When a family pays to see a film in one of our nation’s theaters, it can be a costly luxury; especially with popcorn, drinks and candy included. That is why it’s so important that filmmakers work diligently to produce the best material they can.
The production of a film is not something that a person with a camera can go out and just shoot. It takes a lot of pre-shoot preparation, as well as a lot of editing after the shooting is completed. With this said, many of our most beloved films and TV shows originated from western novels, written by talented writers, who never dreamed their inspiration would make it to the big screen. When these writers penned their manuscripts, they were not even sure that they would be published, but were thrilled when it happened. They were even more enthralled when their creations were filmed, and audiences flocked to the theaters, and families sat in front of their TVs to see what the author had envisioned, and applied to permanent recall through his writings.
Some of the most famous western writers that have had films produced from their books include: Zane Grey (His first book made into a film was Purple Sage. Its rights were bought by William Fox for $2,500 in 1916, and other films have followed, along with TV shows made from his books.), Louis Lamour – Credits: Hopalong Cassidy, The Sacketts and Hondo, to name a few. The list of these authors and their books that have made it to the screen, are far too many to list here, but a question arises from this article; are their any new TV shows, or movies planned for the future that are based on present day western writers and the novels they have already written? The answer is yes.
One in particular that everyone should be watching for is “War Paint,”a screen adaption from a book written by the well known Western and Survival Writer, W.R. Benton of Pearl, Mississippi. A movie contract has been approved and signed by W.R. Benton and MVP3 Entertainment Group for his book.
W.R. Benton describes this book:
“George Alwood III, is a spoiled and rich young man who heads west to
become a mountain man in 1825. Taken under wing by two experienced
old mountain men, George Alwood the third becomes Bear Killer the
mountain man. After a short visit with Shoshoni Indians, Bear Killer finds
himself with an unwanted wife and though he resist’s, he eventually
learns to love her. A cold and hard winter in the mountains brings him
closer to his bride, as he learns to live as a mountain man, and just
before spring she informs him a child will soon come. Content now, with a
canvas shelter, campfire, dried meat, and soon to be family, Bear Killer
reflects on his rich and pampered background.
After his wife and unborn child are killed by white men, the young mountain
man makes a promise to avenge their deaths and he’s swept up into a deep
sense of rage. He finds, however, the men he is searching for are hard men to pin down and even harder to kill.”
More information about this book and others by W.R Benton can be found online at “War Paint”
Also, visit the MVP3 Entertainment Group website for all that is happening there.
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