Falling From Grace

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1985. Two Early Draft scripts for the 1992 film, preceding release by seven years. Developed by Larry McMurtry for singer John Cougar Mellencamp in an acting role for that entire period, and McMurtry is credited both here and in the final film credits.

Rock singer 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.

February 1985 script:

Gray titled wrappers. Title page present, dated February, 1985, noted as First Draft, with credit for screenwriter McMurtry. 130 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine, bound with two gold brads.

August 1984 script:

Tan titled wrappers, integral with title page, dated August 29, 1984. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 139, mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, Wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.


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