By SA Transcripts: Paddy Power PLC (OTC:PDYPF) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 28, 2014 3:30 AM ET Executives Patrick Kennedy - CEO Jack Massey - Director, Finance and Secretary Cormac McCarthy - CFO Andy McCue - Head, Retail,...Show More Summary
Child of God is Cormac McCarthy’s third and oft overlooked 1973 novel ostensibly about a necrophiliac serial killer who lurks and creeps the narrow hollers of deep-backwoods Tennessee. As of last Friday, it is also a 104-minute feature...Show More Summary
A few days ago, The New York Times published a short item about writer-actor-poet-director James Franco’s various collaborations with the actor Scott Haze, such as Franco’s recent film adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God, in which Haze plays a necrophiliac named Lester Ballard. Another role Haze appears to be playing: Franco’s live-in boyfriend. Read more...
James Franco is back in the director's chair with his new film, Child of God. Along with his leading man Scott Haze, James recently spoke about the dark adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy story at a recent press day in New York City. Plus, James answers the question we've all be dying to have answered for years: does he ever get a day off?
It’s tempting to dismiss Malcolm Brooks’s debut as the latest in a series of American epics treading on Cormac McCarthy territory: The Son, Fourth of July Creek, and The Kept come to mind as recent novels dealing with the darker...
James Franco is a man with total faith in his creative muse, and that muse has led him down some strange paths, from soap opera to leather bars to backwoods necrophilia. It’s sometimes hard to tell if Franco isn’t secretly smirking about some of his seemingly random pursuits, as if his prolific output might be most indebted to Andy Kaufman. Show More Summary
Scott Haze lived in caves for three months to prepare for his role as Cormac McCarthy’s most twisted character. He also got a little weird with his director, James Franco.
Photo via Wikimedia user Ammodramus My adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel, Child of God, is in theaters today, so I wrote about McCarthy's first published short story, “Wake for Susan,” to show that he has had a fascinationShow More Summary
The 21st-century Renaissance man forges on with a grueling Cormac McCarthy adaptation no one will want to watch
James Franco’s adaptation of the sick little Cormac McCarthy period novel Child of God is surprisingly pretty good. It follows a snaggletoothed homeless hillbilly named Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), who gets more and more alienated and animallike, to the point where he does some not-safe-for-work-or-anywhere-else things with the body of... More »
Child Of God is a lurid backwoods exploitation cheapie that just happens to be based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. As a McCarthy adaptation, it’s an abject failure; as a piece of art-damaged trash, it occasionally delivers the requisite squirms. Show More Summary
Watch out, Divine: in a new clip from Child of God, James Franco’s latest highbrow undertaking (naturally involving a scene of… Read More
‘It felt like Faulkner and Melville but with grisly scenes of murder and atrocity that gave a contemporary and strangely authentic feel, as if McCarthy had actually been there.’
ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a new clip from director James Franco's Child of God, opening in limited theaters on August 1 and on VOD October 28. Adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy by Franco and Vince Joliette, the drama stars Scott Haze, Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack.
Because my adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God will be released this August, I thought I would pepper the summer with three early adaptations I did when I was at NYU. This one is based on the poem “The Clerk’s Tale" by Spencer...Show More Summary
WordthatJamesFrancowantedtoadaptCormacMcCarthy’s‘BloodMeridien’hasbeengoingaroundsince2011,butconsideringFrancohasspenthistimesincemakingtepidly reviewed adaptationsof‘ChildofGod‘(anotherMcCarthybook)and‘AsILayDying,‘(nottomentionsiShow More Summary
James Franco directed an adaption of the Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God, which opens in some theaters on August 1. But Franco also wanted to adapt McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian, and even Franco admits the book seems like an “un-filmable” novel. Show More Summary
In honor of Child of God’s release on August 1st, I’m posting a 25-minute test I did for the film version of Blood Meridian. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is my favorite novel. It marks the midpoint of his career, between the Southern...Show More Summary
Flavorwire ranked Cormac McCarthy's books. All Things Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis. NPR Music is streaming Lewis's new album, The Voyager. At the New Republic, Andrew Ladd calls for "author's cuts" of books. NPR Music is streaming Bear in Heaven's...
Trailing Philip Roth by a few months and Toni Morrison by two years, Cormac McCarthy (who turns 81 this weekend) is one of America’s greatest and most decorated writers. His cultural stock has risen immeasurably in the last decade — whether it’s the Coen brothers adapting No Country for Old Men and winning Best Picture at the Oscars for it, or his recent ( … Read More