“The Road”: A Meaningful Nightmare

My review of John Hillcoat's film The Road is still in progress, but I've written an article about the story, how people respond to it... and how such dark, troubling visions like this one can be meaningful and even—dare I say it?—redemptive. … [Read more...]

End of “The Road” (in Pittsburgh, Anyway)

Working on his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, John Hillcoat has wrapped up filming in Pittsburgh and is moving on to Lake Erie, New Orleans, Mount St. Helens, and the Oregon coast. "The book had a huge impact on me, it affected me more deeply and more profoundly than almost anything I've ever read," Mr. Hillcoat said. "That's partly because I'm a father of a gorgeous 6-year-old boy" and mindful of what's happening in the world. Growing up in Canada in the 1970s, the native … [Read more...]

Cormac McCarthy: Now an Oprah Author

Oprah just picked The Road. Wow. That's gutsy. The Road is a dark, dark, dark post-apocalyptic work, from all that I've read about it. (Check out Adam Walter's reaction.) … [Read more...]