Addie is seventy and has lived in Holt for forty-four years; she has been a widow for some time. What was the inspiration behind Our Souls at Night? I love it, she said. Our Souls at Night is a love story about a man and a woman who decide to live from their truth and authenticity in the face of criticism and judgment. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Most filming took place at two westside private residences on Pikes Peak Avenue. Soon to be a major film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Born in Pueblo, he and his family soon moved to Cañon City.
I'm not looking at it that way. So two days after he died it was finished and sent off. But there is a lack of talent for hard work. I think Kent probably is aware of all that. It is based on the novel of same name by. I think I've lost any sexual impulse a long time ago.
What was his understanding of the word? A story about growing old with grace. I like it a lot. It you are anything like me, it will be one of your better evenings of reading. Then he came in one day and said, 'I am going to write a book about us. In other hands, this narrative might have been maudlin: a septuagenarian widow, Addie Moore, reaches out to her neighbor, widower Louis Waters, with a simple request: to lie together in bed, companionably, and talk in the dark to ward off the loneliness.
LibraryThing Review User Review - devilish2 - www. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit. Principal photography on the film began on September 12, 2016 in , Colorado, and it also was shot in. Sometime later, Addie is hospitalised after a fall. I will say this: Kent Haruf had a way of expressing what is true and what is important. I don't think there's a false word in Kent Haruf's final novel, Our Souls in the Night.
I like the time together. Kent Haruf's writing shed at the bottom of his garden He typed on an old Royal upright typewriter. This is hardly the most testing work of their careers, and perhaps neither beautiful icon precisely exudes the true, worn-and-torn spirit of a life lived alone, even when accompanied, in the great suburban middle. Louis, about the same age and a widower, grew up in Holt, went away to college and to start a career, and then came back forty-six years ago. The film stars , , , and. The only opinions that count are their own. Three exceptional novels is quite a legacy.
This is a love story. Addie Moore and Louis Waters fall into that last category. Jamie spends the entire summer with Louis and Addie, who also adopt a dog for Jamie. The backyard, the gravel in the back alley. What advice did he give his students? Write and write and write. Then one evening Addie pays Louis an unexpected visit.
Read everything you can get your hands on. Listen to instructors or teachers but then let it all go and be true to your own vision and voice. That was definitely how he felt and lived. They find they have a lot to talk about: their dead mates, their children, how their marriages worked out mixed good and not as good , how neither of them wound up making of their lives what they wanted from them. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Hearing you breathe next to me if I wake up.
We've been by ourselves for too long. . A story about growing old with grace. He then wrote notes all over that first draft and retyped it double-spaced on his favorite old yellow paper. To sleep with someone else for a night, maybe more nights, but not to live with him.
The model for Holt probably is Yuma, Colorado, but in truth it is a town like many others on the High Plains. Everything is observed from the outside. Kent Haruf is the author of six novels and, with the photographer Peter Brown, West of Last Chance. The truth is I like it. He was a very tender, loving and sensitive person, which of course, comes out in his characters.