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Cormac McCarthy and performance : page, stage, screen, Stacey Peebles

Label
Cormac McCarthy and performance : page, stage, screen
Title
Cormac McCarthy and performance
Title remainder
page, stage, screen
Statement of responsibility
Stacey Peebles
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cormac McCarthy is renowned as the author of popular and acclaimed novels such as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road. Throughout his career, however, McCarthy has also invested deeply in writing for film and theater, an engagement with other forms of storytelling that is often overlooked. He is the author of five screenplays and two plays, and he has been significantly involved with three of the seven film adaptations of his work. In this book, Stacey Peebles offers the first extensive overview of this relatively unknown aspect of McCarthy's writing life, including the ways in which other artists have interpreted his work for the stage and screen. Drawing on many primary sources in McCarthy's recently opened archive, as well as interviews, Peebles covers the 1977 televised film The Gardener's Son; McCarthy's unpublished screenplays from the 1980s that became the foundation for his Border Trilogy novels and No Country for Old Men; various successful and unsuccessful productions of his two plays; and all seven film adaptations of his work, including John Hillcoat's The Road (2009) and the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men (2007). Emerging from this narrative is the central importance of tragedy-the rich and varied portrayals of violence and suffering and the human responses to them-in all of McCarthy's work, but especially his writing for theater and film
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
Z797 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cormac McCarthy and performance : page, stage, screen, Stacey Peebles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Cormac Mccarthy, center stage -- First forays : early film interest and The Gardener's Son -- The unproduced screenplays : "Cities of the Plain," "Whales and Men," and "No Country for Old Men" -- Works for theater : The Stonemason and The Sunset Limited -- Keeping the faith : All the Pretty Horses and The Road -- Tragic success stories : No Country for Old Men and The Sunset Limited -- Great expectations : The Counselor and Child of God -- Conclusion. Bears that dance, bears that don't: the attempts to adapt Blood Meridian
Control code
956435093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781477312049
Lccn
2016035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Hardbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956435093
Label
Cormac McCarthy and performance : page, stage, screen, Stacey Peebles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Cormac Mccarthy, center stage -- First forays : early film interest and The Gardener's Son -- The unproduced screenplays : "Cities of the Plain," "Whales and Men," and "No Country for Old Men" -- Works for theater : The Stonemason and The Sunset Limited -- Keeping the faith : All the Pretty Horses and The Road -- Tragic success stories : No Country for Old Men and The Sunset Limited -- Great expectations : The Counselor and Child of God -- Conclusion. Bears that dance, bears that don't: the attempts to adapt Blood Meridian
Control code
956435093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781477312049
Lccn
2016035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Hardbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956435093

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