Imatge de l'autor

Horton Foote (1916–2009)

Autor/a de To Kill a Mockingbird [1962 film]

85+ obres 1,830 Membres 15 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Courtesy of the Pulitzer Prizes.

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Obres de Horton Foote

To Kill a Mockingbird [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 672 exemplars
The Young Man from Atlanta (1995) 97 exemplars
Of Mice and Men [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 79 exemplars
The Trip to Bountiful: play (1954) 76 exemplars
Beginnings: A Memoir (2001) 42 exemplars
Tender Mercies [1983 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 32 exemplars
The Trip to Bountiful [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 28 exemplars
The Chase [1966 film] (1966) — Original play — 24 exemplars
Horton Foote: Four New Plays (1993) 23 exemplars
1918. (1987) 15 exemplars
The Chase: Acting Edition (1707) 15 exemplars
Bessie [2015 film] (2015) — Writer — 14 exemplars
The orphans' home cycle (1989) 14 exemplars
The Traveling Lady (1955) 13 exemplars
Tomorrow (1996) 10 exemplars
Blind Date and the Actor (2007) 9 exemplars
Blind Date (1986) 9 exemplars
Lily Dale (1987) 8 exemplars
Talking Pictures (1996) 7 exemplars
Courtship - Acting Edition (1994) 7 exemplars
Harrison, Texas (1956) 7 exemplars
The Widow Claire (1987) 7 exemplars
Laura Dennis (1996) 7 exemplars
Valentine's Day. (1987) 6 exemplars
The Trip to Bountiful [2014 TV movie] (2014) — Autor — 5 exemplars
The Midnight Caller. (1959) 4 exemplars
Baby, the Rain Must Fall (1965) 4 exemplars
1918 [1985 film] — Screenwriter — 4 exemplars
Cousins. (1979) 3 exemplars
Vernon Early (2000) 3 exemplars
Convicts 3 exemplars
The Old Friends (2015) 2 exemplars
Night Seasons (1996) 2 exemplars
A Coffin In Egypt (2015) 1 exemplars
Courtship: Revised 1 exemplars
The Road to the Graveyard. (1988) 1 exemplars
Courtship [DVD] 1 exemplars
The Day Emily Married (2015) 1 exemplars
Tender mercies 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Faulkner, Modernism, and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1978 (1979) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008 (2009) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars

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It’s 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I – Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure – he doesn’t want to leave his young wife Elizabeth and their young child Jenny – but Elizabeth’s can’t-do-anything-right little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth’s stern father, who opposed the marriage initially, now has plans to take care of his daughter and the child so Horace can fight for his country. But the influenza epidemic sweeping the town (and the nation) may change everyone’s plans. (fonte:Imdb)… (més)
 
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MemorialeSardoShoah | Oct 27, 2023 |
Great book. Lots of elderly people just want to go home 1 more time before they die.
 
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Leessa | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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.

… (més)
 
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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
 
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SITAG_Family | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2021 |

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Obres
85
També de
7
Membres
1,830
Popularitat
#14,060
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
15
ISBN
113
Llengües
4
Preferit
1

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