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Mythic Journeys - Selected Readings

Mythic Journeys:

The Film Archives of the Southwestern Writers Collection

Exhibit Dates: July 15, 1998- December 18, 1998

Exhibit Press Release

Guide to Film Archives





". . . and the earth did not swallow him." American Playhouse, 1994.

"Barbarosa." ITC, 1982.

"The Black Stallion." United Artists, 1979.

"Chicano: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement." 1996.

"Country." Buena Vista Pictures, 1984.

"The Cowboy Way." MCA/Universal, 1994.

"Far North." Alive Films, 1988.

"Fool for Love." Cannon Group, 1985.

"The Good Old Boys." Turner Network Television, 1995.

"Honeysuckle Rose." Warner Bros., 1980.

"Last Picture Show." Columbia, 1971.

"Legends of the Fall." TriStar, 1994.

"Lonesome Dove." CBS Televison Miniseries, 1989.

"Lonesome Dove: The Making of an Epic." Cabin Fever Entertainment, Inc., 1991.

"Milagro Beanfield War." Universal, 1988.

"1918." EMI Films, 1985.

"Paris, Texas." FoxVideo, 1991.

"Salt of the Earth." Voyager, 1994. (CD-ROM format)

"Raggedy Man." MCA/Universal, 1981.

"Red-Headed Stranger." MGM/UA, 1986.

"Seguin." American Playhouse, 1982.

"Silent Tongue." Alive Films, 1993.

"Songwriter." TriStar Pictures, 1984.

"Tender Mercies." EMI Films, 1983.

"Tom Horn." Warner Bros., 1979.

"Trip to Bountiful." EMI Films, 1985.

"Voyager (Homo Faber.)" Tobis Filmkunst, 1991.

"Zoot Suit." MCA/Universal Home Video, 1981.



"The Apostle E. F. Hart" by Robert Duvall, 4th draft, 1986.

"All the Pretty Horses" by Ted Tally, 1st draft, 1993. Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" by Larry L. King, 1977.

"The Black Stallion" by Walter Farley, Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, and William D. Wittliff, 1979.

"The Boyfriend School" by Sarah Bird, 1989.

"Country" by William D. Wittliff, 1984.

"Cowboy Dick" by Edwin "Bud" Shrake and Dan Jenkins, 1st draft, 1992.

"The Cowboy Way" by Rob Thompson and William D. Wittliff, 1994.

"Far North" by Sam Shepard, 198-.

"Forrest Gump" by Eric Roth, 2nd draft, 1990.

"Glengarry Glen Ross" by David Mamet, 198-.

"The Good Old Boys" by Tommy Lee Jones and J. T. Allen, 1994. Based on the novel by Elmer Kelton.

"J. W. Coop" by Gary Cartwright, Cliff Robertson, and Edwin "Bud" Shrake, 1971.

"Kid Blue" by Edwin "Bud" Shrake, 1973.

"The Last Picture Show" by Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich, 1971.

"The Last Running," by John Graves. Based on his short story.

"Legends of the Fall" by Bill Wittliff, 1st draft, 1990. Based on the novella by Jim Harrison.

"Lonesome Dove" by Bill Wittliff, 1989. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.

"Lost Moon 13 (Apollo 13)" by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert, 1st draft, 1990.

"The Milagro Beanfield War" by David S. Ward, 1986. Based on the novel by John Nichols.

"Myrabelle Shirley: A Love Story" by Bud Shrake, 1987.

"Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life" by William D. Wittliff, 1992 television series.

"Nineteen Eighteen" by Horton Foote, 1983.

"O Pioneers" by Angelica Huston and Dyson Lovell, 1989. Based on the novel by Willa Cather.

"Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson, 1956. Based on his novel.

"Raggedy Man" by William D. Wittliff, 1st draft, 1974.

"The Red-Headed Stranger" by William D. Wittliff, 1979. Based on the album by Willie Nelson.

"Return to Lonesome Dove" by John Wilder, 2nd rev. draft, 1992.

"A River Runs Through It" by Richard Friedenberg, 2nd draft. 1990. Based on the novel by Norman MacLean.

"Songwriter" by Edwin "Bud" Shrake, 1984.

"The Streets of Laredo" a film scenario by Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdonavich, 1972. Later adapted into McMurtry's novel Lonesome Dove.

"Thaddeus Rose and Eddie" by William D. Wittliff, 1978.

"Thelma and Louise" by Callie Khouri, final shooting script, 1990.

"Tom Horn" by Edwin "Bud" Shrake, 1978.



Bird, Sarah. The Boyfriend School. Doubleday, 1989.

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! Houghton Mifflin Co., 1962.

Davis, Ronald L. The Glamour Factory: Inside Hollyood's Big Studio System. Southern Methodist University Press, 1993.

Fenin, George N. and William K. Everson. The Western: From Silents to Cinerama. Bonanza Books, 1962.

Ferber, Edna. Giant. Doubleday, 1952.

Foote, Horton. To Kill a Mockingbird; Tender Mercies; the Trip to Bountiful; Three Screenplays. Grove Press, 1989.

Gent, Peter. North Dallas Forty. Morrow, 1973.

Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller. Harper & Brothers, 1956.

Graham, Don. Cowboys and Cadillacs: How Hollywood Looks at Texas. Texas Monthly Press, 1983.

______Giant Country: Essays on Texas. TCU Press, 1998.

Graves, John. A John Graves Reader. University of Texas Press, 1996.

______The Last Running: A Story. Encino Press, 1974; Lyons & Burford, 1990.

Hardy, Phil. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western. Overlook Press, 1995.

Harrison, Jim. Legends of the Fall. Delta, 1980 (reissue).

Helton, J. R. Below the Line. Agarita Press, 1996.

Jenkins, Dan. Semi-Tough. Atheneum, 1972.

Kelton, Elmer. The Good Old Boys. Doubleday, 1978; reprint by Texas Christian University Press, 1985.

King, Larry L. Larry L. King's 'The Whorehouse Papers.' Viking Press, 1982.

Lovell, Jim and Jeffrey Kluger. Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

Maclean, Norman. A River Runs Through It. University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Mamet, David. Glengarry Glen Ross. Grove Press, 1983.

McCarthy, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. A. A. Knopf, 1992.

McMurtry, Larry. Comanche Moon Simon & Schuster, 1997.

______Dead Man's Walk Simon & Schuster, 1995.

______Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood. Simon and Schuster, 1987.

______Horseman, Pass By. Texas A & M University Press, 1985.

______The Last Picture Show. Dial Press, 1966; Dell, 1971; Penguin Books, 1979.

______Lonesome Dove. Simon and Schuster, 1985.

______Streets of Laredo. Simon & Schuster, 1993.

______Terms of Endearment. New American Library, 1976.

Moore, Barbara and David G. Yellin, eds. Horton Foote's Three Trips to Bountiful. Southern Methodist University Press, 1993.

Nichols, John. The Milagro Beanfield War. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974.

Rivera, Tomás. . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra/and the earth did not devour him.

(translated by Evangelina Vigil-Piñon). Arté Público Press, 1987.

Scarborough, Dorothy. The Wind. Harper & Brothers, 1925.

Smith, Erwin E. Life on the Texas Range. University of Texas Press, 1952.

Wittliff, William D. and Sara Clark. Raggedy Man. Pinnacle Books, 1979.

______Thaddeus Rose and Eddie. Pinnacle Books, 1978.

Valdez, Luis. Zoot Suit and Other Plays. Arte Público Press, 1992.



Carson, L. M. Kit, Sam Shepard, and Wim Wenders.Paris, Texas. Screenplay adaptation of Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles. Ecco Press, 1984.

Daniels, Barry (ed.) Joseph Chaikin & Sam Shepard: Letters and Texts, 1972-1984 . New American Library, 1989.

Graham, Laura J. Sam Shepard: Theme, Image, and the Director. Peter Lang Publishing, 1995.

Hart, Linda.Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages. Greenwood Press, 1987.

King, Kimball (ed.) SamShepard: A Casebook, Garland Publishing, 1988.

Marranca, Bonnie (ed.)American Dreams: The Imagination of Sam Shepard. Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1981.

Shepard, Sam. Cruising Paradise. A. A. Knopf, 1996.

______Curse of the Starving Class. Dramatists Play Service, 1976.

______Fool for Love. City Lights Books, 1983.

______Fool for Love and Other Plays. Bantam, 1984.

______Hawk Moon. Black Sparrow Press, 1973.

______A Lie of the Mind. Metheun, 1987.

______Motel Chronicles. City Lights Books, 1982.

______Rolling Thunder Log Book. Viking Press, 1977.

______Simpatico. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1995.

______States of Shock, Far North and Silent Tongue: A Play and Two Screenplays. Vintage Books, 1993.

______The Unseen Hand and Other Plays. Vintage Books, 1996.

Shewey, Don. Sam Shepard. Da Capo Press, 1997.

Wade, Leslie A. Sam Shepard and the American Theatre. Greenwood Press, 1997.



A Biographical Handbook of Hispanics and United States Film by Gary D. Keller. Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, 1997.

The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture by Rosa Linda Fregoso. University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

Chicana (W)rites: on Word and Film eds. María Herrera-Sobek and Helena María Viramontes. Third Woman Press, 1995.

Chicanas in Film: History of an Image by Carlos E. Cortes. Bilingual Press, 1985.

Chicano Cinema: Research, Reviews, and Resources by Gary D. Keller. BP, 1985.

The Chicano/Hispanic Image in American Film by Frank Javier Garcia Berumen.Vantage Press, 1995.

Chicano Images: Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film by Christine List. Garland Publishing, 1996.

Chicanos and Film: Essays on Chicano Representation and Resistance ed. Chon A. Noreiga. Garland Publishing, 1992.

Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film, 1967-1983 by Charles Ramírez. University of Texas Press, 1992.

Hispanic Hollywood: The Latins in Motion Pictures by George Hadley-Garcia. Carol Publishing Group, 1990.

Hispanics and United States Film: An Overview and Handbook by Gary D. Keller. Bilingual Review/Press, 1994.

Images of the Mexican American in Fiction and Film by Arthur G. Pettit.Texas A&M University Press, 1980.

Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media by Clara E. Rodríguez. Westview Press, 1997.

Mexican Cinema/Mexican Woman, 1940-1950 by Joanne Hershfield. University of Arizona Press, 1996.

Poster Art from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. University of Texas Press, 1997.



Calhoun, John, "Lonesome Dove," Theatre Crafts, February 1989.

Gillespie, Elgy, "True Sam, True West," San Francisco Review of Books, Fall 1992.

Goldstein, Patrick, "Orbiting 'Apollo 13' with Tom Hanks," Premier, June/Summer 1993.

Graves, John, "The Last Running," Atlantic, June 1959.

Harrigan, Stephen, "On the Set of Lonesome Dove," Texas Monthly, June 1988.

Hollandsworth, Skip, "Vanity Farrah," Texas Monthly, February 1997.

Jarboe, Jan, "Sissy Spacek's Long Walk Home," Texas Monthly, February 1991.

"Hooray for Hollywood, Texas," Texas Monthly, May 1998.

McMurtry, Larry, "Lonesome Desert Blooms," San Francisco Review of Books, Fall 1992.

Morrison, Mark. "'China Beach' Salutes the Women of Vietnam," Rolling Stone, May 19, 1988.

Reinert, Al, "Moon Struck," Texas Monthly, July 1979.

"Return to Giant." Texas Monthly, November 1977.

Slate, Libby, "Tall in the Saddle," Emmy, August 1988.

Summer, Jane, "Picking Up Ned Blessing's Trail," TV Times, August 15-21, 1993.

"Texas and the Movies." Texas Monthly, July 1991.

"Texas Myth in Film," Southwest Media Review, Spring 1985.