Tag Archives: Horton Foote

March 2017 Viewing Diary

The Goddess (1958; d. John Cromwell) Written by Paddy Chayevsky. Starring Kim Stanley and Lloyd Bridges. Stanley plays a character clearly based on Marilyn Monroe, rather extraordinary when you consider Monroe was still alive. It’s a brutal movie about stardom … Continue reading

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For Film Comment: On Faulkner’s Tomorrow (1972), starring Robert Duvall

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 … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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2016 Books Read

I’ve enjoyed myself this year with reading. I have finally bounced back from 2009 and 2010, when I was so out of my mind that I could barely read anymore. (Larry McMurtry describes a similar thing happening to him post-heart … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: Une Affaire Des Femmes (1988), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Battle of Algiers (1966), The Bling Ring (2013), Tomorrow (1972)

Une Affaire des Femmes or: Story of Women directed by Claude Chabrol This movie is as deep as the Mariana Trench. I suppose it all depends on which angle you want to look at it, which filter you want to … Continue reading

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“a new theatre is coming”

“We must remember that a new theatre is coming after the war with a completely new criticism, thank God. The singular figures always stand a good chance when there are sweeping changes. Keep your ear to the ground and concentrate … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Horton Foote

Great American playwright and Academy-Award winning screenwriter Horton Foote has died. Ben Brantley writes, in his lovely appreciation of Foote’s work, that “[Foote] achieves his deepest effects by indirection and accretion of details, but the words are characteristic of his … Continue reading

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The Books: “Blind Date” (Horton Foote)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next play on the script shelf: Blind Date, by Horton Foote. This one-act makes me laugh out loud. Sarah Nancy is a young girl of 15, visiting her aunt and uncle, again in … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Old Beginning” (Horton Foote)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next play on the script shelf: Selected One-Act Plays of Horton Foote. Horton Foote is an amazing dude. He wrote two Academy Award winning screenplays (To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies), and also … Continue reading

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