BLOOD MERIDIAN

SEE the CHILD

- THE STORY -

BLOOD MERIDIAN

at HOME

BLOOD MERIDIAN

the CHILD

- THE STORY PART 1 OF 3 -

He can neither read nor write and in him broods already a taste for mindless violence. At fourteen he runs away.

broken LANDS

THE STORY PART 2 OF 3

BLOOD MERIDIAN

the CHILD

THE STORY PART 1 OF 3

broken LANDS

- THE STORY PART 2 OF 3 -

Now come days of begging, days of theft. Days of riding where there rode no soul save he. Only now is the child finally divested of all that he has been.

man's WILL

THE STORY PART 3 OF 3

BLOOD MERIDIAN

broken LANDS

THE STORY PART 2 OF 3

man's WILL

- THE STORY PART 3 OF 3 -

His origins are become remote as is his destiny and not again in all the world's turning will there be terrains so wild and barbarous to try whether the stuff of creation may be shaped to man's will or whether his own heart is not another kind of clay.

McCARTY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CORMAC McCARTHY

- BORN 1933 -
Quotes and facts about McCarthy

McCarthy‘s Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter was put up for auction at Christie‘s. The machine had been in his care for 46 years, since 1963. It sold for $254,500.

Randy Kennedy
ArtsBeat - The New York Times
- his -

typewriter

McCarthy estimates that he owns about 7,000 books, nearly all of them in storage lockers.

Richard B. Woodward
The New York Times
- book -

collection

His Novel »No Country for Old Men« was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

the Academy
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Academy -

Awards

»The Road« won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

Columbia University
the Pulitzer Prizes
- Pulitzer -

Prize

»I ended up in the Southwest because I knew that nobody had ever written about it. Besides Coca-Cola, the other thing that is universally known is cowboys and Indians. You can go to a mountain village in Mongolia and they‘ll know about cowboys. But nobody had taken it seriously, not in 200 years. I thought, here‘s a good subject. And it was.«

Cormac McCarthy
the Wall Street Journal
- writing -

a western

Born Charles McCarthy, he renamed himself Cormac after the Irish King.

found at
THE CORMAC McCARTHY SOCIETY
- the -

King

»Anything that doesn‘t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.«

Cormac McCarthy
the Wall Street Journal
- worth -

doing

»I don‘t think goodness is something that you learn. If you‘re left adrift in the world to learn goodness from it, you would be in trouble.«

Cormac McCarthy
the Wall Street Journal
- about -

goodness

»I felt early on I wasn‘t going to be a respectable citizen. I hated school from the day I set foot in it.«

Cormac McCarthy
The New York Times
- about -

school

»I never had any doubts about my abilities, I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.«

Cormac McCarthy
The New York Times
- his -

abilities

»The friends I do have are simply those who quit drinking. If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it‘s drinking.«

Cormac McCarthy
The New York Times
- his -

friends

»There‘s no such thing as life without bloodshed. I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. Your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous.«

Cormac McCarthy
The New York Times
- about -

bloodshed

Sources:
ArtsBeat
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The New York Times
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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the Pulitzer Prizes
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the Wall Street Journal
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The Cormac McCarthy Society

man's WILL

THE STORY PART 3 OF 3

CREDITS

CAST AND CREW

directed by

Romain Gavras
Ezra Miller

as the Kid

TOM HARDY

as the Judge

HARVEY KEITEL

as John Joel Glanton

Javier Bardem

as the Governor of Chihuahua

Screenplay by

SEAN PENN

based on the novel BY

CORMAC McCARTHY

Director of Photography

Emmanuel Lubezki

Music by

ETHAN KATH / ALICE GLASS

Produced by

JADE RAYMOND

a

Plaza Films

Production