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Horton Foote (1916–2009)

Autor(a) de To Kill a Mockingbird [1962 film]

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About the Author

Horton Foote was born in Wharton, Texas on March 14, 1916. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in California for two years before going to New York and joining Mary Hunter's American Actors Company. While there, he wrote a one-act play called Wharton Dance. After that, he continued to mostrar mais pursue acting and appeared in a few other plays, but primarily focused on writing. After World War II, he moved to Washington D. C. to run the King Smith School with Vincent Donehue. While he was there, he opened the King Smith Theater to all races, the first integrated audiences in the nation's capital. In addition to plays, he wrote for television and film. He was one of the writers for The Gabby Hayes Show on NBC. He wrote numerous plays including The Chase, The Carpetbagger's Children, and The Orphans' Home. He wrote numerous screenplays for movies including Baby, the Rain Must Fall and The Trip to Bountiful. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Young Man from Atlanta and two Academy Awards for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. He died on March 4, 2009 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Horton Foote

To Kill a Mockingbird [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 641 exemplares
The Young Man from Atlanta (1995) 90 exemplares
Of Mice and Men [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 76 exemplares
The Trip to Bountiful: play (1954) 74 exemplares
Beginnings: A Memoir (2001) 40 exemplares
Tender Mercies [1983 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 32 exemplares
The Trip to Bountiful [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 26 exemplares
The Chase [1966 film] (1966) — Original play — 23 exemplares
Horton Foote: Four New Plays (1993) 21 exemplares
1918. (1987) 15 exemplares
The Chase: Acting Edition (1707) 15 exemplares
The Traveling Lady (1955) 13 exemplares
Bessie [2015 film] (2015) — Writer — 13 exemplares
The orphans' home cycle (1989) 12 exemplares
Tomorrow (1996) 10 exemplares
Lily Dale (1987) 8 exemplares
Blind Date and the Actor (2007) 8 exemplares
Blind Date (1986) 8 exemplares
Talking Pictures (1996) 7 exemplares
Courtship - Acting Edition (1994) 7 exemplares
Harrison, Texas (1956) 7 exemplares
Valentine's Day. (1987) 6 exemplares
The Widow Claire (1987) 6 exemplares
Laura Dennis (1996) 6 exemplares
The Trip to Bountiful [2014 TV movie] (2014) — Autor — 5 exemplares
The Midnight Caller. (1959) 4 exemplares
Baby, the Rain Must Fall (1965) 4 exemplares
Cousins. (1979) 3 exemplares
Vernon Early (2000) 3 exemplares
Convicts 3 exemplares
1918 [1985 film] — Screenwriter — 3 exemplares
Night Seasons (1996) 2 exemplares
The Old Friends (2015) 2 exemplares
The Road to the Graveyard. (1988) 1 exemplar
Courtship: Revised 1 exemplar
Tender mercies 1 exemplar
A Coffin In Egypt (2015) 1 exemplar
The Day Emily Married (2015) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Faulkner, Modernism, and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1978 (1979) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008 (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Great book. Lots of elderly people just want to go home 1 more time before they die.
Leessa | 1 outra crítica | Sep 3, 2022 |
This might be the best short story I have ever read. Up until now, I would have named [b:A Rose for Emily|2984286|A Rose for Emily|William Faulkner|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1348758685l/2984286._SY75_.jpg|62090508] if asked for Faulkner's best short story, henceforth, my answer will be Tomorrow.

I cried at the end of this one. I cried for how cruel life can be and how the best instincts of a man can be used against him. And, I wondered if it was better to have loved and seen what Fentry had seen or never to have known love at all, for any other human being on earth.

Faulkner was in his best descriptive form:

We followed him to the gallery, where a plump, white-haired old lady in a clean gingham sunbonnet and dress and a clean white apron sat in a low rocking chair, shelling field peas into a wooden bowl.

Can you not just see both the woman and the gallery on which she sits?

And, he was at his best philosophically, as well:

But Uncle Gavin says it don’t take many words to tell the sum of any human experience; that somebody has already done it in eight: He was born, he suffered, and he died.

That might make a headstone for any of us.

… (mais)
mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Rated PG for thematic elements, mild violence and language
SITAG_Family | 4 outras críticas | Jul 13, 2021 |
An interesting movie. Has a song that my father wrote, "On the Wings of a Dove." Duvall's character "sings" the song to himself when his daughter, played by actress Ellen Barkin, is driving off. Of course I would rate it 5 stars, however, I think I would like it even if the movie didn't have my father's song.
robertbruceferguson | 1 outra crítica | May 18, 2021 |



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