A scene from Brokeback Mountain
Today on Think, Krys Boyd interviewed author-screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana about their writing and the art of the screenplay. The two are perhaps best known for their Oscar-winning adaptation of Annie Proulx’ short story, “Brokeback Mountain.” But they have also collaborated on the TV programs that have come from McMurtry’s post-Lonesome Dove series of Western novels, including Streets of Laredo and Dead Man’s Walk. McMurtry’s own Hollywood writing extends all the way back through The Last Picture Show (1971), when he shared an Oscar nomination with director Peter Bogdanovich. Even his first novel, Horseman Pass By, was adapted into Hud (1963).
Tonight, July 17, KERA’s Jerome Weeks moderates a public discussion with McMurtry and Ossana as part of the NasherSalon series. The event is sold out.
You can listen to the radio program here.
You can read Jerome Weeks’ review of Larry McMurtry’s new memoir, Books, on the Ars&Seek blog here.
And here is the Dallas Observer blog’s surprisingly even-handed review of the NasherSalon evening.