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The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 American epic Western film starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson

The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 American epic Western film starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. The film was directed by Arthur Penn, with supporting performances by Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Forrest, John McLiam, and Kathleen Lloyd. The score was composed by John Williams. The title of the movie refers to a forlorn and very rugged area of north-central Montana, where over eons, the Missouri River has made countless deep cuts or "breaks" in the land.

Writer: Thomas McGuane. The Missouri Breaks' was filmed from a screenplay by National Book Award-winner Thomas McGuane, whose novels are often characterized as 'revisionist westerns', a sort of sub genre in which the romantic conventions of the western-the noble, idealized hero in the white hat taking on swarthy outlaws or bloodthirsty Indians, occasionally aided by a lone, sage, 'noble savage.

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Thomas Francis McGuane III (born December 11, 1939) is an American writer. His work includes ten novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Cutting Horse Association Members Hall of Fame and the Flyfishing Hall of Fame.

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1976) A Book by Thomas McGuane. Used availability for Thomas McGuane's The Missouri Breaks. 1976 : USA Paperback.

Six years after Louisiana entered the Union, Missouri applied for admission as a slave State. A violent agitation at once arose, continued for two years, and was finally allayed by the famous compromise of 1820. The outbreak was sudden, its course so turbulent, and its subsidence so complete, that for many years it was regarded as phenomenal in our politics, and its repetition in the highest degree improbable if not impossible. The "Missouri question," as it was popularly termed, formally appeared in Congress in the month of December, 1818; tho during the preceding session petitions.

With ten books over a thirty-year span, Thomas McGuane has proven himself over and over again "a virtuoso.

From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form-forty-five stories, including seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in book form. For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume. With ten books over a thirty-year span, Thomas McGuane has proven himself over and over again "a virtuoso. His sheer writing skill is nothing short of amazing.

Great copy for "1976" copy. First edition June, 1976. Ships very quickly and packaged carefully!

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I had very recently (2013) seen the movie for the first time. I found it a little confusing and thought I would try to find the book that the movie was based on. I acquired this book of the same title as the movie, by the movie's screenwriter Thomas McGuane, only to find that it actually IS the screenplay. To no surprise, the movie is very faithful to it, though there are some alterations at the very end. Even with a certain amount of subsequent research, I was not able to determine whether McGuane had written the story in any other form before the movie was in its final planning stages and/or production. It raises the question: whose idea WAS this movie, and if not McGuane, how much of the idea was he given on which to build the screenplay.
For once, the movie is best.
The Missouri Breaks download epub
Author: Thomas McGuane
ISBN: 0345252187
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (1976)
Pages: 131 pages