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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Horton Foote's three trips to Bountiful.
Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, c1993
|Named Person:||Horton Foote|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Horton Foote; Barbara A Moore; David G Yellin
|ISBN:||0870743260 9780870743269 0870743279 9780870743276|
|Notes:||Includes the scripts of Foote's play, television play, and screenplay of The trip to Bountiful.|
|Description:||x, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Trip to Bountiful
Three trips to Bountiful
3 trips to Bountiful
|Responsibility:||edited by Barbara Moore and David G. Yellin.|
In a general introduction the editors discuss Foote's themes - going away and coming home again, the need for a sense of continuity with the past - and define his typical characters - small-town simple folk who face the knowledge that their straitened lives probably will not improve. Moore and Yellin briefly analyze the differences and similarities among the three versions of the play, demonstrating the necessity for each to meet the demands of a profit-making business. Preceding each script the editors discuss the circumstances surrounding the production - the technical and aesthetic limitations influencing and shaping the performance. This volume also includes four interviews - with Horton Foote; with the film's co-producer, Sterling VanWagenen; with Peter Masterson, its director; and with Carlin Glynn, who played the supporting role of Jessie Mae in the film.
What ultimately emerges from the discussion of the three versions is a glimpse into the way a writer can function within the structure of the entertainment industry, respond to the limitations of the various media, share the creative process with co-workers, and yet remain true to an original vision.