Larry McMurtry , who won an Oscar for penning Brokeback Mountain , earned a nomination for The Last Picture Show and authored books that spawned Emmy winner Lonesome Dove and Best Picture Oscar winner Terms of Endearment, died Thursday of heart failure. He was 84. The news was confirmed to media outlets by family spokeswoman and 42West CEO Amanda Lundberg. McMurtry — whose son is the singer-songwriter James McMurtry — won the Pulitzer Prize for writing Lonesome Done , which became a popular 1989 CBS miniseries and spawned a sequel and a syndicated series, and was awarded the 2014 National Humanities Medal by President Obama. McMurtry’s 1975 book Terms of Endearment became the 1983 film from writer-director-producer James L. Brooks. Starring MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow, the pic was a commercial smash and led all films with 11 Oscar noms. Along with Best Pictrure, it earned Academy Awards for Shirley … [Read more...] about Larry McMurtry Dies: Prolific ‘Lonesome Dove’ Novelist & Oscar-Winning ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Screenwriter Was 84
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Larry McMurtry, the Texas novelist known for American West epics like Lonesome Dove and the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain , has died. McMurtry’s death on Thursday was first reported by The New York Times . He was 84. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1936, McMurtry was a prolific author with an uncanny gift for making a lengthy opus like Lonesome Dove — all 843 pages — eminently readable. The page-turning tale of two grizzled cowboys on a cattle drive from Texas to Montana in the mid-19th century won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986. First published in 1985, it was adapted into a CBS-TV miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones in 1989. Along with Lonesome Dove , McMurtry wrote critically acclaimed novels like 1966’s The Last Picture Show and 1975’s Terms of Endearment . Both were adapted for the big screen. In 2006, he and his collaborator Diana Ossana, with whom he once lived, won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for their work on … [Read more...] about Larry McMurtry, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Novelist, Dead at 84
Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist Larry McMurtry has passed away. Known for penning books like Lonesome Dove and co-writing the hit movie Brokeback Mountain , McMurtry's death was confirmed by his rep, Amanda Lundberg, though a cause hasn't yet been revealed. He was 84 years old. An acclaimed author, McMurtry has penned 29 novels along with three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than 30 screenplays. Always working on something, McMurtry wrote exactly five pages per day using a manual typewriter. A writer for more than six decades, McMurtry's first published novel, Horseman, Pass By , was adapted into the 1963 movie Hud with Paul Newman and Patricia Neal. Based on the book, the screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. with the two earning a Best Screenplay nomination at the Academy Awards. RELATED: Craig MuMs Grant Dies, Oz and Luke Cage Actor, Poet Was 52 For his part, McMurtry was personally nominated for an Oscar for the … [Read more...] about Larry McMurtry Dies, Lonesome Dove Author & Brokeback Mountain Oscar Winner Was 84
International superstar Jackie Chan explains how he designed part of his own armor in our exclusive preview for the action epic Dragon Blade , which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 22. The action star explains that, when performing complex fight scenes like the ones seen in Dragon Blade , carrying a massive shield will weigh you down in battle. To prevent this, Jackie Chan and director Daniel Lee (Black Mask) designed a much smaller shield that the actor actually wears as a wrist guard to block attacks. Featuring an all-star cast led by Jackie Chan ( Rush Hour ), John Cusack ( Love & Mercy ) and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor, The Pianist , 2002), the worldwide box office phenomenon Dragon Blade will be available on Digital HD December 15 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 22. The epic action-adventure is now available On Demand. From the director of Black Mask, this "visually stunning" … [Read more...] about Dragon Blade Blu-ray Preview Starring Jackie Chan | EXCLUSIVE
The official motion poster of Minnal Murali , the highly anticipated upcoming Tovino Thomas starrer is finally out. Mohanlal, the complete actor revealed the Minnal Murali motion poster through his official social media pages. The project, which is directed by Basil Joseph, is slated to hit the theatres as an Onam special release. " Launching the Motion Poster of Minnal Murali. Best wishes Tovino Thomas, Basil Joseph, Sophia Paul, and Team ," Mohanlal wrote on his social media post. The promising motion poster features the leading man Tovino Thomas in his superhero avathar, in a mystic backdrop. Expectations are riding high on the Basil Joseph directorial, after the release of the motion poster. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mohanlal (@mohanlal) Minnal Murali , which is the first-ever superhero produced by the Malayalam film industry, marks Tovino Thomas's second collaboration … [Read more...] about Minnal Murali Motion Poster Is Out; The Tovino Thomas Starrer To Get An Onam Release!