May 05, 2015 · Four pioneer women, all of them wives, for one reason or another have gone insane in a territory lacking an asylum. By default, Mary Bee Cuddy is chosen as the “homesman,” the person who will...
May 19, 2015 · Titled The Homesman and set in 1855, it refers to a man hired to escort women home “back east” who had failed to adapt to frontier life in the Nebraska Territory. In this case, three married women...
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IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship.
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Mar 06, 1988 · THE HOMESMAN was a very moving and tragic novel set in Nebraska during pioneer times. Some of the pioneer women during this period suffered emotional and psychological breakdowns that were so severe, they had to be removed from the prairie and treated elsewhere.
The Homesman is a 2014 Western historical drama film set in the 1850s Midwest and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. The screenplay by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, and Wesley Oliver is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout. The film stars Jones and Hilary Swank and also features Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Hailee ...
Dec 23, 2019 · The Homesman There are many stories of young women who came west with dreams and hope for a better life only to wind up going out of her mind. Life on the frontier was rough but on Great Plains it was the toughest. It was the dreary incessant wind, flat, treeless lands and the loneliness that drove many of them insane.
This book was published in 1988 by the same author that wrote THE SHOOTIST and BLESS THE BEASTS & THE CHILDREN and won many awards. It is about four frontier wives in Nebraska territory that lose their minds over a harsh winter, for varying reasons.
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This story reminds me of the journeys of Hercules or Ulysses. They often depicted Madness and links to the Underworld. In modern lingo, we could sum it up briefly by saying is about Mindsets, often reflected in the outer harsh or beautiful landscapes. Was there such a conscious or subconscious influence to this inspired storyline.
Nov 14, 2014 · The journey in Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman", based on the 1988 novel by Glendon Swarthout, travels from west to east, from the unmarked Nebraska territory to a town in Iowa.