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A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Critical Work on Horton Foote
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Broughton, Irv. "Horton Foote." The Writers Mind· Interviews. Ed. Irv Broughton. Vol. 2. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1990. 323. Concise and thorough interview in which Foote briefly notes the role of acting in his work and compares his writing for theater and film. He describes (1) opportunities and dangers of "opening up" the physical limitations of theater when translating to film, (2) the tendency to lose dialogue in pursuit of visuals, and (3) in-process revision of film. Focuses on "the oral tradition" of South (19) and Foote's "enormous compassion for the human condition" (21).