Monday, February 28, 2011

My apologies ...

.. to Cormac McCarthy. Debbie and I just watched his play The Sunset Limited with Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. Jackson has just saved Jones from throwing himself in front of a subway train -- the Sunset Express -- and brought him back to his apartment. Jackson is an ex-con who is now deeply religious and feels he has been brought into contact with Jones for a reason. Jones is a professor who has concluded that the world and life are utterly void of meaning. They talk, and their conversation is intense.
I still think The Road is a lousy novel, but The Sunset Limited is both riveting and moving.


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