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Producing The Counselor

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When The Counselor (trailer here) opens in theaters this month, the occasion will mark a career milestone for Cormac McCarthy. The 80-year-old novelist has been writing original screenplays since the 1970s, but only one of them – a made-for-TV movie called The Gardener’s Son – was produced before this latest effort. Over at The Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Alter takes a look at the author’s involvement in the production of The Counselor, as well as its reception by several film industry insiders and devout McCarthy fans. (“McCarthy writing a sex scene is maybe not a great idea,” one of them says.)





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  1. Cut out the pages of your books and store ham between the covers
    at 6:09 pm on October 12, 2013

    Wasn’t No Country For Old Men originally a film script? Sure, he wrote a novelization and then some celebrities adapted *that* for a new film script, but still …

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