Most widely held works about Horton Foote
Most widely held works by Horton Foote
To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,144 libraries worldwide
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,320 libraries worldwide
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
The young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote ( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
An affluent couple's life is turned upside down after their son suddenly dies and the father loses his job of 40 years.
Farewell : a memoir of a Texas childhood by Horton Foote ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
"In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters." "Foote beautifully maintains the child's-eye view, so that we gradually discover, as did he, that something was wrong with his Brooks uncles, that none of them proved able to keep a job or stay married or quit drinking. We see his growing understanding of all sorts of trouble - poverty, racism, injustice, martial strife, depression and fear. His memoir is both a celebration of the immense importance of community in our earlier history and evidence that even a strong community cannot save a lost soul."--BOOK JACKET.
Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918 : three plays from "The orphans' home cycle by Horton Foote ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Three plays of courtship and marriage trace the currents of family life back to their source in the struggle of the human spirit.
Of mice and men ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
Selected one-act plays of Horton Foote by Horton Foote ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Gathers seventeen short plays set in the small Texas town of Harrison.
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis.
Tender mercies ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann, and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness.
Horton Foote's three trips to Bountiful by Horton Foote ( Book )
26 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote wrote The Trip to Bountiful for "Philco/Goodyear Television Playhouse" in 1953, during the golden age of live television drama. The teleplay was so successful that an expanded version opened on the Broadway stage eight months later starring the same leading lady, Lillian Gish. Over thirty years later, Foote converted the play into a screenplay that became the vehicle for Geraldine Page's Oscar-winning performance as Carrie Watts, the aging widow who yearns to return to her home-place, to the vanished Texas town of Bountiful. This volume is a comparative media study that collects the three scripts and examines the way Horton Foote's words and vision make the transition from television screen to stage to film. Moore and Yellin show Foote to be a preservationist, making minimal changes as he adjusts for the restrictions of time and technology in each medium.
Beginnings : a memoir by Horton Foote ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
"Since 1939, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the experience of American life both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screen play Tender Mercies earned him Academy Awards. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, the Gold Medal for Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama, and the President's National Medal of Arts." "Beginnings is the story of Foote's discovery of his own vocation. He didn't always want to write. When he left Wharton, Texas, at the age of sixteen to study at the Pasadena Playhouse, Foote aspired to be an actor. He remembers the terror and excitement of leaving home during the Depression, his early exposure to the influences of German theater, and the speech lessons he took to "cure" him of his Southern drawl. He eventually arrives in New York to search for acting jobs and to study with some of the great Russian and American teachers of the 1930s. But after mixed results on the stage, he finally recognizes his true passion, writing."--BOOK JACKET.
Roots in a parched ground ; Convicts ; Lily Dale ; The Widow Claire : the first four plays of The orphans' home cycle by Horton Foote ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Four plays dramatize the trials of Horace Robedaux, whose father's sudden death places Horace between his father's and his mother's families.
Horton Foote by Horton Foote ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
The Displaced person ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Portrays the difficulties of integration experienced by a Polish refugee who arrives with his family at a Georgia farm in the 1940's.
Getting Frankie married-- and afterwards : and other plays by Horton Foote ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
William Faulkner's Barn burning ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Ab Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly.
To kill a mockingbird ; Tender mercies ; and, The trip to Bountiful : three screenplays by Horton Foote ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Genesis of an American playwright by Horton Foote ( Book )
20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
"In Genesis of an American Playwright. Horton Foote, one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, reflects upon his journey from his childhood in Wharton, Texas, through his early experiences as an actor in the theatre, to his mature vocation as a playwright. All along the way, Foote carefully identifies the people and influences that shaped his character and nurtured his art. What is remarkable about this book is equally remarkable about his drama: he writes with an effortlessness that belies the intimacy of the art emanating from deep within. The stories are simply told, but complex in their resonance. Foote not only reveals his immediate professional world, but he also provides a running commentary on the changes in American culture. This book makes for as fascinating reading as it does compelling history."--Jacket.
Three plays : Dividing the estate, the trip to Bountiful, and the young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Sometimes called the American Chekhov, Horton Foote has been mapping the rich emotional terrain just beneath the plain, quiet surfaces of his small-town characters for well over half a century. This anthology brings together three of his most critically acclaimed plays: Dividing the Estate, The Trip to Bountiful, and The Young Man from Atlanta.
Cousins ; and, The death of Papa : the final two plays of The orphans' home cycle by Horton Foote ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Adult children--Death African Americans Alcoholics American drama Biography California--Salinas River Valley Closed captioning Country musicians Criticism, interpretation, etc. Depressions Domestic drama Drama Drama Drama--Psychological aspects Drama--Religious aspects Dramatists, American Families Fathers and daughters Faulkner, William,--1897-1962 Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Finch, Atticus (Fictitious character) Foote, Horton Gay men Homes Intellectual life Lee, Harper Literature Loss (Psychology) Male friendship Manners and customs Married people Mothers and sons One-act plays, American Race discrimination Racism Screenwriters Short films Short stories, American Southern States Texas Texas--Houston Texas--Wharton Trials (Rape) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Foote, Albert Horton
Foote, Albert Horton, 1916-2009
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