Wed, 03/04/2009

Writer Horton Foote Has Died-- Archive Interview Online

Horton Foote, whose playwriting spanned sixty years, and whose "The Trip to Bountiful" had celebrated productions in theater, television, and film, has died at the age of 92. He was an Emmy-winner for the miniseries Old Man and an Academy Award winner for his screenplays of To Kill A Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play "The Young Man From Atlanta."

His Archive interview, conducted in 1999, is available here (except part 1):

Tip: At the beginning of Part 4 of his interview he spoke about the inspiration for "The Trip to Bountiful."