - 5, from 22 October 1971
Director's scripts, undated
Shooting plan
23 production stills, 107 rehearsal photos, 321 film stills

Jakob der Lügner (1974)

Script from 15 December 1965
Script from 7 January 1974
Script, Czech version, undated
Script from 5 January 1973, including: final production plan from 18 February 1974
Editing list from 1 October 1975
Spec script from 17 February 1965
Shooting plan from 15 January 1974
Notification of the nomination of "Jakob der Lügner" from 17 March 1977
Spec script from 22 June 1972
Spec script from 17 February 1965
Posters
320 location photos, 19 publicity stills, 108 rehearsal photos
Photo album

Das Versteck (1977)

Spec script by Jurek Becker, undated, with handwritten notes
Film exposé by Jurek Becker
Editing list, undated
Script from 26 August 1976
Music schedule from 25 January 1977
Shooting plan
Correspondence
17 publicity posters, 1 photo of the team in Frankfurt
Photo album

Geschlossene Gesellschaft (1978)

Script from 15 November 1977
Script version from 31 January 1978
Correspondence with (among others) Klaus Poche, Jutta Hoffmann, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Heinz Adameck
Production records
117 film stills, 18 production stills, 54 rehearsal photos, 102 contact prints

Der König und sein Narr (1981)

Director's script from 15 September 1980
Spec script from 18 July 1980
Production records
20 production stills, 48 film stills

Die zweite Haut (1981)

Director's script from 15 February 1981
Script, undated
Czech script version from 15 February 1981
Director's script from 15 May 1980 with revisions from 15 February 1981
19 film stills, 26 rehearsal photos, 16 location photos

Der Aufenthalt (1983)

Director's script from 17 December 1981
Spec script in Polish from 7 May 1981
Spec script from 7 May 1981
Editing list
Script from 17 December 1981
Shooting plan
Correspondence
Production records
Posters
109 film stills, 51 publicity stills, 73 rehearsal photos, 19 location photos

Bockshorn (1984)

Director's script from 15 March 1983 with handwritten notes
Script from 15 March 1983
Script, english version, undated
Spec script by Ulrich Plenzdorf from 18 November 1982 (working version with revisions by Christoph Meckel)
31 film stills, 8 publicity stills, 40 contact prints, 590 location photos

Der Bruch (1989)

Director's script from 11 January 1988, including: shooting plan
First continuity from 29 September 1987
Spec script from 13 July 1987, including: statement by Dieter Wolf from 24 August 1987
Treatment, 1st version, from 16 February 1987
Production records
Correspondence
Posters
29 production stills, 42 film stills, 28 publicity stills

Ende der Unschuld (1991)

Spec script, 1st version by Wolfgang Menge, undated
Spec script, part 1, version by Wolfgang Menge from 15 March 1989
Director's script, part 1 from 4 December 1989
Director's script from 4 December1989
Correspondence
Production records
Script Beyond Innocence, parts 1 and 2, english version from 15 March 1989
7 film stills, 4 production stills, 27 location photos

Der Verdacht (1991)

Spec script by Ulrich Plenzdorf, undated
Spec script by Ulrich Plenzdorf, May 1990
First continuity by Ulrich Plenzdorf from 3 September 1990
Script from 29 October 1990
Editing list, undated, with revisions by Doris Borkmann from 28 March1991
Shooting plan
Production records
4 film stills, 2 production stills

Sie und Er (1992)

Script, parts 1 and 2, 1st verssion from September 1990
Script, 2nd version from 30 November 1990
Script, parts 1 and 2, 3rd version from January 1991
Director's script, parts 1 and 2, 3rd version from January 1991
Exposé by Klaus Poche from November 1988
Rough draft by Klaus Poche from June 1988
Correspondence
4 production stills, 9 film stills, 9 rehearsal photos

Das große Fest (1992)

Director's script from 5 January 1992 with handwritten notes and photos
Script (original version for revision) from 10 November 1991
Shooting plan
Production records
43 film stills, 37 location photos

Das letzte U-Boot (1993)

Director's script from May 1992 with revisions from 17 June 1992
Script The Last U-Boat (working title: Operation Tokyo) from 15 June 1992, unrevised version
Script from September 1991
German dialogue list from 3 December 1992
English dialogue list from 30 September 1992
Text list for German synchronisation from 25 September 1992 (revised: 12 October 1992)
Correspondence
Production records
15 film stills, 3 production stills, 22 location photos

Wenn alle Deutschen schlafen (1995)

Director's script from 28 February 1994
Director's script from 28 March 1994
Script revisions by Jurek Becker from 30 January 1994
Synchronisation
Correspondence
8 production stills, 140 film stills, 8 rehearsal photos, 16 contact prints

Nikolaikirche (1995)

First continuity part1 from September 1994 (revised by Erich Loest on 16 December 1994)
First continuity part1 from November 1994 (revised by Erich Loest on 16 December 1994)
Director's script parts 1 and 2 from 15 February 1995
Spec script, 1st volume, undated
Spec script, 3rd volume, undated
Treatment from June 1994
Production records
Correspondence
19 film stills, 8 production stills, 110 location photos

Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1996)

Director's script (February 1997)
Script, 2nd version from 13 January 1997, revision from 4 February 1997
Script from 15 April 1996, handwritten version from 8 January 1997
Treatment by Wolfgang Kohlhaase from 5 January 1995
Correspondence
Production records
16 film stills, 16 location photos

Abgehauen (1998)

Treatment, versions from 1996 and August 1997
First continuity, 1st draft from 20 September 1997
First continuity from 29 September 1997
Script, 2nd version from 21 November 1997
Director's script, 2nd version from 21 November 1997
Interview with Manfred Krug, tapes 2 - 4
Production records
Correspondence with (among others) Manfred Krug, Hermann Beyer, Armin Mueller-Stahl
32 film stills, 16 production stills, 3 rehearsal photos

Jahrestage (2000)

Exposé by Christoph Busch, Peter Steinbach, Hans Schmid from 5 September 1991
Exposé from 5 September 1991 with cover letter by Christoph Busch from 23 February 1995
Director's script part 1 from 30 September 1997
Director's script part 2 from 2 October 1997
Director's script part 3 from 1 November 1997
Director's script part 4, 3rd version from 20 January 1998
Script parts 1 - 4, 3rd version from 18 August 1998


Not-realised projects


Vielleicht ist heute der letzte Tag (Abiram)

Exposé from 7 May 1957
Roadmap for the exposé from 14 July 1957
Roadmap for the exposé from 21 July 1957
Treatment from 2 October 1957, including an introduction by the authors
Statement concerning the treatment from 14 October 1957 / 2 December 1957 / 16 January 1958
Roadmap for the first continuity from 20 November 1957
First continuity from 27 December 1957
Suggestions for the revision of the first continuity by Leonie Ossowski from 29 December 1957
Metrage lists
Correspondence with (among others) Leonie Ossowski

Lassalle - Die Nacht vor dem Duell

Treatment from 25 June 1990

Matulla und Busch

Rohdrehbuch vom 17 April 1985
First continuity from 17 April 1985

Frau Heit
Exposé, 2nd volume, undated


Not-realised projects by Jurek Becker


Leben in der Luft

Novel / spec script, undated

Die Urwaldreise

Spec script from 29 January 1973
Spec script, 2nd version from 28 November 1974

Wanzka

Spec script from 25 February 1975

Lehnchen und Dieter …

Report, undated


Theatre / working scripts


Abschied 4 Uhr früh (o.J.)
Abschied 4 Uhr früh / Das Ende vom Lied (1968)
Altweibersommer (1967)
Auf dich kommt es an, nicht auf alle (1987)
Der Egoist (1968)
Der Geizige (n/a)
Irrungen (Die Komödie der Irrungen) (n/a)
Komödie der Irrungen (n/a)
Der König und sein Narr (5 November 2000)
Um neun an der Achterbahn (n/a)
Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua (n/a)
Wir sind noch nicht davongekommen (Peter Ensikat / Wolfgang Scheller) (n/a)


Theatre photos


Der König und sein Narr
20 production stills, 48 film stills
Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua
26 film stills
Pfeffermühle Leipzig
12 film stills


Work diaries


15 work diaries 1960 - 1970 (1969/I: Rottenknechte)
11 work diaries 1971 - 1975 (1974: Jakob der Lügner)
14 work diaries 1976 - 1981 (1980: Der König und sein Narr, 1981/I: Der Aufenthalt)
13 work diaries 1981 - 1986 (1982: Bockshorn, 1982/83: Bockshorn)
16 work diaries 1986 - 1992 (1987: Fall Pannewitz I - III, Der Bruch, 1989: Der Verdacht, 1990: Er und Sie, 1992: Er und Sie)
7 work diaries 1992/93 - 1996


Written material on publications


Regie: Frank Beyer. Berlin: Ed. Hentrich, 1995
Wenn der Wind sich dreht. München: Econ, 2001