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      James Franco at the movies.

      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 Marina Rosa Weigl Aug 11, 2014

      From the 2014 VICE Photo Issue: From Off to On

      From Off to On is a photo series by German photographer Marina Rosa Weigl. It's like Asger Carlsen meets a Lynchian interpretation of Black Sabbath's Paranoid.

      By Marina Rosa Weigl Aug 11, 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
      By James Franco Jun 25, 2014

      Franco's Summer Movie Club

      For me, summer means time to watch movies and read. Since we talked about books last time, here are some movies to watch between the blockbusters full of explosions, men in tights, and aliens on the big screens. It's hard to choose, so I just put down the…

      By James Franco Jun 25, 2014