Tenth Anniversary of The Whole Wide World Essay

Even though it came and went with no notice or fanfare, it’s worth mentioning that 10 years ago this past Christmas, Dan Ireland’s fine adaptation of Novalyne Price Ellis’ memoir of her time with Robert E. Howard premiered in theaters.  The screenplay was written by one of Novalyne’s former students, Michael Scott Myers, who is a frequent guest at Howard Days. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you are in for a treat as it is readily available on DVD.  Both Vincent D’Onofrio and Renee Zellweger give amazing performances as Robert and Novalyne. You can also check out the Sony Pictures website for background and production info on the film.