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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Writer Cormac McCarthy and director John Hillcoat attend the New York premiere of Dimension Films' "The Road" at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on November 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Dimension Films)

Legendary author Cormac McCarthy has died at the age of 89 years old.   McCarthy was a revered author who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his novel The Road…which would be turned into a critically-acclaimed film starring Viggo Mortensen.   He also wrote the book No Country For Old Men…which would be made into an Academy Award Best Picture-winning movie by the Coen Brothers.

HBO Films & The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of "Sunset Limited" - After Party

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 01: Writer Cormac McCarthy attends the HBO Films & The Cinema Society screening of “Sunset Limited” at Porter House on February 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

 

 

In addition to those two classic, McCarthy wrote the heralded book All The Pretty Horses which would be transformed into a picture starring Matt Damon.  McCarthy also wrote the screenplays for The Counselor directed by Ridley Scott and the fantastic HBO film Sunset Limited starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones.

HBO Films & The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of "Sunset Limited" - After Party

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 01: Actor Samuel L. Jackson, writer Cormac McCarthy, HBO Films president Len Amato, and director/actor Tommy Lee Jones attend the HBO Films & The Cinema Society screening of “Sunset Limited” at Porter House on February 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

 

 

McCarthy is a true American master.   His writing is haunting and captivating.   He will be missed.

– East Side Dave

New York Premiere of Dimension Films' "The Road" - Arrivals

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 16: Writer Cormac McCarthy attends the New York premiere of Dimension Films’ “The Road” at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on November 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Dimension Films)

 

  • No Country For Old Men trailer

  • The Road trailer

  • All The Pretty Horses

     

  • The Counselor

  • The Sunset Limited

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