The Counselor is one of the most cinematic and uncinematic movies of the year. It’s the former because director Ridley Scott used the. the counselor a screenplay cormac mccarthy. Wed, 10 Oct GMT the counselor a screenplay cormac pdf – In a few words, Cormac’s screenplay for. The New Yorker has published an excerpt of Cormac McCarthy’s script for The Counselor, a film directed by Ridley Scott that will come out this.

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Vulgar in the bad senseweak humor, disjointed plot, all too transparent structural metaphor, dull characters, dialogue often not credible. Nov 02, Kevin Catalano rated it it was amazing.

Read an Excerpt from Cormac McCarthy’s Script for The Counselor

She kills many of the characters and has sex with cars. If the guys got the drugs in the end, why did they have to kill everybody?

She’s about wanting to be seen, as opposed to blending into the background. The story feels like misery for the sake mccaethy misery and the point about life is what you make it?

There will be other worlds. It is never the artist who is the fickle lover…it is always the critic who is fickle and in the dark that we can see their motives. He continues across the road to the fence.


The Counselor and Reiner never fucking did anything, it never explained what they were going to do or how they factored in, but some kid on a bike lost his head and then everybody gets murderized.

She is hiding the fact that she’s a super smart cyber villain behind a sex fiend veneer. As I read this screenplay after I saw the excellent film The Counselor.

The Counselor: A Screenplay by Cormac McCarthy

Seems to be the real thing. I read it as a play. I don’t read that many screenplays and found myself at times reading it as a novel which is unfair to both author and work.

Could this be another test to see if we are on our toes? Mostly, this suffers from lacking an oppressive sense of ultimate evil and fate. Or perhaps I already have and don’t want to see it. The choosing was done long ago. In the second half of the film, Jefe recites directly from the poem to the Counselor, ” Caminante, no hay camino.

The Counselor: A Screenplay

It only took me about 4 hours to read, but I might watch the movie again just to maybe get the gist a little better. Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open. London Critics Circle Film Awards. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Why does the counselor need this one time deal?

The father watching the kids closes his eyes and reachs his hand out to the cheetahs, in an act of faith. In some ways The Counselor is standard McCarthy, in that you can expect depravity, grotesque violence and the sense of inevitable destruction.


Oct 18, Ned rated it really liked it. I thought, well, it was the studios screw up.

So many fantastic lines in the dialogue. He strums the wire with his fingers. Reiner tells The Counselor a story about him and his friends taking a young kid out to a club. I loved this screenplay! He has long talks with real tough guys who tell him he doesn’t have what it takes but give him advice nonetheless.

It has a very contemporary feel, it dabbles with modern technology, and it is at times highly sexual – all these feel somehow unnatural and uncomfortable for McCarthy, and there are parts of this screenplay that really don’t work, at least on the page I have yet to see the film. I’ve not seen the film – there may be more life brought to it – particularly with that cast, coynselor the reviews suggest not.

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