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June 12, 1994 | RICHARD EDER
In the second part of Cormac McCarthy's epic trilogy, as in the first, the border between the United States and Mexico plays the same role as the rabbit-hole and the looking-glass in Lewis Carroll's two books of Alice. The young adventurers--McCarthy uses a pair--set out from a real though vividly charged Arizona and New Mexico, and cross into a world where realism, folklore, out-sized passions and gnomic myths swirl in stormy colors.
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January 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Three full weeks of 2014 passed before James Franco did something bookish and newsworthy: He directed "Child of God," a film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel, and the (extremely violent) trailer is now online. "Child of God" was McCarthy's third novel; like his other early books, it is set in rural Tennessee. In it, a man who is a town outcast is pushed and compelled beyond the margins of society to depravity and murder. Brutal, wild, and without conscience, he is described -- bitterly?
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May 17, 1992 | RICHARD EDER
When John Cole's grandfather dies in 1947, leaving the 18,000-acre Texas ranch he spent his life to assemble, the 16-year-old begs his mother to lease it to him. She is determined to sell out; she is an actress, likes a good time and cannot stand the place. So John and his buddy, Rawlins, take two horses, two guns and a little money, and light out for Mexico. Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses" is the ambitious first part of a trilogy.
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January 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Does James Franco ever sleep? In the past year, he's starred in such diverse films as "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers" and "This Is the End"; directed art house efforts like "Sal" and "Interior. Leather Bar. "; mentored Gia Coppola in adapting his book "Palo Alto Stories" into a film; been roasted on Comedy Central; mounted an unusual Oscar campaign; and even parodied a Kanye West video for good measure. Now a new trailer has been released for his directorial effort "Child of God," adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy.
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June 6, 2007 | Don Babwin, Associated Press
Oprah Winfrey got Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy to do the one thing he hates most: talk about his work. "You probably shouldn't be talking about it, you probably should be doing it," the 73-year-old author told Winfrey in a rare TV interview, which aired Tuesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
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June 20, 2011 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In the HBO film "The Sunset Limited," Tommy Lee Jones plays White, a suicidal professor who attempts to jump in front of the subway of the title. He's saved, or thwarted, by Black (Samuel L. Jackson), an ex-con who has fervently embraced the Bible's teachings. In Black's sad little apartment, the two men battle over the nature of faith and the value of life in a high-stakes dance between equal and opposing partners. The film, which began as a play, was written by Cormac McCarthy. Jones has known McCarthy for more than a decade and worked on the Coen brothers' film adaptation of the author's "No Country for Old Men. " As with the 2005 film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," Jones directed and produced "The Sunset Limited," in addition to his acting duties.
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February 11, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Despite America's current preoccupation with, and politicization of, religion, there are not many national forums in which the nature of God and faith are discussed with any passion or depth. On television, an undertone of spirituality versus science lurks beneath the character conflicts on certain shows; the new Oprah network has taken this to its obvious limit by launching a reality program in which alleged miracles are investigated by a believer and a nonbeliever. Only a few shows ?
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March 29, 2007 | Josh Getlin
It's bleak, despairing and apocalyptic -- and it's coming to "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "The Road," Cormac McCarthy's dark vision of a post-holocaust America, was chosen Wednesday as the latest selection for Winfrey's book club. The novel by McCarthy, 73, an author who almost never gives interviews, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in fiction and is also thought to be a major contender for a Pulitzer Prize this year.
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April 6, 2007 | Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune
He's bleak. She's chipper. He sees dark clouds. For her, it's strictly silver linings. She says, "Live your best life now!" He says, "Life? Who needs it?" She's one of the most famous people in the world. He could take the bus seat right next to you and you wouldn't look up from your newspaper.
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January 8, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Jennifer McCarthy, a former wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, was arrested in a bizarre assault case in Santa Fe, N.M., last week. She was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on $5,000 bail. According to arrest records , McCarthy and her current boyfriend, whose name has been redacted, were arguing about space aliens Saturday morning. The boyfriend alleges that McCarthy went into her bedroom alone and came out wearing lingerie, with "a silver hand gun in her vagina.
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October 25, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy Awards. But McCarthy's screenwriting debut, the new crime thriller "The Counselor," seems to be another matter. According to film critics, McCarthy's original screenplay is by turns stilted, gruesome and alienating, and neither director Ridley Scott nor his all-star cast - including Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt - can salvage it. The Times' Kenneth Turan writes , "As cold, precise and soulless as the diamonds that figure briefly in its plot, 'The Counselor' is an extremely unpleasant piece of business.
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October 24, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As cold, precise and soulless as the diamonds that figure briefly in its plot, "The Counselor" is an extremely unpleasant piece of business. You could call it "Three Beheadings and No Funeral," but even that doesn't give an accurate idea of what you're in for. The film is ably directed by the veteran Ridley Scott and features a high-powered cast headed by Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, none of whom...
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July 20, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Writer Cormac McCarthy turns 80 today. Happy birthday, Cormac McCarthy! McCarthy was born on this day in Rhode Island in 1933. The Pulitzer Prize winner is mostly known for his stories set in Texas, but it took him some time to get there. His father, a lawyer, moved the family to Knoxville when Cormac (then Charles) was 4. McCarthy stayed in Tennessee through college, and his first four novels are set there. "The Orchard Keeper" (1965), "Outer Dark" (1968), "Child of God" (1974)
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February 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another person meeting themselves, or their true love, whoever that might be. There didn't seem to be many bookish figures in the mix, so Tuesday morning we asked people on Twitter what authors or fictional characters they'd like to meet. A pair of Jane Austen's characters immediately jumped to the top of the list - Elizabeth Bennet and her dreamy Mr. Darcy just about tied.
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January 22, 2012 | By Mike Downey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Raylan A Novel Elmore Leonard William Morrow: 261 pp., $26.99 The Jaguar A Charlie Hood Novel T. Jefferson Parker Dutton: 359 pp., $26.95 A watermelon picker, Vince Majestyk. A bail bondsman, Max Cherry. A bank robber, Jack Foley. A mean hombre , John Russell. A deadeye lawman, Bob Valdez. The villainous heroes and heroic villains of Elmore Leonard's imagination have come in countless forms - some, such as these, brought to life in motion pictures by Charles Bronson, Robert Forster, George Clooney, Paul Newman and Burt Lancaster, good good guy/bad guy portrayers all. Ordered at gunpoint to identify my favorite Leonard do-badders of 40 books and beyond, I might need to score it a tie between Chili Palmer, a loan shark-turned-Hollywood player in "Get Shorty," and a newspaper reporter from its sequel, "Be Cool," who turns up in the last chapter, "Mike Downey of the Los Angeles Times.
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January 19, 2011 | By Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times
When it comes to the crime-based fiction that long has played such an important role in the literary life of Los Angeles, we're living through what amounts to a golden age. The dark ecstasies of James Ellroy, Michael Connelly's artful probing of the inner monologue, Joe Wambaugh's explorations of black comedy as morality play, Walter Mosley's blend of empathy and formal ambition and T. Jefferson Parker's propulsive but pitch-perfect works of...
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January 6, 2012 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
When Hera, wife of Zeus, lays into Artemis, the sister of Apollo, in Stephen Mitchell's new translation of the "Iliad," it sounds more likeMTV's"Jersey Shore"than Mt. Olympus. "How dare you oppose me, you sniveling little …" Hera roars. You can fill in that blank, can't you? Mitchell's updating has resulted in a livelier, more contemporary feel for this epic of world literature - something Mitchell has done before in popularizing other classics including the Book of Job, Tao Te Ching and Gilgamesh.
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June 20, 2011 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In the HBO film "The Sunset Limited," Tommy Lee Jones plays White, a suicidal professor who attempts to jump in front of the subway of the title. He's saved, or thwarted, by Black (Samuel L. Jackson), an ex-con who has fervently embraced the Bible's teachings. In Black's sad little apartment, the two men battle over the nature of faith and the value of life in a high-stakes dance between equal and opposing partners. The film, which began as a play, was written by Cormac McCarthy. Jones has known McCarthy for more than a decade and worked on the Coen brothers' film adaptation of the author's "No Country for Old Men. " As with the 2005 film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," Jones directed and produced "The Sunset Limited," in addition to his acting duties.
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