A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascination behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Expanding on interviews first published in Texas Monthly, John Spong talk to forty of the key people involved, including author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D.B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; producer Dyson Lovell; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry's writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Rounding out the book are candid photographs and polaroids that Bill Wittliff took on the set during filming, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action.
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