Cormac McCarthy wants Blood Meridian on the big screen

Cormac McCarthy on his take on the world and films.


Cormac wants some more of his books to be adapted. After the recent fiasco of the Road film adaptation, he should just stay away from the films and live peacefully. John Hillcoat director of The Road had not much to do because it was Cormac McCarthy show all the way. Cormac talks about his previous adaptation All the Pretty Horses and he hopes Blood Meridian gets a pick up and about the end of the world.

The interview was filled with questions of his life, his work and outlook on existence. A chance of seeing Todd Field directing Blood Meridian will be something to relish. Cormac McCarthy says

That’s all crap. The fact that’s it’s a bleak and bloody story has nothing to do with whether or not you can put it on the screen. That’s not the issue. The issue is it would be very difficult to do and would require someone with a bountiful imagination and a lot of balls. But the payoff could be extraordinary.

He also said the Billy Bob Thorton adaptation of All The Pretty Horses was a mess.

It could’ve been better. As it stands today it could be cut and made into a pretty good movie. The director had the notion that he could put the entire book up on the screen. Well, you can’t do that. You have to pick out the story that you want to tell and put that on the screen. And so he made this four-hour film and then he found that if he was actually going to get it released, he would have to cut it down to two hours.

Cormac is a man of really few words and vigour that is so relevant even today. He still criticizes the bane of the media and loads of the self destructive stuff.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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