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Norman Mailer: Works and Days
PrefaceLennon IntroductionLucas IntroductionAcknowledgments and Appreciations
First EditionsKey TextsBibliographiesBiographiesCriticismCultural Backgrounds
Works IndexNM’s IntroductionsThe Big BiteMailer for MayorAbbott Affair
Days IndexImportant Dates
Index of NamesWorks CategoriesDays Categories
Wikipedia book BooksProject page Projects

“Norman Mailer Tackles the Screen.” Article-interview by William Wolf. New York, 8 November, 86–87. Interviewed about the film version of The Executioner’s Song (79.13), Mailer says that the execution scene “just knocks me down every time I see it.” Asked if he considered departing from the book in his screenplay, he said, “I’m not sure it could be done in a good way, because what you had there was invaluable. There was a flavor of the real. How do you throw away the book? Do you write an imaginary story about a man like Gary Gilmore? Then you’re throwing away the reality.”