"Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller "Fortunes of War" by Olivia Manning "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy "Restoration" by Rose Tremain "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas...Show More Summary
We rarely appraise our most revered literary writers on the basis of their screenwriting. The bald truth is that most great writers never wrote original screenplays, and when they did, they were seldom produced. (Even the crop of famous literary men who dabbled in Hollywood — Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Dos Passos — … Read More
Each week, Deadline's Hot Reads presents what Hollywood's power players are reading and what they think is special about each book. A voracious reader, Chris Silbermann, founding partner of ICM Partners, has a pile of books on his desk...Show More Summary
James Franco has directed his share of bizarre, art-damaged vanity projects: a pseudo-documentary about a reimagining of the deleted scenes from Cruising; a hicksploitation take on an early Cormac McCarthy novel; a split-screen, video-installation-like adaptation of As I Lay Dying. Show More Summary
A rash of wacky essays complaining about reviewers and Cormac McCarthy comparisons is a sign of a deeper problem
LitReactor goes 10 rounds with novelist Urban Waite. Interview by Keith Rawson Image by Sean Hunter What if upon the publication of your first novel, you were compared to Cormac McCarthy? I know, a lot of novelists are compared to the...Show More Summary
The comedy event of the fall season has arrived courtesy of novelist William Giraldi, whose cri de coeur “Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons” currently sits on the homepage of the Daily Beast. Yes,Show More Summary
Today’s post title comes from Cormac McCarthy. In his incendiary novel The Road, his main character, an unnamed boy, keeps reminding his father that they’re “carrying the fire.” It’s an unexplained refrain with unmistakable spiritual overtones; the idea that they are keeping something of humanity alight within them. This is an old connection that many […]
Comparisons to Cormac McCarthy are justified. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type. Review by Cath Murphy Title Sometimes the Wolf Who wrote it? Urban Waite, Seattle resident with two previous novels under his belt: The Carrion Birds and The Terror of Living. Show More Summary
A remarkable and frank correspondence archive between Cormac McCarthy and John Fergus Ryan ? touching on everything from their fellow authors to the state of the publishing industry ? is expected to sell for $50,000 in Heritage Auctions' Oct. Show More Summary
Dylan Carlson has been the only constant member of the band Earth since 1989, blending influences ranging from English folklore to Ennio Morricone to Cormac McCarthy into a style of doom music that is completely his own. Earth has released...Show More Summary
"Uh, thanks?" -- Derek Jeter, probably. The biggest takeaway from this video is that Will Ferrell now looks like if Beck were the main character of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Also, if you've never noticed Will Ferrell's bottom teeth before: you're welcome and I'm sorry.
Author Brian Hart on Cormac McCarthy comparisons, writing in the Idaho wilds, and the gift of an unhappy childhood
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