Falling from Grace [Riding the Cage]

John Mellencamp (director, starring, composer)
Larry McMurtry (screenwriter, novelist)
Mariel Hemingway, Claude Akins, Dub Taylor

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1985. First Draft script for the 1992 film.

Rock singer John Mellencamp made his screen and directorial debut in this story by author-screenwriter McMurtry. A big time country music star returns to his family's home in Indiana for his grandfather's birthday party and decides this is where he belongs. He begins an affair with his older brother's wife and goes to work on ruining all he has ever worked for, simply for a pipe dream of small-town life which he never fit into anyway. Incredibly similar to Mellencamp's life and based on the story "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry.

Set in Doak City, Indiana, filmed on location in Seymour, Indiana.

White self wrappers, integral with title page, dated February, 1985, noted as First Draft, with credit for screenwriter McMurtry. 130 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages Fine, front wrapper missing, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #130468]