Sunday, March 15, 2009

Horton Foote, 1916-2009

I just saw the movie "Tomorrow," made from the Faulkner short story. Amazing movie. Cinematography was like watching Walker Evans, or Margaret Bourke-White in motion. And the ever pleasing Robert Duvall in the lead. Horton Foote wrote the screenplay, which goes part way to explaining how it came to be so good.

"I believe very deeply in the human spirit, and I have a sense of awe about it. I look around and ask, What makes the difference? What is it? I've known people the world has thrown everything at-to discourage them, to kill them, to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and they don't ask quarters." -Horton Foote

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