I wrote about the 1972 film Tomorrow, a Horton Foote adaptation of a William Faulkner story, starring Robert Duvall (same year as The Godfather) for Film Comment. It’s screening on TCM this month. Years ago, I remember my father talking to me about Duvall’s performance in this, only my dad couldn’t remember the title, and I hadn’t seen it yet and there was no Internet so I couldn’t help him out. But Dad had such a love for this performance. He may not have remembered the title, but he remembered the plot, and boy, did he remember Duvall. Years later I saw the film and realized within the first 5 minutes that this was the movie Dad had been talking about.
Today is Robert Duvall’s birthday as well, so the whole assignment has had a very pleasing symmetry.