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The Whole Wide World

Released 1996
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics

Dan Ireland directed this 1996 film about pulp writer Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian) and his bittersweet romance with school teacher Novalyne Price Ellis (who co-wrote the screenplay). Vincent D’Onofrio plays the troubled writer and Renée Zellweger stands in for his bookish sweetheart. The movie was widely praised, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.

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About Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose was one of the pioneering music video directors in the early days of MTV,  shooting Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Red Red Wine for UB40. Rose’s feature credits as writer and director include Paperhouse, Candyman, Immortal Beloved, Ivansxtc, Anna Karenina, and Two Jacks. Rose has recently completed his Japanese language ‘Samurai Marathon 1855’ for producers Jeremy Thomas & Toshiaki Nakazawa. You can check out his work at

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