"Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Craig Borten first met Ron Woodroof, the real-life Texas electrician-turned-
At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, Borten talked about how his father's fight to survive inspired the film.
"Every scene in the movie speaks to a man wanting to live," Borten said, "and I think part of having that inside of you — not wanting to die, and wanting to do everything you can to stay alive — is kind of what can extend your life."
Borten continued, "I think part of that extended Ron's life, and I think for my father it was very similar. He wanted to seek out alternative medications; the doctors were very cold. There was only protocol for certain
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