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Title:
The whole wide world
Author:
Ellis, Novalyne Price, 1908-1999. One who walked alone.
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Tells the touching true story of the star-crossed love between pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard and school teacher Novalyne Price.
General Note:
Based on the memoir: One who walked alone / by Novalyne Price Ellis.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1996.

Special features include: cast and crew commentary; conversation with Renée Zellweger and director Dan Ireland; trailers.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
ISBN:
9781404905573
UPC:
043396100459
Format :
DVD

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A touching and unusual love story, The Whole Wide World was based on a memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis, in which she recalled her brief romance with Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian and one of the finest and most prolific pulp writers of his day. In 1933, Novalyne Price (Renee Zellweger) is a pretty but shy Texas schoolteacher who would like to be a writer some day. A friend offers to introduce her to Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio), who writes broad, bold yarns about superhuman heroes and damsels in distress and has little patience for writers of more pretentious fiction. Novalyne likes Howard and he seems to like her, but she finds him a hard man to deal with. He lives in the world of his stories, and he devotes as much time as possible to his bedridden mother, which leaves him little time to pursue a romance. But when Howard discovers that another man has been courting Novalyne, he's heartbroken -- even if they didn't have a conventional romance, he felt there was a special emotional bond between them, and he hates to see it thrown away. Renee Zellweger and Vincent D'Onofrio both deliver fine performances and are a believable (if unconventional) romantic couple; D'Onofrio also co-produced. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi