💬 Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy

Replied to Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy (A Point of Contact)

McCarthy is an incredible writer. There were long segments of description that projected on my mind like a delirious flu induced night of dreams. This might actually be the main reason why a film would be so difficult, no on-screen images could match McCarthy’s descriptions.

I recently read an interesting interview discussion the filming of Blood Meridian, but I had not come across Christopher Douglas’ piece. I like his closing remarks:

Whether the judge is a deputy serving an “evil Yahweh” or a scientist discovering God’s dark designs in nature may not ultimately matter. Blood Meridian is an intensely religious novel that articulates our worst fears — about the world, about each other, about God Himself. Perhaps it’s best to let this novel lie sleeping. Let’s not awake its power for film audiences at all.

I really enjoyed the book. I found Blood Meridian as one of those books that really keeps you thinking well after you have put it down. I wrote more about it here.

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