Gary Gilmore: Dead Man Talking
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Thursday, October 03

This is a story of misguided love and senseless murder. The killer’s name is Gary Gilmore. His crime — killing two innocent men in Utah, out of anger because his 19-year-old girlfriend had left him. The year is 1976. The U.S. Supreme Court had just lifted its stay on capital punishment. Gilmore shocks the world when demands he be put to death immediately — no appeals. His choice of execution — a firing squad. Dead Man Talk: The Execution of Gary Gilmore is the stunning first-person account of Gilmore’s madness, chronicled by famed journalist and filmmaker Lawrence Schiller, whose reporting was the foundation for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and landmark TV mini-series, The Executioner’s Song. Schiller’s recordings, along with interviews of those closest to Gilmore, is a never-before-seen-look at one of the most notorious events in the history of American criminal justice. Show Less
This is a story of misguided love and senseless murder. The killer’s name is Gary Gilmore. His crime — killing two innocent men ...Show More

This is a story of misguided love and senseless murder. The killer’s name is Gary Gilmore. His crime — killing two innocent men in Utah, out of anger because his 19-year-old girlfriend had left him. The year is 1976. The U.S. Supreme Court had just lifted its stay on capital punishment. Gilmore shocks the world when demands he be put to death immediately — no appeals. His choice of execution — a firing squad. Dead Man Talk: The Execution of Gary Gilmore is the stunning first-person account of Gilmore’s madness, chronicled by famed journalist and filmmaker Lawrence Schiller, whose reporting was the foundation for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and landmark TV mini-series, The Executioner’s Song. Schiller’s recordings, along with interviews of those closest to Gilmore, is a never-before-seen-look at one of the most notorious events in the history of American criminal justice. Show Less
This is a story of misguided love and senseless murder. The killer’s name is Gary Gilmore. His crime — killing two innocent men ...Show More

About Dead Man Talking: The Execution of Gary Gilmore

January 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the historic execution of Gary Gilmore, which re-instated the death penalty in the United States after a ten-year moratorium. When Utah authorities literally pulled the trigger to end Gilmore’s life, they did more than just end the existence of a crazed killer — they opened the floodgates of what is today’s version of capital punishment in the United States. Since 1977 over 1,000 state sponsored executions have taken place in the United States.  Lawrence Schiller, who did much of the legwork, interviews, and research for the Pulitzer prize and Emmy winning Executioner’s Song, outmaneuvered numerous other reporters to gain exclusive access to the book’s subject, Gary Gilmore, and went on to produce and direct the award-winning television miniseries based upon it, starring Tommy Lee Jones.