The late Horton Foote, known for his screen adaptation of ’To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is the subject of a movie premiering at this year’s Austin Film Festival.
These themes, which he returns to again and again in his movies, illustrate how he's developed as a filmmaker.
The Texas director is still making movies about mundane yet consequential interactions—albeit quarantined and temporarily cut off from the film community he helped build.
Earlier this week, Vulture posted excerpts from fifty screenplays that showed how female characters were described in the scripts of the films that made them famous. It was a fun, enlightening exercise in which we learned how the male-dominated field of screenwriting tends to view women (a lot…