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True West

Jan 20, 2013 By John Spong

Twenty-five years ago, Larry McMurtry published a novel called Lonesome Dove—and Texas hasn’t looked the same since. Listen in as more than thirty writers, critics, producers, and actors, from Peter Bogdonavich and Dave Hickey to Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Anjelica Huston, tell the stories behind the book (and the miniseries) that changed the way we see the West.

Tender Mercies (1983)

May 31, 2011 By Texas Monthly

Director: Bruce BeresfordPlot: Out-of-luck country singer seeks redemption through love. Excerpts from our roundtable discussion: LEAGUE: I thought it was beautiful and spartan. You understand so much of the characters with so few syllables, which is also a very Texan trait. You know, you compare that to…

Dove Shoot

May 31, 1998 By Anne Dingus

Ten years after the filming of the miniseries Lonesome Dove, screenwriter Bill Wittliff shares his photographic memories of life on the set.

Unreality Bites

Apr 30, 1998 By Don Graham

As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.

Pulpit Fiction

Jan 1, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

HE MAY LOVE the smell of napalm in the morning, but Robert Duvall also has a certain affection for Texas. Over the years, some of his best-known films have been made here, including Tender Mercies (1983) and Lonesome Dove (1989). Now the 67-year-old has returned to the state again for…