ONE WHO WALKED ALONE
Posted 30 July 2006on:
“Interviewing Novalyne was a trip, because she’s a woman with a lot of integrity. She only said what she wanted to say; there was no way she was going to get specific about that moment.” Vincent D’Onofrio
“The man who chooses to follow a dream to its bitter and ultimate end, walks alone.” Robert E Howard
“I met Bob Howard today! I was sitting on the front porch with my physics book in my lap, trying to absorb some of the uninteresting facts in it, when I heard a car stop by the two big oak trees in our front yard.” Novalyne Price
To say I love this film is an understatement and so I just had to get the book on which it was based. The script sticks fairly well to the dialogue, so in effect the film wrote itself. Most of their conversations took place in the car driving around the countryside, although others did in fact occur on locations as filmed. They talked deeply about politics, writers, religion, their work and Texas. Novalyne’s writing gives a great insight into their two personalities, although I think Vincent D’Onofrio captured Bob Howard magnificently considering he could not meet the man himself. For Renee Zellweger there was the opportunity to meet Novalyne. Novalyne is undoubtedly a highly spirited and highly intelligent young woman, but she never really understood Bob. She writes frankly and whether it was her intention or not, she comes across for me anyway, as even a far less warm or caring person than Renee portrayed her.
Enough for now… no doubt I shall post more later.