There are multiple artists with this name. First, Blood Meridian, a Canadian group that started in a hotel room during a Black Halos tour (of which the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Blood Meridian, Matt Camirand, was a part), took their name from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, and looked to mix punk, Americana, and rock influences together. Adding fellow Vancouver musicians Joshua Wells (Camirand's and bandmate) on drums, Kevin Grant on bass…
Critics have compared Cormac McCarthy’s nightmarish yet beautifully written adventure masterpiece, Blood Meridian: Or The Evening Redness in the West, with the best works of Dante, Poe, De Sade, Melville, Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor and William Styron. The critic Harold Bloom, among others, has declared it one of the greatest novels of the Twentieth Century, and perhaps the greatest by a living American writer. Critics cite its magnificent language, its uncompromising representation of a crucial period of American history, and its unapologetic, bleak vision of the inevitability of suffering and violence.
The novel recounts the adventures of a young runaway, the kid, who stumbles into the company of the Glanton Gang, outlaws and scalp-hunters who cleared Indians from the Texas-Mexico borderlands during the late 1840’s under contract to territorial governors. Reinvisioning the ideology of manifest destiny upon which the American dream was founded, Blood Meridian depicts the borderland between knowledge and power, between progress and dehumanization, between history and myth and, most importantly, between physical violence and the violence of language.
Tommy Lee Jones, who directed Melquiades Estrada, might actually be the perfect director. He’s best known as an actor, but he’s also excellent behind the camera. He has actually adapted McCarthy before, with The Sunset Limited in 2011. His newest movie, another neo-Western, The Homesman, premiered at Cannes this year and was well-reviewed. Jones is thinking about the neo-Western genre more than anyone else, and if anyone can put a good adaptation of Blood Meridian onscreen, it’s him. Maybe he can give James Franco a cameo.
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|Brain Pain: Discussion - Week Two - Blood Meridian Chap IX - XV||1||17||Oct 12, 2015 01:20PM|
|Brain Pain: Discussion - Week Three - Blood Meridian Chap XVI - XXIII||1||23||Oct 12, 2015 01:19PM|
|Brain Pain: * Schedule for Discussions - Blood Meridian||1||23||Oct 05, 2015 11:58AM|