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RIP Larry McMurtry
« on: March 26, 2021, 03:58:03 PM »
Larry McMurtry passed today at 84 years.

Thank you for sharing your talent.

Addenda: Just read where renowned children's author, Beverly Cleary has passed today also, at 104.

The combined impact of these two authors . . .


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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 05:54:49 PM »
Loved "Lonesome Dove", but didn't care for his others.  That one book was enough to put him up there for me.  RIP Mr. McMurtry.
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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 02:39:30 PM »
Gus and Call are featured in 4 McMurtry novels. Lonesome Dove was #3 in the series. All four are worth the read.
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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 08:43:38 PM »
I know.  I tried reading the others and just didn't care for them.  May have to try them again.  For me it was sort of like "Catch-22".  Tried reading Heller's other work and just couldn't get into it.  To be honest, I hardly ever read fiction anymore.
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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 12:29:38 PM »
RIP!
Helped revitalize Westerns.

His books were hit or miss.  Just noticed this today.
Heard on TV that Lonesome Dove screenplay sat abandoned for years. It was supposed to have John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, and either Glenn Ford or Henry Fonda.

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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 01:43:57 PM »
Never cared for Fonda other than maybe Spencer's Mountain and Cheyanne Social Club .
The Duke was great as the " Duke " ...

 Stewart & Ford maybe....but I think Duvall & Tommy Lee WERE Gus & Woodrow  none of the other players carried it
Voight & Garner , Urban & Zane , Miller & Arquette not even close

Lonesome Dove was the Hit !
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: RIP Larry McMurtry
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 07:11:11 PM »
I agree on Tommy Lee and Duval. The others are barely watchable. I wish they had done two or three prequels with those two and then Gus getting killed and the trek back in the final installment.

 

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