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      By James Franco Sep 23, 2014

      Watch James Franco's Short Film, 'Goat Boy'

      Goat Boy is the cobbled-together remains of a student film I made based on Frank Bidart's poem, "Herbert White." These are the bits of backstory provided by Frank to fill out the title character. We cut out this backstory in our film, but later too…

      By James Franco Sep 23, 2014
      By James Franco Aug 21, 2014

      I Love William Gay’s ‘The Long Home’

      My new favorite writer is William Gay. His writes about a community of backwoods Tennessee characters entangled by geography, blood, competition, greed, love, and vengeance. The thing about Gay is that he's the strange twin brother of Cormac McCarthy—or a…

      By James Franco Aug 21, 2014
      By James Franco Aug 15, 2014

      Cowboy Film Stills

      So we did this series of photos and poems based on Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills. It was JANE's concept, but I actually shot the pictures. He got all the credit, and they ended up selling for like $15,000 each.

      By James Franco Aug 15, 2014
      By James Franco Jul 3, 2014

      Adapting 'Blood Meridian'

      I have always wanted to adapt Cormac McCarthy's great novel into film. Many have tried and failed. I dreamed about adapting it, never thinking that it would happen. If Tommy Lee Jones couldn't do it and Ridley Scott couldn't do it, how could I?

      By James Franco Jul 3, 2014