Horton Foote (March 14, 1916 - March 04, 2009)
Born: 14th March, 1916
Died: 4th March, 2009
Nationality: American
Profession/Occupation: Playwright
Region: Texas, Hartford, Connecticut
Notable works: "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Tender Mercies", "The Trip to Bountiful", "Of Mice and Men", "The Travelling Lady"

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Horton Foote, in full Albert Horton Foote, (born March 14, 1916, Wharton, Texas, U.S.--died March 4, 2009, Hartford, Connecticut), American playwright and screenwriter who evoked American life in beautifully observed minimal stories and was perhaps best known for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Foote studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in California and in New York City. His first two plays, Wharton Dance (1940) and Texas Town (1941), were staged by the American Actors' Company in New York City. Foote's best-known original work, The Trip to Bountiful, was written as a television play and broadcast in 1953; later that year it was staged on Broadway, and in 1985 it was produced as a film, for which Foote also wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplay. His 1954 play The Travelling Lady, with his screenplay, became the film Baby, the Rain Must Fall in 1965. Foote also wrote an acclaimed series of nine plays about rural Texas, The Orphans' Home Cycle; these include Valentine's Day (1980), 1918 (1982), and The Widow Claire (1986). His low-key but insightful play The Young Man from Atlanta (1994) won the Pulitzer Prize.

Foote won Academy Awards for his screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), which was adapted from the novel by Harper Lee, and Tender Mercies (1983). His other notable scripts include Of Mice and Men (1992), an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, and Old Man (1997), a made-for-television movie based on The Wild Palms by William Faulkner.

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To Wipe out A Mockingbird: Historical Accuracy
Keywords: is to get rid of a mockingbird historically accurate To Eliminate a Mockingbird is situated off the book compiled by Harper Lee of the same title, telling the storyplot of a female - Jean Louis Finch and her sibling Jem growing up in Alabama during the Great Despair. To Eliminate a Mockingbird is a fictional story about a young girl, Jean Louis Finch (Scout), and her brother, Jem, growing up in Depression-era Alabama. The film centers around the trial of a black man accused of raping a young white woman. The film was released in 1962 and aimed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay, written..
Tender Mercies Dissertation
'Tender Mercies, '; written by Horton Foote, can be described as screenplay, which usually presents towards the reader the rest of us, who are attempting to live half way decent in an capricious and chaotic world. Someone comes to be familiar with many remarkable scenes where central characters have come to experience many intricate but yet fascinating situations within their lives. Scanning this screenplay you will come to acknowledge among the centralized topics in 'Tender Mercies, '; which is the theme of payoff. For those who are unaware of the word, payoff as it relates..
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