Outlaw josey wales by carter, forrest and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Josey wales an early1970s privately printed novel under the title the rebel outlaw. The outlaw josey wales by forrest carter abebooks passion for books. Theres a lot of comparisons that can be made between bill wilson and josey wales and judging from the bits and pieces that i know about bill wilson, he does seem to provide an ideal template for a character like josey wales and considering bill wilsons anti government stance, i think he would have appealed to carter, so i reckon that the. Josie wales, josie arrives in texas, goes into a store, is shown a death picture of. The outlaw josey wales 1976 movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers. Josey wales is a 1972 american western novel also titled gone to texas in later editions written by forrest carter that was adapted into the film the outlaw josey wales directed by and starring clint eastwood. Unfortunately, the past has a way of catching up with you, and josey is a wanted man. Gone to texas and the vengence trail of josey wales are both great reads, made all the more convenient by the fact that both stories are published here in one tome. The josey wales of the movie is really a sanitized version of josey wales in the novel. Start the day in shade and end it in sun, all the while just 65 yards from washrooms. The artful reinvention of klansman asa earl carter. Josey wales it was republished in 1975 as gone to texas.
Gone to texas forrest carter like most people i have seen the brilliant film the outlaw josey wales starring clint eastwood, but i never realised that it was actually based. Until unforgiven came along in 1992, the outlaw josey wales was widely regarded as clint eastwood s best film as a director, and one of the best westerns in general. His wife and child had been lost to precivil war destruction and, like jesse james and other young farmers. Sep 29, 2012 what book is the josey wales movie based on. Gone to texas a josey wales western audiobook by forrest. Based on the popular novel by famed native american author forrest carter, it freely mixed violence and amorality to create a darkly ambiguous world where good and evil are almost impossible to distinguish. He plays a key role in the vengeance trail of josey wales, fighting on joseys side against escobedo, naturally. Mar 27, 2020 this is an original song protected by for lyrics, chords, arrangements and music it is based on the film josey wales which was based on a book by f. Just a great western with a deep, deep emotion under it all.
Actually, the movie the outlaw josey wales was based upon the first novel included in this volume, gone to texas, which i think was the more poorly written of the two. Josey wales was republished in 1975 by the delacorte press as gone to texas by forrest carter. According to the rules of the genre, the final confrontation between wales and fletcher can have only one outcome. The outlaw josey wales is a wonderful story about a wounded man, josey wales, a missourian who has lost his home and his family to the civil war. Carter wrote a later book about geronimo, watch for me on the mountain, in 1978, republished in 1980 as cry geronimo. His wife and child had been lost to precivil war destruction and, like jesse james and other young farmers, he joined. In 2011, warner home video released a deluxe bluray book edition, with several glossy pages as well as a new featurette on clint eastwoods westerns. A sequel, the vengeance trail of josey wales, is also available. As the civil war ends in defeat and despair for the south, wales alone of his guerrilla unit refuses to surrender. The return of josey wales is a 1986 american western film directed by and starring michael parks.
The outlaw josey wales is a 1976 american revisionist western deluxe color and panavision film set during and after the american civil war. But how historically accurate is the outlaw josey wales. Josey wales the title was eventually changed to gone to texas. Josie wales, aka bushwhacker bill wilson north texas enews. Jan 18, 2014 until unforgiven came along in 1992, the outlaw josey wales was widely regarded as clint eastwoods best film as a director, and one of the best westerns in general.
The outlaw josey wales character is actually a composite of several known. Was the movie outlaw josey wales based on a real person. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Charge phones, laptops, camera and keep lights on with an independent solar array. Josey wales clint eastwood makes his way west after the civil war, determined to live a useful and helpful life. Gone to texas forrest carter like most people i have seen the brilliant film the outlaw josey wales starring clint eastwood, but i never realised that it was actually based up a novel called. Jul 09, 2019 these the outlaw josey wales quotes from the wild wild west. Yes the film is made from an entirely original script for the film written by the script writer derek kolstad. The second book, the vengeance trail of josey wales, is a much harder read.
Written in 1972 and originally published under the title the rebel outlaw. Gone to texas josey wales, book 1 by forrest carter. I have a copy of both the movies done on josey wales yes, there were two, one of forrest carters gone to texas and the other based on his second book the vengeance trail of josey wales. What other book might you compare gone to texas a josey wales western to and why. Josey wales 1972, was also an interesting character. One of the best clint eastwood movies ever traces back to ugly roots. It was taken up by clint eastwood and made into the western movie the outlaw josey wales in 1976. Gone to texas and the vengeance trail of josey wales by. The lead character in the novel is a former confederate soldier named josey wales who is also the chief protagonist in the second novel.
When josey was in the general store picking up supplies with the indian man and women, josey was handed a picture of slim fixin. It is a sequel to clint eastwoods the outlaw josey wales 1976, which was in turn based on the forrest carter 1973 novel the rebel outlaw. The book was published by a small company in arkansas, and was likewise given a limited printing of only 75 hardcover editions. The film was adapted from author forrest carters 1973 novel the rebel outlaw. Other characters, such as jamie the kid in the movie and lone watie, are different and more involved in the book than the movie. In reality, forrest carter was actually named asa carter who was a notorious segregationist. The film the outlaw josey wales doesnt tell the same story that forrest carter told in the book that was the source material among many other changes, in the book, josey has a career as a notorious bank robber, he isnt pursued by terrills redlegs and there is no showdown with the redlegs at the end, and he marries laura lee and has a child. Publication date 1989 topics wales, josey fictitious character, outlaws, western stories publisher.
The outlaw josey wales is a sneaky kind of sleeper novel. A perfect example is the outlaw josey wales also published under the title gone to texas. Forrest carter has a real irritating writing style that never let me really get into the book. The writings and movie about josie wales are based on the real bushwhacker, bill wilson. My favorite movie is the outlaw josey wales and i want to read the original book the movie is based on. The cover art is beautiful and nostalgic, like the story itself. Screenplay based on author forrest carters josey wales novels. But the book and its author are not what they seem. Jan 01, 1973 this is the book that the outlaw josey wales was based on, starring clint eastwood.
Josey wales, the new york times revealed that he was actually asa earl carter a southern klansman. This is the book that the outlaw josey wales was based on, starring clint eastwood. I read the book first under the title, gone to texas, which it. Order of forrest carter books forrest carter is the pen name of american author and political speechwriter asa earl carter 19251979. The outlaw josey wales was based on the first novel written by a halfcherokee indian poet named forrest carter entitled the rebel outlaw. Josey wales, by asa earl carter was published in 1972 and was the novel that served to fashion the character for the screenplay. Carter used the pseudonym in order to masquerade as a cherokee, but after the publication of the rebel outlaw. Join facebook to connect with josey wales and others you may know. The ending of the outlaw josey wales is the most beautiful and poetic of any in western movie history, maybe the most beautiful of any movie ever. The script was worked on by sonia chernus and producer bob daley at malpaso, and eastwood himself paid some of the money to obtain the screen rights.
Josey wales, the book that the movie was based on, was ed through whipporwill publishers in gant, ala. The book is actually very good and impressed eastwood enough to film it. The outlaw josey wales was based on a book written by a selfproclaimed cherokee whose real life as a former klansman became well known after his book, the education of little tree, topped the new york times bestseller list in 1991. What book is the josey wales movie based on answers. Aug 26, 1976 they thought for sure that forrest carter, whose novel has become clint eastwoods current shoot. Josey wales was a name to be feared in forrest carters wild west, and you can understand why when you read this book. His wife and child had been lost to precivil war destruction and, like jesse james and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of missourimen with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.
Sep 15, 2016 one of the best clint eastwood movies ever traces back to ugly roots. I just finished reading the two josey wales novels by forrest carter, gone to texas, which a lot of you know the clint eastwood movie the outlaw josey wales was based on, and the vengeance trail of josey wales. Richard schickel provides a commentary track, and there are two other, vintage featurettes. Mary, jamaica is an influential jamaican dancehall deejay.
The outlaw josey wales was inspired by a 1972 novel by former kkk leader forrest carter, and was originally titled the rebel outlaw. The outlaw josey wales released in 1976, is based on the american revisionist and panavision film set during and after the american civil war. When you see josey after he has walked out of the general store, he does not have the picture in his hand. Through wales, the novels tell a narrative of revenge and resistance to the government. Gone to texas by forrest carter goodreads share book. This is an original song protected by for lyrics, chords, arrangements and music it is based on the film josey wales which was based on a book. Normally i like books better than movies, but not in this case. Entitled the rebel outlaw josey wales, it made compulsive readinga slick blend of antigovernment rhetoric and the sort of ambiguous morality that had made eastwood famous in his earlier westerns.
The outlaw josey wales the screenplay based on the book gone to texas by forrest carter is another one of those violence revues, with carnage production numbers slotted every so often and. In 1975, clint eastwood was hunting for a new script to direct when a book landed on his desk. I know the name of the book is gone to texas because of the credits but i have found more than one version and during an interview clint eastwood said the movie was based on a book. He joins up with a group of settlers who need the protection that a man as tough and experienced as he is can provide. He was considered, along with brigadier jerry, yellowman and sound system partner charlie chaplin, one of the best deejays of the 1980s. Aug 09, 2014 behold, and absorb the wisdom of men scorned by government. Wales was portrayed by michael parks in the 1986 sequel the return of josey wales. Fall into a king size bed and wake to a southwest view facing the chocolate cliffs. Josey wales is carters heroic character based on several missouri mountain men who. Josey wales, and gone to texas which i think also contains the one sequel, josey wales.
Two westerns kindle edition by carter, forrest, clayton, lawrence. The outlaw josey wales was selected for the national film registry in 1996. The outlaw josey wales 1976 part 2 internet archive. Nov, 20 instead, the indians are apache and the book is dedicated to them. The american civil war is a great war of struggle and independence and this movie perfectly describes the efforts that had gone into the struggle. Bill wilson was born around 1830 in phelps county, missouri. There are many who think he existed in a homicidally. The author later wrote under the alias of forrest carter and released his josey wales novel as gone to texas. It was directed by and starred clint eastwood as the eponymous josey wales, with chief dan george, sondra locke, sam bottoms, and geraldine keams. Josey wales is a fictional character created by author forrest carter, for his 1973 novel the rebel outlaw. At first it didnt seem to be affecting me, but before i knew it, it was over, and i was eager to revisit the characters. The second novel included in this set, the vengeance trail of josey wales, was written better and the character of josey wales was much better developed.
If you watch carefully, he walks out with the picture. Like most people i have seen the brilliant film the outlaw josey wales starring clint eastwood, but i never realised that it was actually based up a novel called gone to texas. With all my heart i would like to believe josey wales was based on. Josey wales od, born joseph winston sterling in st. Would you listen to gone to texas a josey wales western again. There are so many the outlaw josey wales quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring. Sep 08, 20 how historically accurate is the outlaw josey wales. The outlaw josey wales is a 1976 revisionist western film set at the end of the american civil war directed by and starring clint eastwood as the eponymous josey wales, with chief dan george, sondra locke, bill mckinney, john vernon, paula trueman, sam bottoms, geraldine keams, john russell, woodrow parfrey, joyce jameson, sheb wooley, john quade, will sampson, and royal dano. The screenplay based on the book gone to texas by forrest carter is another one of those violence revues, with carnage production numbers. I know the name of the book is gone to texas because of the credits but i have found more than one version and during an interview clint eastwood said the movie was based on a book he got. The book, the outlaw josey wales is not a movie tiein novel. Of all the clint eastwood western movies which is it you. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading josey wales. The original effort was actually titled the rebel outlaw.
Soon after, he started working on the rebel outlaw, josey wales that would be published as gone to texas in 1976. Its a film i really like clint eastwood was good in it as always and i think it also had some strong performances from will sampson as ten bears and chief dan george as lone watie. Wales is portrayed in the 1976 western film the outlaw josey wales by actor and director clint eastwood. I read the book first under the title, gone to texas, which it was also published as. He has nothing left to live for, except to fight, and he cannot give that up. He was a character in the novel gone to texas by forrest tucker. Most of the answers here are correct, although partially. Forrest carter, the writer of the novel the rebel outlaw. Ive been looking for forrest carters book gone to texas ever since i saw clint eastwoods movie based on it. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.598 1376 1459 1256 740 740 1516 406 69 486 598 245 899 1483 258 1266 1469 503 416 459 1526 445 386 686 940 578 480 177 750 348 1146 1321 631 958 1296 912 786 236 184 1194 93 1286 1226 1107