August 29, 2013 by Laird
If only Ingmar Bergman were alive to adapt Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. I wish I hadn’t thought of it; now I’ll never know solace.
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Sam Peckinpah is a more obvious choice…though perhaps not as spiritual.
Peckinpah would have done an adaptation justice. Straw Dogs is one of my favorite films.
I love Peckinpah and he would have been the choice to capture Blood Meridian’s violent poetry. But Bergman’s cinematographic eye was superior, and, as you suggest, he was far more interested in the numinous. Two falls out of three, I’ve got to go with Bergman.
If only Bergman were alive to adapt “Blackwood’s Baby”!!
Agree that Bergman would do a great job and want to see Peckinpah’s adaptation even more. Among the living Terence Malick gets my vote, if only to see him film the Chihuahuan desert.Vincent D’Onofrio is my choice for the judge and I cast gary oldman as Glanton. otherwise I want no name ugly mugged thespians with horrible teeth filling out the cast. If ben affleck or james franco walk anywhere near the project I could get violent. I want nick cave to score it (The Proposition is my favorite “western” other than the Wild Bunch and Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia) and work with Malick on the screenplay. After seeing the Counselor I want Cormac nowhere near the set.
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